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Chinese (Mandarin) Course 103: Intensive
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Learn Chinese in Sydney with Chinese classes at the University of Sydney. This Chinese language course covers Integrated Chinese Level 1, Part 2, Lessons 1 to 5 and is taught over 4 hours per week in two sessions.

Learn Chinese in Sydney
  • $100 Repeat Chinese Class* ($200 for Intensive Chinese Classes)
  • Expert Trainer
  • Small class size (~20 max)
  • Central Location
  • Language courses are offered in four semesters each year, approximately in January, April, July and October.
  • Try our Language Proficiency Calculator to work out which language level is right for you.
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This Chinese course continues the first year of study in Chinese 101 and Chinese 102 and introduces about 175 more vocabulary items. It helps learners build communicative skills as they discuss everyday topics and learn useful sentence structures.

Full details of the Chinese Language Program are available from the program overview. Please note that the Chinese language program offered by the Centre for Continuing Education and the Confucious Institute is for learning Mandarin Chinese.

Course content

This Chinese course covers the following topics:

  • Talking about the Weather, Dining, Asking Directions, Birthday Party, Seeing a Doctor.
  • Grammar and structures including the verb 来 (lái), the dynamic particle 过 (guo), the preposition 对 (duì), comparative sentences with 比 (bǐ) and 没(有) (méi{yǒu}), 那么 (nàme) indicating degree, the adverb 又 (yòu, again), adj/ v + 是 (shì) + adj / v, + 可是/但是… (kěshì/dànshì…), 一 …也/都…不/没… (yì...yě/dōu...bù/méi), adverb 多/少 (duō/shǎo) + v, 刚 (gāng) vs 刚才 (gāngcái), 到 (dào) + place + 去 (qù) + action, 一…就… (yī...jiù..., as soon as...then...), 呢 (ne) indicating an action in progress, sentences with 是…的 (shì, 起来 (qi lai) indicating the beginning of an action, 越来越… (yuè lái yuè...), 再说 (zàishuō).
  • Resultative complements, reduplication of verbs and adjectives, direction and location words, verbal phrases and subject-predicate phrases used as attributives, time duration and complimentary expressions.

Prescribed text

Both simplified and traditional character versions of the textbook and the two workbooks are available, however the simplified versions will be taught in the classroom. Students can also opt for the electronic versions of the Chinese course materials.

The Textbook is required for this course, while the Workbook and Character Workbook are recommended, but optional.

In addition to purchasing course materials online, students may also be able to source textbooks from our preferred textbook suppliers.

Recommended Textbook Suppliers

The Co-op Bookshop
University Sports and Aquatic Centre
Cnr Codrington Avenue & Darlington Road | University of Sydney | NSW | 2006
P + 61 2 9351 3705 | W

Become a member and get fantastic benefits that includes up to 9% off books, stationery, University of Sydney clothing and much more.

The Language Book Centre
Abbeys Bookshop
L 1 131 York Street | Sydney | NSW 2000 (behind the Queen Victoria Building)
P + 61 2 9267 1397 W

Take your enrolment receipt or confirmation and a copy of your course outline to Abbeys to receive a 10% discount off the price of the recommended text or foreign language dictionaries for your course.