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Beginner Mandarin 1 – Survival 101

April 9 @ 7:00 pm - June 18 @ 8:30 pm

£40 – £410

Our April courses are online so you don’t need to worry about Coronavirus disruptions and with the lower online price you can stretch your learning further!

Course Overview

This course focuses primarily on helping you, as a beginner, to acquire basic conversational skills across a range of survival topics. These are your realistic expectations:

  • Master Pin-yin pronunciation, so you can pronounce people’s names, cities and signs properly!
  • Sail through basic conversations in Mandarin with ordinary Chinese people. You’ll be able to  exchange basic greetings, share and ask personal information such as name, job, home, nationality, your daily routine, and order food and drink items
  • String simple sentences together with new-found confidence
  • Grapple successfully with Chinese grammar (sentence structure)
  • Join in a fun cultural immersion activity at the end of the course to practice your Mandarin with native Chinese speakers!
  • Develop strong conversation, listening and pronunciation skills
  • Gain a basic understanding of how Chinese characters work, learn a small range of basic Chinese characters

Course Outline

Typical topics in this course include:

  • Pinyin and tones!
  • Hello and good bye
  • Everyday greetings
  • Introducing yourself, occupation and nationality (and asking others!)
  • Introducing your family
  • Introducing your friends
  • Numbers, dates and days of the week
  • Your daily schedule and making plans with others
  • Ordering simple food & drinks
  • We’ll take a field trip to a Chinese restaurant – order your meal with a native Chinese person!
  • Cultural insights: greeting etiquette, numbers and their implications in life and business, Chinese dining etiquette
  • Chinese characters: how to make sense of them?!, recognising common structures, how to write them, learn a small range of basic characters


Please order the textbook here so that you can be ready when the course starts!
Mastering Chinese1 Paperback (Palgrave Master Series (Languages))

Who Is the Course Suitable For?

Pay in 3 instalments

Split your payment into 3 equal parts via Direct Debit (with a nominal £4 fee). The first instalment will be taken when you place your order. Just email info@china-unbound.co.uk and we’ll set it up for you!

What Else?

  • Small online classes of no more than 4 people
  • Free lesson recordings so you’ll never miss a lesson
  • Fun immersive lessons to help you speak from day one
  • Short lessons (1.5 hours) so you can remain focused – do less but remember more!
  • Satisfaction Guaranteed!No quibble refunds available if you are not completely satisfied

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Start Date
9 April 2020
End Date
18 June 2020
Start Time
7:00 pm
End Time
8:30 pm
10 weeks, Thursdays
£40 – £410


Online - live streaming


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