Group Courses 2017-05-22T19:53:42+00:00

Find the Course & the Class that Works for You

We run our Chinese courses in a small 4-8 ppl group designed to suit your interests, to help each student progress and practice in a dynamic class.

Entry Beginner

Exciting Start for Complete Beginners!

Enjoy Learning & On Route to the First Milestone

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Advanced Beginner

First Milestone - HSK Level 1

Keep learning & Achieving Milestones

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Elementary

Second Milestone - HSK Level 2

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Intermediate

Third Milestone - HSK Level 3

Keep learning & Achieving Milestones

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Upper Intermediate

Become an Independent Fluent Speaker

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Advanced / Business

Use Chinese in 360 Degree in life & at work

Business Beginner

Use your Chinese & Culture Awareness to Build Rapport

Rewarding Professional Development & Learning

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Company Group Course

Beginner Business Lite & Culture Course

Fun & Inspiring Course to Broaden your Horizon

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Private Tutoring

100% Designed for you to Achieve Personal Goal Effectively

Private Bespoke Training to Suit your Need

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Welcome to Start a new Beginner course or Join a ongoing fluency course with us any time during the term!

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TimeAvailable Courses
Monday to Thursday Weekday Evenings Courses

After Work 6:30-8:30pm

Entry Beginner

Advanced Beginner

Elementary

Saturday Daytime CoursesIntensive Entry Beginner

Intensive Advanced Beginner

Elementary

7 Days a Week AnytimePrivate Tutoring

At Your Premises

TimeAvailable Courses
Monday to Friday Lunch Time Course or Evening CourseBusiness Chinese 2 to 1 

Company Group Course

7 Days a Week AnytimePrivate Tutoring

Our Courses are designed to be in line with HSK Proficiency Levels

It’s very important for students to learn Chinese at managed pace and scale, Practical Mandarin is the only independent School in London who offers courses from Complete Beginner to Level 1 – Level 6

Entry Beginner Mandarin Course Syllabus

This course is for students who aim to take up learning Mandarin Chinese at a manageable pace. If you are:

  • Committed for 1-3 months learning
  • Complete beginner or learn casually before some words and expressions
  • Would like to build up a base level towards future fluency in Chinese
  • Aim to get HSK (Chinese Proficiency Test) Level One Certificate in 3-6 months

 

What Will You Learn?

  • Phonetics

You will learn how to pronounce every single possible Chinese words within the first 6 weeks!

We will train you in four tones, you will sound lovely!

You will sing in Chinese too!

  • Contexts & Sentences

You will learn words and sentences from the topics below to enable your initial stage of conversing in Chinese!

  1. Greetings
  2. Introducing yourself in social or business settings
  3. Talking about occupations
  4. Numbers and prices, telephone numbers
  5. Telling time and date
  6. Talking about daily activities
  7. Making an appointment
  8. Shopping and bargain prices
  9. Ordering food and drinks
  10. Expressing your opinions
  • Vocabulary & Characters

With your time investing in the class and your home study, you will learn about 100 spoken vocabularies; read the first Essential 100 characters, and make 200 sentences on your own to express yourself.

  • Culture & Business Etiquette

During this course, we will bring to you some insightful culture observations about Chinese social ranking, how to exchange business cards, punctuality in the Chinese society, how to drive a bargain, where to sit in a round table dinner etc.

Call 020 3637 2335 or Email [email protected] to join the best Mandarin courses in London designed for professionals. 

 Advanced Beginner Mandarin Course Details

This class is for students who aim to get into the next level of Beginner study, and to achieve HSK Official Level 1 in their Chinese learning, is for who:

  • Has completed our Entry Beginner course
  • Or have studied Chinese for 1-6 months before, have the right command of the knowledge to start with the group
  • Would like to make progress in Chinese for daily communication
  • Aim to get HSK (Chinese Proficiency Test) Level One Certificate by finishing the course

What Will You Learn?

  • Speaking

You will sound better and better each week. We sometimes make recording in the class for you to hear back how you sound in Chinese! Students love that!

You will do speaking exercises a lot more in class, and asked to do presentations as homework too!

  • Making a dialogue in contexts

You will learn words and sentences from the topics below to enable your further stage of conversing in Chinese!

  1. Shopping and bargaining
  2. Describing people’s appearances
  3. Asking about directions and places
  4. Talking about your house
  5. Renting a place or booking a hotel in China
  6. Arranging an event
  7. Talking about types of transport
  8. Talking about hobbies
  9. Talking about holiday plans
  10. Giving a gift to your Chinese friends
  • Vocabulary & Characters

With your time investing in the class and your home study, you will get your vocabulary up to 250 spoken vocabulary, read up to 200 characters.

