Centre for Continuing Education

Chinese Mandarin Course 201: Intensive

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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 in Sydney at 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.

Learning Aims

  • This Chinese course begins the second year of study following Chinese (Mandarin) Course 104: Intensive with about 175 more vocabulary items.
  • Covers topics of interest to college-age students, such as campus life, career planning, and Chinese cultural traditions
  • Includes pinyin texts at the end of each lesson, so students can read characters without relying on pinyin

Course Content

This Chinese course covers the following topics:

  • Lessons: 开学, 宿舍, 在饭馆儿, 买东西, 选课.
  • Adverbs 真 and 难道.
  • Dynamic particle 了.
  • Preposition 至于.
  • The 是…的… construction.
  • 除了…以外; 再说; 得很; 那(么).
  • 一 + v; 又 adj/verb, 又 adj/verb.
  • Emphatic 是; 无论…, 都…
  • Conjunction 于是; adj/v+是+adj/v, 可是/但是…
  • 再, 又, and 还 compared.
  • 要么…, 要么….
  • Also connecting sentences, existential sentences, conjunctions, topic-comment sentence structure, resultative compliments.
  • Words and phrases include 恐怕 (I’m afraid; I think perhaps), 差不多 (about; roughly), 一般 (generally speaking), 不怎么样 (not that great; just so-so), 这(就)要看…(了) (that depends on...) , 比如(说) (for example), …什么的 (…Etc.), (要) 不然 (otherwise), 非…不可 (have to; must), 受不了 (unable to bear), 不过 (but), 这样 (in this way).

This Chinese language course covers Integrated Chinese Level 2, Part 1, Lessons 1 to 5 and is taught over 4 hours per week in two sessions. The content of this course is also available over two hours per week in one session by completing Chinese (Mandarin) Course 2011: Standard followed by Chinese (Mandarin) Course 2012: Standard.

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 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.

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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.

Courses in Sydney. Open to the public.

  • $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.

Chinese Mandarin Course 201: Intensive
University of Sydney (Venue TBA)
$560 inc GST

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