LEZIONI DI CINESE A SHANGHAI

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Arrivare in Cina e non sapere una parola di questo ostico ma utile e “acustico” idioma, è, come ben si conosce, un’avventurosa impresa, ricca di frustrazioni quanto di risate, di disagio e ironia, di ansia e volontà.

Visto che la realtà quotidiana non offre l’opzione dei sottotitoli e nemmeno del doppiaggio, bisogna, in qualche modo, districarsi nel labirinto delle città pullulanti e cercare nel gorgoglio di telefonate in un Inglese improvvisato e nei siti per expat, una scuola o chi per essa, la quale faccia da trampolino per tuffarsi in questa colorata cozzaglia di realtà.
Prendiamo ad esempio Shanghai e una ragazza ventenne che sa solo contare fino a dieci evitando il due, non chiedetemi il perché (secondo me è più difficile il nove, ad esempio).
Si comincia consultando il sito di That’s Shanghai (www.thatssh.com),  rivista famosissima che offre servizi ed informazioni di qualunque sorta, dai locali agli eventi, dalle mostre alle tendenze, oppure consultando i siti e le segreterie delle Università più gettonate, come la Fudan (www.fudan.edu.cn) o la Huadong Shida (www.ecnu.com.cn); anche il sito www.shanghai-ed.com offre qualche indirizzo.
Ci si riempie così di indirizzi e-mail costituiti da assurdi acronimi, tipo manrovescio alla tastiera del computer (si è invitati a provare, dfg nv bhj) e di numeri di telefono, rivoltisi ai quali si ottengono pronte risposte.
Anche le scuole, come gli ospedali, sono un business, quindi non si pensi di trovare istituti benefattori che offrono strumenti linguistico-culturali per il gusto di diffondere il putonghua e la millenaria cultura cinese o come missione; si trovano persone disponibili, spesso davvero preparate ed esperte, parlanti un buon inglese, disposte anche a lezioni a domicilio, le quali però chiedono laute ricompense per il loro operato. Le cifre medie si aggirano sui 100 Renminbi all’ora: se si pensa che uno stipendio medio si aggira sui 2000 Renminbi al mese, si deduce che questi diffusori di mezzi comunicativi e nozioni culturali potrebbero condurre una dignitosa esistenza lavorando soltanto una settimana al mese, part-time, peraltro.
Riporto alcune delle risposte alle mie e-mail e relative offerte per darvi un’idea dei costi e dei servizi offerti, utili al nostro scopo

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Hi Fibio
For group class at our school, the rate is 50RMB/hour. 
For private class 110RMB/hour. 
For more detailed info, please visit our web www.miraclemandarin.com 
Thanks and best regards,
Emma Wang
Shanghai Miracle Mandarin Language Training Center
5D, 47 north Xiangyang Lu, (Close by Changle Lu, entrance at the back of Shanghai Securities Building)
Tel: 5404 0515
Mobile: 138 1873 7711
www.miraclemandarin.com

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Thank you for your interest in MANDARIN HOUSE Chinese language program.
I am sure we can find you a suitable course. For an overview of our all year round language courses, teaching methods, after-class activities, photos, location maps and much more, please browse our website at http://www.mandarinhouse.cn
Here are some basic information about us.
SCHOOL
Our school provides 7 campuses in Shanghai are all conveniently located at 1) Xujiahui 2) Hongqiao 3) Xintiandi 4) Plaza 66 5) The Former French Concession 6) Pudong Lujiazui 7) South Pudog Raod, Please refer to the following page of our website: http://www.mandarinhouse.cn/contact.htm
Our school offers comfortable classrooms, warm atmosphere with friendly staff and university educated experienced teachers.
At Mandarin House we also have a lively social program when students can attend afternoon culture events for example, visiting a temple, touring a part of the city on foot, Chinese dumpling making, etc.
PROGRAM
Intensive Group Course: This is a general Chinese group course designed for all levels. You can join any Monday (except for beginners). 20 lessons per week, 4 lessons in the morning from Monday to Friday that leave you free in the afternoon to discover the city. Maximum 8 students in a group.
Private Tutoring: This is the fastest and most effective way to learn. Designed to meet the personal needs and goals. It is also ideal for those students who cannot commit to a regular scheduled class because of fretuent traveling. 

Part-time Group Course:
This is ideal for those who work or live in Shanghai. Group of 3 to 5 students, max 6 students.
DATE & PRICE
Please refer to the following page of our website: http://www.mandarinhouse.cn/dates.htm
I am sure we can arrange a meeting for you to discuss the learning program, which campus is convenient for you? And what exact date and time, please advise.
I look forward to hearing back from you!
Jasmine Bian
Program Manager
Mandarin House

Suite 101, Tower 7, The Summit
Lane 99 Central Urumqi Road
Shanghai, 200031, China

Tel: +86 21 54040139
Fax: +86 21 54040429
Mobile: +86 13764332333
http://www.mandarinhouse.cn

 

Intensive Group Course

 

The Intensive Group Course is designed for those students who want to make guick progress in the time available. It is also ideal for overseas students.
4 lessons per day, 20 lessons per week.
Group of 4 to 8 students, maximum 12 students.

 

Intensive Class

Mon to Fri 09:00-12:30

 

? Starting dates for Elementary 1 total beginners:

 

05 / Dec / 05

09 / Jan / 06

06 / Feb / 06

06 / Mar / 06

03 / Apr / 06

08 / May / 06

05 / Jun / 06

03 / Jul / 06

17 / Jul / 06

31 / Jul / 06

14 / Aug / 06

28 / Aug / 06

11 / Sep / 06

25 / Sep / 06

30 / Oct / 06

27 / Nov / 06

 

? Students can join on any Monday for other levels.

 

Intensive Course Price

 

Prices are given in RMB / Prices and conditions are subject to change without prior notice.

 

Price per week (textbook included)

2-3 weeks

4-8 weeks

9-12 weeks

13+ weeks

1400

1300

1200

1100

 

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Hi!Fabio,
Thank you very much for your inquiry
Here are the list of the seasonal discounted price  we charge now:
Individual one on one class: 100RMB/hour
2 person group class: 75RMB/person/hour
3-5 person group class:60RMB/person/hour
If a student  book a full course of 50 hours, he/she will get 3 hours extra free lesson
If a student book 2 full course of 100 hours, he/she will get 8 hours extra free lesson
A free course consultation (last 30 minutes) can be organized to address any of your concerns regarding 
teaching contents and quality and to understand your
learning objectives.
Hope above answered your questions
If you have other questions please feel free to E-mail me or call me
Please kindly as well find the attached brochure for course information
I am looking forward to hear from you again
Thanks again,
David
Best Wishes and Best Regards
Redcarpet Mandarin and Consultation
Suite 1303, Shenle Tower, No.300,Yu'yuan Road across Bejing Road west and 
Urumuqi Road-3 minutes walk from Subway Jing'an Temple station
Tel: +86 +  21 62113188
Mobile:+86 +(0)13061615839
welcome@redcarpetmandarin.com
www.redcarpetmandarin.com