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Learn to speak Mandarin Chinese with our Mandarin Chinese language short courses in Sydney!

Explore the most widely-spoken language in the world, Mandarin - and learn to speak with potentially millions of people around the world.

It is surprisingly easier to learn Mandarin than European languages as it has no subjects or verb agreements, no plurals, no tenses, a simple numbering system and many more features that make Mandarin easy.

Understandably, written Chinese and its characters seem at first intimidating, but by learning the design system with time, and with a professional tutor by your side, it will be a challenge you can win.

Enrol into this online course and start your fascinating journey of learning Mandarin in Sydney.

Please note, this course will be held online via Zoom.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • understand the difference between the Pinyin System & Written (character) System
  • hear and pronounce the different tones used in Mandarin
  • communicate using basic sentences 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
  • 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
  • understand and appreciate the Chinese culture

What will be covered in this course?


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


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

Who is this course for?

  • Students with no previous learning in Mandarin


Please purchase the course textbook – which is used for our Learn Mandarin Chinese: Beginners Course and Learn Mandarin Chinese: Level 2 Course.

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

You can order the textbook from Abbeys Bookstore (131 York Street, Sydney). It is close to the CBD campus and offers.

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

What to bring to class

  • Textbook
  • Notebook and pen

Additional information


Learn Mandarin Chinese: Beginners Course

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$375 Limited inc GST / $281 / $300 / $337.50
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: Beginners 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: Beginners Course

Great reasons to enrol in a short course with us

Small classes

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Enrol online 24/7 with a safe, convenient 3-step process, and you can change your mind up to 7 days before class starts.

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Our educators bring first-hand experience and knowledge, with up-to-the-minute practices from diverse industries.

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Course testimonials:

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

  • 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: i thought it was really good especially given how tough it is to learn!

  • said: Interactive class and information on Chinese culture was helpful. 5 Stars!

  • said: Loved learning a new language and understand the culture.