I HAVE NO FOUNDATION, IS IT POSSIBLE FOR ME TO LEARN CHINESE? I HEARD IT IS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT.
Everyone can speak Mandarin Chinese. It is not as difficult as what most people think. On the contrary, it is easy in grammar. Chinese has no gender for nouns, no case endings and verb endings.
Chinese characters could be a little challenging in the beginning. However, with the help of TianZiGe (Chinese Characters Practicing Sheet), you will be able to master the most frequently used characters by practicing. Some characters even look like what they mean!
All our courses are carefully paced to suit the needs of students. Usually, after attending 3 levels of Beginners Conversational Mandarin, students are able to confidently communicate in both social and basic business settings.
DO I NEED TO GO TO YOUR STUDIO TO ATTEND CLASSES?
At Han Hai Language Studios, we offer different Chinese Classes and private packages to suit our students’ needs.
You can choose to come to our studio classroom to attend the small group classes , 1 to 1 or 1 to 2 private classes or we can send our teacher to your preferred location.
If you are a frequent traveller, we highly recommend you to purchase 1 on 1 Private package which is most flexible or ask our friendly language consultant to work out a customised lesson schedule for you.
DO I GET MAKE UP LESSONS IF I GO OVERSEAS?
Yes, you can get your free make-up sessions by attending the same courses at different timing if there are still seats available in that batch . The maximum you can get is 3 make-up sessions per level per course (in small group class). This is only valid if you sign up for the full level. Do remember to advise us before or during the course registration. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate any request after the class started.
If you really couldn't make certain sessions or make-up classes available, you can pay the pro-rated fees. If you have to miss lessons due to personal reasons after the course starts but need a make-up class to catch up, it is available to purchase at $50 an hour (private-make), maximum 2 hours per course.
WHAT IS THE ENROLMENT PROCEDURE?
Enrolment is based on a first come basis. You can register online or by filling in our registration form when you drop by our office. If you are unsure of which class to enrol in, feel free to contact us for a free consultation. After payment is made, collect your textbook and you are on your way to being a Chinese pro!
HOW CAN I SETTLE MY PAYMENT? DOES MY TUITION FEE INCLUDE COURSE MATERIALS?
You can settle your payment by
- Cheque : Cheque is payable to GTJ Education Holdings Pte Ltd
- Bank Transfer
Bank Name: Overseas-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited (OCBC)
Address: 65 Chulia Street, OCBC Centre, Singapore 049513
SWIFT Code: OCBCSGSG
Account Name: GTJ Education Holdings Pte Ltd
Account No: 695-496877-001
- NETs in Singapore Dollars.
- Paypal with 5% surcharge.
Payment can be sent to :
Please note enrolment is not confirmed if payment is not received by due date
WHEN CAN I COLLECT THE TEXTBOOKS?
You can collect your textbook and other course materials on your first lesson. If you wish to collect earlier before course start date, please arrange us separately.
WHAT ARE THE REFUND POLICIES OR TRANSFER POLICIES?
REFUNDABLE FEES (Conditions Apply):
Tuition fees paid before, at or after commencement of the course are refundable subject to the following:–
100% refund of tuition fees if the applicant’s written notice of withdrawal is received by the Institute more than seven (7) days before the commencement date.
75% refund of tuition fees if the applicant’s written notice of withdrawal is received by the Institute three-six (3-6) days before the commencement date.
0% refund of tuition fees if the applicant’s written notice of withdrawal is received less than three (3) days before the commencement date.
- Transfer to another class can be made with a transfer fee of $50. Please let us know 2 weeks in advance.
DO I NEED TO TAKE ANY ENTRANCE TESTS BEFORE ENROLLMENT?
None is required for absolute beginners. However, if you have learned Chinese before, please contact us for a simple assessment so we can arrange the most suitable class for you.
WHAT IS THE CLASS SIZE?
For small group classes, it ranges from 3 to 8 students per class.
WHAT ARE YOUR STUDENTS’ PROFILES?
Our students come from all over the world (more than 40 countries). You are not only here to study but also make friends around the globe. The majority of the students are foreign expatriates who live and work in Singapore. Their age group range from 16 to 62 years old.
For Children's class, the students age is between 4 - 15 years old.
What makes your school special ? why do we choose Han Hai to study Chinese ?
1. About the trainer: Our teachers are native speaker from China, with minimum 4 years teaching experience.
2. About the students: International environment, our students are from more than 40 countries in the world. You are here not only to learn a new language but also have chance to meet new friends from diverse culture.
3. Teaching Style: Highly interactive, Personalised and Fun !
4. Course design: One-stop learning, from novice to advanced, from foundation courses to business Chinese. From language to culture (Chinese calligraphy class is offered for intermediate to advanced learners).