This is a live course delivered via Google Classroom. 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.
25 August5 weeks, Tue & Thu 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Session 1Tue 25 Aug 18:00 - Tue 25 Aug 19:30Google Classroom
Session 2Thu 27 Aug 18:00 - Thu 27 Aug 19:30Google Classroom
Session 3Tue 01 Sep 18:00 - Tue 01 Sep 19:30Google Classroom
Session 4Thu 03 Sep 18:00 - Thu 03 Sep 19:30Google Classroom
Session 5Tue 08 Sep 18:00 - Tue 08 Sep 19:30Google Classroom
Session 6Thu 10 Sep 18:00 - Thu 10 Sep 19:30Google Classroom
Session 7Tue 15 Sep 18:00 - Tue 15 Sep 19:30Google Classroom
Session 8Thu 17 Sep 18:00 - Thu 17 Sep 19:30Google Classroom
Session 9Tue 22 Sep 18:00 - Tue 22 Sep 19:30Google Classroom
Session 10Thu 24 Sep 18:00 - Thu 24 Sep 19:30Google ClassroomGoogle Classroom
- $349.00 incl. GST
22 September2 weeks, Tue, Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM & Sat 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Session 1Tue 22 Sep 18:00 - Tue 22 Sep 21:00Google Classroom
Session 2Thu 24 Sep 18:00 - Thu 24 Sep 21:00Google Classroom
Session 3Sat 26 Sep 09:30 - Sat 26 Sep 12:30Google Classroom
Session 4Tue 29 Sep 18:00 - Tue 29 Sep 21:00Google Classroom
Session 5Thu 01 Oct 18:00 - Thu 01 Oct 21:00Google ClassroomGoogle Classroom
- $349.00 incl. GST
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.)
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