Entry Beginner Course

  • Specialised Total Fluency Course for complete beginners

  • Speak Chinese Confidently from Day One

  • Small group class of 4-8ppl, fun and friendly

  • Affordable price at £15 / hour (2 hrs/lesson)

  • Choose weekday evenings or weekends to suit your schedule

  • Flexible policy for pre-booked holidays and catch up lessons
  • Satisfaction Guaranteed refund policy applicable

  • Free Phone App & PPT for your Study on the Go

Exciting Beginning – Most Popular Complete Beginner Mandarin Training in London!

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Course Name Time Option Start / End Price Location Details
Entry Beginner Thursday June #1923 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm Jun 13 – Aug 15, 2019 £30/Lesson x 10 Lessons Bank/Monument
Entry Beginner Thursday July #1926 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm Jul 04 –   Sep 05, 2019 £30/Lesson x 10 Lessons Charing Cross
Entry Beginner Wednesday July #1927 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm Jul 17 – Sep 18, 2019 £30/Lesson x 10 Lessons Bank/Monument
Intensive Entry Saturday July #1928 Saturday 10:00-12:00pm, 1:00-3:00pm Jul 13 – Aug 10, 2019 £60/Lesson x 5 Lessons Bank/Monument
Entry Beginner Thursday August #1931 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm Aug 1 – Oct 3, 2019 £30/Lesson x 10 Lessons Bank/Monument
Intensive Entry Saturday August #1930 Saturday 10:00-12:00pm, 1:00-3:00pm Aug 03 – Aug 31, 2019 £60/Lesson x 5 Lessons Bank/Monument
Entry Beginner Wednesday August #1933 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm Aug 14 – Oct 16, 2019 £30/Lesson x 10 Lessons Bank/Monument
Intensive Entry Saturday  #1932 Saturday 10:00-12:00pm, 1:00-3:00pm Aug 17 – Sep 14, 2019 £60/Lesson x 5 Lessons Bank/Monument
Course Name Time Option Start / End Price Location Details
Intensive Entry Saturday April #1916 Saturday 10:00-12:00pm, 1:00-3:00pm Mar 30 – May 04, 2019 £60/Lesson x 5 Lessons Bank/Monument
Entry Beginner Tuesday April #1917 Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm Apr 09 – Jun 18, 2019 £30/Lesson x 10 Lessons Charing Cross
Entry Beginner Monday April #1918 Monday 6:30-8:30pm Apr 29 – Jul 15, 2019 £30/Lesson x 10 Lessons Bank/Monument
Intensive Entry Saturday May #1919 Saturday 10:00-12:00pm, 1:00-3:00pm May 11 – Jun 08, 2019 £60/Lesson x 5 Lessons Bank/Monument
Entry Beginner Tuesday May #1920 Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm May 14 – Jul 16, 2019 £30/Lesson x 10 Lessons Bank/Monument
Entry Beginner Wednesday May #1921 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm May 22 – Jul 24, 2019 £30/Lesson x 10 Lessons Charing Cross
Intensive Entry Saturday June #1924 Saturday 10:00-12:00pm, 1:00-3:00pm Jun 08 – Jul 06, 2019 £60/Lesson x 5 Lessons Bank/Monument

How to Start Learning Chinese?

Speak Mandarin confidently from Day One with the help of Practical Mandarin

Our Guarantee to You

  • Everyone can speak Mandarin in the perfect 4 tones with our effective Tune it Right pronunciation training!

  • A little secret – do you know that there are only 409 syllables in this entire language?!

  • Speaking Mandarin might be one of the most rewarding experience you will have! Especially the step from 0 to 1!

  • Open your mind to a fascinating new language & culture! Think food, tea, business, even karaoke!

What & How Will You Learn?

