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.

  • 26 August
    5 weeks, Mon & Thu 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Session information
    Sessions
    Session 1
    Mon 26 Aug 17:30 - Mon 26 Aug 19:00
    Wellington
    Session 2
    Thu 29 Aug 17:30 - Thu 29 Aug 19:00
    Wellington
    Session 3
    Mon 02 Sep 17:30 - Mon 02 Sep 19:00
    Wellington
    Session 4
    Thu 05 Sep 17:30 - Thu 05 Sep 19:00
    Wellington
    Session 5
    Mon 09 Sep 17:30 - Mon 09 Sep 19:00
    Wellington
    Session 6
    Thu 12 Sep 17:30 - Thu 12 Sep 19:00
    Wellington
    Session 7
    Mon 16 Sep 17:30 - Mon 16 Sep 19:00
    Wellington
    Session 8
    Thu 19 Sep 17:30 - Thu 19 Sep 19:00
    Wellington
    Session 9
    Mon 23 Sep 17:30 - Mon 23 Sep 19:00
    Wellington
    Session 10
    Thu 26 Sep 17:30 - Thu 26 Sep 19:00
    Wellington
    Wellington
    • $399.00 incl. GST
  • 27 August
    5 weeks, Tue & Thu 7:40 PM - 9:10 PM
    Session information
    Sessions
    Session 1
    Tue 27 Aug 19:40 - Tue 27 Aug 21:10
    Auckland
    Session 2
    Thu 29 Aug 19:40 - Thu 29 Aug 21:10
    Auckland
    Session 3
    Tue 03 Sep 19:40 - Tue 03 Sep 21:10
    Auckland
    Session 4
    Thu 05 Sep 19:40 - Thu 05 Sep 21:10
    Auckland
    Session 5
    Tue 10 Sep 19:40 - Tue 10 Sep 21:10
    Auckland
    Session 6
    Thu 12 Sep 19:40 - Thu 12 Sep 21:10
    Auckland
    Session 7
    Tue 17 Sep 19:40 - Tue 17 Sep 21:10
    Auckland
    Session 8
    Thu 19 Sep 19:40 - Thu 19 Sep 21:10
    Auckland
    Session 9
    Tue 24 Sep 19:40 - Tue 24 Sep 21:10
    Auckland
    Session 10
    Thu 26 Sep 19:40 - Thu 26 Sep 21:10
    Auckland
    Auckland
    • $399.00 incl. GST
  • 24 September
    2 weeks, Tue, Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM & Sat 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Session information
    Sessions
    Session 1
    Tue 24 Sep 18:00 - Tue 24 Sep 21:00
    Auckland
    Session 2
    Thu 26 Sep 18:00 - Thu 26 Sep 21:00
    Auckland
    Session 3
    Sat 28 Sep 09:30 - Sat 28 Sep 12:30
    Auckland
    Session 4
    Tue 01 Oct 18:00 - Tue 01 Oct 21:00
    Auckland
    Session 5
    Thu 03 Oct 18:00 - Thu 03 Oct 21:00
    Auckland
    Auckland
    • If paid 14 days prior: $369.00 incl. GST
    • $399.00 incl. GST
  • 7 October
    10 weeks, Mon 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Session information
    Sessions
    Session 1
    Mon 07 Oct 17:30 - Mon 07 Oct 19:00
    Wellington
    Session 2
    Mon 14 Oct 17:30 - Mon 14 Oct 19:00
    Wellington
    Session 3
    Mon 21 Oct 17:30 - Mon 21 Oct 19:00
    Wellington
    Session 4
    Mon 04 Nov 17:30 - Mon 04 Nov 19:00
    Wellington
    Session 5
    Mon 11 Nov 17:30 - Mon 11 Nov 19:00
    Wellington
    Session 6
    Mon 18 Nov 17:30 - Mon 18 Nov 19:00
    Wellington
    Session 7
    Mon 25 Nov 17:30 - Mon 25 Nov 19:00
    Wellington
    Session 8
    Mon 02 Dec 17:30 - Mon 02 Dec 19:00
    Wellington
    Session 9
    Mon 09 Dec 17:30 - Mon 09 Dec 19:00
    Wellington
    Session 10
    Mon 16 Dec 17:30 - Mon 16 Dec 19:00
    Wellington
    Wellington
    • If paid 14 days prior: $369.00 incl. GST
    • $399.00 incl. GST
  • 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
    • If paid 14 days prior: $369.00 incl. GST
    • $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 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Session information
    Sessions
    Session 1
    Tue 12 Nov 18:00 - Tue 12 Nov 19:30
    Auckland
    Session 2
    Thu 14 Nov 18:00 - Thu 14 Nov 19:30
    Auckland
    Session 3
    Tue 19 Nov 18:00 - Tue 19 Nov 19:30
    Auckland
    Session 4
    Thu 21 Nov 18:00 - Thu 21 Nov 19:30
    Auckland
    Session 5
    Tue 26 Nov 18:00 - Tue 26 Nov 19:30
    Auckland
    Session 6
    Thu 28 Nov 18:00 - Thu 28 Nov 19:30
    Auckland
    Session 7
    Tue 03 Dec 18:00 - Tue 03 Dec 19:30
    Auckland
    Session 8
    Thu 05 Dec 18:00 - Thu 05 Dec 19:30
    Auckland
    Session 9
    Tue 10 Dec 18:00 - Tue 10 Dec 19:30
    Auckland
    Session 10
    Thu 12 Dec 18:00 - Thu 12 Dec 19:30
    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.)