Improve Mandarin pronunciations

There are seven workshops under this theme. Each workshop targets one specific area on pronunciation. Participating in these workshops can increase your awareness of the four tones, and have a better and clearer pronunciation when you speak Mandarin. All levels of Mandarin learners are welcome. Each workshop is 30 minutes long. Registration fee is HK$100 per person per workshop. Early bird fee is HK$80. Subscribe to the newsletter (below) to receive coming schedules.

Targeted areas are:

  1. Differentiating four tones
  2. Changing a fourth tone into a second tone
  3. Changing a first tone into a second tone or a fourth tone
  4. Changing a third tone into a second tone
  5. Pronouncing the neutral sound
  6. Practicing the "r" sound
  7. Practicing connections between tones

Understand Chinese characters

There are six workshops under this theme. Each workshop explains one specific aspect of Chinese characters, such as the form, the pictorial origins, radicals, and etc. Participating through these workshops will give you a better understanding of Chinese characters and their history. All levels of Mandarin learners are welcome. Each workshop is 30 minutes long. Registration fee is HK$100 per person per workshop. Early bird fee is HK$80. Subscribe to the newsletter (below) to receive coming schedules.

Areas explained are:

  1. Chinese character formation
  2. Pictographic characters
  3. Associative characters
  4. Indicative characters
  5. Xingsheng characters
  6. Chinese radicals

Learn a Chinese idiom

There are many workshops under this theme, as there are so many many idioms in Chinese language. Chinese idioms are hard to understand and equally hard to use. Participating through these workshops helps you learn one idiom at a time. Chinese original text and English translations will be read together back to back. High level of Chinese proficiency will be a plus, but not a must. Each workshop features one Chinese idiom, and is 30 minutes long. Registration fee is HK$100 per person per workshop. Early bird fee is HK$80. Subscribe to the newsletter (below) to receive coming schedules.

Speak Mandarin

There are many workshops under this theme. These workshops help you get pass the initial greetings and basic self-introductions. You practice delivering a 3-5 minutes speech in Mandarin with a given topic. Constructive criticism will be offered to help you improve your pronunciations, grammars and structures. High level of Mandarin proficiency, equivalent to Mandarin Express Pre-Intermediate Level, is required. Each workshop is 30 minutes long. Registration fee is HK$100 per person per workshop. Early bird fee is HK$80. Subscribe to the newsletter (below) to receive coming schedules.

Sing, sing a Mandarin song

There are many workshops under this theme. Each workshop features one pop song in Mandarin. Along with the words and expressions in the lyrics, you also get to understand a small piece of popular culture and its historical background. All levels of Mandarin learners are welcome. Each workshop is 30 minutes long. Registration fee is HK$100 per person per workshop. Early bird fee is HK$80. Subscribe to the newsletter (below) to receive coming schedules.

Read Chinese poetry and literature

There are many workshops under this theme. Each workshop features one small part of a famous Chinese literary work. Chinese original text and English translations will be read together back to back. High level of Chinese proficiency will be a plus, but not a must. Each workshop is 30 minutes long. Registration fee is HK$100 per person per workshop. Early bird fee is HK$80. Subscribe to the newsletter (below) to receive coming schedules.

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