What we're about

Hello, we are China Unbound…! We are a specialist provider for Chinese language, culture and business training for companies and professionals. We empower you in three key ways:

Language

We run fast-track Chinese language lessons in Mandarin and Cantonese. These quickly help you overcome the language barrier, build stronger and deeper relationships with people – for business, or personal use!

Culture

We run courses to help you better understand the Chinese mentality and ways of doing things. By cutting through the cultural confusion, we maximise your new business opportunities and success.

Networking

We run networking events involving China experts and top speakers. These help you know more about China, make better business decisions and discover genuine new business opportunities through the formation of new strategic alliances.

We hope to see you soon!

Upcoming events (5)

Intermediate Mandarin 1 – Speak with Fluency

4 Christopher St

£220.00

※Our April courses are online so you don’t need to worry about Coronavirus disruptions and with the lower online price you can stretch your learning further!※ Please book sign up for your course here: http://bit.ly/2PULASP COURSE OVERVIEW This course includes 10 lessons over 10 weeks, 1.5 hours per week. Through interesting cultural scenarios, you will be more competent in more social situations, understanding others and expressing yourself! From this course term on, you’ll start to read simple stories in Chinese as part of the course curriculum (yes you can!) 1. We will cover fascinating topics such as the Chinese New Year traditions, Chinese regional cuisines, habits and customs of addressing each other appropriately, Chinese weddings, and dating and love 2. Learn fun Chinese idioms and proverbs you will encounter in daily conversations 3. Story reading as part of curriculum to improve your comprehension and application 4. Understand a clear, slow speaker more easily and speak more confidently on daily topics! 5. Can recognise, type and write more common Chinese characters 6. A fun cultural immersion activity – watching a short film in Chinese! 7. Level: similar to HSK 3 (2nd of the 4 Intermediate levels which will be similar to HSK3 by the time you finish all 4 levels) COURSE OUTLINE Typical topics in this course include: 1. Chinese New Year and traditions 2. Order popular Chinese dishes confidently 3. Talk about differences between different Chinese regional cuisines 4. Use variety of ways of addressing people appropriately 5. Chinese wedding sayings and customs 6. Dating and love – common sayings and slangs 7. How do you feel today? – emotions 8. Revision & Consolidation 9. Cultural immersion activity – watch a short film in Chinese Mandarin! 10. Culture insights: Chinese new year traditions, What do people eat in CNY, Chinese wedding traditions 11. Characters: common radicals and basic characters TEXTBOOK We use 'Experiencing Chinese: Culture' as the textbook for Intermediate courses. You can buy it here. https://amzn.to/2WoN1uA WHO IS THE COURSE SUITABLE FOR? 1. Completed our Beginner 3 course, or passed/has a similar level to HSK Level 2. 2. Not sure what level you are? Do this quick 15 minute assessment test https://china-unbound.co.uk/mandarin-level-assessement/, or give us a call on[masked]. PAY IN 3 INSTALMENTS Split your payment into 3 equal parts via Direct Debit (with a nominal £4 fee). The first instalment will be taken when you place your order. Just email [masked] and we’ll set it up for you! WHAT ELSE? 1. Free weekly conversation practice with native speakers 2. Never miss a lesson with audio files, detailed lesson notes and exercises 3. Small class of 5 – 8 people, great opportunity to learn with others and still get a good level of individual attention from your trainer 4. Fun immersive lessons to help you speak from day one 5. Short lessons (1.5 hours) so you can remain focused after a full day’s work – do less but remember more! 6. Satisfaction Guaranteed!No quibble refunds available if you are not completely satisfied 7. Option to pay a deposit of £40.00 per ticket. Balance is due 14 days before course starts. See All Our Courses at Other Levels https://china-unbound.co.uk/courses/courses-for-individuals/

Intermediate Mandarin 3 – On Your Way to Mastery!

