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Learn to speak Chinese Mandarin with our Chinese Mandarin courses online & in Sydney!

Our Chinese Mandarin courses will bring you the language and culture of the people of China. We have designed our language courses focusing on the students who wish to learn the Chinese language and communicate with the people in China effectively.

Learning to speak the most popular Asian language, Chinese Mandarin, is surprisingly easier than learning European languages. This Asian language has no subject or verb agreements, no plurals, no tenses, a simple numbering system and many more features that make teaching and learning Mandarin Chinese in a short period easy. Students usually get very excited about learning this new grammar.

Understandably, writing Chinese Mandarin characters seem intimidating at first. However, learning the design system in small group classes and with a native Mandarin speaker teacher will make what appears to be a difficult skill easy.

Enrol in our online Mandarin Chinese language courses for beginners and start your fascinating journey of learning this simplified Chinese language in Sydney.

Please note that our Mandarin Chinese language courses are based in Sydney, Australia, delivered live online via Zoom. To confirm the teaching quality of our language classes please see the students feedback at the bottom of the page.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this Mandarin Chinese course for Beginners, students should learn the basic language skills used in daily life. Our short course will help you:

  • understand the difference between the Pinyin System & Written (Chinese characters) System
  • hear and pronounce the different tones used in Mandarin Chinese
  • communicate using basic sentence structure and questions, including greeting people, introducing yourself and others, names, country of origin, “how are you?”, etc.
  • understand two main negative adverbs
  • Know how to indicate a possessive relationship to show ownership and belonging
  • learn new words in Chinese
  • understand the most used measure words and how they work
  • say the numbers, including phone numbers and age
  • say the time, days of the week and months of the year
  • understand and practise the difference between formal and familiar speech
  • learn primary Chinese characters, basic Chinese vocabulary and sentence structures
  • gain knowledge about the Chinese culture

What will be covered in this Mandarin Chinese course for Beginners?

Topics

Students will develop their Chinese Mandarin skills by learning and practising activities that include commonly used words for:

  • Greetings
  • Introducing and asking names including countries and nationalities
  • Alphabet and numbers
  • Date and time
  • Family members
  • Basic Chinese Vocabulary
  • Chinese culture

Grammar

Students who enrol in this short course will gain basic knowledge of the Mandarin Chinese grammar, such as:

  • Use of tones
  • Asking simple questions
  • Basic sentence structures
  • Forming negative sentences in Chinese
  • Introducing measure words

Who is this Beginners Chinese Mandarin course for?

  • Students with no previous in Mandarin Chinese with personal or professional goals to learn the most common language among the Chinese people
  • Students who are interested in the Chinese language and culture

Course venue

Online via Zoom

  • All our language courses are based in Sydney, Australia and are currently delivered live online via Zoom
  • The Zoom details will be emailed to the students with the enrolment confirmation.
  • Requirement: Students should have a device and a stable internet connection.
  • To confirm the teaching quality of our classes via Zoom, please see our students feedback at the bottom of the page

Textbook

Students need to purchase the course textbook for our Learn Mandarin Chinese for Beginners Course and Learn Mandarin Chinese for Beginners: Level 2 Course.

Integrated Chinese Level 1, Part 1, 4th Edition (3rd Edition is okay)
ISBN: 9781622911356

Students can order the textbook from Abbeys Bookstore (131 York Street, Sydney). It is opposite the Sydney QVB building and offers a 10% discount for Sydney Community College students.

We recommend purchasing your textbook after the confirmation of your course (usually within three working days of the proposed start). The enrolment fee does not include the textbook. If you would like to inquire about the current price, please call Abbeys Bookstore on (02) 9264 3111

What to bring to class

Students need to have access to:

  • The Textbook
  • A Notebook and a pen, or a Notepad

Additional information

  • Enrol now in our Learn Mandarin Chinese course for Beginners and Learn Mandarin Chinese for Beginners: Level 2 Course and save 10%. Use our promotion code 'GROUP10’ at the checkout. Please visit our discounts page for more information.
  • If you are after a Group Booking or Corporate Training Program in Chinese, please contact our Customer Service Team

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Learn Mandarin Chinese for Beginners: Level 1 Course

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Learn Mandarin Chinese for Beginners: Level 1 Course

<p>Learn to speak Chinese Mandarin with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/learn-language/mandarin">Chinese Mandarin courses</a> online &amp; in Sydney!</p>

<p>Our Chinese

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$329 Limited inc GST / $0 / $263.20 / $296.10
This class will be offered live online via Zoom

If there isn't a class to suit you, please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Learn Mandarin Chinese for Beginners: Level 1 Course

If there isn't a class to suit you, please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Learn Mandarin Chinese for Beginners: Level 1 Course

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Course testimonials:

  • said: Learning things that I didn't understand when I tried to learn Chinese as a child.

  • said: The tutor is very patient and repeats things often enough. The insights from her own experience were a highlight of the course. She did make good use of breakout rooms, the chat and she did start and end all lessons perfectly on time. The recommended book and the handout were great.

  • said: I felt that the class was very informative and the tutor was very helpful. She was always able to answer our questions and volunteered extra information to help us better understand the subject.

  • said: I won't deny that Mandarin is a difficult language to learn but by week 8 I was getting the hang of it. I particularly enjoyed the cultural asides which gave a good introduction to the way Chinese people interact at work and at home.

  • said: Dedication of tutor and the ability to illustrate how words combine to produce more than what the text book provides- very helpful. Thank you.

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