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Mandarin Chinese

Online

Subject: Chinese

Our Mandarin Chinese courses can cover any of the following areas & be either as long or short as your budget & time constraints permit:

* Travel
* Business
* Hospitality and tourism – Communicating with inbound Chinese tourists
* General conversation
* Chinese culture training
* Medical
* Building friendship with Chinese people
* Speaking & listening
* Reading & writing
* Classes for children accompanied by adults – learn together!
* Tutoring for those undertaking formal Chinese...

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Our Mandarin Chinese courses can cover any of the following areas & be either as long or short as your budget & time constraints permit:

* Travel
* Business
* Hospitality and tourism – Communicating with inbound Chinese tourists
* General conversation
* Chinese culture training
* Medical
* Building friendship with Chinese people
* Speaking & listening
* Reading & writing
* Classes for children accompanied by adults – learn together!
* Tutoring for those undertaking formal Chinese studies elsewhere
* Singing of folk & popular Chinese songs
* Basic parenting Mandarin for Aussies adopting Chinese children

Mp3 learning tools:

Unless you have a chance to be regularly exposed to the pronunciation sounds of Mandarin, it can be rather difficult to learn. At China Lingua we help you to easily overcome this barrier by making Mp3 audio files of all core course content available, enabling you to use your Ipod/Mp3 to listen to actual Chinese people talking everyday whilst you drive, exercise, do your chores etc. Furthermore, all recorded phrases & dialogues are read in a pure Mandarin accent - and in a slow and easy to understand manner (bilingually presented) - by native Beijingers.

Course delivery modes & locations

1. Casual tuition at our language studios in Chatswood (Sydney) or Jesmond (Newcastle).
2. Outbound corporate tuition for individuals or small groups – we come to your office (conditions apply).
3. A mixture of phone, internet and face to face learning for time poor or remote students.
4. Corporate Mandarin training for beginners – active by Autumn 2010. We are Certificate IV TAA qualified and fully insured for all training. All enquiries welcome now!

No matter where you are located in Australia or which mode of learning you choose, our Mandarin speaking Australian director/trainer, Craig Louey, will be actively involved in mentoring, facilitating and accelerating your language learning and giving you ‘easy to get’ Aussie friendly explanations of key Mandarin concepts. This is the China Lingua edge: theory is taught by Mandarin savvy native English speakers with practical application being taught by native Mandarin speakers.

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This session is taught online

When

This is a self paced course. The course coordinator will contact you shortly after your enrollment to help you get started.

Where

Online
Location notes:

Australia wide online but have face to face teachers in Newcastle and Chatswood NSW too.

Type

  • 1:1 / Private Lessons,
  • Class / Group Sessions

Skill level

Beginner

Price: $42.00

 

Notes:

ONLINE AUSTRALIA WIDE VIA SKYPE/LIVE
$42 per hour for lessons with native Chinese speaking...

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Notes:

ONLINE AUSTRALIA WIDE VIA SKYPE/LIVE
$42 per hour for lessons with native Chinese speaking teachers only (nil Mandarin speaking Aussie).
$50 per hour for lessons with mixed Aussie and Chinese tandem teaching team.
Small surcharge if a business entity is invoiced.

Attend fortnightly instead of weekly lessons. Indeed, we find many busy professionals prefer this as it gives them time to practice between classes.

Mobile tuition to corporate customers:
Approx. $120 per hour but may be a little less or more depending on your office’s proximity to ours in Chatswood or Jesmond (Newcastle).

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The teachers

China Lingua makes Mandarin learning easier, more fun and is totally results focused in helping you meet your specific...

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China Lingua makes Mandarin learning easier, more fun and is totally results focused in helping you meet your specific China/Chinese language and culture goals!

We teach/train via skype or live messenger video (or audio if you don't have a camera) and classes are just like you are in a classroom with us, except you don't need to worry about all the hassle and cost of getting to lessons etc.

We have been training and tutoring all sorts of people in Mandarin professionally for five years and our students include politicians, business people, travellers to China, lawyers, journalists, tradies and labourers, people who have Chinese partners or love interests, kids, adopting parents, and many more.

Our unique system of learning involves a dual Aussie & Chinese husband and wife teaching team as follows:

- Craig Louey, a Mandarin speaking Australian who has majored in Chinese at UNSW, holds a Masters in Applied Linguistics, and is a Peking University author in China, explains Mandarin concepts to you in a really Aussie friendly way that only a native English speaker could. He will teach you short cuts and ways of getting your head around Mandarin to accelerate your learning.

-Even though an Aussie citizen nowadays, Yuli is a born and bred Beijinger and has accumulated a wealth of experience in teaching Westerners Mandarin over the last 15 years. She will imminently attain the official IPA (International certificate for teaching 'foreigners' Mandarin in China) certificate and as Beijingers generally have the most pure Mandarin accent, as Mandarin originated from Beijing, you will be learning standard and authentic pronunciation from the very beginning!

-If you opt to have the tandem teaching approach, then initially Craig and Yuli will teach you about 50/50 of the early classes. You'll feel relaxed and really encouraged by their friendly, sensitive and indivualised teaching approach. Later as you progress, you can increase native Chinese speaker exposure and switch to Yuli (or our other native Mandarin speaking teachers) classes only.

-For a slightly more budget option, for those who don't feel the need for the tandem Aussie-Chinese teacher approach, lessons can be taken with Yuli or other other native Chinese speaking teachers from the very beginning. It's all up to you!

- We can structure you course to either be more short-term travel focused, or teach you conversational Chinese which is a much more thorough course aimed at being able to cultivate good relationships with Chinese people. Of course, for some students who require it, we provide a balanced proportion of both courses.

- All course content will either have audio content available via China Books or we will provide our own company's self-produced audio products at a very economical price. Whatever, when you are learning Mandarin it is essential to have audio products to expose yourself to everyday, not to mention actual Chinese people to talk to if that is possible too!

We are an Australian company and provide tax invoices for all lessons and of course many of our students can claim these pending their accountant's advice.

We hope to meet you soon!

Craig and Yuli

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China Lingua