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This is a general Chinese group course designed for all levels. You can start any Monday (except for beginners: see dates). 20 lessons per week, i.e. 4 lessons in the morning from Monday to Friday that leave you free in the afternoon to discover the Chinese culture and the city.

This is a 20 morning-lesson standard course combined with 10 private afternoon lessons per week. The private lessons allow you to go thoroughly into grammar or any of your weak points. You can also choose to study different topics according to your level and in agreement with your teacher.

As you know, one doesn't negotiate in English with Chinese partners. This course is ideally designed for you if your company is doing business with China or if you need to live or travel in China for your job. In addition to the 20 weekly morning standard lessons, you will attend 10 additional afternoon lessons that will meet your specific business language needs. These lessons are very practical, realistic and flexible to adjust to your line of business. Your teacher, very experienced, will use case studies, role-plays, formal presentations and simulations to help you acquire the vocabulary and the ease to negotiate in Chinese in your specific field.

This is a private course designed for those who wish to make the most of their Chinese course and learn at their own pace. Depending on your expectations, you can either apply for a 20, 25 or 30 private lesson course.

China's Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi , also known as HSK is a Chinese Proficiency Test, designed and developed by the HSK Centre of Beijing Language and Culture University to assess the Chinese language proficiency of non-native speakers. If you wish to take the HSK test , this course is especially designed for you! 8 HSK preparation lessons per week (i.e. 2 afternoon lessons 4 days a week) during which you will be trained to the exam tests. This course must be coupled to morning classes such as the standard course.

This Study & Internship program combines a minimum 4 week Standard Group Chinese Study program followed up with a minimum 8 week Internship Work Experience placement in the community.

All internship opportunities will work in partnership with local people in a variety of community-based projects.

This unique program offers exciting hands-on work opportunities, meaningful cultural immersion, and an enriching language program.

After the minimum 4 week study program, there is an 8 week minimum internship placement in a business or organization in one of the following fields:

Tourism & Hotel Management
International Business & Banking
Language Teacher (English)
Other fields on request

For more information about this program, contact us!


Class Schedule & Information

Study from 2 weeks to 6 months or more for students of all ages (18 and older).
Class-Hour: Each lesson lasts 50 minutes.
Class Times: 4 lessons each morning
AM 9 am - 10.40 |10 min break | 10.50 - 12.30
PM 2 pm - 3.40 |10 min break | 3.50 - 5.30
Groups: Small groups of 10 to 12 students maximum per class allowing individual attention and the opportunity for each person to actively participate during the lessons. Tutor classes one-on-one.
Levels: 7 levels from complete beginner to advanced levels.
Teachers: All our teachers, native speakers, are holders of a university degree. They are qualified and experienced in teaching Chinese as a foreign language at all levels.


Our Students

Our students come from many different countries. To give you an idea:
from Europe 50%
from the USA 20%
from Asia 20%
from South America 3%
from other countries 7%
They include all age adults: university students, teachers, business, government and international agency staff, and mature adults. Some earn credit, some work in-country or need to learn Chinese for work purposes, and others take courses for enrichment.


Group Course Levels

(Tutor classes available at all levels)

BEGINNER LEVEL You have never studied Mandarin Chinese. You will learn the grammar basics, Chinese phonetics as well as basic Chinese vocabulary to be able to build simple, everyday sentences.

POST BEGINNER You already know a few words or perhaps learned some Chinese years ago but have now forgotten most of it. To acquire a good basis, you will start again from the beginning with the grammar, Chinese phonetics and basic Chinese vocabulary.

ELEMENTARY LEVEL 1 and 2* You have learned some Chinese phonetics and a few words but you cannot express yourself. You will learn basic Chinese vocabulary, sentence structure and grammar using everyday topics. Phonetics, tone exercises and drills ensure that you learn the correct pronunciation and intonation from the very beginning.
*Level 2 is a little more advanced than level 1

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL 1 and 2* You have acquired elementary Chinese grammar and you can express yourself on general topics. This course goes thoroughly into grammar, more complex sentence structure and specific vocabulary. You will be able to express yourself better on everyday topics.
*Level 2 is a little more advanced than level 1

ADVANCED LEVEL You are able to hold a conversation and express your opinion. This course will help you improve your reading (newspapers), your listening comprehension (news broadcasts), and your conversational skills. It will broaden your vocabulary and strengthen the grammar structures.

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