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Mandarin Chinese

 

Mandarin Chinese

 

Mandarin refers to Standard Chinese and also often called simply “Chinese”, is the official spoken language of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the official language of the Republic of China (Taiwan), one of the four official languages of Singapore, and also one of the six official languages of the United Nations, under the name “Chinese”. Chinese speakers refer to the modern standard language as Pǔtōnghuà (on the mainland), Guóyǔ (in Taiwan) or Huáyǔ (in Singapore).

This one-to-one private standard Chinese mandarin course is suitable for people who want to take Chinese as their second language. It is also suitable for any student who is interested in learning Chinese systematically and eventually reach a higher level of proficiency. Learning the language with topics of daily-life encounters make learning interesting, and enable you to plunge into the experience of Chinese culture.

Depending on the needs and levels of individual students, we use different books and learning materials to deliver the course. Apart from our own teaching materials, we incorporate appropriate textbooks and reference books for the best results. For those who want to learn mandarin Chinese from scratch, we incorporate the book Mastering Chinese: The complete course for beginners (Palgrave Master Series) by Catherine Hua Xiang, and cover the following basic topics:

Getting started
Greetings and Introducing Yourself
Introducing Family and Friends
Numbers
Dates and plans
Time
Shopping
Eating and Drinking
Transport and Directions
Staying in a Hotel
Leisure and Hobbies
Making phone calls

For those individuals who want to develop Chinese competence to college level, we will incorporate a thorough textbook Integrated Chinese, Level 1 Part 1 Textbook, 3rd Edition (Simplified) by Yuehua Liu, to integrate all four language skills – listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

For recommended Chinese study books, CLICK HERE.

You can also browse the resources to learn Chinese Pinyin, 100 most common Chinese characters with 40 common phrases in flash, Chinese calligraphy, Chinese idioms and proverbs, and Chinese culture as well as some introductory videos. Or, you can download 2500 Chinese characters flash, and learn at ease with revolutionary Synchro-Multisensory Chinese Learning Software through interactive Chinese movies, with active participation in watching, listening, speaking, reading, and even writing simultaneously.