Chinese Mandarin - Beginners (Levels 2 and 3)

Chinese Mandarin - Beginners (Levels 2 and 3)

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Chinese Mandarin – Beginners – Sydney Course

Course Description

Chinese Mandarin – Beginners is a follow-on class for students who have completed at least one term of Introduction to Chinese Mandarin or an equivalent introductory course.

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

At the end of the course, you will be more confident in using basic conversation in Mandarin. You will also start to master in pronouncing and distinguish 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.

Prerequisite: Essential

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

Delivery Mode

The classroom-based course involves group discussion and presentation, with a mix of partner work and activities .