General Mandarin

If you are planning a holiday, or doing business in China, or satisfying a personal interest, this is for you.

Traditional elements of Chinese learning including: Pinyin (romanised system for the transcription of Chinese characters) for spoken Mandarin, recognising and reading Chinese characters, writing Chinese characters. All of the language learning contents would include some elements of Chinese history, culture, etiquettes, food and drinks.

These courses are suitable for all levels.

LengthFrom 3 monthes
Proficiency LevelsBeginners, Intermediate, or Advanced
ClassOne-to-one or small group or Corporate
Start DateAny time
Lesson Structure1.5 hours session, 1-2 per sessions per week
LocationOur office or yours
What is your goal?Exam Certificates

It covers all elements of Beginners, Intermediate, or Advanced language program, (dependent on where your starting point is) and full elements of Intercultural Workshops.

For the language part, you have a Language overview to understand Chinese language formation, sound make up and written. Then, learn some essential words and phrases for ordering food and taxi, numerals for money, date and time, and emergency, not forgetting to learn the art of shopping and bargaining in China.

For Chinese culture part, you will learn

  • China's 500 years long history, major events that effected and shaped the culture to the contemporary political, social and economic environment
  • Core values and beliefs in China, why Chinese people behaviours thet way they do?
  • What is Public and what is Private, Insiders and Outsiders?
  • Religious beliefs and philosophers
  • Status and hierarchy in society
  • Etiquettes
  • What is lucky numbers and colours?
  • Chinese names
  • Communication style verbal and bady languages
  • Sensitive conversation topics you should avoid that may embarrass or make people feel uncomfortable
  • Customs for births, weddings, deaths and other special occasions
  • Traditions and Celebrations. When not to travel in China?