Cantonese Courses for Business in Greater Manchester

SIMON & SIMON offers Cantonese language courses in Greater Manchester 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 Greater Manchester 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 Greater Manchester

Cantonese Teaching Approach & Experience

Both professionals and non-professionals alike have seen great benefits from a SIMON & SIMON Cantonese Language Course. SIMON & SIMON’s team of qualified Cantonese teachers is made up of native speakers who average 15 years of experience. These teachers will make sure that a course is tailored for your specific needs so that you will benefit regardless of your language proficiency. Feedback from clients on our Cantonese tutors is consistently highly positive. Our students are sent a profile containing information on their specific teacher’s experience and background before the start of their Cantonese Lessons.

If the only experience you have of studying a language is from your time in school, you may not know that there has been a revolution in the teaching of modern languages so that it is both more fun and more worthwhile. Your Cantonese teacher in Greater Manchester will be using the Communicative Approach, where your lessons will, with few exceptions, be conducted in Cantonese. You will see your progress from that very first lesson and will soon be confident enough to conduct business or talk socially in Cantonese.

1:1 and Group Cantonese Courses in Greater Manchester

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 in Greater Manchester 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 Cantonese language course has a highly experienced, multi-lingual Account Manager who oversees it. When your Cantonese course starts you will be sent a profile on your trainer, materials for your course and a Course Plan as well as a Progress Report for every 40 hours of training. Breaking the Language Barrier, our quarterly newsletter that you will also receive, contains a prize draw as well as weblinks to a number of learning resources.

Cantonese Course Locations & Schedules

We have a global network of language trainers so our Cantonese language courses can be arranged for almost any major European city, or even further abroad. SIMON & SIMON have run Cantonese language courses for clients in many diverse locations. Cantonese language courses can be run in your home for your convenience, but many of our clients prefer to run them in their offices so as to minimise travel. For a list of the locations of the full-time residential Cantonese language courses that we offer, contact our office.

Greater Manchester Cantonese Course Schedules

Our Cantonese language courses in Greater Manchester go on all year. Some of our students attend more than one 90-minute weekly session if work circumstances allow, and most will attend at least one per week. Weekend Courses in Cantonese can be arranged on request. Our Cantonese courses are available 12 hours a day, from 8am to 8pm Monday through Friday. 30 hour per week intensive Cantonese courses can be held on clients’ premises or in residential centres in the UK or abroad. These courses take 6 hours per day, Monday through Friday.

Cantonese Course Content

We will tailor your Cantonese language course for your specific aims and level of knowledge. Before you start your Cantonese language course we will assess your goals and level of Cantonese experience. Your desire to learn Cantonese may be simply to develop basic skills, or you may have some level of proficiency and wish to increase your ability to use Cantonese to discuss business. You may want to develop your language skills so that you can use Cantonese in negotiations and meetings or improve your pronunciation and telephone skills. No matter what goals you have, you can be confident of our Cantonese trainers experience and that your Cantonese language course is tailored to your needs and your goals will be quickly met.

Cantonese Language Examination Courses

Our students’ pass rate for Cantonese examinations is at 95%, and we are happy to help with the preparations for any such examination. Our high pass rate shows the value of working with Cantonese teachers in Greater Manchester who have a higher level of experience than average. SIMON & SIMON also arrange registration for Cantonese examinations as well as administering the examination and issuing the 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 Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in North West England, with a population of 2.6 million. It encompasses one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United Kingdom and comprises ten metropolitan boroughs: Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan, and the cities of Manchester and Salford. Greater Manchester was created on 1 April 1974 as a result of the Local Government Act 1972.

Greater Manchester spans 496 square miles (1,285 km2). It is landlocked and borders Cheshire (to the south-west and south), Derbyshire (to the south-east), West Yorkshire (to the north-east), Lancashire (to the north) and Merseyside (to the west). There is a mix of high density urban areas, suburbs, semi-rural and rural locations in Greater Manchester, but overwhelmingly the land use is urban. It has a focused central business district, formed by Manchester city centre and the adjoining parts of Salford and Trafford, but Greater Manchester is also a polycentric county with ten metropolitan districts, each of which has at least one major town centre and outlying suburbs.

The Greater Manchester Urban Area is the third most populous conurbation in the UK, and spans across most of the county’s territory. For the 12 years following 1974 the county had a two-tier system of local government; district councils shared power with the Greater Manchester County Council.

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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