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Intermediate Mandarin

Melbourne, VIC

Subject: Chinese

his is the course for anyone who has gained the basic structure of Mandarin and their language is at a semi -functional level. However you may still find it challenging to understand Chinese speakers if your Mandarin doesn’t quite flow appropriately. This course is designed for you to build up your vocabulary for a wider range of topics.

You will discover, there are no set dialogues to remember. Conversation topics are based on real life situations. You will also have the chance to learn conversation scenarios that are relevant to your purpose. i.e business dealings, traveling language...

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his is the course for anyone who has gained the basic structure of Mandarin and their language is at a semi -functional level. However you may still find it challenging to understand Chinese speakers if your Mandarin doesn’t quite flow appropriately. This course is designed for you to build up your vocabulary for a wider range of topics.

You will discover, there are no set dialogues to remember. Conversation topics are based on real life situations. You will also have the chance to learn conversation scenarios that are relevant to your purpose. i.e business dealings, traveling language, family purpose etc.

This is also the best time to master the key principals of writing Chinese characters. You will learn the simple and meaningful way to write and recognize Chinese characters which will aid you to read and write in the future and are also helpful to recognize certain characters when you are in China.

Free Trial Lesson Date: 3rd May 2010, Fitzory

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When

Regular Date(s) & Time(s);
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Where

1/530 Lonsdale St
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Skill level

Intermediate

Price: FREE

 

The teachers

When you speak Mandarin to a native-speaker, NO ONE uses a text book to communicate with you. No wonder people spend so...

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When you speak Mandarin to a native-speaker, NO ONE uses a text book to communicate with you. No wonder people spend so much energy to learn the language but do not get usable results.

At New Beginnings, we teach you how to use Chinese in REAL life situations. In our classes, you will also have the opportunity to learn the language for your needs whether it be for business dealings, travel or visiting family members.

Language and culture are integrated together. One can not fully use the language appropriately without understanding the rich culture that supports the language. The truth about real Chinese communication is that when Chinese people speak the emphasis is on the way things are said not what is actually being said. So the bottom line is to develop a great understanding of Chinese culture so you can use effective language skills to communicate at a deeper level. Therefore your words become meaningful and powerful to others.

A simple example would be ‘how do you respond when a Chinese person gives you a compliment’? In English, you would appreciate this person by saying ‘thank you’. So if you simply learnt a Chinese word ‘xie xie’ and use it in this situation. You would make a fool of yourself. The culturally acceptable way of responding in such situation is to say ‘Na li, na li.’ Literally translation is ‘where, where’. That is really confusing if you don’t know the culture background. The Chinese culture is to be humble . By saying ‘na li, na li’, it shows you are humble and people would respect you for valuing the same thing.

At New Beginnings, we help you to ‘break the ice’ with local Chinese and build a good relationship through learning about culture etiquettes and strategies to handle yourself in a foreign
culture. After all, learning Mandarin Chinese is for communication and communication is about building rapport with Chinese speakers.

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Offered through

New Beginning Language Centre