Chinese Mandarin - Beginners (Levels 2 and 3)

Chinese Mandarin - Beginners (Levels 2 and 3)

$150 Limited inc GST
Chinese Mandarin - Beginners (Levels 2 and 3)

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Online learning option now available – join our online classes with livestream video classes over Zoom.

You will need to sign up for a Zoom account prior to your first class. A link to join the class via Zoom will be sent 24-48 hours before the first class and will include a link to a Zoom “How To” document.

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Chinese Mandarin – Beginners – Sydney Course

Remote learning options now available

Chinese Mandarin is the most widely spoken language in the world. Learn a foreign language that over 1 billion people speak!

This Chinese Mandarin – Beginners course follows on from the Introduction to Chinese Mandarin course, which students must complete, or an equivalent introductory course.

You will learn about Chinese customs and culture, vocabulary, grammar, adjectives and the importance of sentence order, how to fine-tune your Chinese pronunciation, the five intonations used, and Chinese Pinyin (Chinese Phonetic Alphabet). Some simple Chinese scripts and writing will also be introduced in this class.

By the end of the course, you will be more confident in having a basic conversation in Mandarin. You will also start to master pronouncing and distinguishing between the 5 different tones in Mandarin.

Remote learning for this course is at scheduled class times and sessions. It could include:

  • Livestream video classes online;
  • Interaction with your tutor and other students during livestream video sessions;
  • Group exercises, group discussion, reading dialogue, written exercises, and games to practice new learned skills in an enjoyable way.

Please note: You will need access to the internet and a smartphone, tablet, computer or laptop in order to participate in the livestream video classes.

Face-to-face classes may resume at one of our campuses before the end of the course, depending on discussions between the tutor and students as well as the Government’s recommendations at the time, including appropriate social distancing measures, hand washing and other hygiene protocols.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across North and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Carlingford, Chatswood, Ryde, Mt Druitt, Richmond and many more. Enrol today or enquire now!

Course Outline

In this course your will learn:

  • Visiting someone’s home
  • Chinese customs when visiting someone’s home
  • Calling someone on the telephone & phone etiquette
  • Telephone numbers
  • Making appointments
  • Studying Chinese
  • Using adjectives to describe things
  • Introduction to building up your vocabulary as well as basic grammar and order of sentences
  • Fine-tune your Chinese pronunciation & the five intonation, Chinese Pinyin(Chinese Phonetic Alphabet) and its rules.
  • Some simple Chinese scripts and writing will also be introduced in this class
  • Cultural information will also be provided throughout the sessions

Note: You will not be expected to write in Chinese characters(writing) at this level.

Course Outcome

By the end of the course, you will be more confident in having a basic conversation in Mandarin. You will also start to master pronouncing and distinguishing between the 5 different tones in Mandarin.

What to Bring

  • Notepad and pen.
  • No textbook required.
  • Comprehensive course notes provided.

Important Information

This course may not be suitable for learners of Chinese background who have the knowledge or have some language competency of a different Chinese dialect, eg. Cantonese. If in doubt, please contact tutor for an assessment prior to session. Perhaps a more appropriate level may be offered instead.

Please note: You will need access to the internet and a smartphone, tablet, computer or laptop in order to participate in the livestream video classes.

Prerequisite: Essential

This level assumes that you have completed at least one term of study in an introductory course in Chinese Mandarin.

Delivery Mode

Remote learning for this course is at scheduled class times and sessions. It could include:

  • Livestream video classes online;
  • Interaction with your tutor and other students during livestream video sessions;
  • Group exercises, group discussion, reading dialogue, written exercises, and games to practice new learned skills in an enjoyable way.

Please note: You will need access to the internet and a smartphone, tablet, computer or laptop in order to participate in the livestream video classes.

Face-to-face classes may resume at one of our campuses before the end of the course, depending on discussions between the tutor and students as well as the Government’s recommendations at the time, including appropriate social distancing measures, hand washing and other hygiene protocols.