Cantonese Courses for Business in Manchester

SIMON & SIMON offers Cantonese language courses in 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 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 Manchester

1:1 and Group Cantonese Courses in Manchester

We can offer Cantonese Courses in Manchester as part of group sessions or on a 1:1 basis. The Majority of our clients will choose to enrol on a 1:1 course as typically faster progress can be made. However, Group Sessions can prove to be incredible value for money but will require the commitment of all candidates involved and should be kept to a maximum of 6 candidates per course. Those who learn Cantonese in Manchester on a 1:1 basis will find that they progress much quicker, as the lessons can be specifically tailored for the individual needs, strengths and weaknesses.

Cantonese Course Management

One of our highly experienced and multi lingual Account Managers will oversee your Cantonese Course in Manchester. Upon starting your Cantonese Course you will receive various materials including a profile on your trainer, a Course Plan and course materials. You will then receive a progress report for every 40 hours of completed training.

Cantonese Course Locations & Schedules

SIMON & SIMON have experience organising Cantonese Language Courses in a host of locations. We boast a global network of language trainers, which means that wherever you are, we will be able to organise a Cantonese Language Course for you, not only in the UK but in just about any major city across Europe and beyond. The majority of our clients will choose to run their course within their own offices so as to minimise travel, however we can also arrange your Cantonese Course in Manchester for within your own home. Full-time Cantonese courses can be arranged in a residential setting for you also, our office can provide information regarding available locations.

Manchester Cantonese Course Schedules

Our Cantonese Courses in Manchester are run throughout the year. Many students will choose to attend multiple sessions per week, so as to speed up their progress, however the majority of students will attend just one 90 minute session weekly. Our Cantonese teachers are available Monday – Friday from 8am to 6pm, and weekend courses can be arranged upon request. Our intensive Cantonese language courses run for 30 hours per week, (6 hours per day, Monday through Friday), and take place on our clients’ premises or at a residential centre here in the UK or abroad.

Cantonese Course Content

The focus of your Cantonese Course in Manchester will reflect your level of experience and particular objectives. We will make a comprehensive assessment on your level of Cantonese Language before the start of your course and discuss with you in detail your desired focus. You may be a complete novice when it comes to Cantonese and look to develop a basic level of understanding, or you may be considerably more advanced and wish to develop your fluency for when it comes to business topics such as marketing and finance. Whatever your previous experience and future goals, working with one of SIMON & SIMON’s highly experienced Cantonese Language Trainers means that you can be confident that your Cantonese Course in Manchester is fully tailored just for you and that you will soon be meeting your objectives.

Cantonese Language Examination Courses

At SIMON & SIMON we can offer assistance with the preparations for any Cantonese examinations, whether of a business or general nature. We are proud to say our students boast a 95% pass rate for such examinations, and their success further underlines the value of working with Cantonese teachers in Manchester who hold above average experience. As part of our service, SIMON & SIMON will also organise the registration for and administration of Cantonese examinations along with the issuing of results certificates.

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 Manchester

Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester, England. In 2009, its population was estimated to be 483,800, making it the seventh-most populous local authority district in England.

Manchester lies within one of the UK’s largest metropolitan areas; the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester had an estimated population of 2,600,100, the Greater Manchester Urban Area a population of 2,240,230, and the Larger Urban Zone around Manchester, the second-most-populous in the UK, had an estimated population in the 2004 Urban Audit of 2,539,100. The demonym of Manchester is Mancunian.

Manchester is situated in the south-central part of North West England, fringed by the Cheshire Plain to the south and the Pennines to the north and east. The recorded history of Manchester began with the civilian vicus associated with the Roman fort of Mamucium, which was established c. CE 79 on a sandstone bluff near the confluence of the rivers Medlock and Irwell. Historically, most of the city was a part of Lancashire, although areas south of the River Mersey were in Cheshire.

Throughout the Middle Ages Manchester remained a manorial township, but began expanding “at an astonishing rate” around the turn of the 19th century as part of a process of unplanned urbanisation brought on by a boom in textile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution.

Manchester is the second highest ranked city in Britain behind London as ranked by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network in 2014 as a beta world city. It was the site of the very first atom being split, and the Manchester Liverpool Road station was the first inter-city railway station in the world. It is the third most visited city in the United Kingdom behind London and Edinburgh with a diverse culture and a fascinating history that draws foreigners to come see it.

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 in Manchester 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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