4 Christopher St

£245.00

※Our April courses are online so you don’t need to worry about Coronavirus disruptions and with the lower online price you can stretch your learning further!※ Please book sign up for your course here: http://bit.ly/2HWmfU6 COURSE OVERVIEW This course includes 10 lessons over 10 weeks, 1.5 hours per week. This course focuses on helping to develop your ability to sustain a good daily conversation with native speakers with confidence, fluency, and less risk of misunderstanding! You will also get rich insights into China’s heritage. 1. We will cover interesting topics such as Chinese poems, history and the current situation of Beijing’s traditional architecture Siheyuan (四合院), China’s Five Sacred Mountains, Yangtze and Yellow River of China, Chinese minorities and common costume phrases 2. Use more complex sentence structures and tenses 3. Discover more fascinating Chinese traditions, develop richer insights into Chinese people for family and work 4. Fun, interesting Chinese idioms and proverbs used in daily lives 5. Recognise more useful Chinese characters for daily and formal usage 6. ‘How’s your week?’ segment of lesson to learn more relevant daily vocabulary, and improve your listening and speaking 7. ‘How’s the Story?’ as part of curriculum to strengthen your reading and comprehension 8. Cultural immersion activity – Chinese calligraphy! 9. Level: similar to HSK 3 (This is the last of our 4 Intermediate levels which will be similar to HSK3 by the time you finish all 4 levels) COURSE OUTLINE Typical topics in this course include: 1. Characteristics of Chinese poems 2. Li Bai’s famous Chinese poem 3. History and current situation of Beijing’s Siheyuan 4. The Five Sacred Mountains 5. Discussing travel experience 6. Chinese minorities 7. Common costume phrases 8. 2 mini revision & consolidation 9. Cultural immersion activity! 10. Culture: famous poets and China’s most famous literature TEXTBOOK We use 'Experiencing Chinese: Culture' as the textbook for Intermediate courses. You can buy it here. https://amzn.to/2WoN1uA WHO IS THE COURSE SUITABLE FOR? 1. You have completed our Intermediate 2 course or to have done similar studies to HSK 3 level but have not completed it. 2. Not sure what level you are? Do this quick 15 minute assessment test https://china-unbound.co.uk/mandarin-level-assessement/, or give us a call on[masked]. PAY IN 3 INSTALMENTS Split your payment into 3 equal parts via Direct Debit (with a nominal £4 fee). The first instalment will be taken when you place your order. Just email [masked] and we’ll set it up for you! WHAT ELSE? 1. Free weekly conversation practice with native speakers 2. Never miss a lesson with audio files, detailed lesson notes and exercises 3. Small class of 5 – 8 people, great opportunity to learn with others and still get a good level of individual attention from your trainer 4. Fun immersive lessons to help you speak from day one 5. Short lessons (1.5 hours) so you can remain focused after a full day’s work – do less but remember more! 6. Satisfaction Guaranteed!No quibble refunds available if you are not completely satisfied 7. Option to pay a deposit of £40.00 per ticket. Balance is due 14 days before course starts. See All Our Courses at Other Levels https://china-unbound.co.uk/courses/courses-for-individuals/

Beginner Mandarin 3 – More than surviving!

4 Christopher St

£220.00

※Our April courses are online so you don’t need to worry about Coronavirus disruptions and with the lower online price you can stretch your learning further!※ Please book sign up for your course here: http://bit.ly/378fMQ2 COURSE OVERVIEW This course includes 10 lessons over 10 weeks, 1.5 hours per week. You will build on a much broader vocabulary and embark on more ambitious conversations across a far wider range of real-life scenarios. As well as expand your Mandarin to more challenging daily life topics, with richer details and increased fluency. 1. Enjoy travelling to China with more independence – learn how to check in to a hotel, make specific requests, describe missing items and explain simple situations 2. Start to expand beyond simple polite ‘information sharing’ to ‘chit chat’ conversations – expressing likes and dislikes, express conditions, opinion, reasoning, and making phone calls to family and business colleagues on basic routine matters 3. Continue to primarily focus on speaking, listening and pronunciation 4. Develop confidence to construct sentences with increased accuracy and fluency 5. Keep learning ‘building blocks’ of Chinese characters, including a small number of basic characters used in daily life in China 6. An enjoyable cultural immersion session – a visit to the Chinese section of the British Museum – to hear fascinating insights into Chinese history and culture! 7. Level: similar to HSK 3 (This is the 1st of our 4 Intermediate levels which will be similar to HSK3 by the time you finish all 4 levels) COURSE OUTLINE Typical topics in this course include: 1. Travel – getting a taxi, bus and train, modes of transport 2. Asking for and giving directions and basic Chinese street signs 3. Able to check-in to a hotel and request basic amenities 4. Safe travels – describing missing items and situations 5. The comparative form of adjectives, expressing conditions for activities 6. Leisure activities – express reasons and frequency. 7. Making and answering phone calls 8. Problems on the phone 9. Revision & consolidation 10. Cultural insights: leisure in business 11. Chinese characters: common radicals 12. Field trip – practice what you’ve learnt with native Chinese speakers! TEXTBOOK We use 'Mastering Chinese1 Paperback (Palgrave Master Series (Languages))' as the textbook for Beginner courses. You can buy it here https://amzn.to/2Wrrvp4 WHO IS THE COURSE SUITABLE FOR? 1. You need either to have completed our Beginner 2 courses or to have done approximately 35 – 40 hours of basic Mandarin learning elsewhere before you commit to this course. 2. Not sure what level you are? Do this quick 15 minute assessment test https://china-unbound.co.uk/mandarin-level-assessement/, or give us a call on[masked]. PAY IN 3 INSTALMENTS Split your payment into 3 equal parts via Direct Debit (with a nominal £4 fee). The first instalment will be taken when you place your order. Just email [masked] and we’ll set it up for you! WHAT ELSE? 1. Free weekly conversation practice with native speakers 2. Never miss a lesson with audio files, detailed lesson notes and exercises 3. Small class of 5 – 8 people, great opportunity to learn with others and still get a good level of individual attention from your trainer 4. Fun immersive lessons to help you speak from day one 5. Short lessons (1.5 hours) so you can remain focused after a full day’s work – do less but remember more! 6. Satisfaction Guaranteed!No quibble refunds available if you are not completely satisfied 7. Option to pay a deposit of £40.00 per ticket. Balance is due 14 days before course starts. See All Our Courses at Other Levels https://china-unbound.co.uk/courses/courses-for-individuals/

