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 make up sessions by pre-reservation. The maximum you can get is 1 hour private make up session per level per course (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.
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 Cash/Cheque/Online Transfer/NETs in Singapore Dollars. Overseas payment is also accepted via Paypal.Textbooks and online study tools are charged separately at $65.00 per person if the course that you have enrolled in requires them.
WHEN CAN I COLLECT THE TEXTBOOKS?
You can collect your textbook and other course materials on your first lesson.
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 6 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.