In-company Mandarin

Knowing even the basics of Mandarin makes a hugh difference to the quality of your relationships with Chinese companies.

We offer a range of highly effective Business Mandarin courses.

  • Qualified, experienced Mandarin trainers
  • Bespoke programmes at all levels, from complete beginner upwards
  • Free online resources, lesson reports and course tracking
  • Training provided at your offices or at our central London language school
  • Lessons scheduled around your availability
  • Extensive in-company Mandarin training experience

Talk to us about your training needs

For more information or a quote contact the in-company team directly, or fill out our online enquiry form:

Before you start your course, we carry out detailed Needs Analysis to make sure the course is designed to achieve your specific objectives.

You can learn the very basics or work on higher level language skills. Courses are communicative, so you are able to use Mandarin outside the classroom from the very start.

Find out more about General and business language training

Industry and sector specific training

Courses can target the language used in specific business sectors – from marketing to finance to oil and gas.

Find out more about Industry specific language training

All Business Mandarin courses contain a strong cultural element. We also offer country-specific workshops, focusing on how to engage effectively with Chinese business culture, covering key concepts such as Confucianism, guanxi, and danwei.

Find out more about cross cultural training

Speak the Speech thumbCultural training case study

Read about how our In-company Training helped Speak the Speech acquire a deep understanding of Middle Eastern business and social culture and improve their ability to operate in the region and advise their clients.

Your Mandarin Language trainer

All International House London trainers are qualified trainers with experience giving courses to companies. They are employed, not freelance, and have the on-going support of a world-class academic department and resource centre.

Xiaolan – Business Mandarin Trainer

Xiaolan is a very experienced Chinese language and cultural trainer.

She has an MA in Communication design from the University of the Arts, and a Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London.

Xiaolan has been teaching for International House London since 2009, and has worked with a wide range of groups and individuals. Her client list includes the British Council, the University of the Arts, the BBC, and a range of companies in law, media, fashion and the arts.

Our clients

Abercrombie and Fitch, Accenture, AECOM, Affiliate Window, the Association of Financial markets in Europe, Alaco, Assa Abloy, AVL Powertrain, Bain & Company, Baker & McKenzie, Bank of London & the Middle East, Barnett Waddingham LLP, Berenberg Bank, Bighams, Brookfield, Café Rouge, Christie’s, Citibank, Clifford Chance, Corinthia Hotel, De Beers, Delphi Engineering, Diamond Bank, Dishoom, EIP, ETF Securities, Expedia, the Fairtrade Foundation, Fladgate LLP, Flamingo International, Fedex, FiscalReps, Fitflop, the FCO, Formation Architects, GE Healthcare Finnamore, H10 Hotels, Halliburton, Henderson Global Investors, Idemitsu Petroleum, Infrata, Inner Square, Intechnica, Inter Hannover, ION Geophysical, K2 Relocation, Kering Group, KKR, Lacoste, Laureus, Leo Burnett, Michael Kors, Mondelez, Muller, OCIMF, Optimus Sourcing, Polar Capital, Ponte Gadea Group, Puig, Qualcomm, the Quebec Government Office in the UK, Research Now, Rondanini, RPC Law, Said Foundation, Sarasin & Partners, Savills, Seadrill, Sodexo, Soditic Group, Speak the Speech, Stoke Mandeville Hospital (National Spinal Injuries Unit), Stroz Friedberg, Swarovski, TCI Hedge Fund, Transport for London, Unicoms, Uniqlo, Valueclick, VE Interactive, Vice UK, Visa Europe, WATG Architects, Wipro. 


Case study

Read about how our In-company Training helped Abercrombie & Fitch managers to achieve their language goals and integrate into their new target language culture.