Cantonese Courses for Business in Bath

SIMON & SIMON offers Cantonese language courses in Bath to both professionals and non-professionals alike. SIMON & SIMON’s team of Cantonese language trainers are made up of native speakers who on average have 15 years of experience teaching the language, as they are all fully qualified teachers.

Fully tailored to your specific needs.

Our Cantonese language Courses in Bath are fully tailored to the specific needs of the candidate. This is to ensure we can focus on the candidate’s strengths and weaknesses. Regardless of your Cantonese language proficiency, our team of Cantonese language trainers can tailor your course to the specific requirements of any candidate. We consistently receive positive feedback regarding our Cantonese language tutors. Before starting your Cantonese language course, you will be sent a profile containing information on your tutor’s background and previous experience.

If your only experience of studying the Cantonese language was back when you were at school, you will find that teaching approaches to modern language training have changed dramatically in recent years – the experience is now a considerably more fun and an enjoyable one. Your Cantonese session will be conducted almost entirely in Cantonese, which is a method known as the communicative approach. You will find yourself making considerable progress from your very first lesson and will soon find yourself confident enough to communicate in Cantonese in a variety of social and business situations.

In depth: Our Cantonese Courses in Bath

1:1 and Group Cantonese Courses in Bath

Our Cantonese language courses are available on both a 1:1 and group basis, but the majority of our clients offer 1:1 Cantonese training to their employees. However, with careful planning, group training can offer great value for money, provided there is a real commitment from the participants to get together at the same time every week. We strongly recommend you keep group numbers to 6 or less for these types of courses to be successful.

Those learning Cantonese on a 1:1 basis will naturally make much faster progress, as the course will be designed around their individual needs and focus on their particular strengths and weaknesses.

Cantonese Course Management

Every SIMON & SIMON language course is overseen by one of our highly experienced Account Managers, all of whom are multi-lingual.

At the start of your Cantonese language course we will send you a profile on your trainer and relevant course materials, and then a Progress Report after every 40 hours of training.

Cantonese Course Locations & Schedules

SIMON & SIMON has arranged Cantonese language courses for clients in numerous locations, and with our global network of language trainers we can organise a Cantonese language course for you wherever you are – in almost any major city in the UK, Europe and beyond.

The vast majority of our Cantonese lessons take place at our clients’ offices, removing the need for you to travel, but Cantonese lessons can take place in your home if that is more convenient.

We can also arrange Cantonese language courses for you in our offices or online.

Bath Cantonese Course Schedules

Our Cantonese language courses run throughout the year. The majority of our students attend at least one 90-minute session per week and many students will try to do more than one session depending on work commitments.

Our Cantonese teachers are available Monday – Friday from 8am – 6pm, and Weekend Courses can also be arranged on request.

Our intensive Cantonese language courses run for 30 hours per week, (6 hours per day Monday – Friday), and take place on our clients’ premises or at our offices.

Cantonese Course Content

The content of your Cantonese language course will reflect your level and your particular objectives. We will assess your Cantonese language level before your course, and discuss with you in detail the subject areas you wish to focus on.

You may be a complete beginner looking for day-to-day Cantonese survival language skills, or a more proficient Cantonese speaker needing to improve your fluency when discussing areas such as law, banking, finance, insurance, sales, travel, marketing, and administration.

You may want to focus on improving your Cantonese for meetings, discussions and negotiations, or to concentrate on improving your listening comprehension, pronunciation and telephone skills.

Whatever your needs, working with one of our highly experienced Cantonese language trainers you can be confident that the content of your Cantonese language course will be tailored just for you and that you will soon be meeting your objectives.

Cantonese Language Examination Courses

We can also help prepare you for Cantonese examinations of a business or general nature. We are proud to say our students have a 95% pass rate in language examinations, and their success further underlines the value we place on working with Cantonese teachers with above average experience.

As part of our service, SIMON & SIMON will also organise the registration and administration of Cantonese examinations and the issuing of result certificates.

About Cantonese

Cantonese is viewed as part of the cultural identity for its native speakers across southern China, Hong Kong and Macau. Cantonese is also one of the most spoken varieties of Chinese among overseas Chinese in Southeast Asia (most notably in Vietnam and Malaysia, and to a lesser extent in Singapore and Cambodia) and the predominant variety in the Western world such as; Canada, Australia, Western Europe, and the United States.

