The Confucius Institute offers a range of Mandarin language courses which are open to the general community.

CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE

Language courses

The Confucius Institute offers a range of Mandarin language courses which are open to the general community. Whether you are a beginner or just want to polish your Chinese language skills, these courses will provide you with the language training to suit your needs. One-on-one tutoring is also available by arrangement - contact us to find out more.


Chinese Beginners 1

A course for those with no experience of Chinese language. Chinese for Beginners 1 starts with simple and practical everyday Chinese. Language competence will be developed step-by-step using listening and speaking skills.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand basic and well-pronounced words/expressions and simple sentences that are related to personal and daily activities
  • Respond to simple greetings, introduce oneself and exchange basic personal information
  • Pronounce Pinyin and some simple characters
  • Write simple characters learned in class
  • Know common social etiquettes and customs in Chinese culture
Start Dates Monday 6pm - 8pm, starts 4 Feb 2013
Thursday 6pm - 8pm, starts 7 Feb 2013
Duration 2hrs per week x 10 weeks
Fee $300 (incl GST)
(free textbook + CD included)
Location Language Centre, Callaghan Campus
Instructor Janet Liang
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Start Dates Monday 6pm - 8pm, starts 29 Apr 2013
Wednesday 6pm - 8pm, starts 1 May 2013
Duration 2hrs per week x 10 weeks
Fee $300 (incl GST)
(free textbook + CD included)
Location Language Centre, Callaghan Campus
Instructor Janet Liang
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Start Dates Monday 6pm - 8pm, starts 22 Jul 2013
Wednesday 6pm - 8pm, starts 24 Jul 2013
Duration 2hrs per week x 10 weeks
Fee $300 (incl GST)
(free textbook + CD included)
Location Language Centre, Callaghan Campus
Information Resource Centre, Ourimbah Campus
Instructors Janet Liang, Jingfen Xiao
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Start Dates Monday 6pm - 8pm, starts 14 Oct 2013 @ Callaghan
Tuesday 6pm - 8pm, starts 15 Oct 2013 @ Ourimbah
Wednesday 6pm - 8pm, starts 16 Oct 2013 @ Callaghan
Duration 2hrs per week x 10 weeks
Fee $300 (incl GST)
(free textbook + CD included)
Location Language Centre, Callaghan Campus
Information Resource Centre, Ourimbah Campus
Instructors Janet Liang, Jingfen Xiao
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Chinese Beginners 2

This course is for people who have a little experience of Chinese language. The skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing will be taught through an integrated communicative approach. The focus is on further developing listening and speaking skills.

Learning Outcomes

  • Begin to identify basic components of Chinese characters and radicals, strokes and stroke order
  • Master basic word order and sentence patterns
  • Can express greetings, thanks, apologies and farewells
  • Experience the Chinese cultural value-systems
  • Examine commonalities and differences between Chinese culture and their own culture
Start Date Tuesday 6pm - 8pm, starts 5 Feb 2013
Duration 2hrs per week x 10 weeks
Fee $300 (incl GST)
(free textbook + CD included)
Location Language Centre, Callaghan Campus
Instructor Janet Liang
Enrol and pay here →
Start Date Tuesday 6pm - 8pm, starts 30 Apr 2013
Duration 2hrs per week x 10 weeks
Fee $300 (incl GST)
(free textbook + CD included)
Location Language Centre, Callaghan Campus
Instructor Janet Liang
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Start Date Tuesday 6pm - 8pm, starts 23 Jul 2013
Duration 2hrs per week x 10 weeks
Fee $300 (incl GST)
(free textbook + CD included)
Location Language Centre, Callaghan Campus
Instructor Janet Liang
Enrol and pay here →
Start Date Monday 6pm - 8pm, starts 14 Oct 2013 @ Ourimbah
Tuesday 6pm - 8pm, starts 15 Oct 2013 @ Callaghan
Duration 2hrs per week x 10 weeks
Fee $300 (incl GST)
(free textbook + CD included)
Location Language Centre, Callaghan Campus
Information Resource Centre, Ourimbah Campus
Instructor Janet Liang, Jingfen Xiao
Enrol and pay here →

Chinese Intermediate 1

This course is for people who have some prior experience of Chinese language. The skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing will be taught through an integrated communicative approach. The focus is on further developing listening and speaking skills.

