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Mandarin Courses for Business in Bedford

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 Bedford. 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 Bedford 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 Bedford

1:1 and Group Mandarin Courses in Bedford

Mandarin language courses by SIMON & SIMON have been honed down to give you the greatest progress and value for money.

While we offer learning options on both a 1:1 and group basis, we find that most of our learners benefit most from 1 to 1 language training courses.

Group training offers great value for money, but the commitment and organisation to ensure the participants all show up at the same time every week is a trade-off. We recommend no more than 6 participants in a group otherwise the quality of the learning will drop dramatically for all learners.

Bedford Course Management

Every SIMON & SIMON language course is overseen by one of our highly experienced Account Managers, all of whom are multi-lingual.

At the start of your Mandarin language course we will send you a profile on your trainer, followed by a Course Plan and relevant course materials, and then a Progress Report after every 40 hours of training. You will also receive a copy of our quarterly newsletter, Breaking the Language Barrier, featuring a superb prize draw and invaluable weblinks to language learning sources.

Mandarin Course Locations & Schedules

SIMON & SIMON’s network is completely international, with a strong presence across the UK. Mandarin language courses have been arranged with our experienced language teachers in almost any major city around the world. Wherever you are located, our teachers can either meet you in your office, at one of our locations, in the comfort of your home or anywhere you like by running it through Skype!

Bedford Mandarin Course Schedules

We run our language courses all year long and can happen anytime between 8am – 6pm Monday to Friday. Weekend courses may also be negotiated with your teacher.

Sessions are typically 90 minutes long with at least one session per week. This can be increased or reduced according to your personal schedule.

And if you have an urgency to learn Mandarin, you can take part in an intensive Mandarin language course which consists of 6 hours every day Monday – Friday giving you 30 hours per week.

Mandarin Course Content

We do not run standardised Mandarin language courses. Instead, one of our multi-lingual Account Managers will speak to you directly and tailor the course to your particular objectives. Your teacher then guides you through your learning at the pace and in the direction that you yourself help to set.

This means that whether you’re an absolute beginning looking to “just survive” in Vietnam, or if you are a professional who wishes to understand the nuances of the language in order to perform better in a law, banking, finance, insurance, sales, travel, marketing or administration context, you will be able to find what you need with SIMON & SIMON’s Mandarin language courses.

We can also help you with pronunciation, translations, presentation skills and cultural training to help you better participate in the entirety of Mandarin culture.

Importantly, if you are looking to sit any kind of Mandarin language examinations, we can assist in your preparations and guide you through the necessary revision. We pride ourselves on achieving a 95% pass rate – which really comes down to the personal 1 to 1 language training from highly experiences Mandarin language teachers.

We will also assist in the registration and administration of these exams and can also handle the issuing of result certificates.

Mandarin Language Examination Courses

We can also help prepare you for Mandarin examinations of a business or general nature. We are proud to say our students have a 95% pass rate in language examinations, and their success further underlines the value we place on working with Mandarin teachers with above average experience.

As part of our service, SIMON & SIMON will also organise the registration and administration of Mandarin examinations and the issuing of result certificates.

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 Bedford

Bedford is the county town of Bedfordshire, in the East of England. It is a large town and the administrative centre for the wider Borough of Bedford. According to Bedfordshire County Council’s estimates, the town had a population of 79,190 in mid 2005, with 19,720 in the adjacent town of Kempston. The wider borough, including a rural area, had a population of 153,000. Bedford was a market town for the surrounding agricultural region from the early Middle Ages The Anglo-Saxon King Offa of Mercia was buried in the town in 796.In 886 it became a boundary town separating Wessex and Danelaw. It was the seat of the Barony of Bedford. In 919 Edward the Elder built the town’s first known fortress, on the south side of the River Ouse and there received the area’s submission. This fortress was destroyed by the Danes. William II gave the barony of Bedford to Paine de Beauchamp who built a new, strong castle. The new Bedford Castle was razed in 1224 and today only a mound remains. Bedford traces its borough charter in 1166 by Henry II and elected two members to the unreformed House of Commons. Bedford remained a small agricultural town, with wool being an important industry in the area for much of the Middle Ages From the 1560s Bedford and much of Bedfordshire became one of the main centres of England’s Lace industry.

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.

 

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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