The military, political and economic rise of China over the last few decades has prompted many commentators to predict a startling shift in the balance of global power. In line with this, Chinese is becoming an increasingly popular language of study. The term ‘Chinese language’ usually denotes Mandarin Chinese or Cantonese Chinese, two distinct character-based languages. Mandarin speakers number nearly a billion people and constitute the overwhelming majority of the mainland Chinese population, as well as that of Singapore and Taiwan. There are also 70 million Cantonese speakers, whose ‘prestige’ dialect can be traced back to Yue Chinese, living in Hong Kong, Macau and the mainland province of Guandong. Both Cantonese and Mandarin are also spoken by millions across the world, including communities in the UK, USA, South East Asia and parts of Europe. The Chinese alphabet is character based and consists of traditional characters and modern script. This Modern Chinese Script is also known as Pinyin, however there are many different scripts as exemplified below.
Mayfair Consultants offers fully-qualified Chinese Mandarin and Cantonese teachers for private tuition in central London. Our tutors are either native speakers or completely fluent in the language they teach, evincing passion and enthusiasm for its various features. Their approaches are interactive and immersive, focussing on broadening clients’ vocabulary while improving their spoken pronunciation and written expression. Our Chinese language tutors work with learners of all ages and abilities, including those preparing for GCSE, A-Level and IB exams, and those acquiring the language for business purposes.
If you’d like arrange private lessons or have any questions about our tuition services please call us on Tel: +44 (0) 207 665 6606 or you can send us an email via our contact form.