China is the fastest growing economy in the world today and is widely regarded as the potentially biggest global market in the twenty-first century. Speaking Mandarin can facilitate communication with Chinese business partners and promote smooth bilateral trade relations. China is booming, and citizens around the globe want a piece of the action. We are here to help them get it.
Ramat Gan, Israel (PRWEB) October 13, 2007
Why Chinese? When Yariv Binnun, Co-CEO of eTeacher, was asked "why Chinese?" He said, "China is the fastest growing economy in the world today and is widely regarded as the potentially biggest global market in the twenty-first century. Speaking Mandarin can facilitate communication with Chinese business partners and promote smooth bilateral trade relations. China is booming, and citizens around the globe want a piece of the action. We are here to help them get it."
This statement is even supported by the U.S. Department of Education that announced earlier this year that it hopes to have 5 percent of all elementary, secondary and college students enrolled in Mandarin studies by 2010.
Beijing guesses that more than 40 million non-native speakers now study Mandarin worldwide and predicts that 100 million individuals will be studying Mandarin as a second language by the end of the decade.
Another incentive for westerners to learn Chinese is to really immerse oneself in a different culture. The grammatical structure of Chinese is not only logical, but also pragmatic, related to the particular way of Chinese thinking. Knowledge of the written language opens up the culture of one of the world's oldest civilizations. It sometimes seems as if everyone is trying to learn the language now spoken by a fifth of the world's population.
How hard is it to learn Chinese? To many Westerners, the Chinese language seems complicated and perplexing. The saying "It's all Chinese to me!" is commonly used to express a lack of comprehension. Therefore, it may come as a surprise that Chinese grammar is simple and easy to learn compared to other languages, such as German, French, English or Russian.
How does it work? Experience has proven that real-time interaction between teacher and student is the most effective way to learn. And when it comes to a foreign language, nothing is more effective than to learn with the best teachers in the homeland of any language.
In ChineseVoice.com students learn Chinese online in small groups (5-6 students) or in private sessions (one-on-one). The teacher, sitting at home in Beijing, has a headset, a web-camera and an electronic blackboard and the students also get a headset, so the interactive class can actually have students from around the globe, all studying Chinese at the same time.
Classes take place during the evening hours based on students' locations and time zones, using online video conferencing technology. Just like in any other class - the teacher controls and directs the rhythm of the class based on the progress and the needs of each student. Each lesson features assessments, drills and comprehension checks. Before each class, students are required to complete homework exercises from the workbooks that are assigned to them in advance.
Click here for a demonstration video
About eTeacher. eTeacher Group is an international expert and leading provider of online learning programs. We believe in bringing together the power of technology, first class teachers and exceptional content in order to provide the most convenient, professional and effective learning experience.
eTeacher Group has been perfecting this methodology since 2000 with un-compromising technology, language programs and academic staffs around the world.
The ChineseVoice.com program was developed by a team of experts in distant learning and a leading academic team headed by Dr. Lihi Yariv-Laor, a leading linguist and sinologist, with 30 years of experience teaching Chinese as a foreign language to thousands of students around the world. The professional and certified teaching staff was carefully chosen in Beijing. They all have experience teaching Chinese as a second language, and have all received training in online teaching methods.
For more information contact:
eTeacher Group PR
USA & Canada: 1-800-316-3783