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Chinese Chamber of Commerce (CCC) - Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese school in London, Frith Street

Discussion in 'London' started by Andrew, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. Andrew

    Andrew Administrator
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    Background
    I have created this post because there is almost no information online about the Chinese Chamber of Commerce Chinese school. The CCC have a website but not really any information in English online. In a sense it's very old-traditional - everything is handled in person or over the phone only on weekends, and it can be tricky to find up to date information or accounts of how the school works, fees, times, classes, etc.

    Details
    19-20 Frith Street, London W1D 4RL
    Directly opposite Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, about 5 minutes walk from Leicester Square tube station and Chinatown
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    Contact
    020 7734 8135

    Website
    http://www.cccuk.org.uk/

    Timetable 2016-2017
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    Interior
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    Enrolling
    We enrolled last minute in September 2016 as we were undecided as to whether to sign Benjamin (reception age child, 5 years old) up to Chinese school so we were trialling several other options. Registration at CCC actually happenend 3 months earlier in the summer in July, so we misse the boat there.

    Initially we intended to enrol him in the Beginner's Mandarin class however by September these were all full up. Then we decided to sign him up for the Beginner's Cantonese class instead as these had availability. The Beginner's Cantonese Saturday class was cancelled due to not enough students so instead we signed him up to the Sunday class instead which did have space.

    Teaching
    I'd describe the teaching style as 'traditional' Hong Kong style. The teacher doesn't seem to use games or actiities as part of the curriculum, and instead focuses on rote learning, repetition, the assigned book lessons. Each week a set of homework needs to be completed in the supplied green book, which is marked every week. Every week also features a test where the student is graded out of 100. Every now and then there is also an exam.

    Overall I'm extremely impressed with the class - it is quite strict (homework, test every week, big exam once a year) and doesn't seem to be any room for 'fun', but our son has taken to it and enjoys it and has made a lot of progress learning lots of characters, how to write them, etc.
     

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