Beginner Mandarin 2 – Survival Plus

4 Christopher St

£220.00

※Our April courses are online so you don’t need to worry about Coronavirus disruptions and with the lower online price you can stretch your learning further!※ Please book sign up for your course here: http://bit.ly/CUbeginner2 COURSE OVERVIEW This course includes 10 lessons over 10 weeks, 1.5 hours per week. This is the second part of the Beginner level course. We will continue to help you acquire essential conversational skills across a range of frequently encountered topics. 1. Understand and communicate more effectively with Chinese people about basic personal information, such as age, contact details and daily routines 2. Start to make simple social conversations in Mandarin such as – travel plans, leisure activities, ordering a drink, and making arrangements to go out with Chinese friends or business contacts 3. A fun cultural immersion activity with a natural Chinese speaker – ordering a bubble tea at London’s China Town 4. Construct simple sentences in the correct tense and order with less help from others 5. Strengthened conversation and listening skills, can understand when a speaker uses simple language and speaks slowly! 6. Acquire a good understanding of Chinese character fundamentals – the logic and the shortcuts behind, and a small number of basic characters 7. Similar to lower HSK 1 level COURSE OUTLINE Typical topics in this course include: 1. Measure words 2. Able to ask age, phone numbers and WeChat 3. Able to ask and talk about birthdays 4. Able to talk about travel plans 5. Telling time, and time expressions 6. Daily routines 7. Able to make arrangements to go out 8. Making requests for drinks (more milk, no sugar, less ice) 9. Chinese Characters: basic stroke order, combined stroke orders, common structures, basic strokes with 永 10. Field trip – ordering your bubble tea at London’s China Town! TEXTBOOK We use 'Mastering Chinese1 Paperback (Palgrave Master Series (Languages))' as the textbook for Beginner courses. You can buy it here https://amzn.to/2Wrrvp4 WHO IS THE COURSE SUITABLE FOR? 1. If you have either recently completed the Beginner 1 course (or able to do things we set out in the course overview), or have received approximately 15 – 20 hours of basic Mandarin learning, this course is for you! 2. Not sure what level you are? Do this quick 15 minute assessment test https://china-unbound.co.uk/mandarin-level-assessement/, or give us a call on[masked]. PAY IN 3 INSTALMENTS Split your payment into 3 equal parts via Direct Debit (with a nominal £4 fee). The first instalment will be taken when you place your order. Just email [masked] and we’ll set it up for you! WHAT ELSE? 1. Free weekly conversation practice with native speakers 2. Never miss a lesson with audio files, detailed lesson notes and exercises 3. Small class of 5 – 8 people, great opportunity to learn with others and still get a good level of individual attention from your trainer 4. Fun immersive lessons to help you speak from day one 5. Short lessons (1.5 hours) so you can remain focused after a full day’s work – do less but remember more! 6. Satisfaction Guaranteed!No quibble refunds available if you are not completely satisfied 7. Option to pay a deposit of £40.00 per ticket. Balance is due 14 days before course starts. See All Our Courses at Other Levels https://china-unbound.co.uk/courses/courses-for-individuals/

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Intermediate Mandarin 2 – Speak with Confidence

4 Christopher St

£220.50

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