With Listen & Learn's qualified tutors - all of whom are native Mandarin Chinese speakers - we can customise your 1-to-1 or group course to cater for your own aims, needs and current Mandarin Chinese proficiency. Our teachers can carry out your lessons in your Newcastle home or office, arranging classes in advance for a time that suits you. The price includes the cost of your text books, and lesson scheduling can be as adaptable as the lessons themselves. The specifics of your course depends on which course package you choose:
A great option for beginners, our general courses in Mandarin Chinese are there to improve your knowledge of conversational Mandarin Chinese , primarily through the development of vocabulary and grammar - the best way to bolster your basic spoken and written skills. General classes can help those learning from scratch as well as those with existing Mandarin Chinese knowledge - they aim to improve your current proficiency, as well as building towards the complexities required for a more advanced course.
Our Mandarin Chinese group courses are targeted for sets of 2-12 people, all of whom have the same requirements from learning Mandarin Chinese. Everybody should be at about the same level at the start of the course, and the entire group should be able to meet at the same time and place each week. Grammar and vocabulary form the backbone of the general course, helping the student gain fluency in conversational topics whilst increasing their overall working Mandarin Chinese knowledge. For groups who wish to engage in further Mandarin Chinese study, the general course is an excellent starting point.
Our business courses cater to learners with a decent general knowledge of Mandarin Chinese but would like to expand their skills for use in the business world. Courses are, as always, completely tailormade for the relevant industry and skill sets (e.g. business correspondence, writing reports etc.). One-to-one business courses are perfect for professionals hoping to develop their current Mandarin Chinese skills, especially those working for multinational corporations, preparing to work from abroad, or looking for overseas employment.
Business Mandarin Chinese courses for groups cater to anywhere between 2 and 12 people who all have the same starting level and learning aims in their Mandarin Chinese study. Business classes concentrate on improving existing Mandarin Chinese skills in order to broaden the learner's ability to use their new language in day to day business affairs, whether that includes covering vocabulary specific to an individual industry or improving pertinent skill sets in the target language (from writing emails to giving a successful presentation). Perfect for employees of multinational organisations! Students will have to meet at the same time and place each week.
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
As long as all members of a group Mandarin Chinese course are at a similar level of expertise, specific purpose Mandarin Chinese courses can be customised to suit the needs of the group of 2-12 students with similar learning aims. These often include:
Vocabulary related to the industry (legal, HR, engineering, accounting, medical etc.)
• Accent softening and elocution
• Expanding upon existing aspects (writing, speaking, listening, reading etc.)
• Language for travelling
• Communication skills in business (e.g. training, negotiation, telephony, presentation)
• Writing skills in business (e.g. reports, business correspondence, proposals)
• 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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