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Mandarin Chinese in Birmingham

Today, China is the second-largest economy in the world and it doesn’t seem like it’s going to stop growing. Knowing Mandarin Chinese, then, offers you endless business opportunities in sectors like finance, IT, retail and education. It also allows you to communicate with more than 12 thousand Chinese people who live in Birmingham. If you decide to get started with this fantastic language, you can send Language Trainers a message and get a course designed for your needs and abilities.

Don’t let social distancing stop you from learning the language you have always wanted to learn. At Language Trainers, we offer interactive online Mandarin Chinese lessons with native-speaking instructors in Birmingham. Contact us to know more.

Why Study Chinese in Birmingham

For work: Learning how to speak Chinese can help you advance in your career, especially in the fields of International Business and Affairs and Marketing. Currently, companies such as InTouch Games, Zachary Daniels and Recruitment Genius are looking for candidates who are also Mandarin speakers. If you would like to know more about business relations between China and your city, you can always contact the Birmingham China Business Forum on Bradford Street. This organization tries to build awareness of these opportunities and holds annual events to foster collaboration between these two countries. Active since 2013, this business forum welcomes everyone who wants to work and collaborate with Chinese companies. Understanding Chinese can also come in handy when contacting the China-Britain Business Council on Harborne Road, an institution that collaborates with these countries’ governments and trade associations, providing support services to UK companies that desire to enter the Chinese market. Founded in 1954, this Business Council has been helping both UK companies develop and grow their business with China and Chinese companies expand and invest in the UK for more than 60 years.

For Social: If you are also interested in making new friends within the Chinese community in Birmingham, you can join the Mandarin English Exchange MeetUp group. With more than 125 members, they welcome both native Mandarin speakers and learners of the language so they can practise and get to know more about the Chinese culture. They meet every Wednesday and Friday to have some fun at a private location that is only disclosed to those who join the group. In this way, you can become a member of an international community with a local twist. Those more interested in attending Chinese spectacles with friends can also do so. Every two years, the dance troupe Shen Yun presents in Birmingham with brand-new productions that include ethnic dances, traditional costumes, and exquisite melodies in Chinese. Perhaps, after taking some classes with Language Trainers, you can try to meet the dancers and use some of the Chinese you have learned. 

For Culture:

If you wish to experience Chinese culture in Birmingham first-hand, you can visit Chinatown, located just five minutes walk from New Street Station. The neighbourhood started to be built in the 1960s, and its architecture is predominantly Chinese. Most of the businesses there are Chinese-owned, such as social clubs and restaurants. For example, you can visit the Wok Chi Oriental Kitchen on High Street and get a taste of their oriental kitchen. You can also go to the Chung Ying Central Bar & Restaurant on Colmore Row. Established in 1987, this is one of the largest and most popular Chinese restaurants in the Midlands. Apart from reading menus in Mandarin, you can also attend some of the events the owners organize. You’ll be able to dance all night long or even sing along traditional Chinese songs to practise your Mandarin pronunciation!


Where to Learn Chinese in and around Birmingham

Why don’t you get started with Chinese today? It’s very easy to set up a meeting with one of our tutors at Language trainers. The teacher can go to your home or your workplace, as you prefer. If that does not suit you, you may also meet at a public place, such as the Library of Birmingham on Broad Street or nice coffee shops like 200 Degrees Coffee Shop (on Colmore Row) and Six Eight Kafe (On Curzon Street).

If you are not exactly based in Birmingham but live near the city, do not hesitate to contact us. We have wonderful tutors waiting to start teaching Chinese in Coventry, Dudley, West Bromwich, Walsall and Solihull.

Send us a message and get to know more about our Chinese courses in Birmingham. Let’s go, 们走 (Women zou ba)! If you have some knowledge of Mandarin, you can take our free Chinese level Test so we can gauge your abilities and offer you a course package tailored to your needs.

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1-on-1 General Mandarin Chinese Course in Birmingham

Our general one-on-one courses in Birmingham will help students improve their Mandarin Chinese level quickly and efficiently, whatever their needs. One of the most exciting aspects of our courses is that they are developed entirely around the needs of the students. The fact that we offer our Mandarin Chinese classes on a One-on-One basis means that you can learn the words and phrases you need in a comfortable and relaxed environment.

1-on-1 Business Mandarin Chinese Course in Birmingham

Our Mandarin Chinese courses in Birmingham are taught on a one-on-one basis and will help you improve your business communication skills immensely. No matter what level you begin at we will soon have you dealing with business introductions comfortably before moving onto other matters. Beginner level students can expect to finish the course with basic telephone Mandarin Chinese and email skills, as well as a level of survival Mandarin Chinese, granting them the ability to work in a country where Mandarin Chinese is the native tongue.

2-to-1 and Small Group
Mandarin Chinese Courses in Birmingham (closed group)

Our Mandarin Chinese courses are also available for small groups studying together (Two-to-One Mandarin Chinese Course or In-Company Small Group Mandarin Chinese Course). All participants must have the same language needs, be able to study at the same time at the same place and be at the same level. All participants should be booked at the same time. Language Trainers suggest that you do not look for classes with more than 8 students at one time. However, an In-Company Taster Mandarin Chinese Course can contain a maximum of 12 people.

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Matthew is a qualified English teacher who has taught English to learners in the UK and Italy. He holds a Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS) as well as his CELTA certificate. He is experienced in teaching English in both private lessons and groups.

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Born and raised in Brazil, Simone is a native Portuguese speaker who has vast experience in language teaching and interpretation. She has taught both Portuguese and English to students in the UK and Brazil. Her clients as an interpreter have included the NHS. She has also worked for Derby City Council applying speaking tests for students taking GCSE exams in Portuguese.


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How to Book

Take our Mandarin Chinese Language Level Test.

Let us know why you need to learn Mandarin Chinese and include the time and location that best suit you.

Review our quote and, if you are happy with it, receive our invoice and Agreement form.

Sign our Agreement form and submit a deposit* for the course.

Receive confirmation from our team with your Mandarin Chinese tutor’s details.

Begin your Mandarin Chinese training and receive your Mandarin Chinese course book.

Throughout your Mandarin Chinese course, the Language Trainers Academic Team will be on hand to help you with any queries.
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After the first lesson or two, our team will contact you to ensure you are happy with your trainer. If necessary, we will change the focus of the course to better suit your needs.
After finishing your course, we will send you a course attendance and completion certificate..
Our team will provide you with follow-up learning opportunities, including: self study material, language courses in Mandarin Chinese-speaking countries, and more advanced courses with Language Trainers.
*Deposit payable by check, credit card, wire transfer, or PayPal. Your quote will include the number of classes and cost. A typical course lasts 30 hours per level, with classes of 2 hours each.

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”Li teaches me grammar in a simple way, using many different examples. I notice a massive difference in my language skills from when I first started. ”

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”I thought the first lesson went well and Jing is a good tutor, tolerant and structured. I am confident of getting to my desired level .”

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