Cantonese Courses for Business in Bournemouth

SIMON & SIMON offers Cantonese language courses in Bournemouth 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 Bournemouth 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 Bournemouth

1:1 and Group Cantonese Courses in Bournemouth

You have a choice of either a 1:1 or group sessions. Most of our clients use 1:1, however the group sessions can also be of good value. The group session numbers should be kept to 6 or less for the teacher to give good quality 1:1 time to each student. Those who take the 1:1 course will experience quicker progression as the lessons can be fully tailored to your every need.

Cantonese Course Management

Each course at SIMON & SIMON is overseen by one of our highly professional, experienced and multi-lingual Account Managers. Prior to the course you are sent a profile of your Cantonese teacher stating their experience and background which is then followed by a Course Plan, course materials and a Progress Report after every 30 – 40 hours of training.

Cantonese Course Locations & Schedules

We have a global network of language trainers enabling us to arrange your Cantonese course in almost any major European city, or even further abroad. You have the option of your Cantonese language lesson taking place in the comfort of your own home or at your office to minimise travel. For more information about our Cantonese Language courses, contact our office on 020 7821 0999.

Bournemouth Cantonese Course Schedules

Our Cantonese courses run throughout the year. The vast majority of our students take part in at least one 90-minute lesson a week but many will attend more than one session, if work commitments allow. The Cantonese programmes run between 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday. Our lessons are also available at weekends on request. We also run intensive Cantonese language courses which are 30 hours per week, 6 hours a day, Monday to Friday. This can be held on clients’ premises or at a residential centre in within Bournemouth.

Cantonese Course Content

Before you start your course you will be assessed on your level of Cantonese and we will discuss what you would like to focus on. Your ultimate goal may be to just gain every day Cantonese skills or it may be more advanced like gaining the ability to discuss banking, finance or marketing. Whatever your goals or needs, SIMON & SIMON provides experienced Cantonese language trainers that will help you achieve your goal quickly.

Cantonese Language Examination Courses

We can provide support in preparing for your Cantonese language examinations as well as any other type of Cantonese language examination. We are extremely proud of the 95% pass rate of our students in language examinations and we believe this shows the value of working with Cantonese teachers with above-average experience. SIMON & SIMON can also register you for your examination, administer the examination and issue your results.

About Cantonese

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 Bournemouth

Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town in the county of Dorset, England. According to the 2001 Census the town has a population of 164,900, making it the largest settlement in Dorset. It is also the largest settlement between Southampton and Plymouth. With Poole and Christchurch Bournemouth forms the South East Dorset conurbation, which has a total population of approximately 400,000. Founded in 1810 by Lewis Tregonwell, Bournemouth’s growth accelerated with the arrival of the railway, becoming a recognised town in 1870. Originally part of Hampshire, it joined Dorset with the reorganisation of local government in 1974. Since 1997 the town has been administered by a unitary authority, meaning that it has autonomy from Dorset County Council. The local authority is Bournemouth Borough Council. Bournemouth’s location on the south coast of England has made it a popular destination for tourists. The town is a regional centre of business, home of the Bournemouth International Centre and financial companies that include Liverpool Victoria and PruHealth. In a 2007 survey by First Direct Bank, Bournemouth was found to be the happiest place in Britain with 82% of people questioned saying they were happy with their life.

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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