Mandarin Chinese in Oxford
Oxford is a university city with a diverse population, and this quickly becomes apparent with the more than 90 languages you can hear on the streets when taking a stroll around the city. One of the most popular languages spoken in Oxford is Chinese Mandarin: the 2011 census records a large Chinese population living in the Oxford area, with more than 4,500 Mandarin speakers, with most of them attracted to the city by one of the leading universities in the world. Furthermore, many expats came to the city to establish their businesses in Chinatown. This means that learning Mandarin Chinese can help you connect with this community on a deeper level and enjoy cultural events that are enjoyed around the city, such as the Chinese New Year celebrations. Start learning Mandarin at your convenience with us at Language Trainers! Contact us today and we will start designing a personalised course for you suits your learning preferences and needs.
Why Study Chinese in Oxford
For Studies: If you are looking to study the Mandarin Chinese language and the Chinese culture, you will be happy to know you can pursue renowned academic courses in the city. For example, the world-famous University of Oxford offers an MSc in Contemporary Chinese Studies, a high-quality graduate research training course where students will gain a deep understanding of contemporary China. Another option is to enrol in the university’s BA in Oriental Studies, a four-year course focused on developing one’s linguistics skills and a broad understanding of Chinese society. Furthermore, all students spend their second year in China, attending a course at Peking University, which has been designed and created specifically for Oxford’s undergraduates. However, English is not widely spoken in Beijing, so an advanced level of Mandarin will come in handy when living abroad. Don’t wait until your first year at university to start learning; contact us to start your tailor-made language course as soon as possible.
For Social: If you are also interested in making new friends within Oxford’s vast Chinese community, you can join language exchange groups, such as the Oxford Chinese and English Meetup. If you wish to improve your Mandarin Chinese skills while meeting new people, you are welcome to come and join this group to have fun and speak in Mandarin in a relaxed environment. Another option is to participate in the weekly gatherings organised by the InterNations Space for the Chinese in Oxford. The group welcomes Mandarin language learners of all levels; so, don’t hesitate to join them, even if you have just started your lessons with us at Language Trainers.
For Culture: If you wish to experience the fascinating Chinese culture in Oxford first-hand, you can take part in the many events organised by the Oxford University Chinese Society. For example, they host an annual singing competition, featuring traditional Chinese songs. Why not participate and impress the attendees with your singing skills and the flawless Mandarin pronunciation you will perfect in your Language Trainers lessons? Also, you should not miss the Chinese New Year Festival, a 7-day long holiday. Also known as Spring Festival or Lunar New Year, this is the most colourful annual event for the community, where you can enjoy iconic red lanterns, loud fireworks, massive banquets and parades. Plus, there are always iinteresting live Chinese New Year food classes, where you will learn about Chinese food and culture in just one hour. Enhance these cultural experiences with knowledge of Mandarin and expand your worldview!
Where to Learn Chinese in and around Oxford
Contact us to get started with your language course. Our tutors are professionals with experience guiding learners to fluency, no matter how challenging the language. Just reach out to us and we will send one of our instructors to your home or workplace. Or you can choose to study in a public space around the city, such as the Oxford Public Library on Pontiac Street, Art Café at 14 New Road or The Grand Café at 84 High Street.
Do you live in Oxford’s surrounding areas and would like to book lessons with Language Trainers? Then, do not hesitate to contact us. We have excellent tutors waiting to start teaching Mandarin Abingdon, Didcot, Faringdon, Aylesbury, Bicester and Carterton.
Get to know more about our Mandarin courses in Oxford today. Let’s go, 我们走吧 (Women zou ba)! If you have some knowledge of Mandarin, you can take our free Chinese level Test. With this information, we can learn your starting level and use that information to offer a course package that suits your current ability.
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1-on-1 General Mandarin Chinese Course in Oxford
Our general one-on-one courses in Oxford 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 Oxford
Our Mandarin Chinese courses in Oxford 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 Oxford (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.”Matilda Vallender Mandarin Chinese course in London, Editor-in-chief, BP and Laboratory Services
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