Sentence structure, in particular the placement of verbs, sometimes differs between the two varieties. A notable difference between Cantonese and Mandarin is how the spoken word is written; both can be recorded verbatim but very few Cantonese speakers are knowledgeable in the full Cantonese written vocabulary, so a non-verbatim formalised written form is adopted which is more akin to the Mandarin written form.This results in the situation in which a Mandarin and Cantonese text may look similar, but are pronounced differently.

Cantonese is a variety of Chinese that is the lingua franca of Guangdong and a few other areas in the vicinity such as Guangxi. It is from southeastern China, in the area historically known as Canton, now known as Guangzhou. It is also the main language spoken in Hong Kong, Macau and the Pearl River Delta region in China. It is also spoken by many overseas Chinese around the Southeast Asian region such as in Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and Cambodia.

 
Cantonese is mutually unintelligible to Mandarin due to differences in grammar, lexicon, and pronunciation, even though there are some common vocabulary. Most significant in differences are that Mandarin and Cantonese may often be translated differently from spoken to written – most Cantonese speakers are able to write out the full Cantonese vocabulary, and so they sometimes used a non-verbatim formalised written form which looks very similar to Mandarin. Therefore, sometimes there is text that looks similar between the two varieties but are pronounced differently.

 
Cantonese is the prestige dialect of Yue Chinese, but the term can also refer to the entire Yue branch of Chinese, including the Taishanese dialect which is actually mutually unintelligble with Cantonese. There are approximately 80 million of those who speak the closely related Yuehai dialects that we refer to as Cantonese.

About Bath

Bath is a town set in the rolling countryside of southwest England, known for its natural hot springs and 18th-century Georgian architecture. It is located 21km (13 miles) south-east of Bristol, and 156km (97 miles) west from the UK’s capital in London. It has a population of 83,922.

Its written history dates back to AD43 when the Romans established baths and a temple at the site called Aquae Sulis (“the waters of Sulis”). They did so because of the only natural occurring hot springs in the UK are here in the valley of the River Avon. It is believed that Bath was known well before then as well, although only through the oral tradition.

In 1590 Queen Elizabeth I gave it city status. In 1889 it was given administrative independence from Somerset as a county borough. Then in 1974, the county Avon was created and Bath became a part of that. Avon was then abolished in 1996, which then left the principal centre of the unitary authority of Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES) in Bath.

The museum at the site of its original Roman Baths includes The Great Bath, statues and a temple; the facility’s Pump Room serves a popular afternoon tea.

Today’s visitors can soak in the waters at the contemporary Thermae Bath Spa.

Bath takes its name from the glorious Roman baths which still stand in all their majesty; a remnant of a time when Britain formed part of the expansive Roman Empire. However, while there is rich Latin history in Bath, the United Kingdom did not fail to reclaim this picturesque city and endow it with some fine British significance.

This city saw the crowning of King Edgar and it was celebrated as a Georgian resort. It was also the home of famed novelist, Jane Austen, and acted as the setting of two of her six published novels.

Bath further manages to represent British history through its architecture and places of interest; a fact represented by the city’s flourishing annual tourism. With well over 200 outlets for accommodation, Bath is well aware of its attraction to visitors.

Bath is a city steeped in historic magnificence and, as a result, it is best appreciated with a level of interaction. Whether you are a traveller or a resident, make sure you fully experience this beautiful city with the help of our English language courses.

Assess Your Cantonese Level

The table below is based on recognised language levels used by various academic institutions across the European Union. A highly motivated student attending weekly sessions with their Cantonese language trainer can expect to move from one level to another after 50 hours providing they also commit to a similar number of hours of self-study.

Of course, some people find learning languages easier than others, and some students will have more opportunities to practise Cantonese in the course of their work and leisure, so these factors also need to be considered when trying to assess how long it will take to move from one level to another.

 

Whether you’re learning a language for the first time or are looking to develop your existing language skills, call SIMON & SIMON today on 020 7821 0999 to discuss the best language training course for you.

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