Mandarin Chinese in London
London is one of the world's most multicultural cities, where you can hear more than 180 languages spoken on the streets. One of the most common of these languages is Mandarin Chinese. The 2011 census shows that more than 250,000 Mandarin speakers live in London, and their cultural influence on the city is undeniable. For example, learning Mandarin will enable you to enjoy the authentic restaurants and shops of London's Chinatown and join in special events to get a flavour of this fascinating ancient culture. This neighbourhood boasts buildings and streets decorated with Chinese symbols, such as dragons and lanterns, and their street signs are even written in Mandarin for a truly immersive experience without ever leaving London! Contact us today and we will start designing a tailor-made course so you can take advantage of all the professional, cultural and social opportunities London has to offer to Mandarin speakers.
Why Study Chinese in London
For Work: Learning Mandarin Chinese in London is a smart move if you would like to advance your career. Today, many companies with headquarters in the city are expanding into overseas markets. China is one of the largest importers and exporters in the world, so companies in London are always hiring bilingual candidates to communicate with Chinese partners and customers, such as FarFetch, Groupe Kering and Amazon UK. If you are looking to network with Chinese entrepreneurs, you can also participate in the events organised by the London Business Forum on Bartholomew CI, founded in 2012. It is committed to offering its participants opportunities to learn about the latest business trends with China and to network with world business leaders of Asian origin. Why not attend their events and impress the speakers with your Mandarin skills? And those who are actively job-seeking—but who are not sure where to start—should get in touch with the Chinese Chamber of Commerce on Firth Street. Established in 2001, it aims to represent Chinese-invested businesses in the UK by protecting their interests and promoting bilateral trade and investment between China and the UK.
For Social: And if you are not looking for a new job but would like to make new friends with an interest in Mandarin instead, you should join the BCS Chinese Society. This meet-up group aims to bring together Chinese and Asian professionals via social events, sports and cultural activities. Such events include drinks and meals, outdoor and indoor activities, like hiking and bouldering, and even boardgames, including mahjong. Join them and put your newly-acquired Mandarin skills to use while having a good time! You can also attend the brunches and dinners organised by the London Chinese Community Centre on Leicester Court. This club offers free Tai Chi classes to everyone who is interested, so you can make friends while studying this ancient art from Chinese native speakers.
For Culture: There is no better way to explore the Chinese culture locally than by visiting Chinatown. This neighbourhood (founded in 1950, when a handful of Chinese restaurants opened in the area) is home to a large community, who gather together for events and activities throughout the year; in particular, during London's Chinese New Year celebrations. This is a free annual event celebrated across Chinatown and the West End. Enjoy a colourful New Year parade, lion dances and delicious street food, as well as free entertainment and stage performances in Trafalgar Square. You can also take part in the dazzling International Dragon and Lion Dance Festival and admire the beautiful lights that illuminate the sky during the annual Lantern Festival.
Where to Learn Mandarin in and around London
Sign up for a Mandarin course today! At Language Trainers, we specialise in designing courses which prioritise your convenience: you decide the time and place of your lessons. Contact us and we will arrange for a native-speaking instructor to go to your home or office. You may also study in a public place if you prefer, such as in the Barbican Library on Silk St, the Ace Cafe London on the North Circular Rd or Rainforest Cafe on Shaftesbury Ave.
And if you are not based in London but live nearby, do still contact us to learn Mandarin Chinese. We have excellent tutors ready to get started in Watford, Wembley, Bromley, Twickenham, Croydon, Dartford, Windsor, Hayes and Harlow.
Reach out to us and learn more about our Chinese courses in London. Let’s go, 我们走吧 (Women zou ba)! And if you have some knowledge of Mandarin, you can take our free Chinese level Test. This way, we can assess your skills and then prepare a course tailored to your ability.
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1-on-1 General Mandarin Chinese Course in London
Our general one-on-one courses in London 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 London
Our Mandarin Chinese courses in London 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.
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Mandarin Chinese Courses in London (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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”Qi is flexible for us when we have to cancel and the lessons themselves are useful and concentrate more on the spoken language.”Mandarin Chinese course in London, Editor-in-chief, BP and Laboratory Services
”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 .”Mandarin Chinese course in Warrington, European Process Improvement Manager, HJ Heinz