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Mandarin Beginner 1

Embark on a linguistic journey with the comprehensive Mandarin Beginner course at the International School of Languages. Master the basics of Mandarin pronunciation, grammar, and cultural nuances in this immersive adult class. Materials not included - get ready to delve into the world of Mandarin!

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Class Description

Description

What you'll learn in this basic chinese mandarin class:

The FIRST segment of the comprehensive Beginner level five-course series designed for Mandarin beginners.

An all-adults class.

Materials are not included in tuition.

This course is ideal for individuals who have never studied Mandarin Chinese before or those who wish to start from scratch. Throughout this level, you will acquire fundamental language skills and knowledge. 

Here's an overview of the topics covered in Beginner 1: 

Objective: The course is to provide students the most basic skills in studying Mandarin; to understand the differences between traditional and simplified characters and the benefits and disadvantages of both, to master the pronunciation, 

Learning Outcome: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to pronounce Mandarin correctly, including tones. 

Grammar: Chinese pronunciation system, surnames and full names, basic and ordinal numbers, particles — “de” “ma” “ne”, nationalities, greetings and introductions. 

Next level: Mandarin Beginner 2.

Materials: This class uses the book “Integrated Chinese Volume 1 book and workbook”. For your convenience, you can purchase them at the links below:
Integrated Chinese Level 1 Part 1 Student book
Integrated Chinese Level 1 Part 1 Workbook

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

Refund Policy

Cancellation policy:

  • - Students who cancel more than one week prior to the class start date are entitled to a 90% refund of tuition paid.
  • - Students who cancel less than one week prior to the class start date are entitled to a 80% credit towards future classes.
  • - All requests for refunds and credits must be received by ISL in writing by the times listed above.
  • - No credits or refunds will be provided for cancelations after one week from the class start date.
  • - No refunds or credits are provided for absences.
  • - No refunds or credits on books and materials.

If students miss a class:

  • - Students can check if we have another class that same week at the same level and will be able to attend to make up the class.
  • - Students enrolled in group classes are also entitled to one makeup private lesson at a discounted rate.
  • - Makeup lessons cannot be rescheduled once finalized; no refunds are given for cancelled make-up lessons.
  • - In the event of a class cancellation by ISL for any unexpected circumstances, a make-up class will be scheduled by ISL and all students will be informed.

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

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