Practical Support

We specialise in arranging practical support for your Chinese needs. For example, we provide language and cultural training in preparation for business trips and employees' relocation to China. We also support you with presentations and talks you are planning on giving in Mandarin.

TRAINING IN PREPARATION FOR BUSINESS TRIPS AND RELOCATION

Our topical trainings are designed to increase your ability to readily adjust to the work style and culture of your new destination whether you are going for a short or long time. Our language and cultural training covers four modules: (1) an introduction to doing business in China including useful Mandarin phrases and business etiquette, (2) an overview to China (history, politics, the economy, religion, public holidays), (3) working in China  (corporate structure and hierarchies, communication styles, relationship building, leadership, team-building, meetings, presentations, negotiating styles, dealing with conflict, political correctness, job security issues and the impact of cultural differences in the workplace), and (4) living in China (top practical tips for expats, coping with the weather, housing and utilities, transport, banking, building a credit history, insurance, health care, shopping, wining and dining, socialising, children's issues, cultural differences, transition into a new culture, developing personal and organisational strategies for adapting to the new environment). 

Training is delivered at your office in London and scheduled around your work commitments. Modules (1) through (3) are suitable to prepare you in advance of a short business trip. Module (4) is added when employees are relocating or the traveller is on an extended business visit in China.

Modules can be booked separately during the course of one week or combined to take place in one day. Each training module takes up to 2 hours, if delivered separately. If taken in succession during one day, modules (1) through (3) can be effectively combined over the course of 5 hours. Adding module (4) takes you to 6.5 hours of tuition.

Modules (1) through (4) are £500 total for 1-to-1 tuition or £450 per person for groups of three or less. Modules (1) through (3) are £450 total for 1:1 tuition or £400 per person for groups of three or less. Currently, we do not charge VAT. All reading materials and charges are included.

For groups larger than three persons, we organise a bespoke course of executive education to fit their particular needs.

BUSINESS TRIP OR RELOCATION

Short business tripExtended business trip or employee relocation
Module (1): doing business in China

Module (2): overview to China

Module (3): working in China
Module (1): doing business in China

Module (2): overview to China

Module (3): working in China

Module (4): living in China
Each module can be taken separately (up to 2 hours) or combined over the course of one day (5 hours altogether)Each module can be taken separately (up to 2 hours) or combined over the course of one day (6.5 hours altogether)
Flexible schedule around your time commitmentsFlexible schedule around your time commitments
Delivered at your place of businessDelivered at your place of business
£450 for 1:1 tuition

£400 per person for groups of three or less

All reading materials and charges are included
£500 for 1:1 tuition

£450 per person for groups of three or less

All reading materials and charges are included

 

EMPLOYEE PRESENTATIONS AND TALKS IN MANDARIN

Square Mile Mandarin supports you with preparing presentations and talks in Mandarin. We can offer expert linguistic and cultural guidance on your first draft and assist you with perfecting your oral delivery. Our highly skilled tutors can assist you to make an excellent impression on your Chinese clients and colleagues. This service is bespoke and delivered 1-to-1. Your confidence is guaranteed. We can help with presentations and talks that are fully or partially delivered in Mandarin and of any length. This bespoke service is £200 for two hours of expert guidance. Currently, we do not charge VAT. All materials are included. Our tutor comes to your place of business in central London.

PRESENTATIONS AND TALKS

Presentations and talks in Mandarin
£200 for 2 hours of expert guidance
Tutor comes to your place of business in central London
Linguistic and cultural guidance on your first draft to help you shine
Bespoke 1-to-1 tuition