CHINESE CONVERSATION COURSES
Ever wanted to learn conversational Chinese Mandarin?
Chinese Mandarin conversation courses are short-term intensified
training courses, specially prepared for those people who are
interested in Chinese language and culture. The main aim of the
course is to help learners to develop practical communication
So if you are: planning to travel to China, a homestay host or just
interested in Chinese language & culture this is the course for you.
Learners are welcome no matter if they have previous Chinese
knowledge or not.
Why wait any longer when you can learn from highly qualified, native
language teachers in a fun & safe environment.
Fees for a 8 week course are $80 (terms can be arranged on
enquiry). Eftpos facilities are not available; payment can be made
by cheque and cash.
Quick Start is designed for learners with very little or no
knowledge of Chinese Mandarin and is at the beginner level.
is placed on practical communication skills, especially on listening
and speaking for everyday situations.
Students will learn
simple sentence structures and step-by-step introductions of the
sentence patterns, useful words, and daily conversation,
through oral practice.
Relevant topics of Chinese
culture are also introduced during the class to further assist
understanding of the language.
Fun exercises will be held in
class to help assist learning.
Made Easy (1)
Mandarin Made Easy [MME] (1) is the
next step up from Quick Start and is well suited for those learners
with elementary knowledge of the language and of Chinese culture.
This class will explore further the language and
concepts already acquired and build on vocabulary and
The Han Yu Pin Yin method is used
with reference to Chinese characters. Pronunciation will be
practiced in class at an easy pace to help inspire confidence in
As with all WCS classes, informal
tips and information give a real insight into contemporary China and
At a more advanced elementary level
is MME (2). This class is excellent for the more experienced and
confident Mandarin conversationalist.
with more advanced vocabulary and sentence structure, time
will be given in class to practice pronunciation and listening
skills allowing learners to familiarize themselves with Chinese
All classes include elements of
Chinese culture including Chinese tea rituals, Chinese festivals,
Chinese manner, custom, classic music, traditional dance, Chinese
opera, myth and so on.
By the end of
the course, learners will be able to fulfill most of the elementary
functions in common everyday situations
Upcoming Courses 2016
Term 1: 2/4
February – 5/7April 2016
Term 2: 26/28 April – 28/30 June 2016
Term 3: 19/21 July – 20/22 September 2016
Term 4: 11/13 October – 13/15 December 2016
Lessons per term. Each lesson 1.5 hrs
Tuesday OR Thursday 6:00-7:30pm
Class Size: Average 6 - 8 students, max 15
Levels: Beginner , Elementary, Intermediate
1 Term $200 (10
2 Terms $360 (20
3 Terms $510 (30
4 Terms $640 (40
(once only) $ 10
Books/materials $60 (
One-to-One Tuition $ 55 / hour , 10 hr minimum
One-to-Two Tuition $ 40 / hour, 10 hr minimum