Concept

CONCEPT

FULL-TIME TEACHERS

Concept

Our teachers are the backbone of our institute and make it what we want it to be. Based on their long experience and their students’ feedback our 1-2-3- Learning Cycle and our 2 IN 1 and 2 PLUS 1 methods came to light.

All our teachers are native to China and bilingual. They have a University degree in Chinese and their major is Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, they all have ample teaching experience. They are passionate about teaching Mandarin and will make sure you will learn this beautiful language quickly.

1-2-3 LEARNING CYCLE

Our in-house developed 1-2-3 Learning Cycle consists of 3 key elements. The 1st is CLEVER Learning, the 2nd is EASY Memorization and the 3rd is FUN Using. Our 123 Learning Cycle symbolises this process as these three steps are repeated over and over as a cycle of continual improvement to fluency.

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Use our Slow Motion Technique to

– Learn Chinese grammar with just ONE rule;
– Experience its colourfulness, power and delicacy;
– Speak it from the moment you walk out the door!

Use our Structure Map to

– Decompose the language into essential building blocks;
– Understanding the blocks is memorizing them;
– Build up again from survival level to fluency.

With our Real Life simulation you

– Adopt games, videos, WeChat, cartoons, music; to
– Use Mandarin in all kind of situations; and
– At any time and any place.

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CONVERSATIONAL CHINESE/HSK

OUR CURRICULUM


2 IN 1, that is our curriculum to teach you Conversational Chinese / HSK. With this curriculum we provide 2 Results in 1 Course. You will learn daily life Conversational Chinese and (for those who want it) have the option to pass HSK exams at the same time.

Using this modern curriculum we provide our students with: a practical yet solid course that quickly improves your Conversational Chinese while at the same time assuring your level according to the HSK scale. Indeed, you might want to take the HSK exam. Following our curriculum, no additional HSK Preparation classes are needed, which saves you both time and money.

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Levels versus HSK
Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) is the standardised national test used to determine the fluency of non-native speakers of Chinese. HSK is the best way to get to know and test your Chinese level and is often, and increasingly, required by companies, Universities or other organisations to certify the Chinese language level of an individual.

HSK consists of 6 levels in total. Levels 1 and 2 are Elementary levels, HSK 3 and 4 are Intermediate levels and HSK 5 and 6 are Advanced levels. Our 15 levels have been aligned with the HSK levels, but compared to the HSK levels our levels guarantee a much higher degree of speaking ability. In order to give you an idea of the knowledge you have acquired with each level we have drawn up an explanation. Between brackets we have indicated the corresponding HSK level.

SILK MANDARIN LEVELS

BUSINESS CHINESE/BCT

OUR CURRICULUM

2 PLUS 1, that is our curriculum to teach you Business Chinese/BCT. As a basis for our Business Chinese teaching we use our Conversational/HSK Chinese teaching 2 IN 1. On top of that, we add vocabulary, structures and phrases on the following Business Chinese topics, so indeed 2 PLUS 1.

Our course however, not only teaches you these typical business related topics but also gives you insight into Chinese business culture, manners and etiquette, which is of paramount importance when doing business in China.

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Administration
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Human Resources
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Communication
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Law
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Marketing
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Finance
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Levels versus BCT
Business Chinese Test (BCT) is an internationally standardised test to determine the fluency of non-native speakers in both Conversational and Business Chinese. It is especially used by companies to certify c.q. evaluate the level of their employees.

BCT consists of two kind of exams, one testing your listening, reading and writing skills (subdivided into BCT(A) and BCT(B)) and one testing your speaking skills, just like HSK. In our courses we have divided BCT A into two levels and BCT B in three levels, hence five BCT levels in total. HSK and BCT are interlinked: BCT 1 covers all HSK 2 vocabulary and grammar, and on top of that BCT 1 adds typical business vocabulary, structures and phrases. With each higher BCT level one higher HSK level is covered, and again topped with business vocabulary, structures and phrases.

Business Chinese especially boosts your skills in the field of Administration, Communication, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources and Law. With each BCT level your vocabulary expands, from some 100 typical business words for BCT 1 to some 3000 words for BCT 5.

Our 15 levels have been aligned with the BCT levels, but compared to the BCT levels our levels guarantee a much higher degree of speaking ability. In order to give you an idea of the knowledge you have acquired with each level we have drawn up an explanation. Between brackets we have indicated the corresponding BCT level.

SILK MANDARIN LEVELS

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