Christmas & New Year Closure Notice

By  Gigi Chan

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Our office at Hayes will be closing for the Christmas and New Year holidays as follows:

Monday 25 December 2017 – Monday 1 January 2017 

During the Christmas close down period, we still accept orders. Please kindly note that we will process the orders and reply your emails when we are back. If there is any questions, please email info@cypressbooks.com and we will try to reply you as soon as we can.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and to thank you all for your support throughout the year! 

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Dec 17

Doing Business in a Chinese Way – New edition of Business Chinese: 20 Essential Topics

By  Sophie Guo

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Teaching business Chinese can be daunting: you have to be equipped with the knowledge of business, and you have to teach the language at the same time, just like other language tutors. Harmer (2007)[i] suggests five roles of teachers: controller, prompter, participant, resource and tutor. I would add a sixth role for teachers of business Chinese: A learner: they spend so much time learning the specialised knowledge about business when preparing for the classes, and in class they are still prepared to learn from their students who often know more about business than themselves.

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Nov 17
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Learning Cantonese: The Next Frontier

By  Customer Service

Cantonese is indispensable for those living and working in Hong Kong, and for chatting with Cantonese-speaking friends and family. It could also be the next, even more exciting frontier for foreign language thrill-seekers that have ‘conquered’ Mandarin, or have at least dedicated several years to it already and are ready to dive deeper. Whether you need to know Cantonese, or simply want to, learning Cantonese makes you part of a growing trend. Continue reading

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Aug 17