Our text book
Beijing Mandarin School, which was founded in 1998, is a professional institution provides Chinese language instruction to individuals and corporations, as well as Mandarin learning and Chinese cultural orientation consulting services to businesses, governments, law and etc. During the past 20 years. There are 2 modes of learning: Classroom Study; Online Study. Beijing Mandarin School has succeeded in training expatriates from hundreds of companies such as VOLKSWAGEN, CAA, KPMG, EDF, etc. Our School also has long-term training contracts with embassies (such as the British and U.S Embassy).
We have over 80 experienced teachers, their vivid and vigorous teaching methods help you understand Chinese culture and adjust to China.
Our teaching approach is based on the accumulation of many years teaching experience. We notice that various people have different learning habit. We try to make learning Mandarin personal, practical, flexible and funny, through learning experiences that are dynamic, interactive, rewarding and tailored to specific student needs.
About our teaching conceptions
1、Main ideas of Chinese teaching in Beijing Mandarin School:
Student’s speaking mainly: students’ speaking will occupy more than 60% of the time, and the teacher’s will occupy less than 40% of the time.
2、Not strictly follow the textbook: The teacher will select the most important expressions from the book and combine them with the student’s background, so that the student can learn the living language instead of the dead language from the book.
3、Content focus: Every session should not contain too many new points. For the beginners, from 5 to 12 within one session is better, rather than giving 40 points along with teacher’s explanation without time of training.
《Practical Spoken Chinese①》
Basic life conversation
《Practical Spoken Chinese②》
describe one thing,one person or what happened
《Practical Spoken Chinese③》
describe one thing or to express your requirements more precisely
《Practical Spoken Chinese④》
describe one’s personality or hobbies, and also to express your feelings more precisely
《Practical Spoken Chinese⑤》
talk about your ideals, your life, seasons and weather, such kind of topics with your Chinese friends
Book：《Practical Spoken Chinese①》written by BJMS
Content ：This book consists of 16 lessons which encompass 15 daily life topics such as “Greetings”, “Self- introduction”, take a taxi, “shopping”, “talk about sports“etc. You will get about 500 new words and basic Chinese grammar. This book lays emphasis on improving listening and speaking ability. It integrates the communicative function with the grammatical structure and presents the most essential and useful parts of the language in the linguistic environments one is usually exposed to in daily life, so as to enable the learner to master the basic conversational sentences fairly quickly, and on that basis, through substitution and extension practice, to acquire the ability to carry on simple conversations with the Chinese. In this way, the book will also help lay a solid foundation for further study.
Goal：After learning this book, students can talk to Chinese people on simple conversations such as “Greetings”, “Self- introduction” ,take a taxi , “shopping” , “talk about sports“ etc.
And also students can pass HSK 1 after this book.
I love my family
How are you?
How much is it?
Expressions of Number and RMB
What’s your nationality?
To take a taxi
To take a taxi
What day is it today?
Expressions of month，date，weekdays.
What’s the time now?
Expressions of time
In a restaurant
What would you like to buy?
Buy fruit and clothes
To make a phone call
Book tickets or a hotel room.
I have a cold
See a doctor
Where is the book?
Seasons and weather
Seasons and weather
Talk about sports
60 hours in total
Come to see how fun the Chinese learning is!