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.

  • 14 April
    2 weeks, Tue, Thu, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM & Sat 9:30 AM - 12; 30 PM
    Session information
    Sessions
    Session 1
    Tue 14 Apr 18:00 - Tue 14 Apr 21:00
    Auckland
    Session 2
    Thu 16 Apr 18:00 - Thu 16 Apr 21:00
    Auckland
    Session 3
    Sat 18 Apr 09:30 - Sat 18 Apr 12:30
    Auckland
    Session 4
    Tue 21 Apr 18:00 - Tue 21 Apr 21:00
    Auckland
    Session 5
    Thu 23 Apr 18:00 - Thu 23 Apr 21:00
    Auckland
    Auckland
    • If paid 14 days prior: $369.00 incl. GST
    • $399.00 incl. GST
  • 28 April
    10 weeks, Tue 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Session information
    Sessions
    Session 1
    Tue 28 Apr 17:30 - Tue 28 Apr 19:00
    Wellington
    Session 2
    Tue 05 May 17:30 - Tue 05 May 19:00
    Wellington
    Session 3
    Tue 12 May 17:30 - Tue 12 May 19:00
    Wellington
    Session 4
    Tue 19 May 17:30 - Tue 19 May 19:00
    Wellington
    Session 5
    Tue 26 May 17:30 - Tue 26 May 19:00
    Wellington
    Session 6
    Tue 02 Jun 17:30 - Tue 02 Jun 19:00
    Wellington
    Session 7
    Tue 09 Jun 17:30 - Tue 09 Jun 19:00
    Wellington
    Session 8
    Tue 16 Jun 17:30 - Tue 16 Jun 19:00
    Wellington
    Session 9
    Tue 23 Jun 17:30 - Tue 23 Jun 19:00
    Wellington
    Session 10
    Tue 30 Jun 17:30 - Tue 30 Jun 19:00
    Wellington
    Wellington
    • If paid 14 days prior: $369.00 incl. GST
    • $399.00 incl. GST
  • 28 April
    10 weeks, Tue 6:00 PM -7:30 PM
    Session information
    Sessions
    Session 1
    Tue 28 Apr 18:00 - Tue 28 Apr 19:30
    Auckland
    Session 2
    Tue 05 May 18:00 - Tue 05 May 19:30
    Auckland
    Session 3
    Tue 12 May 18:00 - Tue 12 May 19:30
    Auckland
    Session 4
    Tue 19 May 18:00 - Tue 19 May 19:30
    Auckland
    Session 5
    Tue 26 May 18:00 - Tue 26 May 19:30
    Auckland
    Session 6
    Tue 02 Jun 18:00 - Tue 02 Jun 19:30
    Auckland
    Session 7
    Tue 09 Jun 18:00 - Tue 09 Jun 19:30
    Auckland
    Session 8
    Tue 16 Jun 18:00 - Tue 16 Jun 19:30
    Auckland
    Session 9
    Tue 23 Jun 18:00 - Tue 23 Jun 19:30
    Auckland
    Session 10
    Tue 30 Jun 18:00 - Tue 30 Jun 19:30
    Auckland
    Auckland
    • If paid 14 days prior: $369.00 incl. GST
    • $399.00 incl. GST
  • 28 April
    10 weeks, Tue 7:10 PM - 8:40 PM
    Session information
    Sessions
    Session 1
    Tue 28 Apr 19:10 - Tue 28 Apr 20:40
    Wellington
    Session 2
    Tue 05 May 19:10 - Tue 05 May 20:40
    Wellington
    Session 3
    Tue 12 May 19:10 - Tue 12 May 20:40
    Wellington
    Session 4
    Tue 19 May 19:10 - Tue 19 May 20:40
    Wellington
    Session 5
    Tue 26 May 19:10 - Tue 26 May 20:40
    Wellington
    Session 6
    Tue 02 Jun 19:10 - Tue 02 Jun 20:40
    Wellington
    Session 7
    Tue 09 Jun 19:10 - Tue 09 Jun 20:40
    Wellington
    Session 8
    Tue 16 Jun 19:10 - Tue 16 Jun 20:40
    Wellington
    Session 9
    Tue 23 Jun 19:10 - Tue 23 Jun 20:40
    Wellington
    Session 10
    Tue 30 Jun 19:10 - Tue 30 Jun 20:40
    Wellington
    Wellington
    • If paid 14 days prior: $369.00 incl. GST
    • $399.00 incl. GST
  • 2 June
    5 weeks, Tue & Thu 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Session information
    Sessions
    Session 1
    Tue 02 Jun 17:30 - Tue 02 Jun 19:00
    Wellington
    Session 2
    Thu 04 Jun 17:30 - Thu 04 Jun 19:00
    Wellington
    Session 3
    Tue 09 Jun 17:30 - Tue 09 Jun 19:00
    Wellington
    Session 4
    Thu 11 Jun 17:30 - Thu 11 Jun 19:00
    Wellington
    Session 5
    Tue 16 Jun 17:30 - Tue 16 Jun 19:00
    Wellington
    Session 6
    Thu 18 Jun 17:30 - Thu 18 Jun 19:00
    Wellington
    Session 7
    Tue 23 Jun 17:30 - Tue 23 Jun 19:00
    Wellington
    Session 8
    Thu 25 Jun 17:30 - Thu 25 Jun 19:00
    Wellington
    Session 9
    Tue 30 Jun 17:30 - Tue 30 Jun 19:00
    Wellington
    Session 10
    Thu 02 Jul 17:30 - Thu 02 Jul 19:00
    Wellington
    Wellington
    • If paid 14 days prior: $369.00 incl. GST
    • $399.00 incl. GST
  • 4 June
    5 weeks, Mon & Thu 7:40 PM - 9:10 PM
    Session information
    Sessions
    Session 1
    Thu 04 Jun 19:40 - Thu 04 Jun 21:10
    Auckland
    Session 2
    Mon 08 Jun 19:40 - Mon 08 Jun 21:10
    Auckland
    Session 3
    Thu 11 Jun 19:40 - Thu 11 Jun 21:10
    Auckland
    Session 4
    Mon 15 Jun 19:40 - Mon 15 Jun 21:10
    Auckland
    Session 5
    Thu 18 Jun 19:40 - Thu 18 Jun 21:10
    Auckland
    Session 6
    Mon 22 Jun 19:40 - Mon 22 Jun 21:10
    Auckland
    Session 7
    Thu 25 Jun 19:40 - Thu 25 Jun 21:10
    Auckland
    Session 8
    Mon 29 Jun 19:40 - Mon 29 Jun 21:10
    Auckland
    Session 9
    Thu 02 Jul 19:40 - Thu 02 Jul 21:10
    Auckland
    Session 10
    Mon 06 Jul 19:40 - Mon 06 Jul 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.)