Learning Mandarin is the stepping stone towards understanding China. Gateway to Mandarin is designed to introduce practical conversational Mandarin to beginners through social and thematic context. This course adopts the Chinese phonetics - Hanyu Pinyin as the basis to learn how to pronounce and speak Mandarin. There are 2 levels under this programme.
Able to understand and construct simple phrases on familiar topics.
Master 200 basic vocabulary and 30 core sentence structure.
Able to construct phrases on familiar topics with sufficient ease to handle short exchanges.
Master 400 basic vocabulary and 60 core sentence structures at the end of level 2.
This programme is taught in English. In higher levels, the medium will gradually switch to Mandarin.
Our trainers are effectively bilingual in English and Chinese and have many years of teaching experience in 2nd/3rd language acquisition with Master/Degree in Applied Linguistics, English or Chinese Languages, Education or other relevant subjects.
Level 1: No prior knowledge is needed.
Level 2: For adult learners who can speak some Mandarin or have completed the Level 1 course.
For those who have some foundation in Chinese, please visit this portal to determine your level.
8 Classroom training sessions
2 E-Learning sessions
- Cut down travelling time
- Real time access
- Learn at own pace & time
- More engagement through role-play and class interaction
This course will equip participants with the ability & confidence to handle daily situations where Mandarin is required.There are 10 units in each level. Learners are expected to learn new vocabulary and grammatical structures through conversational practices. Fun activities that encourage active participation will help learners focus on listening and conversational skills.
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