  • Phonetic Perfect

  • Self Introduction Confidence

  • Travel Survival Skills

  • Business Survival Skills

  • Culture Awareness 

  • Level 2 – Daily Conversing

  • Level 3 – Story Telling

  • Level 4 – Discover & Debate

  • Level 5 – Society, Culture & Literature

  • Level 6 – Proficient Mandarin Expert

  • MBA Equivalent – Advanced Business Mandarin

Intensive training to get your pronunciation sorted, speaking correctly and enhance listening comprehension

Start to use Mandarin engaging in a conversation, use available vocabularies to achieve communication target

Learn updated cultural aspects, avoid pitfalls and stereotyping, be known as a cultured professional

Enhance your reading comprehension skills, turn the language input into real life role play output

Learn vocabularies and characters in an effective way, understand properly to strengthen memories

Get a clear no jargon explanation from our experienced teachers, understand it, use it and tackle it!

Total vocabularies: 150 words

Total sentences: 100 useful sentences & phrases

Total characters: 50 Essential Characters & Character Formation 5 Series

Lesson 1: Your First Chinese Greetings

Lesson 2: How to Introduce Yourself

Lesson 3: How to Introduce Others

Lesson 4: Talk about Your Family

Lesson 5: Talk about Your Job

Lesson 6: How to Give Compliments

Lesson 7: How to Tell & Take Contact Details

Lesson 8: How to Tell Your Daily Schedule

Lesson 9: How to Make an Invitation

Lesson 10: Total Contextual Conversation Flow Review and Graduation Test

Student Success

After 38 Hours of Study…

Inside our Beginner Class

Culture Immersion

Fun & Engaging Class

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Bank / Monument / London Bridge

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Frequently Asked Questions

It’s easy to learn Mandarin as a beginner, as you will be learning the very simple phonetic system, which composes only 490 syllabus! That’s why our Beginner students are the most proud of their achievements of their 0 to 1 step in just 10 to 20 lessons.

In your future total language skill training, it gets more challenging. But we know how to help you get there in each step.

Good question! If you are taking a part time learning approach with PM, we say 80 lessons upon completion of Intermediate course to achieve daily fluency. That could be 80 weeks or shorter if you chose to start with intensive beginner courses.

For an independent speaker level of fluency, we say two years upon completion of Upper Intermediate course. Be a good student, and we will get you there!

You can find the curriculum of each course on the respective course page online.

Each course we are using a textbook to set the curriculum, currently it’s Discover China for Beginner courses, and HSK Standard textbooks for Level 2 onwards, BCT Chinese for Business courses, and in house developed material for Advanced Business course, and all other short courses.

Of course not! Textbooks just help PM to set the curriculum.

In our classes, you will spend 80% of the learning time practising your language fluency skills with our training modules. Presentations, videos, activities, worksheets, and games are designed into our teaching plans, our classes are Students Centred.

PM’s philosophy is language is for communication, via adopting active learning, tasked based training approach.

Each level has different training modules to reflect the language skills in use. Beginner is foundation and survival context, Elementary is conversation flow, Intermediate is story telling, Upper Intermediate is independent speaker fluency.

On the Book a Course section, you can see a list of courses we schedule to start in the month, if you are looking for courses for one or two months ahead, check at the other tabs. If you want to see the details of the course, click on the BOOK button to go to a product page, where you can also make booking to reserve your seat in the course.

Our main center is in the City, close to Monument statin by the river, where our headoffice team works from. We hold 70% of our classes here for all levels.

The other center is near Charing Cross, with an excellent transport links, and very close to China Town! This venue will suit students working and living in the west.

We are also in the process of setting up a third center in Canary Wharf to run our Business Chinese courses.

We run our Total Fluency group classes Monday to Thursday evenings between 6:30pm to 8:30pm, and all day Saturdays.

If the timing for our group classes do not suit you, you might like to consider private tutoring. We have tutors available any time, seven days a week.

Our lessons are priced at £30 per two hour lesson, each course is either 10 or 12 lessons, you do the math. Advanced HSK 5 and 6, and Business classes are priced at £36 per two hour lesson.

It’s a course subscription model, ie we don’t accept pay-as-you-go, you will need to subscribe to a term of the course, either 10 or 12 lessons. If you join an ongoing course after its start date, you just need to subscribe for the remaining lessons.

We know sometimes life got in the way. So don’t worry, with any group classes that you missed you will be able to attend a FREE mark up lesson with a different group (subject to availability).

Alternative options would be private make up lessons via Skype or One to One, or home study with teaching material provided. What’s more, our online platform will be opened to students next year.