Learning Outcomes

  • Able to identify components of Chinese characters and common radicals
  • Master about 150 commonly used Chinese characters closely related to daily life
  • Master more complicated word order and sentence patterns
  • Exchange greetings, express thanks, likes and dislikes, abilities, talk about health, make complaints etc.
  • Begin to understand expressions of emotions and feelings
  • Experience the Chinese cultural value-systems
  • Examine commonalities and differences between Chinese culture and their own culture
Start Date Monday 6pm - 8pm, starts 4 Feb 2013
Duration 2hrs per week x 10 weeks
Fee $300 (incl GST)
(free textbook + CD included)
Location Language Centre, Callaghan Campus
Instructor Jingfen Xiao
Enrol and pay here →
Start Date Monday 6pm - 8pm, starts 29 Apr 2013
Duration 2hrs per week x 10 weeks
Fee $300 (incl GST)
(free textbook + CD included)
Location Language Centre, Callaghan Campus
Instructor Jingfen Xiao
Enrol and pay here →
Start Date Monday 6pm - 8pm, starts 22 Jul 2013
Duration 2hrs per week x 10 weeks
Fee $300 (incl GST)
(free textbook + CD included)
Location Language Centre, Callaghan Campus
Instructor Jingfen Xiao
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Start Date Monday 6pm - 8pm, starts 14 Oct 2013
Duration 2hrs per week x 10 weeks
Fee $300 (incl GST)
(free textbook + CD included)
Location Language Centre, Callaghan Campus
Instructor Xiaohua Hou
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Chinese Intermediate 2

A course for those with experience of Chinese language. The skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing will be taught through an integrated communicative approach. The focus is on further developing listening and speaking skills.

Learning Outcomes

  • Be able to identify more complicated components of Chinese characters and common radicals
  • Master about 400 commonly used Chinese characters closely related to daily life;
  • Master more complicated word order and sentence patterns
  • Can understand brief questions, replies, demands, and requests closely related to daily life
  • Can express emotions and feelings
  • Experience the Chinese cultural value-systems
  • Examine commonalities and differences between Chinese culture and their own culture
Start Date Tuesday 6pm - 8pm, starts 5 Feb 2013
Duration 2hrs per week x 10 weeks
Fee $300 (incl GST)
(free textbook + CD included)
Location Language Centre, Callaghan Campus
Instructor Jingfen Xiao
Enrol and pay here →
Start Date Tuesday 6pm - 8pm, starts 30 Apr 2013
Duration 2hrs per week x 10 weeks
Fee $300 (incl GST)
(free textbook + CD included)
Location Language Centre, Callaghan Campus
Instructor Jingfen Xiao
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Start Date Tuesday 6pm - 8pm, starts 23 July 2013
Duration 2hrs per week x 10 weeks
Fee $300 (incl GST)
(free textbook + CD included)
Location Language Centre, Callaghan Campus
Instructor Jingfen Xiao
Enrol and pay here →
Start Date Tuesday 6pm - 8pm, starts 15 Oct 2013
Duration 2hrs per week x 10 weeks
Fee $300 (incl GST)
(free textbook + CD included)
Location Language Centre, Callaghan Campus
Instructor Xiaohua Hou
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Chinese Advanced 1

A course for those with at least 1 year of Chinese learning experience. The skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing will be taught through an integrated communicative approach. The focus is on further developing listening and speaking skills.

Learning Outcomes

  • Be able to identify complicated components of Chinese characters and common radicals
  • Master about 700 commonly used Chinese characters closely related to daily life;
  • Master complicated word order and sentence patterns
  • Can understand and ask questions about common topics
  • Can express emotions and feelings
  • Experience the Chinese cultural value-systems
  • Examine commonalities and differences between Chinese culture and their own culture
Date Monday 6pm - 8pm, starts 4 Feb 2013
Fee $300 (incl GST)
(free textbook + CD included)
Location Language Centre, Callaghan Campus
Instructor Jonathan Yi
Enrol and pay here →
Date Monday 6pm - 8pm, starts 29 Apr 2013
Fee $300 (incl GST)
(free textbook + CD included)
Location Language Centre, Callaghan Campus
Instructor Jonathan Yi
Enrol and pay here →
Date Wednesday 6pm - 8pm, starts 24 Jul 2013
Fee $300 (incl GST)
(free textbook + CD included)
Location Language Centre, Callaghan Campus
Instructor Jonathan Yi
Enrol and pay here →
Date Wednesday 6pm - 8pm, starts 16 Oct 2013
Fee $300 (incl GST)
(free textbook + CD included)
Location Language Centre, Callaghan Campus
Instructor Zhao Xiao
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Chinese Advanced 2

A course for those with at least 100 hours of Chinese learning experience. The skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing will be taught through an integrated communicative approach. Students will start to learn to appreciate Chinese idioms and classic poems.

