Why should beginners learn Chinese with Berlitz?

Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world. When you learn Chinese, you have the opportunity to communicate with over 1.2 billion people. This skill is of great value in the job market. Companies around the world are eager to enter the Chinese market and you will immediately stand out from the competition if you can speak Chinese. Learning the language is also much easier than you think! Despite the differences in Chinese characters, most people underestimate how easy it is to learn Chinese.

Berlitz has been helping people all over the world learn new languages for over 140 years. With all the innovations and changes over the years, one thing has remained the same: our passion and enthusiasm for foreign languages and cultures, and our commitment to helping our participants grow personally and professionally. Therefore, with our Chinese courses, you have full flexibility in choosing the time of the class and the total duration of the course, so that you have the opportunity to learn Chinese even with a busy schedule.

What will you learn in our Chinese course for beginners?

Berlitz Level 1 | CEFR Level A 1

  • Make phone calls
  • Describe yourself and others
  • Say the date, time, and days of the week
  • Give personal details such as name, address, and phone number
  • Ask for and give directions
  • Describe seasons and weather

Berlitz Level 2 | CEFR Level A 2.1

  • Talk in detail about seasons and weather
  • Describe your own job
  • Make travel plans and talk about them
  • Reserve a table at a restaurant or book a hotel room
  • Describe your favorite food
  • Talk about where you live

Berlitz Level 3 | CEFR Level A 2.2

  • Plan leisure activities with family and friends
  • Describe your favorite hobbies
  • Describe movies and buy tickets for movies or other screenings
  • Plan budgets
  • Have projects described in more detail
  • Order food and offer it to others

Berlitz Level 4 | CEFR Level A 2.3

  • Apologize
  • Do favors and asking for them
  • Discuss current news
  • Talk about personal and work skills
  • Talk about finances
  • Describe future plans

Further Chinese language levels

Intermediate Chinese

This level includes CEFR levels B1 and B2. Here you will learn to have simple conversations and discuss topics familiar to you in social and professional situations.

Professional Chinese

With professional Chinese, you will speak at CEFR level C1 and C2. You will be able to hold complex and sophisticated conversations and communicate effectively with different audiences on various familiar as well as new topics.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

How often do the Chinese classes take place?

That depends on which language course you choose. On the one hand, we offer individual and group courses that take place weekly. But you can also opt for intensive courses, seminars, and language trips, where you can attend classes several days a week.

Can I help determine the topics of the language courses?

Berlitz offers a variety of language courses to meet your personal language training needs. This means you don't waste valuable time on topics that are irrelevant to your professional development.

Can I take a language course if there is no Berlitz Center in my area?

Anyone can learn Chinese anywhere, thanks to our extensive online offering. With the help of innovative tools, we create the framework to enable independent learning. This means you can learn Chinese live in the Virtual Classroom even when you are on the go.

Learn more

Contact us today with your questions. We can work together to find the course that's right for you - with no obligation on your part. Your Berlitz team will contact you shortly.