Centre for Continuing Education

Chinese Mandarin Course 1031: 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 2, Lessons 11 to 12 and is taught over ten weekly sessions of two hours per week.

Suitable for those who have completed 1022 or 80 hours of recent face to face tuition.


  • Introduces 68 vocabulary items.
  • Covers more topics such as talking about the weather and dining.
  • Concentrates on all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.
  • Develop all the language skills that students have acquired in Level 1 Part 1. Students will further expand their vocabulary and study more complex linguistic structures to enhance their confidence in communicating.
  • Deepen understanding of culture and society.


This course covers the following topics:

  • Talking about the weather – tomorrow’s weather will be even better and the weather here is awful
  • Dining – dining out and eating in a cafeteria
  • The modal verb 会 (huì)
  • The verb来 (lái)
  • The adverb 又 (yòu); 多/少 (duō / shǎo) + v.; 还 (hái)
  • The preposition对 (duì)
  • 刚 (gāng) vs 刚才 (gāngcái), adj. + 一点儿 (yì diǎnr)
  • 了(le) as a sentence-final particle
  • Comparative sentences with比 (bǐ)
  • Resultative complements, 好 (hǎo) as a resultative complement
  • Reduplication of adjectives
  • adj / v + 是 (shì) + adj / v.+ 可是/但是… (kěshì/dànshì…)
  • 一 …也/都…不/没… (yì...yě / dōu ... bù / méi)/

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 version of materials.

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

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.

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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.

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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.


  • $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.

  • This well-paced course, reinforced by our patient and supportive teacher, made learning fun and enjoyable.

  • Teacher was absolutely brilliant with a sense of humour and was genuinely interested in the students.

$340 Limited inc GST
Chinese Mandarin Course 1031: Standard

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