You will start to be able to text in Chinese with your smart phone or computer!

  • Culture & Business Etiquette

During this course, we will bring to you some insightful culture observations about modesty of Chinese people, family and friendship values, how we celebrate Birthdays, Chinese gifting culture etc.

  • HSK Level One Test Training

Our curriculum is carefully planned to fit in line with the Chinese Proficiency Levels – HSK. Upon completing this course, we would have trained you all you need to take HSK Level One Test.

We have confidence to help you past the test and proudly get the certificate on your wall or on your CV to mark your milestones.

Call 020 3637 2335 or Email [email protected] to join the best Mandarin courses in London designed for professionals. 

Elementary Mandarin Course Details

This class is for students who have 3-6 months of study formally, or who:

  • Have a vocabulary of over 200 words
  • Can read up to 100 characters or can read and understand Pinyin
  • Have the knowledge of grammar and sentence structure to communicate in basic topics
  • Plan to take HSK Level 2 test and / or Speaking Beginner Test

 

What Will You Learn?

  • Speaking

This is a great level to take on more vocabulary and really learn to conduct a dialogue in more practical situations.

You will be doing a lot of conversational practise in class, and you will start to interpret sentences in the right Chinese way, and write small paragraphs to read to the class.

  • Making a dialogue in contexts

You will learn words and sentences from some of the topics below to enable your further stage of conversing in Chinese!

  1. Making a booking at a hotel
  2. Checking into a hotel
  3. Talking about regional weather, temperature, and seasons
  4. Talking about your home and rooms in the house
  5. Paying visits to your Chinese friend’s house
  6. Asking or giving directions
  7. Reading Chinese signs
  8. Talking about your holiday and the scenery of a place
  9. Talking about illness
  10. Visiting the hospital and getting help
  11. Visiting the bank / post office and getting help
  12. Describing someone’s appearances or characters
  • Vocabulary & Characters

With your time investing in the class and your home study, you will get your vocabulary up to 500 spoken vocabulary, read about 250 characters.

If your character reading is behind, don’t worry. Different student prioritize their study differently, if you want to learn more about speaking and listening, we will help you getting by with limited characters.

  • Culture & Business Etiquette

During this course, we will bring to you some insightful culture observations about making invitations or accepting invitations, Chinese gifting culture, the “GuanXi” elements in making business connections, etc.

  • HSK Level Two Test Training

Our curriculum is carefully planned to fit in line with the Chinese Proficiency Levels – HSK. Upon completing this course, we would have trained you all you need to take HSK Level Two Test.

We have confidence to help you past the test and proudly get the certificate on your wall or on your CV to mark your milestones.

Call 020 3637 2335 or Email [email protected] to join the best Mandarin courses in London designed for professionals. 

Intermediate Mandarin Course Details

This class is for students who have 6-18 month of study in a class, or who have lived and learnt in China for 3+ months:

  • Have a vocabulary of over 400 words
  • Can read up to 200 characters or able to read Pinyin
  • Capable of putting straight forward sentences together
  • Have a good command of speaking skills or looking to improve speaking

 

What Will You Learn?

  • Speaking

This is the level that will take more time to progress into intermediate, as students will not only need to learn more vocabularies, and utilize them in more complex situations, such as calling a hotel in China to reserve a room? (Guess what? We’ve done that over Skype in class…)

  • Contexts & Sentences 

We are using the HSK Standard Course Book Level 3 to help you increase the level of vocabularies in contexts covering over 20 topics as below:

  1. 周末你有什么打算
  2. 他什么时候回来
  3. 桌子上放着很多饮料
  4. 她总是笑着跟客人说话
  5. 我最近越来越胖了
  6. 怎么突然找不到了
  7. 我跟她都认识五年了
  8. 你去哪儿我就去哪儿
  9. 她的汉语说得跟中国人一样好
  10. 数学比历史难多了
  11. 别忘了把空调关了
  12. 把重要的东西放在我这儿吧
  13. 我是走回来的
  14. 你把水果拿过来
  15. 其他都没什么问题
  16. 我现在累得下了班就想睡觉
  17. 谁都有办法看好你的“病”
  18. 我相信他们会同意的
  19. 你没看出来吗
  20. 我被他影响了
  • Vocabulary & Characters

With your time investing in the class and your home study, you will get your vocabulary up to 800 spoken vocabulary, read about 400 characters.

