We have a choice of 9 International and 5 Local African Language Courses, which provide language learning solutions to individual learners, Education institutions, Governmental and Corporate markets.

CHINESE – INTERNATIONAL COURSE

The language used in this course – often referred to as Mandarin Chinese – is the official Chinese language (common speech), which is being popularized throughout China today. It is based on the northern dialect, with Peking pronunciation as a standard.

The Chinese language is probably one of the easiest languages to learn – except for its characters. For this reason, we have used the official phonetic alphabet, called “PINYIN”, which is being introduced in China and can be seen on signboards along with the Chinese characters. We also thought it useful for the learner to get familiar with some of the Chinese characters – which we have indicated in their modern, simplified form. The ability to read (not write) a number of Chinese characters is very helpful in understanding and even memorising Chinese expressions.

The PINYIN is, of course, no perfect phonetic transcription, but this is not necessary, as you will rely on the recordings for perfect intonation. One special characteristic of the PINYIN is, however, very important: the tone marks above many vowels.

These Language courses consist of three levels and will take you to where you can speak like a 17 year old speaks their mother tongue.

Explanations are in English, Afrikaans, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch and Portuguese.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

Level I Basic conversational vocabulary of some 500 words and the tenses.
Level II Basic conversational vocabulary of an additional 500 words. On completion of Levels I and II the student has an active vocabulary of 1000 words and is capable of understanding everyday conversations and making himself/herself understood, using their tenses correctly.
Level III Enlarges the active vocabulary by 1000 words and teaches the student to think in the language and to build self confidence. It also enables the student to do the following:
  • relate to experiences and discuss a wide variety of topics
  • creating practical day to day situations and expressing themselves correctly
  • using idiomatic expressions to enable the student to express feelings of annoyance, pity, astonishment, surprise, confusion, fear, impatience, hope, joy, satisfaction and many more

Written and oral tests are provided at all levels. Courses take between four and six months to complete when spending approximately ½ hour per day 5 days per week.

The Chinese course is available on

  • CD-Rom
  • Downloadable/Digital Version

 

 

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Courses for Corporates

Many Corporates are using our Programme with great success

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  • Better communication between company's staff and clients
  • Create new opportunities for yourself by learning new languages

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Courses for Individuals

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Courses for Schools

Children are enjoying our programmes with the added benefit of seeing their marks improving!

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  • Broadening their language skills will make them more marketable when applying for work
  • Create opportunities to study in a foreign country

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