Chinese Course

Why Chinese is not that hard to learn.

Learning Chinese is not as difficult as you might think. Below are three points anyone considering learning Chinese would be relieved to find out: 

Chinese grammar is simple

We do not conjugage verbs in Chinese. In other words, verbs stay the same whether you are using them with singular or plural nouns / pronouns, and whatever tenses you are using. For instance, consider the verb ‘be’ in English. The many different forms of ‘be’: is, am, are, was, were, has been, have been, being, will be, etc. are all expressed by the same simple word ‘shì’ (是) in Chinese! 

Chinese nouns are simple too

No singular / plural (friend / friends), no countable / uncountable (boxes / sugar).

Chinese words are not gendered

Many languages such as Spanish or German have a challenging system of gendering their nouns, making the learning more complex as you need to learn the gender for each noun in order to change the article (la/el) or adjective – this does not exist in Chinese!


What you will learn from our Chinese course?

This beginners’ course emphasizes speaking and listening practice in Mandarin Chinese particularly for children and primary students who wish to learn Chinese as a second language. Of course we would cover the phonetic system ie. pinyin so that you can pronounce any new words you come across in the future. Our Chinese course is based on the curriculum designed by the Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press Company Limited which is affiliated to Beijing Foreign Studies University. We work very closely with them in order to provide excellent course materials and teaching for our students.

We also offer Cambridge IGCSE Chinese Course especially for overseas students considering to study at universities in Hong Kong. Based on your current level of Chinese proficiency, the most suitable Chinese qualifications will be recommended:

  • Cambridge IGCSE Chinese as Foreign Language
  • Cambridge IGCSE Chinese as Second Language
  • Cambridge IGCSE Chinese as First Language

Books we use


Partners

Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press (FLTRP) was founded by Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) in 1979. With the characteristics of foreign language and educational publishing, FLTRP is now the leading comprehensive cultural and educational publishing organization in China with worldwide reputation. During the past 40 years after its founding, FLTRP has always been carrying out its business with the mission of “recording human civilization and bridging world cultures”. Relying on the academic advantages of BFSU, FLTRP is now capable of publishing diversified books and journals in more than 80 languages every year.


Let’s learn new language together.

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Learning Chinese as a second Language – 1-on-1 Tuition Sessions, 60 minutes

Teacher of Chinese PhD (in progress), MA (Distinction) and BA (First Class Hons) in Chinese Literature / Chinese Studies Qualified and experienced teacher for Chinese (in both Mandarin and Cantonese)

£60.00


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