Develop your skill and confidence in communicating in Chinese in simple, everday situations.
We are fortunate to have a purpose-built professional hospitality suite. Add in specialised kit, gas hobs, industrial gelateria, salamander and industry grade cookware, and the canvas for culinary opportunity is complete. We also have access to the main cafeteria for formalised function work and service as well, not to mention the theatre for which we cater.
But while our modern kitchen premises, surrounded by our fledgling herb gardens, sits at the heart of our course, our other home is a stand-alone, airy, bright space to learn and debate the nuts and bolts of the hospitality industry. It is where our theory classes take place, punctuated with demonstrations and video clips.
Chinese is not only one of the oldest living languages, but it is also a major world language spoken across the globe by over one billion people. As the New Zealand population diversifies, Chinese is becoming a major language in this country while remaining highly important for trade and tourism.
An introductory course in Mandarin language. This conversation-based course is suitable for absolute beginners. Learn the basics of vocabulary and discover Chinese culture and customs as you converse with our native-speaking tutor.
We offer GROW programmes, immersion opportunities, as well as the Chinese National Language Adviser who can work with your school to help strengthen the teaching of Chinese. We also have close relationships with the New Zealand Chinese Language Teachers Association (NZCLTA) as well as the Chinese.
Mandarin course is offered by Palmerston North Intermediate Normal School. Our courses are taught by highly qualified and experienced teacher who are extremely dedicated to ensuring you leave with all the necessary skills to broaden your horizons and never be lost for words again.