Centre for Continuing Education

Chinese Mandarin Course 1021: Standard

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If you want to learn to speak Chinese, our Chinese classes are ideal for adult learners to enjoy a practical and social experience while you learn Chinese language and culture. Learn Chinese the smart way with Chinese courses at CCE, the University of Sydney.

In partnership with the Confucius Institute
Offered in association with the Confucius Institute at the University of Sydney. The Confucius Institute is based on a partnership with Fudan University, in collaboration with the Office of The Chinese Language Council International in China (Hanban). It is managed by the the Office of Global Engagement. The first to be established in New South Wales, the Institute has attracted thousands of people to its popular Chinese language and culture programs.

This course covers Integrated Chinese Level 1 Part 1, Lessons 6 to 7/8, and is taught over ten weekly sessions of two hours per week. This course and Chinese Mandarin 1022: Standard is available over four hours in two sessions per week through Chinese Mandarin 102: Intensive.

Suitable for those who have completed 1012 or 40 hours of recent face to face tuition.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Discuss around 100 vocabulary items and recognise about 70 Chinese characters.
  2. Make and answer phone calls, and request a return phone call.
  3. Setup an appointment on the phone.
  4. Ask for a favour in a polite manner.
  5. Discuss one’s study habits and experience in learning Chinese vocabulary and grammar.
  6. Make comments on one’s performance, such as in character writing, singing and dancing etc.
  7. Describe their daily routine.
  8. Write a simple diary entry in proper format.

Content

This content is combined with Chinese Mandarin Course 1022: Standard:

  • Making Appointments
  • Studying Chinese
  • School Life
  • Shopping
  • Transportation
  • Introduces 算了 (suàn le), 谁呀 (shéi ya), 是吗 (shì ma), 给 (gěi), 要 (yào)
  • Adverbs 太 (tài), 真 (zhēn), 就 (jiù) and 正在 (zhèngzài)
  • Time expressions, directional/descriptive compliments, 怎么 (zěnme) in questions, 能 (néng) and 会 (huì)
  • Sentence structures: 一边…一边… (yìbiān...yìbiān...); 除了…以外, 还…(chúle...yǐwài, hái…)
  • 或者 (huòzhě) and 还是 (háishi); 先 (xiān)…再 (zài)
  • 还是 (háishi)…(吧) (ba); 每 (měi)…都 (dōu); 要 (yào)…了 (le)

Delivery Style

Delivered in the form of an interactive workshop where active participation is encouraged.

Prescribed Text

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

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

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

Textbooks should only be purchased after confirmation is received from us. This usually occurs up to 5 days prior to commencement.

Suggested Textbook Suppliers

The Co-op Bookshop
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Language Book Centre
languagebooks.com.au

Take your enrolment confirmation and a copy of this page to the Language Book Centre to receive a 10% discount off the price of the recommended text.

Please note that in some cases, our suggested supplier may not stock your prescribed text. Please check stock availability prior to signing up for any membership.

Please Note

Selected Language and Culture courses that teach spoken language may include use of language immersion (course instruction in the selected language) as part of the training strategy.

Features

  • $100 repeat class ($200 for intensive classes) - Conditions apply
  • Small class size (~20 max)
  • Central location

Language courses are offered in four terms each year during January, April, July and October. Try our Language Proficiency Calculator to work out which language level is right for you.

What others say.

  • Both tutors have good personalities, were engaging, supportive and good to work with.

  • I really appreciated the test we had in the last lesson. The tutor is a highly experienced teacher who is very patient, helpful and encouraging, which makes me look forward to every lesson. The extra work put into each lesson’s handout is very much appreciated and has strengthened my Chinese learning.

  • Our teacher for semester three was great. The lessons were challenging and the tutor was encouraging and enthusiastic, making it fun and culturally informative.