Chinese Mandarin - Beginners (Levels 2 and 3)

Chinese Mandarin - Beginners (Levels 2 and 3)

$260 Limited inc GST
Chinese Mandarin - Beginners (Levels 2 and 3)

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Online classes will be held via Zoom’s video conferencing platform.

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

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.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across North and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Mt Druitt, Richmond and Ryde. 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 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.

Prerequisite: Essential

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

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.

Delivery Mode

For face-to-face learning, this course is delivered in a classroom.

Online 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.

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