The Foreign Language Center

Mandarin

Why should I learn Mandarin?

If you are taking a vacation to China and other locales around Asia,  you will be able to communicate

with the locals.

Communicate with a family member.

Widen your career options. Mandarin is growing as the language to know for businesses.

The global market revolves around the Asian market; therefore, Mandarin is essential.

Mandarin is an excellent gateway language to other Asian languages.

 

How long will it take for me to learn the language?

The timeline to learn languages is different for each person. It depends on: 

If you know other languages.

How much do you really want to learn the language?

How much effort you put into it.

 

Who speaks Mandarin?

Mandarin is an official language of the United Nations.

Mandarin is the official language of the following countries:

People's Republic of China 

Republic of China

Singapore

Locations where Mandarin is utilized in high numbers, due to the large influx of immigration, but not considered official:

Brunei

Indonesia

Laos

Malaysia

Mongolia

Philippines

Russia

Taiwan

Thailand

United Kingdom

United States

Chinese (Mandarin & Cantonese) form the 3rd most spoken language in the United States.

Vietnam

 

How many people speak Mandarin?

Approximately 848 million people in the world speak Mandarin.

Approximately  2,808,692 people in the United States speak Chinese (statistics contain Mandarin with Cantonese).

Mandarin is the first most spoken language in the world.

 

You already know some Mandarin words. Mandarin contributed a few words to the English language, for example some are: wushu, feng shui, gung-ho, yamen, etc.


*** The above figures came from Wikipedia

 

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Our Course Offerings for Adults & Children

Mandarin for Teens & Adults I

 

An Introductory course of basic Chinese for students with no background in Chinese. The purpose of this course is for students to speak, read, and write the Chinese alphabet at a basic level. The curriculum for entry-level Chinese in communicative skills covers the introduction to pronounciation, alphabet, fundamentals of Chinese grammar, and vocabulary. This course is the foundation for the following course, which will focus on daily exchanges.

Mandarin for Teens & Adults II

 

Continuation of the Introductory course of basic Chinese for students with no background in Chinese. The purpose of this course is for students to speak, read, and write Chinese at a basic level. The curriculum covers pronunciation, fundamentals of Chinese grammar, and vocabulary in depth. Topics include greetings, family affairs, numbers, and daily exchanges.

 

Course Objectives:

  • Carry out simple conversations in Chinese on a limited range of daily-life topics.

  • Demonstrate basic understanding of grammar rules in reading and writing.

    Although Teens and Adults

are grouped together in the following descriptions, there are seperate classes for the groups. The difference between the classes is the pacing of the class and some of the class activities are altered for the specific age group and interests.

BUILD YOUR OWN CLASS !

 

We are always looking for ideas for new classes. Contact us with any ideas you might have.

 

If you do not see the class you want, then build your own class. Tell us what you specific needs are and we will create a class around them. You will have one on one tutoring from our staff !!! 

 

Contact us for further details !

The ESL & TOEFL Associates ALSO OFFERS CULTURE & TRAVEL COURSES IN MANDARIN ! CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION! 

More classes will be offered as demand for Mandarin classes rises.

 

 

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