Chinese in Edmonton
One billion world citizens speak Chinese natively, and globalization has standardized the language’s varying dialects. Nowadays, all speakers of Standard Chinese are able to communicate, thus increasing business, travel, and personal communication throughout all parts of the Asian world. The global market has caught on –have you?
While the government of Alberta respects and supports international language learning from kindergarten to post-secondary education, it also promotes the celebration of its communities’ multicultural heritages around the city. For example, you can take part in the Edmonton Heritage Festival every year and discover the more than 80 communities that have shaped the city’s cultural landscape. Start learning a new language in Edmonton today and connect with these ethnic communities on a whole new level while making the most out of professional and cultural opportunities available to bilingual speakers. Contact us at Language Trainers and we will prepare a course just for you, so you can get started at a time and place convenient to your schedule!
Where to Practise Foreign Languages in Edmonton: Sign up for a course at Language Trainers and connect with a native-speaking instructor who will support your language journey and help you become fluent in a short time. You will be learning not only grammar and vocabulary but also various skill sets, such as speaking, writing, using gestures, understanding non-verbal cues, listening and reading. To become truly proficient, then, it is crucial that you practise outside the classroom in real-life situations. Luckily, you will find many opportunities to do so in Edmonton. For example, why not join the Conversations Café Group? Members get together every Saturday to have breakfast while improving their foreign language skills via casual conversations. Another option is the Polyglot Social Club, a group of people who speak multiple languages and would like to learn more about other cultures and perspectives. They get together at least twice a week to practise while playing games in a relaxed and friendly environment. Don’t miss out on these opportunities to overcome any shyness you may harbour and polish your language skills while making new friends!
Where to Study Foreign Languages in Edmonton: If you are looking to certify your language level or pursue a career in linguistics or languages, then there is no better place to study than at university. Fortunately, Edmonton is home to top-notch institutions, such as the University of Alberta, where you can learn Mandarin, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish without any prior knowledge. You can also enrol in bachelor’s programs, like Slavic Studies or Spanish and Latin American Studies. However, these programs require basic understanding of Spanish, Ukrainian or Russian before you can be accepted. But do not worry: we have amazing native-speaking instructors who can teach you any language and help you meet the minimum requirements you will need to enrol. Another reputable establishment that offers education in languages is the Concordia University of Edmonton, with accredited courses in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Latin and Spanish. Meanwhile, if you are not looking to study a language at university but would still like to certify your level by sitting for an internationally accredited exam, you can also do so in Edmonton. For example, if you are learning French, you can sit the DALF exam (an official diploma awarded by the French Ministry of Education) at the Alliance Francaise on 123 Street. And we can even help make sure you are ready with our Exam Preparation course.
Language Jobs in Edmonton: Learn a new language in the city and broaden your professional horizons! Edmonton’s GDP in 2018 was $338.2 billion, primarily in the fields of agriculture, forestry, education, tourism, finance and manufacturing. Also, revenue from oil and natural gas extraction has fueled a series of economic booms in the city’s recent history, with more international companies establishing their offices in the city as a result. Some of them, such as ATCO Electric, AutoCanada and ATB Investment, are always looking for bilingual speakers who can help them communicate with their partners and clients abroad. They value Chinese and Japanese speakers in particular, as these nations are Alberta’s biggest trading partners; so, you might want to consider taking a language course if you are looking to advance your career! Furthermore, many international chambers of commerce have offices in Edmonton (like those of the Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Italians and Mexicans) and you can contact them in case you are looking for more information on how to establish your own business abroad.
Using Language to Experience Culture in Edmonton: Learning a language will enable you to explore the multiple cultures of Edmonton more intimately because you can use your new language skills to understand more intricate aspects and ask more questions. For example, you can attend the Edmonton Heritage Festival, an annual gathering that celebrates the cultural diversity of the city. Taste the delicious flavors of Fiji, feel the beat of Brazil and explore exotic cultures from Buenos Aires to Zimbabwe. In this festival, you will find over 70 pavilions representing more than 90 countries, and cultures come together to share their entertainment, traditions and diversity. There are also hundreds of events that celebrate specific communities, like the Chinese New Year Parade, the Holi Festival and Brazil’s Independence Day. Just visit the official Edmonton’s website to get a full list of all the events you can enjoy in Edmonton all year round!
What are you waiting for? Sign up for a language course in Edmonton to gain an edge in your career and connect with new people by developing competence in a second language. At Language Trainers, we specialize in designing tailor-made programs that help our learners become proficient language speakers in a very short time. No matter your language goals, we can help you achieve them! So, reach out to us and we will send one of our native-speaking instructors to your home, office or a public place of your choosing. Some options where you can take your lessons around the city are the Woodrack Cafe on 109 Street, Cafe Blackbird on 142 Street and even the Edmonton Public Library on 88 Avenue NW.
And if you are not living in downtown Edmonton but in the surrounding area (and beyond), you can still take lessons with us. Our tutors are ready to meet you in places like Beaumont, Fort Saskatchewan, Leduc, Spruce Grove and St. Albert.
Contact us today to know more about your options. We will build a course personalized to fit your needs! And take one of our free online level tests if you already know some of your target language, so we can understand your current proficiency and adapt the course to your level!
Over 50% of company recruiters look for language skills on potential employee's resumes.
A parliamentary committee study revealed that 40% of all government positions were designated bilingual in Canada.
One quarter of the world's population has some knowledge of the English language.
1-on-1 General Chinese Course in Edmonton
Our general one-on-one courses in Edmonton will help students improve their Chinese level quickly and efficiently, whatever their needs. One of the most exciting aspects of our courses is that they are developed entirely around the needs of the students. The fact that we offer our Chinese classes on a One-on-One basis means that you can learn the words and phrases you need in a comfortable and relaxed environment.
1-on-1 Business Chinese Course in Edmonton
Our Chinese courses in Edmonton are taught on a one-on-one basis and will help you improve your business communication skills immensely. No matter what level you begin at we will soon have you dealing with business introductions comfortably before moving onto other matters. Beginner level students can expect to finish the course with basic telephone Chinese and email skills, as well as a level of survival Chinese, granting them the ability to work in a country where Chinese is the native tongue.
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Chinese Courses in Edmonton (closed group)
Our Chinese courses are also available for small groups studying together (Two-to-One Chinese Course or In-Company Small Group Chinese Course). All participants must have the same language needs, be able to study at the same time at the same place and be at the same level. All participants should be booked at the same time. Language Trainers suggest that you do not look for classes with more than 8 students at one time. However, an In-Company Taster Chinese Course can contain a maximum of 12 people.
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