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Mandarin for Adult

Designed for expatriates and overseas Chinese, our Intensive Mandarin program stresses maximum practice in conversation so that learners will acquire sufficient skills to express themselves in Mandarin
with ease and style. Through an integrated approach, learners will develop reading and writing proficiencies and gain practical knowledge of Chinese society. The modular system makes the learning process very focused and allows you to pace yourself according to your goals.

Native Cantonese speakers can choose from our other programs for adults, which again are designed to teach not just language skills but also practical knowledge of Chinese society so that they will be able to communicate effectively with Mandarin speakers from the Mainland.

Intensive Mandarin Training for non-Chinese speaker

Beginner I 12 Hours – Phonetics
-Greetings
-Making introductions
-Numbers, time and money
-Family relations
-Shopping
Recognize up to 200 Chinese words
Can express oneself in a limited way; can understand
straightforward information
Can participate in simple conversations
Can write simple characters
Beginner II 12 Hours
Beginner III 12 Hour
Intermediate 1 36 Hours – The weather
-Clothing and accessories
-Hobbies
-Travel and transport
-Discussing schedules
-Negotiating a deal
-Making an appointment
-Going to the doctor
-Reading – short passages
-Writing – simple sentences
Recognize up to 1,000 Chinese wordsCan express oneself with confidence in most normal social situationsCan handle less complicated work-related  interactionsCan write short passages
Intermediate 2 36 Hours
Intermediate 3 36 Hours
Advance 1 36 Hours – More about Chinese customs, history and culture
-Discussing current affairs
-Learning Chinese idioms
-Analyzing case studies
-Reading newspapers
-Reading business articles
-More Chinese writing
Recognize up to 2,000 Chinese words
Can express oneself fluently in most formal and informal situationsCan converse effectively about most practical, social and professional topicsCan read and write Chinese
Advance 2 36 Hours
Advance 3 36 Hour

Advanced conversational for native Cantonese speaker

 

36 Hours

– Mastering Hanyu-Pinyin
-Phrases for everyday life
and work
-Idiomatic expressions
-Grammatical differences
between Mandarin and
Cantonese
-"Say it in Mandarin" drills
highlighting differences
between Mandarin and
Cantonese
-Situation dialogue drills
This course uses a systematic, error-focused approach to help native Cantonese students master the skills of Pinyin and learn to speak proper, idiomatic Mandarin. The ample amount of spelling and oral drills gives students the practice to polish their pronunciation and grammar. Students will become fluent enough to communicate effectively in most routine work situations.

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