Business Mandarin Chinese Course

COURSE DETAILS

Available worldwide, choose from extensive weekly Mandarin Chinese sessions at your offices or an intensive Mandarin Chinese course at a Communicaid centre. In addition to face-to-face training options we also provide blended and virtual training programmes.

Take a Business Mandarin Chinese course with Communicaid, one of the world’s leading providers of Business Mandarin Chinese training courses.

 

BENEFITS OF OUR BUSINESS MANDARIN CHINESE COURSES

A Communicaid Business Mandarin Chinese language training course will provide you with the ability to:

  • Build rapport and strengthen relationships with Mandarin-speaking contacts through a show of interest in the Mandarin language and Chinese culture
  • Interact more confidently when visiting Mandarin-speaking regions or dealing with Mandarin speakers
  • Demonstrate good will and facilitate international communication at both a personal and organisational level

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

A Communicaid Business Mandarin Chinese course is suitable for:

  • Anyone planning to relocate to a Mandarin-speaking region and wishing to attend a Mandarin Chinese course in order to prepare in advance for their assignment
  • Executives conducting business regularly with Mandarin Chinese speakers who wish to build rapport and strengthen relationships by attending a Mandarin course
  • Government and non-governmental agency representatives working in Mandarin-speaking regions who need to be able to communicate at all levels

COURSE CONTENT

The content and format of your Business Mandarin Chinese training  course will depend on your profession, proficiency in Mandarin Chinese and objectives. Whether beginner, survival, intermediate or advanced, key areas covered in all our Mandarin Chinese courses include:

  • Spoken fluency
  • Listening skills
  • Pronunciation and accent
  • Reading skills
  • Telephone skills in Mandarin
  • Email skills in Mandarin
  • Sector-specific terminology
  • Presentation & negotiation skills

APPROACH

Communicaid’s Mandarin Chinese language courses are available seven days a week, 365 days a year. Training takes place between 08:00 and 20:00 although courses are also available outside of these hours upon request. Suitable tailored and published materials will be used throughout your course, with recommendations on self-study material and extra reading made at the beginning and throughout the duration of your course. We offer a variety of training formats for your Mandarin course – from intensive, week-long courses to extensive, modular lessons. Appropriate formats will be discussed during your diagnostic consultancy.

 

YOUR CHINESE MANDARIN COURSE TRAINER

All Communicaid Chinese Mandarin trainers are native speakers with at least 3 years’ professional Chinese Mandarin training experience. In addition to relevant academic and linguistic qualifications and experience, many of our Chinese Mandarin trainers also possess considerable exposure and expertise in the professional world.

Your Chinese Mandarin language course trainer will be assigned to you following the results of your diagnostic consultancy according to your objectives and areas of focus. Detailed below is a sample profile of a member of our Chinese Mandarin training team.

YC

After qualifying with a Bachelors Degree in Linguistics and subsequently a Masters in Finance in Sciences Po Paris, YC moved into training and consultancy. Since 2000, YC has been working in education and her experience ranges for developing teacher training programmes for English and Mandarin trainers through to freelancing as a language and cross-cultural communication skills trainer to both individuals and corporate organisations. In particular, YC favours specialising delivering Mandarin courses in the banking and finance sector and her clients have included individuals from high profile banking institutions.

Outside of the training arena, YC has successfully employed her background in business and finance to facilitate multinationals on a number of projects that include advising strategically on outsourcing, manufacturing and marketing for a China-Europe fashion business as well as assisting the CFO of major household appliance group on a US$ 12.5 million Chinese acquisition project, which involved facilitating the integration of a multicultural team and developing relationships to improve communication with Chinese government authorities.

 

北方話 – FACTS ABOUT THE CHINESE MANDARIN LANGUAGE

Mandarin is an official language of the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of China and Singapore. It is spoken by 867.2 million people worldwide and ranks first as the most widely spoken language in the world.

Mandarin is a Chinese language of the Sino-Tibetan family of languages. It resides in the same group as Cantonese but while many Mandarin speakers may speak Cantonese or vice versa, the two languages are not mutually intelligible. Officially, there are two versions of Standard Mandarin, since the Beijing government refers to that on the Mainland as Putonghua, whereas the Taipei government refers to their official language as Kuo-yü (Guoyu in pinyin).

Technically, there is little difference between the two versions but both versions of Standard Mandarin are often quite different from the Mandarin dialects that are spoken in accordance with regional habits and not identical to the Beijing dialect that they are based on. In all, there are eight major groups of Mandarin dialects, which are: Beijing Mandarin, Northeastern Mandarin, Ji Lu Mandarin, Jiao Liao Mandarin, Zhongyuan Mandarin, Lan Yin Mandarin, Southwestern Mandarin, and Jianghuai Mandarin.

The Chinese written language employs Chinese characters, a system based on logograms, where each symbol represents a morpheme (a meaningful unit of language). With the language constantly evolving, the number of characters in existence is a changing figure. Latest count is estimated at approximate 49,000.

Mandarin can be written in two different forms. Traditional Chinese characters Traditional Chinese characters are used in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, and some overseas Chinese communities. In contrast, simplified characters are used in and in some overseas Chinese communities, especially those from aforementioned countries who emigrated after the widespread adoption of simplified Chinese characters.

  1. Traditional Chinese characters Traditional Chinese characters are used in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, and some overseas Chinese communities. In contrast, simplified characters are used in and in some overseas Chinese communities, especially those from aforementioned countries who emigrated after the widespread adoption of simplified Chinese characters.
  2. Simplified Chinese characters Used in the People’s Republic of China, Malaysia, Singapore, approximately 2,000 characters were simplified formally in 1958 in order to facilitate literacy.
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