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July 2019

Discovering China at the British Museum (Part 1): The roots of Chinese civilisation

July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm
British Museum, The British Museum Back Entrance, Montague Place, Bloomsbury
London, WC1E 7JW United Kingdom
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£10.00

Overview China prides herself on over 5,000 years of history and China Unbound has designed a special tour that walks you through every successive dynasty and shows you the history, culture and customs for each. In part 1 of the tour, we will travel back through time from Neolithic China (around 3,000 BC) and discover the fundamental principles of Chinese culture. Looking at key objects and the interesting facts surrounding them, you will learn about the progression of craftsmanship techniques which were used in…

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Discovering China at the British Museum (Part 2): The evolution of trade and political relationships

July 26 @ 7:05 pm - 8:00 pm
British Museum, The British Museum Back Entrance, Montague Place, Bloomsbury
London, WC1E 7JW United Kingdom
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£10.00

Overview Interested in Chinese history, culture and traditions? In part 2 of our tour,  we will discover how the evolution of the political, economic and social system of China resulted in the country slowly opening up to the Western culture. As superbly-crafted Chinese artefacts started being exported to neighbouring countries and even to the Mediterranean area through “silk roads”, China got exposed to the influence of several different cultures, societies and religions. Moreover, as the diplomatic and bureaucratic system developed and became…

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September 2019

Intermediate Mandarin 2 – Speak with Fluency

September 9 @ 7:00 pm - November 11 @ 8:30 pm
4 Christopher St, London EC2A 2BS, 4 Christopher St
London, EC2A 2BS United Kingdom
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£40 - £430

Course Overview Able to talk with ease in most daily conversations with native speakers You’ll be reasonably competent in social situations, understanding others and expressing yourself! Able to describe routine experiences and situations in reasonable detail using appropriate adjectives and verbs independently We will cover interesting topics such as the Chinese New Year traditions, Chinese regional cuisines, habits and customs of addressing each other appropriately, Chinese weddings, dating(!), visiting a Chinese family as a guest and gift giving Understanding of…

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Beginner Mandarin 1 – Survival 101

September 9 @ 7:00 pm - November 11 @ 8:30 pm
4 Christopher St, London EC2A 2BS, 4 Christopher St
London, EC2A 2BS United Kingdom
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£40 - £430

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…

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Beginner Mandarin 2 – Survival Plus

September 10 @ 7:00 pm - November 12 @ 8:30 pm
4 Christopher St, London EC2A 2BS, 4 Christopher St
London, EC2A 2BS United Kingdom
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£40 - £430

Overview This is the second part of the Beginner level course. We will continue to help you acquire essential conversational skills across a range of frequently encountered topics. Understand and communicate more effectively with Chinese people about basic personal information, such as age, contact details and daily routines Start to make simple social conversations in Mandarin such as - travel plans, leisure activities, ordering a drink, and making arrangements to go out with Chinese friends or business contacts A fun…

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Beginner Mandarin 3 – More than surviving!

September 10 @ 7:00 pm - November 12 @ 8:30 pm
4 Christopher St, London EC2A 2BS, 4 Christopher St
London, EC2A 2BS United Kingdom
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£40 - £430

Overview You will build on a much broader vocabulary and embark on more ambitious conversations across a far wider range of real-life scenarios. Great expectations! Understand and engage more effectively in good daily conversations with Chinese people - such as buying things at a shop, ordering food and drinks, talking about needs and wants, and chatting about the weather in Mandarin! Get around with basic travel phrases - getting around public transport, getting tickets at the train station and asking for directions Start to…

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Intermediate Mandarin 3 – Speak with Confidence

September 11 @ 7:00 pm - November 13 @ 8:30 pm
4 Christopher St, London EC2A 2BS, 4 Christopher St
London, EC2A 2BS United Kingdom
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£40 - £430

Course Overview You’ll develop more competence in most daily conversations with native speakers – you’ll be able to describe more routine experiences and situations in reasonable detail using appropriate adjectives and verbs independently We will cover interesting topics such as the Chinese opera and drama performance, Chinese Calligraphy and painting (how to ask for usage of things), history and the current situation of Siheyuan, the Five Sacred Mountains, Yangtze and Yellow River of China, Chinese minorities and common costume phrases…

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Advanced Mandarin – HSK 4 Part 2

September 11 @ 7:00 pm - November 13 @ 8:30 pm
4 Christopher St, London EC2A 2BS, 4 Christopher St
London, EC2A 2BS United Kingdom
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£40 - £510

Course Overview Building on our HSK 4 (part 1) course, this course will continue to help you acquire a richer use of the Chinese language and develop a good understanding of advanced level words used in everyday life, business, books and reports: Have deeper conversations about everyday life experiences and opinions, such as attitudes to work and making money, managing time and projects effectively, shopping for quality vs quantity, criteria for buying decisions Use more advanced, elaborate adjectives, verbs, colloquialisms…

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Advanced Mandarin – HSK 4 Part 3

September 11 @ 7:00 pm - November 13 @ 8:30 pm
4 Christopher St, London EC2A 2BS, 4 Christopher St
London, EC2A 2BS United Kingdom
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£40 - £510

Course Overview Building on our HSK 4 (part 2) course, this course will continue to help you acquire a richer use of the Mandarin language like a native Chinese speaker and develop good understanding of advanced words used in everyday life, business, books and reports: Have deeper conversations about everyday topics such as – expressing opinion about price vs quality, the benefits of green food, describing promotions and sales, describing illness, smoking and health, and how to maintain a healthy…

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Intermediate Mandarin 1 – Speak with Ease

September 12 @ 7:00 pm - November 21 @ 8:30 pm
4 Christopher St, London EC2A 2BS, 4 Christopher St
London, EC2A 2BS United Kingdom
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£40 - £430

Overview You’ll expand your Mandarin to more challenging daily life topics, with richer details and increased fluency. Enjoy travelling to China with more independence – learn how to check in to a hotel, make specific requests, describe missing items and explain simple situations Start to expand beyond simple polite ‘information sharing’ to ‘chit chat’ conversations - expressing likes and dislikes, express conditions, opinion, reasoning, and making phone calls to family and business colleagues on basic routine matters Continue to primarily…

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