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looking to take up Mandarin lessons (beginner)

Post by sammit » Wed, 08 Jun 2011 11:31 pm

Hi,
I am looking to take up Mandarin lessons. I don't mind if it is a class setting or private tutor, but i do want to start right away.

Any suggestions?

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Post by Barnsley » Thu, 09 Jun 2011 10:43 am

Check out your local community centre.
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Post by atlantiis » Mon, 13 Jun 2011 8:49 pm

can check out nus extension where I took my korean language.. they offer quite a lot of languages

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Post by atlantiis » Mon, 13 Jun 2011 8:50 pm

can check out nus extension where I took my korean language.. they offer quite a lot of languages

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Post by bsharman » Sat, 25 Jun 2011 9:28 pm

Chinese Chamber of Commerce also offer classes. You could check to see whether there's one to slot into straight away.

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Post by ChicaDelMar » Thu, 04 Aug 2011 1:23 pm

Bsharman,

Where is the Chinese Chamber of Commerce located?

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Post by Modery » Fri, 05 Aug 2011 1:48 pm

It's quite near to City Hall, at 47 Hill Street:
http://www.scciob.edu.sg/index.cfm?GPID=7

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Post by Tigerslayer » Sat, 06 Aug 2011 1:31 am

I also took part in the Mandarin classes at the Chinese Chamber of Commerce...

It was pretty good in that I learnt a fair bit however I believe this was only because I have people to practice with at home.

I found the classes themselves are not very engaging and is very much instructor reads.. you repeat format. The final exam was not oral and is instead written pinyin and the answers are basically given away.

If you are looking for a course where you will be challenged during the classes I wouldn't recommend it. I am currently looking at other options for taking my learning further for this reason

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Post by china_castagna » Tue, 16 Aug 2011 10:41 pm

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