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Mandarin Chinese in Cambridge

Today, there are over 100,000 people residing in the city of Cambridge, according to the 2011 census. Yet, while English is the predominant language, 20% speak a foreign language, with the most popular one being Mandarin Chinese. This is predominantly because over 10,000 people in Cambridge claim Chinese heritage and, thus, speak Mandarin as their first language, meaning that those who would like to connect with this community on a deeper level should start a Mandarin language course, so you can speak with them using their own language. Knowing Mandarin is also useful when looking for a new, international job (it is the most widely spoken native language, after all) or when attending cultural events held in the city, such as the Chinese New Year or the Lantern Celebration. If you would like to learn Mandarin Chinese, just contact us at Language Trainers and we will start designing the best course for your abilities and needs!

In these uncertain times, it can be hard or scary to continue traditional face-to-face language lessons. But don’t worry: at Language Trainers, we offer online classes to suit your needs and schedule! Reach out to us to know more about Mandarin Chinese classes.

Why Learn Mandarin in Cambridge

For Work: More than one billion people speak Mandarin Chinese natively, making it an essential language for businesses seeking to take advantage of this enormous market. Therefore, signing up for a course will almost certainly help you to advance your career and broaden your professional horizons by applying for positions where your new skills will be of use. For example, local companies like First Landing, Pure Resourcing Solutions and Jagex are looking to expand their business to overseas audiences, so hiring bilingual speakers is one of their priorities. Furthermore, you can get in touch with the Connecting Cambridge with Modern China organisation, a not-for-profit institution with the mission to facilitate interaction between businesspeople from the UK and China. They organise an impressive series of events for attendees to connect with leaders in their respective professional sectors and serve as an excellent networking opportunity. Start learning Mandarin today and give your career the boost it deserves!

For Culture: But Cambridge has many more opportunities to enjoy besides those concerning work; you can also experience the ancient and fascinating Chinese culture, without ever leaving the city! For example, you can participate in workshops hosted by the Chinese Community Centre, like the Peking Opera Masks Workshop, where you will learn to make your own masks and understand the meaning behind them (love, courage, hate, etc). You can also learn calligraphy and Chinese chess, among other traditional arts! And you should not miss the the spectacular New Year Celebrations, an event which unites local communities, businesses and organisations together with the 6,000 Chinese working, studying and living in Cambridge. Another important event is the Cambridge Chinese Culture Festival that lasts throughout January and promotes cultural events throughout Cambridge, including family events and traditional Chinese art workshops in collaboration with the Fitzwilliam Museum. Enhance these experiences by learning Mandarin Chinese with us!

For Social: You can also meet people around Cambridge who have the same passion for the Chinese language and culture as you by joining the Chinese- English Language Exchange in Cambridge, a language exchange group that aims to provide people with the opportunity to converse in Chinese about a variety of topics. The group is open to adult speakers of Mandarin Chinese of all levels, and while beginners are permitted to use English where necessary, the goal is to use Mandarin at all times. Meet with Mandarin native speakers and language learners to have a good time and put into play what you learn with us at Language Trainers! Another option is the InterNations- a Place for the Chinese in Cambridge, a group that welcomes anyone with an interest in the language, culture and traditions. Don’t hesitate to join them if you are looking to make new friends and practise your Mandarin!


Where to Learn Mandarin Chinese in and around Cambridge

Mandarin is widely considered a difficult language to learn, but its benefits certainly outweigh the challenges. Plus, our native-speaking instructors will personalise your lessons, so classes, materials and exercises will suit your needs and preferences, enabling you to achieve fluency as quickly as possible! Just reach out to us and we will send one of our teachers to your home, office or public space of your choosing. Some great places to study are the Cambridge Central Library on 7 Lion Yard, Caf-fiend on Eddington Avenue or Record Cafe on Mill Road.

And if you are not currently living in downtown Cambridge, don’t worry; you can still book lessons with us. We have excellent tutors ready to start teaching in Teversham, Comberton, Dry Drayton, Milton or Fulbourn.

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s go, 们走  (Women Zou ba)! And if you have some knowledge of Chinese already, please take our free Mandarin Level Test and we will start designing a personalised language course that takes your current ability into account.

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1-on-1 General Mandarin Chinese Course in Cambridge

Our general one-on-one courses in Cambridge 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 Cambridge

Our Mandarin Chinese courses in Cambridge 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 Cambridge (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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Some of our Language Teachers in Cambridge

Language Taught: Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese

Wanda is trilingual in Mandarin, Cantonese, and English. She has over 20 years of language teaching and corporate training experience, having worked both in the UK and in mainland China. In addition to teaching, she is an experienced translator and interpreter, and is a registered examiner for the Chartered Institute of Linguists in the United Kingdom.

Language Taught: English

An experienced, CELTA-certified English teacher, David has taught students in various realms, such as grammar, accent reduction, business English, and general conversation. Along with his native English, he also speaks German, French, and some Spanish.


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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.

Client testimonials

See some of the testimonials we have received from our clients.

”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 .”

Michael Philp Mandarin Chinese course in Warrington, European Process Improvement Manager, HJ Heinz

”Qi is flexible for us when we have to cancel and the lessons themselves are useful and concentrate more on the spoken language.”

Matilda Vallender Mandarin Chinese course in London, Editor-in-chief, BP and Laboratory Services