Start Learning Mandarin

Start Learning Mandarin

The most compelling reason for Cactus language learners to choose Mandarin is its growing importance in the global economy. Mandarin Chinese is the dominant form of Chinese, and owing to China’s fast growing economy, it is one of today’s most covetable languages. Not only that, but learning Mandarin is also a popular way to discover a rich and ancient culture which has fascinated Europe for centuries.

With so many language learning options available ranging from evening classes to online courses, it is often difficult to know where to start your Mandarin language learning journey. It’s important to assess which type of language course or combination of courses is the most appropriate for you. To help you make the right choice, the experts at Cactus have compared the benefits of each alternative and provided a comprehensive list of language learning options to get you started.

Language Holidays

Taking an immersion course abroad is a very efficient way to quickly improve your Mandarin language skills. Not only it will increase your confidence in speaking Mandarin, but it will also be a unique opportunity to discover and experience the culture of China and practice Mandarin with native speakers on a daily basis. Cactus has teamed up with the best language schools across the world to offer you a first-rate language learning experience.

Cactus offers Mandarin immersion courses in China.

Group Evening Courses

Evening classes in the UK are ideal if you want to learn Mandarin after work or your studies. They are a great opportunity to study the language with a qualified, native or bilingual teacher and will help you learn Mandarin quickly in a sociable environment. These courses also offer excellent preparation for a language holiday abroad, as they will enable you to understand the basics of Mandarin prior to your trip.

Cactus offers Mandarin evening courses in the UK:
10 weeks language courses, 2 hours once a week

Private Tuition

If you can’t fit a group language course in your schedule or you prefer to study in your own time, one-to-one Mandarin classes are the perfect solution. Cactus offers both face-to-face and Skype Mandarin language lessons. These are tailored to your needs and can take place anywhere, anytime.

Online courses

Online language courses are an excellent way to practice a language when and where you want. Such courses can’t fully replace lessons with a qualified teacher who will not only motivate you throughout your language learning journey, but will also answer any questions you may have. Nevertheless, they are an excellent way to supplement your lessons with a teacher. As it can be difficult to choose quality resources from the considerable number of courses available online, Cactus has carefully assessed and listed free online Mandarin resources for your reference.

Cactus also offers Skype private tuition with a qualified native speaking teacher, which is an excellent online alternative to other online courses.

TEFL – Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Living abroad is a dream that many long for, and it is often said to be the best way to achieve fluency in a foreign language. For fluent English speakers, one of the easiest ways to live abroad is by teaching English as a Foreign Language. You can become an English teacher abroad by taking a TEFL course with Cactus. You do not have to be a native speaker but you need a C1 level of English to take the course. We offer CELTA and Trinity Cert TESOL preparation courses across the world, including in China. For more information about TEFL courses and advice on how to become a TEFL teacher, please visit our dedicated website, or email us.


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