Beginner-Level I Class: 8 Weeks                                                               
For those who are have never learned Mandarin Chinese before or those who have very limited knowledge in Mandarin Chinese, our 8-week Beginner-Level I Class is the right and ideal program for you to begin with. This program is meticulously designed to help you not only gain the significant knowledge in Mandarin Chinese, including but not limited to the Chinese phonetics, reading, listening comprehension, Chinese character etymology, grammar, syntax, situational dialogue etc., but also comprehend China-Western cultural differences and the Chinese business etiquette. Beginner-Level I Class helps you build a solid foundation which is crucial before you enter into the next level ----Beginner Level II phase.

What are included in Beginner-Level I Program?
  • Chinese Phonetics: Initials, Finals and Tones
  • Most frequently used Chinese characters and usage 
  • Chinese character pronunciation, phrases and expressions
  • Multiple practically-used situational dialogue
  • Multiple pages of hand-outs and print learning materials 
  • A 150-page electronic dictionary with around 2,400 Chinese characters in both Simplified and Traditional written forms
  • Audio recordings for all the classes covered in the learning binder
  • Business etiquette education, Chinese history, traditions and customs
  • Western-Chinese cultural differences comparison and analysis
  • A certain amount of customized content that satisfies your actual needs
  • Missed-out classes can be made up for free from other concurrent or future classes

Learning Tool to be Recommended:   
--A comprehensive Chinese learning software ("5-in-1" Learn Chinese 6.0) at $59.95 (optional & not included)

Features of the 8-Week Beginner-Level I Class:  
  • Meet once a week in a particular week-day evening (6:00pm-7:30pm) or weekend (during the day)
  • Highly focus on speaking, reading and listening comprehension (95%), culture and etiquette (5%)
  • Master multiple practically-used situational dialogues, expressions and communication skills
  • Make up missed class(es) for free by attending our other concurrent group classes or future classes
  • Utilizing the unique "learn-by-cultural-correlation" approach for fast learning
  • Classroom study coupled with exercises in pronunciation, speaking and listening comprehension

Admission:
Based on application

If you are interested in our 8-Week Beginner-Level I Class, please Contact Us by email.

Beginner-Level II Class: 9 Weeks       
For those who are have previously learned Mandarin Chinese for one or two semesters and wish to upgrade their proficiency in Mandarin Chinese, our 9-week Beginner-Level II Class will be an ideal program. This program is carefully designed to help you expand and upgrade your skills in Mandarin Chinese, especially in oral communications, reading and listening comprehension, based on what you have gained from your previous studies.

What are included in Beginner-Level II Program?
  • 500-800 Most frequently used Chinese characters and usage
  • Chinese character etymologies and hand writing practice
  • Multiple practically-used situational conversations and syntax analysis
  • A binder compiled with the learning materials
  • Business etiquette education, Chinese history, traditions and customs
  • Western-Chinese cultural differences comparison and analysis
  • A certain amount of customized content that satisfies your actual needs
  • Chances to switch to other on-going group classes for free

Other Learning Tool to be Recommended:
  • A comprehensive Chinese learning software, named "5-in-1" Learn Chinese 6 (Optional)

Features of the 8-Week Beginner-Level II Class:
  • Meet once a week in a week-day evening (6:00pm-8:00pm) or weekend
  • Highly focusing on speaking (70%); listening & reading (25%) and writing (5%)
  • Utilize the unique "learn-by-cultural-correlation" approach for fast learning
  • Class room study coupled with software learning (offered upon request)
  • Customized content offered upon participant's actual needs

Admission Principle:
First-Come-First-Served (12 - 15 participants are minimum to start).

If you are interested in our 9-Week Beginner-Level II Class, please Contact Us by email.
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