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Mandarin Courses for Business in Leeds

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 Leeds. 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 Leeds 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 Leeds

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 Leeds

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 Leeds 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.

Leeds Mandarin Course Schedules

The Mandarin language courses in Leeds 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 Leeds. 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 Leeds

Leeds is a city and metropolitan borough in West Yorkshire, England. In 2001 Leeds’ main urban subdivision had a population of 443,247, while the entire city had a population of 770,800 (2008 est.). Leeds is the cultural, financial and commercial heart of the West Yorkshire Urban Area, which at the 2001 census had a population of 1.5 million, and the Leeds city region, an economic area with Leeds at its core, had a population of 2.9 million.

Leeds is the UK’s largest centre for business, legal, and financial services outside London. Historically a part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, Leeds can trace its recorded history to fifth century when the Kingdom of Elmet was covered by the forest of “Loidis”, the origin of the name Leeds. The name has been applied to many administrative entities over the centuries. It changed from being the appellation of a small manorial borough, in the 13th century, through several incarnations, to being the name attached to the present metropolitan borough.

In the 17th and 18th centuries Leeds became a major centre for the production and trading of wool. Then, during the Industrial Revolution, Leeds developed into a major industrial centre; wool was still the dominant industry but flax, engineering, iron foundries, printing and other industries were important.

From being a compact market town in the valley of the River Aire in the 16th century Leeds expanded and absorbed the surrounding villages to become a populous urban centre by the mid-20th century.

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 Leeds 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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