Chinese course

Learn the language and customs

Would you like to learn Chinese for work or personal development reasons, but think it’s practically impossible? It isn’t if you go about it the right way. If you do it right, you’ll discover that learning Chinese is a great adventure!
At Regina Coeli, you can learn Mandarin in a short time so you can get by in daily life in China and Taiwan.

Why Regina Coeli?

  • You can learn to understand and speak basic Mandarin in just a few days
  • The Chinese culture and customs get in-depth coverage in your training
  • You have private lessons with native speakers from China and Taiwan

Learn Chinese in a short time

During your Chinese training course, you develop communication skills in the language. You rapidly build up relevant vocabulary as you practice the tones and sounds intensively.

You're guided by trainers from China and Taiwan who teach you the language using pinyin (a romanised alphabet with special accents to indicate the tones). Pinyin helps you to quickly learn Chinese because it supports you in the pronunciation of the words. Besides pinyin, your trainers also teach you some common Chinese characters so you can recognise them in everyday life in China.

We only pay attention to learning to read and write Chinese characters once you've reached a certain level of speaking and understanding of Chinese.

A student about his Chinese course

'I have lessons with four different trainers throughout the week. They each have their own way of teaching, talking about different things and sharing their experiences.'

Jaap Pees
Co-owner of Firm Capital Partners B.V.

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A student about his Chinese course

A pleasant place to learn

Language Institute Regina Coeli was founded by an international religious order. As a result, we've come to be known as ‘the Nuns of Vught’. The lessons haven’t been given by the sisters for some time now, yet their influence is still noticeable in elements such as the uniquely peaceful surroundings and the structure of the lesson days.

We believe that people understand and appreciate each other more when they speak the same language. Personal and organisational effectiveness grows when language learning is invested in. That's why countless companies and freelancers, as well as the government, choose to come to us for their language training needs.

In accordance with COVID-19 measures, we've set up our institute so you can maintain a 1.5-metre distance from other students and your language trainers. We’ve also taken extra hygiene measures. That way, you can enjoy peace of mind while taking your language course at our institute.

Your personal language training course

At Regina Coeli, your language course is fully personalised. Beforehand, you have an extensive intake interview with a language trainer. In it, you discuss the shape your training could take. You then receive a personal quotation, and only at that point do you make the final decision whether you'd like to take a training course with us. Once you’ve booked your course, you can start preparing for it immediately in our online learning environment. This helps you start your course well-prepared.

Learn the basics of the Chinese language in one week

You can learn a great deal in just one week, even if you have absolutely no previous knowledge of the Chinese language. After having had a week of Chinese language training with a total of twenty private lessons, you will be able to confidently express yourself in Chinese. Just as importantly, you and your Chinese counterpart will understand one another.

Day 1: Pinyin and greetings
At the end of the day you will be able to:

  • greet someone and introduce yourself,
  • apologise,
  • part ways,
  • and you will have used pinyin and intensively practised the tones and sounds of the language.


Day 2: Pinyin and identity
At the end of the day you will be able to:

  • explain who you are, where you come from, where you live and where you work;
  • introduce another person;
  • explain why you are in China, the kind of work you do and describe your department and family;
  • and you will have used pinyin and intensively practised the tones and sounds of the language.

Days 3 and 4: Numbers and amounts
At the end of day 4 you will be able to:

  • use numbers and amounts to inquire into prices at shops and purchase items in a typical Chinese 24-hour shop;
  • bargain and ask for a discount;
  • order food and drink in a restaurant;
  • exchange currency at a bank;
  • compare the cost of living in both countries.


Day 5: Time and travel
At the end of the day 5 you will be able to:

  • explain how you travel to work,
  • describe your flight itinerary and delays,
  • describe a business trip itinerary,
  • book a flight,
  • discuss a variety of transportation options and ask the way,
  • take care of the details related to a hotel stay.

Take your first step now towards learning Chinese

Types of language courses

Individual language training   For 2 persons or more
 

* also available online
** for Regina Coeli alumni only

Frequently asked questions about Chinese language training

Do I have to spend the night at Regina Coeli?
We cordially invite you to spend the night in our guest accommodation, but you don’t have to, of course. Staying at Regina Coeli does, however, improve your focus while learning the language.

When can I take a Chinese course at Regina Coeli?
You can generally come to Regina Coeli at short notice, but, of course, you can also plan your training course further ahead.

How much does a Chinese course cost?
The price per day of language training at our institute can be found on our rates page. You will discuss how many days you need to reach your goals during your intake interview, and you receive a personal quote based on this.

I’m not a beginner. Can I also contact Regina Coeli?
Yes, you can! We would be pleased to put together a tailor-made programme for you, as we do for all course members who want to improve their language skills with us. We can arrange to talk beforehand to determine your current skill levels and what you’d like to work on during your training course.

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