Learning Outcomes

  • Be able to identify complicated components of Chinese characters and common radicals
  • Master about 900 commonly used Chinese characters closely related to daily life;
  • Master complicated word order and sentence patterns
  • Can understand and ask questions about common topics
  • Can express emotions and feelings
  • Experience the Chinese cultural value-systems
  • Examine commonalities and differences between Chinese culture and their own culture
(No Chinese Advanced 2 in this term)
Start Date Tuesday 6pm - 8pm, starts 30 Apr 2013
Duration 2hrs per week x 10 weeks
Fee $300 (incl GST)
(free textbook + CD included)
Location Language Centre, Callaghan Campus
Instructor Jonathan Yi
Enrol and pay here →
Start Date Tuesday 6pm - 8pm, starts 23 Jul 2013
Duration 2hrs per week x 10 weeks
Fee $300 (incl GST)
(free textbook + CD included)
Location Language Centre, Callaghan Campus
Instructor Jonathan Yi
Enrol and pay here →
Start Date Tuesday 6pm - 8pm, starts 15 Oct 2013
Duration 2hrs per week x 10 weeks
Fee $300 (incl GST)
(free textbook + CD included)
Location Language Centre, Callaghan Campus
Instructor Zhao Xiao
Enrol and pay here →

Chinese Advanced 3

A course for those with at least 120 hours of Chinese learning experience. The skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing will be taught through an integrated communicative approach.

Learning Outcomes

  • Be able to identify complicated components of Chinese characters and common radicals
  • Master about 1000 commonly used Chinese characters closely related to daily life;
  • Master complicated word order and sentence patterns
  • Can understand and ask questions about common topics
  • Can express emotions and feelings
  • Experience the Chinese cultural value-systems
  • Examine commonalities and differences between Chinese culture and their own culture
Start Date Wednesday 6pm - 8pm, starts 6 Feb 2013
Duration 2hrs per week x 10 weeks
Fee $300 (incl GST)
(free textbook + CD included)
Location Language Centre, Callaghan Campus
Instructor Jonathan Yi
Enrol and pay here →
(No Chinese Advanced 3 in this term)
Start Date Wednesday 6pm - 8pm, starts 24 Jul 2013
Duration 2hrs per week x 10 weeks
Fee $300 (incl GST)
(free textbook + CD included)
Location Language Centre, Callaghan Campus
Instructor Jonathan Yi
Enrol and pay here →
Start Date Tuesday 6pm - 8pm, starts 15 Oct 2013
Duration 2hrs per week x 10 weeks
Fee $300 (incl GST)
(free textbook + CD included)
Location Language Centre, Callaghan Campus
Instructor Jonathan Yi
Enrol and pay here →

Chinese Advanced 4

A course for those with at least 140 hours of Chinese learning experience. The skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing will be taught through an integrated communicative approach.

Learning Outcomes

  • Be able to identify complicated components of Chinese characters and common radicals
  • Master about 1100 commonly used Chinese characters closely related to daily life;
  • Master complicated word order and sentence patterns
  • Can understand and ask questions about common topics
  • Can express emotions and feelings
  • Experience the Chinese cultural value-systems
  • Examine commonalities and differences between Chinese culture and their own culture
(No Chinese Advanced 4 in this term)
Start Date Thursday 6pm - 8pm, starts 2 May 2013
Duration 2hrs per week x 10 weeks
Fee $300 (incl GST)
(free textbook + CD included)
Location Language Centre, Callaghan Campus
Instructor Jonathan Yi
Enrol and pay here →
(No Chinese Advanced 4 in this term)
(No Chinese Advanced 4 in this term)

Chinese Advanced 5

A course for those with at least 160 hours of Chinese learning experience. The skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing will be taught through an integrated communicative approach.

Learning Outcomes

  • Be able to identify complicated components of Chinese characters and common radicals
  • Master about 1200 commonly used Chinese characters closely related to daily life;
  • Master complicated word order and sentence patterns
  • Can understand and ask questions about common topics
  • Can express emotions and feelings
  • Experience the Chinese cultural value-systems
  • Examine commonalities and differences between Chinese culture and their own culture
(No Chinese Advanced 5 in this term)
(No Chinese Advanced 5 in this term)
Start Date Wednesday 6pm - 8pm, starts 24 Jul 2013
Duration 2hrs per week x 10 weeks
Fee $300 (incl GST)
(free textbook + CD included)
Location Language Centre, Callaghan Campus
Instructor Jonathan Yi
Enrol and pay here →
(No Chinese Advanced 5 in this term)

Chinese Advanced 6

A course for those with at least 180 hours of Chinese learning experience. The skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing will be taught through an integrated communicative approach.

Learning Outcomes

  • Be able to identify complicated components of Chinese characters and common radicals
  • Master about 1300 commonly used Chinese characters closely related to daily life;
  • Master complicated word order and sentence patterns
  • Can understand and ask questions about common topics
  • Can express emotions and feelings
  • Experience the Chinese cultural value-systems
  • Examine commonalities and differences between Chinese culture and their own culture
(No Chinese Advanced 6 in this term)
(No Chinese Advanced 6 in this term)
(No Chinese Advanced 6 in this term)
Start Date Wednesday 6pm - 8pm, starts 16 Oct 2013
Duration 2hrs per week x 10 weeks
Fee $300 (incl GST)
(free textbook + CD included)
Location Language Centre, Callaghan Campus
Instructor Jonathan Yi
Enrol and pay here →