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Chinese (Mandarin) Course 1031: Standard
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Learn Chinese in Sydney with Chinese classes at the University of Sydney. This Chinese course covers Integrated Chinese Level 1, Part 2, Lessons 1 to 2/3 and is taught over 2 hours per week in one session.

This Chinese course continues from Chinese 1022.

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.
  • Introduces the verb 来 (lái), the dynamic particle 过 (guo), 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...)
  • Resultative complements, reduplication of verbs and adjectives, direction and location words.

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.

Prescribed textbooks should only be purchased after confirmation is received from us that the course will proceed. This usually occurs up to 5 days prior to class commencement.

Suggested 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.

Learn Language in Sydney
  • $100 Repeat 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.
* Conditions apply

What others say about the course:

Our tutor comes across as a dedicated and passionate instructor who is keen to share the Chinese culture and customs with his students. He not only teaches additional vocabulary (outside the textbook) but does the extra mile in emailing the slides to us after class ends.