Survival Business Mandarin in 4 Hours!
£100 – £125
Survival Business Mandarin in 4 Hours!

Survival Business Mandarin in 4 Hours!

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In just 4 hours, you’ll learn 70 Mandarin words in 5 most commonly used occasions immediately useful for daily and business conversations with the Chinese people.

The course is carefully developed to focus on the most useful Mandarin words sufficient for basic introduction, work, social and travel for busy business professionals.

After the course, you should be able to understand:  

  1. Pin Yin – your most useful shortcut to speaking Chinese. You’ll know how to say people’s names, place names, and road/shop signs in Mandarin properly!

  2. Daily Basics – basic ‘meet and greet’, such as addressing others, thank you, please, sorry, yes, no, time, dates and expressing needs and wants in Mandarin.

  3. Social - express yourself during meals and drinks. Do simple small talks. Know how to order drinks, say cheers, ask for the bill etc. Including culture tips on do's and don'ts. 

  4. Business – Introduce yourself and company, understanding useful keywords in meetings, currencies and numbers in Mandarin 

  5. Travel – find your way around airports, train stations, buy tickets, ask for directions etc

  6. Chinese Characters - recognise very useful Chinese Characters such as entrance, exit, toilet!

Who is it for?

  • This course is suitable for complete beginners. You do not need any prior knowledge of Chinese in order to succeed in this course.

  • One to one or in-company training is available to suit your schedule - just contact us to arrange!  

You will also get: 

  • A free 45 minutes of 1 to 1 online Q&A session with your trainer after the lesson

  • Great networking opportunity other UK-China professionals with our small class of 6-8 people

  • Course handbook, recommended reading and Apps for continual learning

Take the learning with you!

  • Audio recording of all the phrases is available for all attendees to purchase after the lesson

Date & Time:

  • Tue 22 November, 9.30am - 1.30pm  


  • £125 per person

  • More than 2 people? Get 10% discount on the total price - please contact us to book directly! 

  • Can't travel there on the day? Join us live via skype for £100 per person


  • Central London zone 1 

Your Trainner:  Grace Zhao

After graduating from the University of Auckland, Grace spent several years working in marketing with an emphasis on ‘doing business with the Chinese.’ Originally from Guangzhou, Grace’s family emigrated to New Zealand when she was a teenager. She is tri-lingual in Mandarin, Cantonese and English.

Grace is the Managing Director of China Unbound, which runs Chinese language as well as Chinese cultural competence training for businesses and professionals. As such she is able to bring her business experience to her language training and re-create real-life scenarios in the classroom in order to prepare clients to better work in an international environment.


Her students range from SMEs to large corporates such as Grant Thornton, Emerging Communications, SB Wealth Management, The Association of Corporate Treasurers and many more.

What our past attendees say about us: 

  • "The Survival Mandarin course was superb. Perfect for the time poor professional. You will have a far better understanding of the language and how it differs from English and some basic phrases. I am now having weekly classes with Grace and I can’t recommend her enough." - Domenica Di Lieto, Managing Director, Emerging Communications

  • "Really helpful way of teaching, small group excercises are comfortable. Thank you!" Esther Teeken, GTIL Finance Director – Global head of Finance, Grant Thornton

  • “An excellent basic entry that (with practice) means that you can start with a reasonable leave of confidence on your travels in China.” – Ian Mann, Chief Executive, London Corporate Training

  • “As a perpetual language student, I have encountered many teachers.  Grace was brilliant - entertaining, informative and patient. I am particularly impressed with her use of leading edge learning techniques.” – Claire Martin, Director, Davica HR 

We look forward to seeing you!  Questions? Get in touch or 020 7064 8429. 

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