Our native-speaking, qualified Mandarin Chinese teachers will tailor your individual or group language course to suit your personal learning aims and Mandarin Chinese level. They are available to conduct classes in your home or office in Manchester, on a day and at a time that suits you. Course books are included, and timetables can often be as flexible as you need. Your personalised course will be built around one of the following options:
General Mandarin Chinese language courses are ideal for students at any level, from complete beginners to advanced learners. These courses are based around developing communication skills in common situations. Your teacher will place an emphasis on vocabulary and grammar, with plenty of speaking, listening, and reading practice. Our general Mandarin Chinese courses are an ideal way to get started in the language, build on existing skills, or attain a working knowledge before progressing to a business or specialised Mandarin Chinese course.
Our group courses in general Mandarin Chinese are perfect if you have a group of 2-12 students who have achieved approximately the same level of Mandarin Chinese, whether that be beginner or advanced. Your teacher will focus on Mandarin Chinese grammar and vocabulary that will be useful in everyday communication, and will provide plenty of practice with speaking, reading, and listening. Your group should have similar learning goals, and be available at the same time and location every week. A general group course is suitable for groups of colleagues or friends, and is also a good option for businesses who want to give their employees a basic grounding in Mandarin Chinese before they begin a business Mandarin Chinese course.
One-to-one business Mandarin Chinese courses are aimed at learners who already have at least a working knowledge of Mandarin Chinese, but would like to further develop their skills in business communication. Our courses can be adapted to focus on your particular industry, and your trainer can help you with specific areas of skill development, such as report-writing, dictation, or business correspondence. Business Mandarin Chinese courses are great for any professionals who would benefit from further knowledge of Mandarin Chinese, including those working in multinational companies, preparing for international transfer, or seeking a new position. Many of our business students work in import/export, international negotiations and acquisitions, academia, and government.
Intended for learners who already have a basic grasp of Mandarin Chinese and wish to extend it to apply to their working lives, group business Mandarin Chinese courses are a great way to enable employees within a multinational corporation to be productive in both their native tongue and their newly-acquired Mandarin Chinese. Group courses cater for up to 12 people (minimum of 2 students), and should be scheduled to take place at the same time and location each week. The tutor will develop the group's vocabulary to suit the related industry, as well as improve competence for day to day tasks performed in Mandarin Chinese.
Specific purpose courses in Mandarin Chinese are aimed at those who already have semi-proficient skills in Mandarin Chinese but wish to improve in particular areas of expertise. Your teacher can guide you through many features of Mandarin Chinese to help you gain fluency, linguistic or not. These may include:
• Accent softening / pronunciation
Developing existing aptitude for writing, reading, listening, speaking, etc.
• Language for international travel Business communication skills (e.g. training, negotiation, telephony, presentation)
• Business writing skills (e.g. proposals, reports, formal correspondence)
• Vocabulary for particular industry (e.g. medical, legal, HR, engineering, accounting)
• Understanding historical and cultural context
If you have a group of 2-12 Mandarin Chinese learners who all require particular language skills or vocabulary, this option may be ideal for you. All members of the group should be at the same level, intermediate, upper intermediate, or advanced. We can tailor a group language course to address any of the following:
• Accent softening and elocution
• Training to improve specific language skills (writing, comprehension, listening)
• Language for international travel
• Business communication skills (e.g. telephony, presentation, training, negotiation)
• Business writing skills (e.g. reports, business correspondence, proposals)
• >Language for specific industries (e.g. medical, legal, HR, engineering, accounting)
• Historical and cultural sensitivity.
Mandarin Chinese Testimonials
"China has always fascinated me, and I'm going to be travelling around Asia in 6 months' time, so I wanted to be able to speak the basics. It was really hard at first, but my teacher was friendly and didn't rush me. I learned what I needed to learn - thanks Listen & Learn!"
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