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Putonghua (Mandarin) Foundation Course for Expatriate Executives
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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.

When: Wednesday Evenings October 8th until December 10th, 2014
6:45pm - 8:45pm
Where: Council Chamber
4/F Duke of Windsor Building
15 Hennessy Road
Wan Chai
Hong Kong
Contact: Amanda Ho

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Date: Wednesday Evenings, October 8th to December 10th, 2014
Time:  6:45pm - 8:45pm (10 two-hour sessions)
Venue:  Council Chamber, 4/F, Duke of Windsor Building, 15 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai 
Cost:  Company Members - HK$3,480 / Non-Members - HK$3,780
(30% Discount off Normal Price of HK$4,850)
(Price includes learning materials)
(Same price for Members' Partners & Adult Children)
Discounts: Early Bird Registration Discount:
You get a discount of 5% for registering the Course On or before October 2nd
Group Registration Discount:
There is a discount of 5% for two people or more from the same company

For further details: Tel.: 2895-5972 Email:

About the Course:

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 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.

It 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 Putonghua (Mandarin) Foundation Course is a Modern Approach to the learning of Putonghua. It will provide an understanding of the structure of Putonghua based on participants’ knowledge of the structure of English.The Course 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 Chamber in Partnership with The Communication Group has been offering this Course to Chamber Members for the last twelve years

The Course is not available to the general public except for Member companies, some leading conglomerates and professional organisations in Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific Region.

The Management Team of the Communication Group has been involved in Communication Consultancy in Hong Kong for over 25 years and is fully aware of the business communication/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. 

Conditions: 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


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