Certificate in Conversational Mandarin - Elementary

BMC International College

Course introduction

A unique opportunity to learn, improve and speak Mandarin and at the same time build a friendship across cultures. Small groups to suit all ability groups from beginners to advanced level, meet weekly with a qualified and experienced language teacher. This is a functional course which is specially designed for beginners but also for those who are currently engaged in activities that require reasonable command of Mandarin but are not fully conversant with the language. This course is conducted in a highly methodical approach and covers all the topics listed below.

Course Pre-Requisites

Age 16 years and above.

Course Outline

  • The role of Chinese language
  • The Chinese characters
  • Meeting people
      1. Greetings
      2.Introducing yourself and others
  • Identifying & describing things
  • Numerals
     1. Telling time - Hours
     2. Indicating specific times
     3. Months
     4. Dates
     5. Days
  • Describing position
  • Expressing the existence of animate & inanimate objects
  • Describing actions and habits
  • Expressing requests and invitations
  • Expressing suggestions and offers
  • Expressing and stating opinions
  • Giving orders


Local 20 hours

Method of Delivery


Award Criteria

Students, who satisfy the minimum attendance requirements (75%) will be issued with the ?Certificate of Attendance? by BMC.

Grading System

No assessment

Assessment Information

No assessment

Appeal Process

Not applicable

Expected date of release of information

Not applicable

Fee Structures
  • All fees are subject to the prevailing Goods and Services Tax (GST) unless specified otherwise.
  • Course Application Fee is NOT REFUNDABLE.
  • Do not pay your school fees before you have signed the standard student contract.
  • All fees quoted are in Singapore Dollar (S$).
  • Fees are subject to periodic changes without prior notice.
  • BMC accepts the following methods of payment:
      Cashier's order payable to BMC International College Pte Ltd
      Cheque payable to BMC International College Pte Ltd
      Credit cards (VISA, Mastercard, Diners Club & American Express)

Full-Payment Structure
Fees Breakdown(shows the full breakdown of total payable fees) - Total Payable(S$)
Course Application Fee (not covered under FPS and not refundable) - $50.00
Tuition Fee (Original Tuition Fee $420 - Discount $84) - $336.00
Course Material Fee - $30.00
Sub-Total Fee (Except Non-GST items) - $416.00
GST - $29.12
Grand Total Amount(1st Payment) Incl GST & Course Application Fee - $445.12

Miscellaneous Fees
Purpose of Fee - Amount (S$) and When Payable
Late payment fees - $60.00(before GST) - $64.20(after GST)
Replacement of student membership card - $30.00(before GST) - $32.10(after GST)
Re-take examination Admin Fee(per re-sitting)[NO GST] - $50.00[NO GST]

Local - N.A - 20 hours
SDF - N.A - N.A
International - N.A - N.A

Ang Mo Kio Commencement Dates/Timing:
6 Sep'15, 2:30pm to 5pm (Su)
31 Oct'15, 2:30pm to 5pm (Sa)
18 Nov'15, 7pm to 9:30pm (We/Fr)

Jurong East Commencement Dates/Timing:
4 Sep'15, 7pm to 9:30pm (Fr)
2 Nov'15, 7pm to 9:30pm (Mo/We)

Available Course Sessions

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Trainer Profile

BMC Qualified Trainer

More than 5 Years of Experience in Teaching English courses