Chinese (Mandarin) Beginners 2

This course is an introduction to Chinese for any student wishing to learn the language for business, travel or everyday use with approximately 20 hours of Chinese required. Students will develop skills to use in conversation, reading, listening and writing. This course aims to build general basic comprehension and communication skills in beginners Mandarin and an introduction to cultural practices, with a focus on clear explanation of basic language principles.


  • Online


  • Integrated Chinese, 4th Ed. Textbook, Volume 1, Liu Yuehua (2017)


Unit 3

  • Dates and Time
  • Tell and speak about time and dates
  • Talk about one’s age and birthday
  • Invite someone to dinner – arrange a dinner time
  • Possessive
  • Affirmative and negative questions

Unit 4

  • Name common hobbies
  • Ask about someone's hobbies
  • Make plans for the weekend with friends
  • Making suggestions


By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Understand and use familiar everyday expressions and basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
  2. Use common time expressions to talk about birthdays, make dinner arrangements, talk about weekly activities.
  3. Talk about hobbies and personal interests
  4. Read and write simple Chinese texts
  5. Demonstrate the skills, language and attitudes required for further study of Mandarin.


Abbey's Language Book Centre, 131 York Street Sydney, Ph: 9267 1397 |

Please note that textbook cost is not included in the course fee. In the event of a course being cancelled WEA cannot be held responsible for the purchase of any textbooks. We therefore suggest you purchase your textbooks closer to the time of the course commencing.


If you are a new WEA Student and enrol into a language class and subsequently find that you are at the wrong level (whether too high or too low), you are permitted to transfer into another more suitable class at no additional cost, provided that the request is made within the first two classes and is in writing from your tutor directly to the Education Manager. After that point, an administration fee of $30 will apply.

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