Mandarin Language Courses

If your business is expanding into China or perhaps you’re relocating, it’s essential that you first have a grasp of the predominant language used in the country. By choosing a Mandarin course with SIMON & SIMON, we can help you to achieve fluency through our tailored courses and experienced native-speaker teachers.

Mandarin speakers worldwide: 960 million

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Gain a clear insight into the real-life application of Mandarin

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China is a global leader in a growing number of marketplaces. As a result, companies from around Britain and throughout the world are now working closely with Chinese partners or relocating operations to the country. With effective communication at the heart of any business, the ability to speak Mandarin is becoming increasing valuable – even essential in some industries.

We take a hands-on approach to teaching languages. Using the Direct Method, our native-speaker teachers carry out courses almost entirely in Mandarin, allowing you to become accustomed to the sounds, pronunciation and construction of sentences. This level of immersion will enable you to gain a clear insight into the real-life application of Mandarin, not just textbook examples.

Information on our Mandarin language courses

Mandarin Language Profile

Mandarin is actually a group of various Chinese dialects spoken across most of the north and in the southwest of China. Taken as a single language, it is the language with the most native speakers in the world – at 960 million it’s coming near to a billion!

One form or another of Mandarin has been used as the lingua franca in China since the 14th Century and in the early 20th century, a Beijing dialect was adopted as the national language. It is one of the most frequently used versions of Chinese in international Chinese communities and is considered a business language in the following markets:

  • Brunei
  • Hong Kong
  • Malaysia
  • Mongolia
  • Singapore
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
  • Macau
  • Indonesia

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1:1 and Group Cantonese Courses

Our 1:1 Mandarin lessons are the perfect opportunity for individuals to rapidly improve their language skills. The 1:1 sessions are tailored to that person’s skills and weaknesses and with the full attention of their teacher we would normally see an improvement very quickly.

Careful planning and enthusiasm to learn means group sessions can be just as effective. We strongly recommend no more than 6 learning in a group as more than 6 will mean each individual will not get the teachers support they may need. However, in a group they can support each other outside of the scheduled sessions.

Are you looking for a more intense programme? At SIMON & SIMON we also run an intensive weekly with up to 30 hours of training spread across the week.

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Mandarin Course Locations & Schedules

SIMON & SIMON is the UK’s No.1 provider of language trainers, with an extensive network of experienced teachers located throughout Britain such as Manchester and the rest of the world. This allows us to offer courses for businesses right across the globe. So no matter where you’re based, we will still be able to come to your office and provide expert Mandarin training.

As well as working with business teams, we also offer one-to-one training for individuals. These courses can be conducted in your home, workplace or our Central London training facility.

Key Information for SIMON & SIMON Mandarin Language Courses:

  • 1 to 30 hour weekly courses
  • Teachers are available between 8am – 6pm on weekdays
  • Weekend courses available on request
  • Available to businesses and individuals
  • Courses available throughout the UK and the world

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Course Content

Whether you are looking to learn Business or General Mandarin, our tailored language courses offer the perfect solution. We will organise training to match your goals and design a program to ensure your personal targets are met.

At the outset of every course we will always seek to establish your goals. So whether you’re an absolute beginner, just trying to learn a few key phrases, or have a little experience and want to become fluent in mandarin, we will adapt the training to reflect these aspirations. You will also be provided with a profile of the native speaker teacher who will be working with you. On top of this we will also give you superb weblinks to language learning sources for you to use outside of our sessions.

For companies sponsoring an employee learning mandarin, we provide regular progress updates. After every 40 hours of training you will receive a progress report on every employee’s development.

As part of our course management, we assign you a multi-lingual account manager to support you.

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Assess Your Mandarin 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 Mandarin 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 Mandarin 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.

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We offer Mandarin Courses in locations around the world. The following are some of our most popular locations:

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Fees & proposals for Mandarin language courses

Our Mandarin language courses are done on an individual basis and so each proposal is designed specifically for that learner. You can request one by calling us on 020 7821 0999 or getting in touch online using the button below.

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Our Mandarin language services also includes:

  • the support of our multi-lingual team of account managers
  • pre-course language assessments and course needs analysis
  • trainer profiles, course plans, progress reports and course evaluations
  • purchase and delivery of language course materials
  • registration and preparation for language examinations
  • comprehensive reports on student attendance and progress
  • regular account reviews with HR/learning & development personnel
  • password access to ‘monitor’ – our industry leading online reporting system
  • translation & interpreting service
  • "We are happy to recommend SIMON & SIMON their use of quality trainers in the UK and abroad ensures our students receive excellent training, and their personal approach to account management is very reassuring as they are always available and attentive to the clients requirements."

    Jayne, Personnel & Training, Multinational construction company

  • "I would like to mention that Olga is an excellent Russian teacher. Her lessons are really fun, she is great at explaining language points, her general cultural knowledge is awesome and she does a tremendous amount of preparatory work."

    Gavin, Associate Director, Multinational banking group

  • "SIMON & SIMON is extremely professional and detail conscious... They provide excellent reports on student progress which enable us to make better informed decisions."

    Lisa, Training and Development Manager, Cosmetics company

  • "The information they provide makes it easy for our managers to keep track of each student's commitment and progress and identifies how they can save money and better focus on their investment in language training."

    Toby, Training Manager, Multinational engineering conglomerate

  • "This was an excellent session. Very excited for this and Anette is an excellent teacher! Very happy to have finally started this."

    Michael, Associate, Multinational law firm

  • "The course is going very well. Sue is an extraordinary teacher and I have improved very much thanks to her lessons."

    Luca, Software Development Engineer, Semiconductor suppliers

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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