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Putonghua (Mandarin) Course for Expatriate Executives
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Putonghua (Mandarin) Course for Expatriate Executives

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to start developing your Putonghua skills and speak the same language as China’s 1.3 billion potential customers

2013-10-09 to 2013-10-11
When: Wednesday Evenings October 9th until December 11th, 2013
6:45PM - 8:45PM
Where: Council Chamber
4/F, Duke of Windsor Building
15 Hennessy Road
Hong Kong
Contact: Amanda Ho

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Don’t miss this unique opportunity to start developing your Putonghua skills and speak the same language as China’s 1.3 billion potential customers



The Putonghua (Mandarin) Foundation Course is for very busy people in business and their partners who want to learn to speak useful Putonghua within a short period of time; people who have little or no Putonghua at all and want to speak appropriate, educated, business Putonghua in a variety of different situations, both social and work-related.

The Course is a modern approach to the learning of Putonghua. The Course will provide an understanding of the structure of Putonghua based on participants’ knowledge of the structure of English.

It does not start with the repetition of the tones of Putonghua in isolation from communication. It is a more effective method to start with understanding the basic grammatical structures of Putonghua; then all you need to do is "slot in” the vocabulary. You pick up the tones as you practise the language in "real-life” situations just as the complexities of intonation, stress, rhythm, tone and pronunciation are gradually mastered and improved in any language.

The Course focuses on equipping participants with the necessary language skills to cope with a series of common situations in their business and social lives such as Making Introductions in Social and Business Situations, Asking for and Providing Information, Leaving Phone Messages, and Arranging Appointments. It also provides ways to communicate with Chinese people so that they will respond warmly to you and choose the most precise and polite Putonghua for use in effective daily communication: also how to avoid "faux pas” in Putonghua!

The Chamber in Partnership with The Communication Group

has been offering this Course to Chamber Members on an annual basis for the last ten years

5 Star Training at a 3 Star price!

The Management Team of the Communication Group Ltd. has been involved in Communication Consultancy in Hong Kong for over 25 years and is fully aware of the language requirements of companies needing to do business in Hong Kong, the PRC and Taiwan. The main clients of the Communication Group are major "blue chip" companies in Hong Kong.

Dates &


Wednesday Evenings 9th October until 11th December, 2013

(10 sessions) 6:45pm - 8:45pm


Council Chamber, 4/F, Duke of Windsor Building, 15 Hennessy Road


Company Members: HK$3,380 Non-Members: HK$3,680

(30% Discount off Normal Price of HK$4,850) (Price includes textbooks and CD)

(Same price for CanCham Members’ Partners & Adult Children)


Early Bird Registration Discount:

You get a discount of 5% for registering the Course On or before October 3rd

Group Registration Discount:

There is a discount of 5% for two people or more from the same company

For further details: Tel.: 28955972 Email:

Tel: (852) 2110 8738; Fax: (852) 2110 8701
Email:; Website:

Please contact or call 2110 8738 for more information


1. Bookings will only be confirmed upon receipt of payment. 2. Priority will be given to Chamber member companies. 3. Payments are non-refundable unless the workshop is cancelled. 4. When Typhoon signal No 8, or black rain signal is lowered before 12 noon, all classes will go ahead as scheduled. 5. Cancellations must be made 3 days prior to the course in writing by email or fax. No shows will be charged.

Cancellation Policy:

Payment is non-refundable unless the Canadian Chamber of Commerce cancels the event. If you are unable to attend, cancellations must be received in writing no later than 72 hours prior to seminars, breakfasts and lunch events and no later than seven days prior to annual events. No shows will be charged. Fore more information or questions, please email us at

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
Suite 1301, Kinwick Centre, 32 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2110 8738; Fax: (852) 2110 8701

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