About the course
Dynamic, engaging and interactive way to learn the basics of Mandarin Chinese – the 4 series Survival Chinese workshop is designed for newcomers and visitors to China and for those who need basic Chinese language skills to get by in daily situations. Taught by dedicated teachers with the goal to send you out with the knowledge of the four tones, pinyin, basic words and local expressions, along with giving you some useful cultural tips and tricks! Students are encouraged to speak and practice during the class as much as possible to prepare them for real-life situations!
Workshop 1 - Small Talk: It all starts with Ni Hao… With the Small Talk Workshop learn the basics how to introduce yourself, ask basic information about people and a few cultural tips!
Workshop 2 – Ordering Food: Reading a Chinese menu card is one of the key skills one can master while being in China. Learn how to read a menu, order food and make sure you get what you want without MSG or other frequently added ingredients!
Workshop 3 – Getting Around Beijing: Learn the essential vocabulary of getting around Beijing, ordering a taxi and asking and receiving directions.
Workshop 4 – Shopping: You cannot imagine daily Beijing life without having to bargain in local markets and stores. With this workshop you will learn the vocabulary and tips and tricks to get you a good deal!
Saturdays 10.00 – 11.50 ( 2 x 50 minute lesson sessions with a 10 minute break in-between)
The fee for each session is 150RMB payable in advance, or you can purchase the complete course of 4 sessions for 500RMB. Bring a friend and each of you pays only 100 RMB per session! See our terms and conditions before signing up.
To apply fill out our online application form and one of our course advisors will be in touch within the next 24 hours. Otherwise, contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org or apply directly at the Culture Yard. For more information, arrange an appointment with one of our course advisors or visit our office during opening hours (09.00-20.00, 7 days a week).