Chinese Mandarin 1

A first taste of the Chinese language, this course is for complete beginners. No previous knowledge of the language is required. By the end of this course, you will already know enough to get by in Mandarin: you will be able to cope with the most common everyday situations by asking and answering simple questions. and you will be able to understand people when they speak to you about the situations covered.

  • 9 October
    10 weeks, Wed 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Session information
    Sessions
    Session 1
    Wed 09 Oct 18:00 - Wed 09 Oct 19:30
    Auckland
    Session 2
    Wed 16 Oct 18:00 - Wed 16 Oct 19:30
    Auckland
    Session 3
    Wed 23 Oct 18:00 - Wed 23 Oct 19:30
    Auckland
    Session 4
    Wed 30 Oct 18:00 - Wed 30 Oct 19:30
    Auckland
    Session 5
    Wed 06 Nov 18:00 - Wed 06 Nov 19:30
    Auckland
    Session 6
    Wed 13 Nov 18:00 - Wed 13 Nov 19:30
    Auckland
    Session 7
    Wed 20 Nov 18:00 - Wed 20 Nov 19:30
    Auckland
    Session 8
    Wed 27 Nov 18:00 - Wed 27 Nov 19:30
    Auckland
    Session 9
    Wed 04 Dec 18:00 - Wed 04 Dec 19:30
    Auckland
    Session 10
    Wed 11 Dec 18:00 - Wed 11 Dec 19:30
    Auckland
    Auckland
    • $399.00 incl. GST
  • 12 November
    5 weeks, Tue & Thu 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Session information
    Sessions
    Session 1
    Tue 12 Nov 17:30 - Tue 12 Nov 19:00
    Wellington
    Session 2
    Thu 14 Nov 17:30 - Thu 14 Nov 19:00
    Wellington
    Session 3
    Tue 19 Nov 17:30 - Tue 19 Nov 19:00
    Wellington
    Session 4
    Thu 21 Nov 17:30 - Thu 21 Nov 19:00
    Wellington
    Session 5
    Tue 26 Nov 17:30 - Tue 26 Nov 19:00
    Wellington
    Session 6
    Thu 28 Nov 17:30 - Thu 28 Nov 19:00
    Wellington
    Session 7
    Tue 03 Dec 17:30 - Tue 03 Dec 19:00
    Wellington
    Session 8
    Thu 05 Dec 17:30 - Thu 05 Dec 19:00
    Wellington
    Session 9
    Tue 10 Dec 17:30 - Tue 10 Dec 19:00
    Wellington
    Session 10
    Thu 12 Dec 17:30 - Thu 12 Dec 19:00
    Wellington
    Wellington
    • If paid 14 days prior: $369.00 incl. GST
    • $399.00 incl. GST
  • 12 November
    5 weeks, Tue & Thu 7:40 PM - 9:10 PM
    Session information
    Sessions
    Session 1
    Tue 12 Nov 19:40 - Tue 12 Nov 21:10
    Auckland
    Session 2
    Thu 14 Nov 19:40 - Thu 14 Nov 21:10
    Auckland
    Session 3
    Tue 19 Nov 19:40 - Tue 19 Nov 21:10
    Auckland
    Session 4
    Thu 21 Nov 19:40 - Thu 21 Nov 21:10
    Auckland
    Session 5
    Tue 26 Nov 19:40 - Tue 26 Nov 21:10
    Auckland
    Session 6
    Thu 28 Nov 19:40 - Thu 28 Nov 21:10
    Auckland
    Session 7
    Tue 03 Dec 19:40 - Tue 03 Dec 21:10
    Auckland
    Session 8
    Thu 05 Dec 19:40 - Thu 05 Dec 21:10
    Auckland
    Session 9
    Tue 10 Dec 19:40 - Tue 10 Dec 21:10
    Auckland
    Session 10
    Thu 12 Dec 19:40 - Thu 12 Dec 21:10
    Auckland
    Auckland
    • If paid 14 days prior: $369.00 incl. GST
    • $399.00 incl. GST
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Description

Level 1 - By the end of this course, you will already know enough to “get by” in Chinese: you will be able to cope with the most common everyday situations by asking and answering simple questions, and you will be able to understand people when they speak to you about the situations covered.

Unit 1 - Greetings  You will be able to greet people, give your name and ask how people are.

Unit 2 - Professions  You will be able to ask and answer questions about your job; you will also be able to ask about and give your phone number.

Unit 3 - Nationalities and languages   You will be able to say where you come from and give the language you speak; you will also be able to ask other people about these subjects.

Unit 4 - Family  You will be able to talk about the people in your family (or, if you prefer, other people’s families) and say how old they are.

Unit 5 - Time and transport  You will be able to tell the time and give days and months; you will also be able to ask for a ticket on public transport.

Unit 6 - Freetime activities and weather  You will be able to say what you like or don’t like, and also talk about your freetime activities; you will also be able to say what the weather is like at the moment or at particular times of the year.

Unit 7 - Shopping for clothes  You will be able to ask about something in a shop, understand and talk about prices, and also describe clothes.

Unit 8 - Shopping for food  You will be able to talk about different meals, also food and drink; you will know what to say to buy these things from a shop.

Unit 9 - Restaurants and accommodation  You will be able to order a meal in a restaurant, book accommodation and check in, also know how to talk about simple problems.

Unit 10 - Directions   You will be able to talk about where places are in a town, ask for directions and understand simple instructions for getting somewhere.

(Please note that the information here may change slightly, since we make ongoing revisions to our course material in the light of client feedback, and may also adjust it to suit the needs of particular classes.)