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Introductory Mandarin for Business Professionals

10.0

(5 ratings)

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2 Weeks

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Cohort-based Course

Most people think Mandarin is one of the most difficult languages in the world. Actually, it's simple.

Hosted by

Amanda Hsiung-Blodgett

Miss Panda Chinese; Former Warner Bros.; ex interpreter Fortune 500, Tony Robins

Course overview

Accelerated Mandarin for Professionals

Start having meaningful conversations! Even at the introductory stage.

This course is for

01

Business Executives and Professionals who want to communicate and outreach effectively in business with language and cultural insight.

02

Global Team Leaders who desire to successfully lead an international team without struggles due to language and cultural barriers.

03

Community Builders who want to establish meaningful connections with empathy in a diverse workspace and environment.

Key Outcomes

Listening | Understanding what is said

Build your Chinese comprehension from day 1 with active listening, and be able to respond in Mandarin. 

Pronunciation | Speak with accuracy

Read Pinyin with accurate Mandarin pronunciation. Use the tools provided to you to familiarize essential sounds of Mandarin and tones with ease.

Speaking | Speak Mandarin in full sentences

From listening and pronunciation to speaking models, you can transfer the skills you acquire to real-life conversations naturally.

Cultural Proficiency | Present yourself in Mandarin with cultural insights

Cultural proficiency leads to successful communication in all languages. Think and speak with cultural insights to establish better connections and facilitate business opportunities. 

Reading | Read to decode Chinese

Develop initial Chinese reading skills with a group of meaningful high-frequency words.

Continue to Practice | Develop Chinese language skills in a community

Continue to practice and develop Chinese language and cultural proficiency from the foundation you acquire in this course with your cohort in a private community.

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A 2-week interactive course to develop initial Chinese language skills and cultural proficiency. Leave with the confidence to start and participate in meaningful conversations.

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Introductory Mandarin for Business Professionals

10.0

(5 ratings)

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        Starting from zero, the prospect of learning Chinese can seem daunting. Not with Amanda! She makes the language accessible and fun. From the very first class, she instills a feeling of capability in her students which only grows each session and for me has made this one of the best language learning experiences I have ever had.
Manon

Manon

Student Advisor, SOAS
        Mandarin is much easier to learn than I thought it would be! I thought it would be hard but after only 8 sessions (including lab)! I can already speak full sentences in Mandarin and read Pinyin! I would absolutely recommend this course to anyone who needs to learn Mandarin quickly. I was shocked at how much I learned, and how fast I learned it.
Catherine

Catherine

Co-founder, 3 Pillars Parent
        Without question, this course is the most effective way to jumpstart the learning curve for Mandarin.  My entire life I've been around Chinese culture in home life and in business, but never progressed to speaking or understanding. Now, thanks to Amanda, I begin a lifelong interest in learning Chinese. This was an outstanding course!
Geoff

Geoff

Founder and CEO
        Hers is not cookie-cutter classroom instruction. Rather, Amanda is a pro’s pro!! I have been fortunate to have a lot of energetic, creative, and professionally driven Chinese teachers, but Amanda has skills and resources that were totally beyond all compare. This program helped me to land in China with confidence.
Anita

Anita

Business Executive
        I CAN learn Mandarin. I went from knowing nothing to having simple conversations in just 2 weeks! I've never thought of myself as being good at languages, so I went into this course expecting to struggle. Boy was I wrong! The class was fun, Amanda is a great teacher, and her method of teaching Mandarin works. Period. This was a great class.
Glenn

Glenn

Founder & Coach
        This course was extremely useful in improving my Chinese language skills. Amanda was extremely professional. She always had interesting, thought-provoking approaches to teaching the language. This course deepened both my understanding of Chinese and my desire to learn more of it. This course helped my business trip to Taiwan a success.
Audrey

Audrey

Economic Intelligence Officer

Meet your instructor

Amanda Hsiung-Blodgett

Amanda Hsiung-Blodgett

NETFLIX Chinese Language Consultant, Founder of Miss Panda Chinese

Amanda is a former Warner Bros. executive in Taiwan with outreach to the Asian region including China. She has served as an interpreter for Hollywood celebrities and personalities such as motivational speaker Tony Robbins, and numerous Fortune 500 companies.


She is the founder of Miss Panda Chinese and the Netflix Word Party Chinese Langauge consultant. Amanda helps business executives to acquire Mandarin and achieve their immediate communication goals with the business development outlook in mind.

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Course syllabus

01

Listening and Pronunciation

  • Learning a new language is about efficient communication. 
  • Listening is the most crucial element in successful language acquisition. 
  • In this section, we focus on ECHO listening and uncover your ability to comprehend Mandarin and speak with accurate pronunciation.

02

Responding and Speaking

  • First to understand then to be understood in Mandarin.
  • Know what is said to you and use the models to respond accurately.
  • In this section, we practice using the LIPS framework to carry on conversations with real-life topics. 

03

Chinese Culture Insights and Communication

  • Cultural proficiency leads to successful communication in all languages.
  • Know what to say in Mandarin and how to say it so it is received well.
  • In this section, we develop communication skills in Mandarin with an understanding of the Chinese language and with three cultural insights.

04

Decoding Chinese Words and Initial Reading

  • Breaking the myth of the Chinese language is one of the most difficult languages in the world.
  • Interpret a group of selected words and text to build initial Chinese literacy.

05

Present Yourself in Mandarin

Final project - see what you can achieve!

06

Bonus

  • Aside from six 60-min interactive sessions, you will have access to the Mandarin Essentials (PDF) to help you to sustain long-term retention of the Mandarin you experience in this course.
  • Join a private group to continue practicing and asking questions.
  • Mandarin throughout this course refers to the official language of China.

Learning is better with cohorts

Learning is better with cohorts

Active, not passive

This course focuses on live workshops and hands-on projects

Learn with a cohort of peers

You’ll be learning in public through breakout rooms and an engaged community

Learn with a cohort of peers

Surround yourself with like-minded people who want to grow alongside you

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Course schedule

3-5 hours
  • Monday - Orientation | Lab

    10:00am-10:30am PT | 1:00pm-1:30pm ET

    1st Monday - Orientation

    2nd Monday - Lab

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - Live Session

    10:00am-11:00am PT | 1:00pm-2:00pm ET

    Live interactive session

  • Friday - Lab

    10am-10:30am PT | 1:00pm - 1:30pm ET

    Lab time to practice and interact in Mandarin. Also, design your presentation.

  • Friday - Office Hour

    10:30am-11:30pm PT | 1:30pm -2:30 pm ET


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