Adult level

It is possible to pick up Chinese even as an adult. Our school provides a choice of Conversational Mandarin and Reading & Writing Chinese Course to cater to each student’s preferences and needs.


  1. Conversational Mandarin
  2. Reading & Writing


Conversational Mandarin for Adults

Conversational Mandarin is specially designed to meet the needs of adults who wish to master spoken Mandarin in a short period of time. Delivered by a team of experienced teachers who make learning Chinese fun and stimulating, it consists of a four-module programme to:

  • impart standard pronunciation of Mandarin
  • help improve fluency
  • provide the relevant skills and content to communicate effectively in various situations
  • assist in understanding and appreciating the Chinese culture

Programme Types

Basic Level

For adult learners who
- cannot speak Mandarin at all

Aim
- to develop the ability to use phonetics (Hanyu Pinyin) accurately
- to enable the use of Mandarin in daily situations

Outcomes
- learners should be able to use Mandarin to interact with others and use suitable vocabulary for a variety of purposes and audiences

Content
- Simple situational dialogues
- Structure of sentences


Intermediate Level

For adult learners who
- have completed the Basic Level
- can speak basic Mandarin; or
- have learned Mandarin for at least 30 hours

Aim
- to develop the ability to use phonetics (Hanyu Pinyin) accurately
- to be able to use simple Mandarin for communication purposes
- to use Hanyu Pinyin accurately and confidently
- to be able to conduct formal and informal conversations

Outcome
- learners should be able to use Mandarin to express themselves confidently

Content
- Complex situational dialogues
- Complex sentence structures


Upper Intermediate Level

For adult learners who
- have completed the Intermediate Level
- have basic understanding of Mandarin
- have learned Mandarin for at least 60 hours
- would like to improve their fluency in articulation

Aim
- to develop the ability to speak Mandarin for business situations
- to acquire a basic understanding of business culture in Mandarin

Outcome
- learners should be able to use Mandarin with confidence for business situations and understand formal business culture

Content
- Business conversations
- Complex sentence structure
- Short passages


Advanced Level

For adult learners who
- have completed Upper Intermediate level
- learned Mandarin for at least 120 hours
- can speak Mandarin with confidence
- can read and write Chinese

Aim
- to develop the ability to express their views with confidence
- to develop skills in reading newspapers and simple reports or contracts

Objectives
- learners should be able to deliver a speech in formal situations and read newspapers, reports and contracts

Content
- Complex business conversation
- Newspaper-reading
- Report- and contract-reading


Course Structure

CONVERSATIONAL MANDARIN COURSE
Basic / Intermediate / Advanced

Duration

Once-a-week on weekdays

1.5 hours or 2 hours per session

10 lessons, 15 or 20 hours

Time

7:30pm to 9:00pm /

7:30pm to 9:30pm
One-to-One Intensive class
Day & time as advised by student
Once or twice a week, 1.5 hours per lesson
10 - 20 lessons, 15 - 30 hours

Registration: $20 for new students only
- Fees are subject to 7% GST
- Fees must be paid before the commencement of the course
- Fees paid are neither refundable nor transferable unless documentary proof from a recognised medical authority is produced or the class is cancelled due to insufficient intake
- Should lessons fall on a public holiday, make-up lesson will not be provided


Methodology of Teaching
- communicative and interactive approach
- role play


Teaching Materials
- each module is supported by the latest edition of textbook/practice book and audio material


Certificate of Attendance
- Participants who have attained an attendance of 80% and above will be presented with a Certificate of Attendance at the end of the course


Our Teachers
- professional trainers with rich language teaching experience
- native speakers from China
- effectively bilingual in English and Chinese
- ability to guide and motivate students towards the right path in learning Mandarin


We also offer customised in-house training programmes for organisations in different industries.


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Reading & Writing in Chinese

Reading & Writing in Chinese is specially designed to meet the needs of adults who wish to achieve proficiency in reading and writing Chinese. Students build up their level of proficiency by reading and writing sentences and progress to short passages, selected news readings and business correspondences.

The course consists of a three-module programme to:
- develop the ability to recognise and write Chinese characters, and use them appropriately and confidently
- develop accuracy in reading and understanding Chinese text and words
- develop skills in writing Chinese fluently and confidently


Programme Types

- Elementary Level (600 characters)
- Intermediate Level (1200 characters)
- Advanced Level (1800 characters)

Course Structure

READING AND WRITING COURSE
Basic / Intermediate / Advanced

Duration

Once-a-week on weekdays
1.5 hours or 2 hours per session
10 lessons, 15 or 20 hours

Time

7:30pm to 9:00pm /

7:30pm to 9:30pm

One-to-One Intensive class
Day & time as advised by student
Once or twice a week, 1.5 hours per lesson
10 - 20 lessons, 15 - 30 hours

Registration: $20 for new students only
- Fees are subject to 7% GST
- Fees must be paid before the commencement of the course
- Fees paid are neither refundable nor transferable unless documentary proof from a recognised medical authority is produced or the class is cancelled due to insufficient intake
- Should lessons fall on a public holiday, make-up lesson will not be provided


Teaching Materials
- each module is supported by the latest edition of textbook/practice book


Certificate of Proficiency
- Participants who have attained an attendance of 80% and above will be presented with a Certificate of Proficiency at the end of the course


Our Teachers
- professional trainers with rich language teaching experience
- native speakers from China
- effectively bilingual in English and Chinese
- experienced in motivating students


We also offer customised in-house training programmes for organisations in different industries.


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