Chinese (Mandarin) Intermediate 2

This courses follows on from Intermediate 1 and is suitable for anyone who has completed this, or an equivalent program, and wishes to learn the language for business, travel or everyday use. Students will develop skills to use in conversation, reading, listening and writing.


  • New Practical Chinese Reader (2nd Ed), Beijing Language and Culture University Press, Book 1, covering Lesson 17 to Lesson 18.


Nine sessions that aim to build general intermediate comprehension and communication skills in intermediate Chinese.


Conversational Chinese and an introduction to cultural practices, with a focus on clear explanation of basic language principles.

  • Describing things
  • Comparing things
  • Buying clothes
  • At the post office
  • Uncertainty
  • Reminding
  • Taking the bus
  • Changing the bus
  • The “de” phrase
  • Comparison using the preposition “bi“
  • The complement of quantity
  • The resultative complement
  • Sentence of “shi“
  • The preposition “wang” and the pronoun “zanmen”
  • Verb come, go, arrive etc with time measure complement


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

  1. Tell good, better, best.
  2. Admitting that you have misunderstand or misheard.
  3. Take the bus to go anywhere you wish.


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.


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