Why Study with Us?
1. Does the school have a proven methodology and pedagogy in teaching Chinese?
At ACCS, we use Accelerated Learning methods and materials developed by Dr Moni Lai Storz with native speaking teachers trained by us. Our teachers are specially recruited to excel in the use of Accelerated Learning to teach our Chinese classes. This means that you will get a very effective and enjoyable learning experience with us.
2. Has the school been around for a while or is it just another fly-by-night outfit?
ACCS has been the leading Chinese Centre for the past 25 years in Melbourne! We started in Melbourne in 1992 and in Sydney in 2003. We are also in London. Our teaching faculty has over 30 teachers – we are not dependent on only 1 or 2 teachers.
3. Do you need to spend more money on student books and CDs?
We are extremely well-priced (around $17 per hour for both Melbourne and Sydney classes and $15 for Perth). This includes student books and CD’s (which you can import to your iphone or mp3 or use as a podcast) saving you at least another $60! You can also pay your school fees using your credit card.
4. How much flexibility does the school offer you in terms of classes and availability?
We have concurrent classes at most levels giving you maximum flexibility in attendance. You can attend any available class each week or even repeat the same lesson, if you like. We seldom cancel classes due to insufficient students. Best of all, if you need to, we allow you to defer to the following term for a nominal deferment fee. Enrolling is an easy process and you can cancel out at anytime before classes begin without any penalty.
5. How well known is the school?
We have classes in Perth, Sydney and Melbourne. Also, in London. Average class size is only 8 to 10 students. You do not have to wait till the start of each calendar year to start classes with us. All our classes commences at the start of each term including Beginners classes and there are 4 terms per year. You can attend classes in Melbourne, Sydney or London if you happen to be travelling.
6. How comprehensive is the school’s teaching materials and it’s syllabus?
We have a complete curriculum to study Mandarin ranging from absolute beginner to advanced conversation levels including Chinese for Business. A total of 20 levels! Learn Chinese writing and conversation using a developmental but highly practical approach where students can focus only on conversation skills, if they choose to. Why go to a language school that only offers you a few introductory levels of classes and then later find out that you have to join us anyway for higher levels of classes?
7. Does the school provide any other learning benefits?
We have extensive e-learning student tools, a social club, regular events (eg ‘InTune with Chinese’) and a regular newsletter. Great opportunities for social or business purposes are also available through our Facebook and ACCS Blog. Most of all, our Chinese classes are fun and interesting - we do not give tests and we do not teach from standard boring textbooks!
8. Does the school specialise in teaching just one language or many different languages?
At ACCS, we specialise in teaching Chinese language (Mandarin and Cantonese) studies and nothing else. For both adults and children. We are continually incorporating the latest Chinese vocabulary and improving on our Accelerated Learning techniques.