Mandarin Courses for Business in Basildon

SIMON & SIMON boast a terrific team of highly qualified native Mandarin speaking teachers who, with an average 15 years of experience, will design the perfect Mandarin Course for you.

The Communicative Approach

Both professionals and private Individuals alike from all over the UK have already benefitted from a Mandarin Course in Basildon. All of our Mandarin Courses are tailor-made to reflect each student’s level of experience, and what’s more we consistently receive positive feedback regarding our Mandarin trainer’s performance. Before the start of your course you will be equipped with a profile on your trainer, detailing their previous experience and background.

Modern language teaching is now approached much differently to what you may remember from school. The experience is now considered far more fun and rewarding. The Communicative Approach, a modern teaching method where your Mandarin teacher will conduct your Mandarin Course in Basildon almost entirely in Mandarin, is adopted throughout our courses. Adopting the Communicative Approach learners will notice progress right from their very first session.

In depth: Our Mandarin Courses for Business in Basildon

Mandarin Teaching Approach & Experience

Private individuals and professionals in companies all over the UK have profited from undertaking a Mandarin Language Course with SIMON & SIMON. Averaging 15 years of experience, our native Mandarin speaking qualified teachers construct your course so that your individual requirements are met, no matter what your level of experience. Our Mandarin teachers receive excellent feedback from our clients. A profile, containing information about the Mandarin teacher’s background and experience, is sent to each student before the Mandarin lessons start.

Modern language teaching is now approached much differently to how you might remember learning languages in school. The experience is now much more fun and rewarding. The Communicative Approach, where your Mandarin teacher will conduct your lessons almost entirely in Mandarin means that progress is made from your very first lesson. Soon, you will have such confidence that using Mandarin in a social or business setting will be no problem.

1:1 and Group Mandarin Courses in Basildon

Our Mandarin courses are usually offered by our clients as 1:1 training for their employees. Group sessions, however, are also available and can be excellent value for money. Planning is required so that participants all meet at the same time each week, and we recommend that numbers are kept to 6 or less. 1:1 Mandarin lessons at Basildon mean that you will have your individual needs, weaknesses and strengths catered for, so that your progress is quicker.

Mandarin Course Management

A multi-lingual Account Manager with extensive experience is responsible for each SIMON & SIMON Mandarin language course. A profile on your trainer, Course Plan and course materials will be sent to you when you start your Mandarin course. After every 40 hours of training you will receive a Progress Report. We will also send you Breaking the Language Barrier, our quarterly newsletter, which contains a wonderful prize draw and valuable language learning resource weblinks.

Mandarin Course Locations & Schedules

SIMON & SIMON has arranged Mandarin language courses for clients in numerous locations, and with our global network of language trainers we can organise a Mandarin language course for you wherever you are – in almost any major city in the UK, Europe and beyond. The vast majority of our Mandarin lessons take place at our clients’ offices, removing the need for you to travel, but Mandarin lessons can take place in your home if that is more convenient. We can also arrange full-time residential Mandarin language courses for you – just contact our office for information on available destinations.

Basildon Mandarin Course Schedules

The Mandarin language courses in Basildon that we run go on through the year. Each week, most of our students will attend at least one of our 90-minute lessons, but many will do more. We can also arrange Weekend Courses for you. Mandarin courses run from Monday to Friday, any time from 8am to 6pm. Intensive Mandarin language courses can be arranged in residential centres abroad or in the UK, or on clients’ premises for 30 hours per week, 6 hours a day Monday to Friday.

Mandarin Course Content

Before you start your Mandarin language course we will assess your level of Mandarin and speak to you about your aims so that your Mandarin language course can be customised for you. You may have never been exposed to Mandarin before and wish to develop basic survival skills, or you may have some experience and wish to be able to speak more fluently in Mandarin when discussing business. You may want to further your ability to use Mandarin in negotiations and meetings or better your comprehension and pronunciation abilities. Whatever goals you may have, our experienced Mandarin language trainers will tailor your Mandarin course so that your goals can be quickly met.

Mandarin Language Examination Courses

We are happy to help in your preparation for any Mandarin examinations. Our students have a 95% pass rate and we think that their success shows the value of our policy of working with above-average experienced Mandarin teachers in Basildon. Issuing of results certificates, registration for Mandarin examinations and administration of such exams is also provided by SIMON & SIMON.

About Mandarin

Standard Mandarin is a standardized form of spoken Mandarin, based on the Beijing dialect of Mandarin Chinese. Standard Mandarin is the official language of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Republic of China (ROC, also known as Taiwan), as well as one of four official languages of Singapore. It is one of the six official languages of the United Nations. About one-fifth of the world’s population, or over one billion people, speaks some variety of Mandarin as their native language. Linguists often view Mandarin as a language family, though owing to China’s socio-political and cultural situation, and the fact that all spoken varieties use one common written system, it is customary to refer to these generally mutually unintelligible variants as “the Mandarin language”.

About Basildon

Basildon, with its close proximity to London, is a commuter hot-spot. It is located far enough away from central London that property prices are not drastically inflated, yet close enough that the trip into London can be made in well under an hour.

This commuter-friendliness means that Basildon is an important part of big-city business in the United Kingdom. But, it is not just its proximity to London that makes Basildon an important town for business. The town itself is committed to increasing the potential of its local businesses through ongoing marketing.

2010 saw Basildon begin a marketing push focussed on improving the town’s business infrastructure. One of the first notable steps in this push was the addition of a Hollywood-style sign which adorns one of Basildon’s green hills.

Standing 5 feet tall, the letters recall the glamour of Los Angeles’ original icon, which gives that Californian city an undeniable draw. Through the homage Basildon pays to that landmark through its own sign, this UK town is asserting itself in a constant effort to increase its business dealings independent of neighbouring London.

Whether you intend to establish yourself within this rising business town or make the daily commute to the commercial hub that is London, you need a business English course that will ensure you are able to operate effectively at this level.

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 in Basildon 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.

 

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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