If your character reading is behind, don’t worry. Different student prioritize their study differently, if you want to learn more about speaking and listening, we will help you getting by with limited characters.

  • Culture & Business Etiquette

During this course, we will bring to you some insightful culture observations about making invitations or accepting invitations, Chinese gifting culture, the “GuanXi” elements in making business connections, etc.

  • HSK Level Three Test Training

Our curriculum is carefully planned to fit in line with the Chinese Proficiency Levels – HSK. Upon completing this course, we would have trained you all you need to take HSK Level Three Test.

We have confidence to help you past the test and proudly get the certificate on your wall or on your CV to mark your milestones.

Call 020 3637 2335 or Email [email protected] to join the best Mandarin courses in London designed for professionals. 

Upper Intermediate Mandarin Course Details

This class is for students who have 1-4 years of study, or have lived and learned in China or a good amount of time, or able to speak Cantonese already:

  • Have a vocabulary of over 800 words
  • Can read up to 400 characters or just Pinyin
  • Have passed HSK 3 or on the level of HSK 4
  • Fairly proficient and capable of conducting a conversation with a native speaker

 

What Will You Learn?

  • HSK Standard Course Level 4 

The biggest benefit of integrating HSK structure into our course is we make sure students are learning vocabularies and expressions on a manageable process, most words are in the more frequently used  list for fluent speakers, most characters are within the Essential 1000 characters for literacy.

  • Customized Material & Interactive media

Your teacher will customize each lesson with interactive media, either videos online, current affairs or hot topics, news about China, documentaries etc

  • Vocabulary & Characters

With your time investing in the class and your home study, you will get your vocabulary up to 1200 spoken vocabulary, read about 1000 characters.

If your character reading is behind, don’t worry. Different student prioritize their study differently, if you want to learn more about speaking and listening, we will help you getting by with limited characters.

  • HSK Level Four Test Training

Our curriculum is carefully planned to fit in line with the Chinese Proficiency Levels – HSK. Upon completing this course, we would have trained you all you need to take HSK Level Four Test.

We have confidence to help you past the test and proudly get the certificate on your wall or on your CV to mark your milestones.

Call 020 3637 2335 or Email [email protected] to join the best Mandarin courses in London designed for professionals. 

Advanced Proficiency Course

This class is for students who is already an Independent Mandarin speaker, or who

  • Can converse with native speakers in most social context
  • Are literate in Chinese characters, can read up to 1000 characters
  • Has passed HSK Level 4 or onward

Study Content

  • Learning Objective
  • To gear towards academic and professional text study
  • To learn more vocabularies and build a stronger vocabulary bank
  • To be able to tell explicit and implicit difference between use of words
  • To prepare towards HSK 5
  • Customized Learning Material 

There will be a bit more academic and professional test to read in this course, but we will customize each lesson to be much more fun and interesting. Your tutor will design class learning PPT to bring interactive material for group discussion. Your tutor will bring stories to bridge your learning gap with the very Chinese stuff.

  • Vocabulary & Characters

With your time investing in the class and your home study, you will get your vocabulary up to 2500 spoken vocabulary, read about 1500 characters.

If your character reading is behind, don’t worry. Different student prioritize their study differently, if you want to learn more about speaking and listening, we will help you getting by with limited characters.

Call 020 3637 2335 or Email [email protected] to join the best Mandarin courses in London designed for professionals. 

Advanced Business Course

This class is for students who is quite fluent in Mandarin, but need to learn more specific business related vocabularies for business occasions, it will suit you if you

  • Basically fluent for daily social communications
  • Literate with a basic of 600 characters
  • Has passed HSK Level 3, ideally 4 or on the Level of HSK 4

学习内容

  • Learning Objectives
  1. To understand Mandarin at work
  2. To converse in a professional way
  3. To learn profession-specific vocabularies
  • Customized Learning Material

In this course, most learning material will be customized to the class. Your tutor will get inspiration from the students in the class, to develop lessons based on the students’ interest. You will learn through business case studies or current news online.

Though the class will also follow the text book of New Silk Road Advanced Business, your tutor will not follow strictly with the book, but to control based on the practicality of the texts.

  • Characters

If your character reading is behind, don’t worry. Different student prioritize their study differently, if you want to learn more about speaking and listening, we will help you getting by with limited characters.

Call 020 3637 2335 or Email [email protected] to join the best Mandarin courses in London designed for professionals.