Learn Chinese Mandarin for Beginners

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Start learning Chinese Mandarin with us in Sydney CBD.

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, the 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 course and start your fascinating journey of learning Mandarin in Sydney.

Ideal for
  • Students with no previous learning in Mandarin


  • Greetings
  • Introducing and asking names
  • Alphabet and numbers
  • Date and time
  • Family members
  • Daily activities
  • Locations
  • Chinese culture


  • Changes of tones
  • Simple questions
  • Forming negative sentence in Chinese
  • Introducing measure words
  • Introducing basic rules of stroke order of Chinese characters

By the end of this Chinese Mandring for Beginners Class you should be able to

  • 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
  • say the time, days of the week and months of the year
  • say the numbers, including phone numbers, currency and age
  • understand and practise the difference between formal and familiar speech
  • identify the written characters of the alphabet and use basic reading skills
  • understand and appreciate the Chinese culture.

Please purchase the course textbook – which is used for the Beginners and Level 2 course.

Integrated Chinese Level 1, Part 1 4th Edition
ISBN: 9781622911356

You can order the textbook from Abbeys Bookstore (131 York Street, Sydney). It is close to the CBD campus and offers a 10% discount to Sydney Community College students.

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

Please bring to class
  • Textbook
  • Notebook and pen
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Course testimonials:

  • said: 5 Stars!

  • 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!

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