Mandarin Chinese is the most widely spoken of all Chinese languages and, with 870 million speakers, the most spoken language in the world. It is increasingly regarded as a key language of international commerce. Although a “hard” language, Mandarin is becoming one of the most widely studied business languages and many of our clients have come to realise that Mandarin is vital for communication in this important market.
Business Chinese courses
Our Chinese department specialises in the teaching of Chinese (Mandarin) to adult business learners. Over the past year, we have provided group and individual Chinese courses to professionals working in the law, banking, the media, research, government and international sales and marketing.
We have a very wide range of Chinese courses, depending on whether the learner is a complete beginner, has a previous knowledge of the language, requires an emphasis on oral skills only or would like to develop a core of Chinese characters for reading and writing. We also teach Mandarin to Cantonese native speakers, at all levels of proficiency.
Our Chinese trainers
Our trainers – whether from the People’s Republic of China or from Taiwan – are all native speakers of Chinese (Mandarin) and university graduates. Many have backgrounds in law, finance, marketing or accountancy to add to their teaching qualifications. Although Chinese is a hard language for native speakers of English, our trainers are experienced in making it accessible to all types of learner.
For more information about our Chinese (Mandarin) courses, please contact us.