40 - 50 hours
Who is it for?
This course is aimed at all learners at any starting level. The number of language hours required and course length will vary depending on your current knowledge of the language, if any.
What is it about?
This course will enable you to speak and comprehend enough Mandarin – in relation to your business and personal interests – to make a communicative input when dealing with speakers of Mandarin.
You will develop pre-intermediate skills in general situations. In practical terms, you will be able to present yourself, your company, your interests, make basic contributions in meetings (whilst understanding its general content and direction), be at ease on a simple question-and-answer basis, and be ‘au fait’ with local social courtesies. In general situations, you will be able to make statements and observations, read common signs/notices/directions, and be capable of surviving comfortably whilst staying in a Mandarin speaking country.