These courses are ideal for anyone who wants to learn Mandarin, whether it's for travel, work, or just to develop a useful new skill. The programmes are designed by our teachers to focus on your speaking, but all communication skills (reading, writing, speaking, listening) are covered. You'll be using Mandarin from your very first lesson. The courses are delivered in the evenings, so you don't have to change your daily schedule.
We use interactive teaching methods that help you to gain confidence and have fun while you’re learning.
Your teacher will speak to you in Mandarin from the very beginning: this might sound scary, but you’ll be surprised at how much you’ll understand very quickly.
You will mainly work in pairs and groups. This means you will be constantly using the language to improve your speaking and pronunciation, as well as your accuracy, grammar, and vocabulary.
* Public holidays are made up on the Friday of the same week.
**The recommended amount of weeks (2h/w) to progress from one level to the other varies from 32 to 64 weeks. However, please note that ultimately this will depend on the student’s individual performance in class. You are expected to do independent study outside the contact hours including background reading, follow-up work, wider practice and revision