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Cantonese Courses for Business in York

SIMON & SIMON offers Cantonese language courses in York 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 York 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 York

1:1 and Group Cantonese Courses in York

Our Cantonese Courses in York are typically offered on a 1:1 basis, however group sessions are also available and prove to be great value for money. Group sessions will however require the commitment of all those involved and should not exceed a maximum of 6 candidates per course. A 1:1 Cantonese course in York will allow for much faster progress, as your individual needs, weaknesses and strengths can be catered for.

Cantonese Course Management

A member of our highly experienced and multilingual Account Management team will oversee your Cantonese Course in York. Upon starting your course, you will be sent various materials including a profile on your trainer, a Course Plan and course materials. You will then also be sent a progress report for every 40 hours of training you complete.

Cantonese Course Locations & Schedules

SIMON & SIMON have arranged Cantonese Language Courses for clients in numerous locations all over the world. With a global network of language trainers, SIMON & SIMON can accommodate a Cantonese Language Course in just about any major city in the UK, Europe and beyond. The vast majority of our clients will choose to run their Cantonese course from within their offices, so as to minimise travel. However, we can also accommodate your course within your own home, if this better suits your requirements.  We also offer full-time residential Cantonese Language Courses, please enquire with our offices regarding available destinations.

York Cantonese Course Schedules

We run our Cantonese courses in York throughout the year, from 8am to 6pm, Monday through Friday. Weekend Courses are also available upon request. Many of our students will choose to attend multiple lessons a week, if work commitments allow so, however the majority of students will attend just one 90-minute session weekly. Intensive 30 hour per week Cantonese Language Courses are also available and can be held at a clients’ premises or at a residential centre in the UK or abroad. Intensive courses consist of 6 hours of language learning a day, Monday through Friday.

Cantonese Course Content

Whatever your previous level of experience and future ambitions, your Cantonese Course in York will be customised for you. Before the start of your course, we will assess your level of Cantonese Language, and discuss with you in detail your desired focus. You may simply wish to develop everyday Cantonese skills from the level of a complete beginner, or you may have more experience in Cantonese and wish to improve your fluency for when it comes to certain business topics such as Marketing and Finance. Whatever your goals and requirements, SIMON and SIMON are sure to arrange a Cantonese Course in Batb which is tailored around your needs.

Cantonese Language Examination Courses

If you are preparing for a Cantonese Language examination, whether of a business nature or otherwise, then SIMON & SIMON can help. We are very proud of our students’ 95% pass rate for such examinations. We believe that our students’ pass rate demonstrates the value of working with language trainers in York who hold above average experience. SIMON & SIMON can also take care of the registration for and administration of such exams, as well as 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 York

York is a walled city, situated at the confluence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss in North Yorkshire, England. The city has a rich heritage and has provided the backdrop to major political events throughout much of its two millennia of existence. The city was founded by the Romans in 71 AD. They called it Eboracum, a name perhaps derived from one used by the British tribes who inhabited the area. The Romans made it the capital of their Province of Britannia Inferior. While the Roman colonia and fortress were located on high ground, by 400 the town itself was victim to periodic flooding from the rivers Ouse and Foss and lay abandoned. In the early 5th century the area was settled by Angles, who called the town Eoforwic. Reclamation of the flooded parts of the town were initiated in the 7th century under King Edwin. The city came to be the episcopal, and later, royal centre of the Kingdom of Northumbria.

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 York 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 +44 (0)20 7821 0999 to discuss the best language training course for you.

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