MNC ran a successful four week course on Chinese language and culture given by tutor Qinghong Zhang (Amy). You can follow Amy on her twitter account.
Amy is a native Chinese speaker qualified with a Mandarin tutoring certificate and having years of Mandarin and Chinese Culture tutoring experience. She also has a professional Mandarin broadcasting background and has worked as a tour guide work.
Participants learnt some language essentials such as greeting people, ordering food, giving directions to taxi drivers.
In additional Amy gave a valuable insight into Chinese traditions and locations to visit.
MNC intend to repeat this course or provide a follow-on for anyone who might be interested. It will be possible to alter the perspective leisure travel to business trips as appropriate.