We focus on developing practical communication skills, including listening, speaking, reading and writing using only our own bespoke
study materials, and syllabus, which are designed to allow students to make rapid progress. Our aim is that all our students can
express their own opinions in Mandarin freely, precisely and confidently.
Unlike other language schools, and most university courses, our focus is not on seemingly endless context specific dialogues, with
quite independent, or even non-existent, study of Chinese culture. We believe that fluent communication is more readily achieved by
understanding the logic of native speakers’ thinking, which is shaped by China’s unique culture. Thus, each Mandarin course in
MasterChina not only teaches points of grammar, and vocabulary, but also integrates relevant cultural insights to speed up
understanding and improve students rate of retention. As well as these key principles, we stress the importance of frequent direct
interaction with teachers and local Chinese (living in China) to put student’s knowledge into practice, thereby building their confidence
in using the language. To help all students to “Master China”, we also like to use topical news stories in our teaching,
to simultaneously deliver cultural insights, while also forming part of each student’s language study.
We believe that all students deserve a customized course, which means a personalized study scheme focusing on each student’s
specific interests, concerns and objectives. This study scheme should be delivered by highly proficient teachers who can give
continuous instruction; anytime and anywhere. At MasterChina we make this promise to every student as standard.