Conversational Mandarin Course
Singapore is a special place. Everyone speaks English, yet in many situations, Singaporeans choose speak Mandarin to each other. If you’ve come to work or study in Singapore, you can’t help but feel awkward around local colleagues, classmates and friends at times. And while Singaporean Chinese tend to be really considerate and will speak English whenever you’re part of the conversation, you’d wish they didn’t to always need make all that effort for you. It makes you feel like an outsider.
That’s exactly what our conversational Mandarin course is designed to help you do.
Focus of the course
When you see a Chinese word written in normal letters, how do you pronounce it? With this skill you can use a travel dictionary and make yourself understood.
We prioritize those situations that are likely to happen very frequently, so that you can start putting your newly acquired conversation skills to the test immediately. You likely order food a couple of times a day. And food is a great conversation starter. This is just one example of regularly recurring situations, whether in Singapore or in China.
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"I enjoyed what I learned and use it to speak with colleagues, taxi drivers, and even local shopkeepers! Understanding Mandarin lets me get to know Singapore and its people better."
"My trainer has perfectly understood this and found the right mix between fundamental teaching and exchanges about China culture, history or geography."
Etiquette and culture:
Even if you know how to say things in Chinese, it can be tricky to know what to say. A straight translation from English to Mandarin is often not going to be very helpful without understanding the cultural context. That is why our Chinese conversation course adds context whenever a topic is covered.
Now the question on your mind is probably, do I need to learn Chinese characters in this course? No. We think it’s more effective to learn basic conversation first, which is quicker to achieve.
That’s why we don’t cover any Chinese writing or reading in these 6 levels of Conversational Mandarin. If you have the ambition to read and write, it is included in our business Chinese course.
"Yi Mandarin gives the class the opportunity to improve their vocabulary and to understand the syntax connection. Mandarin is very complicated to learn to speak and require plenty of practice but with sufficient time and effort, Yi Mandarin’s method is very beneficial."
"I would have no hesitation in recommending Yi Mandarin to other prospective students – Quality training at an affordable price!"
You can be assured that our course price is not the lowest in Singapore. Why? We know your time is limited, and you’re likely taking this course on top of a heavy day-to-day schedule.
That’s why we choose to maximize the quality of your valuable time in many ways:
- Small group instruction for maximum personal relevance
- Only experienced, tried and tested Chinese teachers.
- The best curriculum to give you progress from day 1!
Now, all of this may sound great, but we realize that we can never truly believe us unless you experience it first hand. That’s why we strongly recommend you to take a free trial class with us before signing up for the course.
To set a convenient date for your trial class (or ask any question), simply contact us!