Mandarin Classes and workshops
We offer a range of Mandarin classes suitable for individuals and companies.
Mandarin is the official language of mainland China and is spoken across China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau where Cantonese is the official language). Simplified Chinese characters are used in mainland China whilst Traditional Chinese characters are used in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. We teach simplified Chinese in all our Mandarin classes.
Not sure which level is for you? Click here for a level assessment.
Standard group classes run for 10 weeks per term.
Foundation Course (10 weeks)
In this level, we will teach you all the basics of the Chinese language, helping you build a solid foundation for future learning. This is an introduction to the Chinese language. This level is suitable for complete beginners and also for those who would like to brush up on the Chinese basics before moving onto a higher level.
This course can be taken as a 5-week crash course for those who would like an intensive and fast-tracked Chinese learning. (This crash course is now available for enrolment in term 3!)
Level 1, 2, 3 (Beginner)
In level 1, you will build on the knowledge from the foundation level and learn new vocabulary and sentences. (10 weeks)
In level 2, you will expand your Chinese vocabulary and learn to use them in your speaking and writing, constructing longer conversations and monologues. (10 weeks)
In level 3, we will revise all content from Foundation to Level 2 using Curriculum 2.0 while adding new knowledge (10 weeks).
Level 4, 5, 6 (Intermediate)
In these levels, the instructor will use Chinese (at least 60%) to conduct the lessons and students will respond in Chinese. Students will practise using longer and more complex sentences to describe an event or object, to express an opinion and to tell a story. (10 weeks/level)
Level 7, 8, 9 (Advanced)
In these levels, students will learn to construct various texts such as presentations and short stories with help from the teacher. The learning environment will be more immersive with the teacher using at least 70% Chinese to conduct the classes. Students will be encouraged to use as much Chinese as possible. (10 weeks/level)
Level 10, 11, 12 (Professional)
In these levels, students will learn more specialised Chinese terms, phrases and sentences that will be very useful in both formal and professional settings. Students will also learn more advanced vocabulary including cheng yu and idioms from poetry, literature and more.
Not sure which level to start from? Click here for a level assessment!
We offer one-hour intense Chinese workshops to improve your conversational and writing skills.
Each workshop will introduce a topic for students to practice their Chinese speaking and listening with each other. The workshop welcomes students of all levels to join.
This workshop is great for students who would like to focus more on their Chinese speaking and listening.
The writing workshop will focus on improving your Chinese writing skills through a variety of writing exercises from perfecting the stroke order and Chinese handwriting to constructing written pieces (e.g. short passages, long essays…).
This workshop is great for students who would like to focus more on reading and writing Chinese.
We offer Mandarin and Cantonese classes specifically tailored to various business needs. Classes can be held at our site, the company’s offices or conference rooms. Classes run for 10 sessions per term and can start at any time. Each session can be scheduled according to both our teacher’s and clients’ availability.
We offer private one-on-one lessons as well as private group lessons. For private lessons, we design a curriculum that will suit your unique learning needs and style. You will have the freedom to learn at your own pace and at a location of your choosing. Private lessons are great for individuals or groups that would like a flexible timetable as well as custom-made lesson plans and materials.