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Mandarin for Beginners - Level 1

Mandarin for Beginners - Level 1

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Whether your goal is to become fluent in Mandarin or to simply learn the basics before heading off to China, our beginners' course is the perfect place to start. If you are an absolute beginner or perhaps you already know a smattering of Mandarin, forget the usual phrase book and join our Mandarin for Beginners course right here on the Central Coast!

Chances are you’re already familiar with a number of Mandarin phrases and words, but this fun and interactive course will delve deeper into the language, exploring reading and pronunciation, basic listening comprehension and simple grammar, including sentence structure, asking and answering questions, verbs and tense.

The Mandarin for Beginners course covers a wide range of topics, such as introduction, family, professions, location, grocery shopping, directions and travelling. By graduation it is expected that all students will be able to have a basic conversation in Mandarin, discussing similar topics as covered in class.

Our team of specialists will be there every step of the way, so you can be assured you are receiving the highest quality of training with Central Coast Community College.

So what are you waiting for? Bàomíng ba!

Course Duration

This course runs one day per week for the duration of 9 weeks.

Delivery Mode

Face-to-face delivery.

Learning Outcomes

  • Introduce yourself and other people in the group.
  • Address someone using the appropriate levels of formality.
  • Provide personal information about yourself and others.
  • Spell and pronounce your name in Mandarin.
  • Ask another person for their personal information.
  • Say numbers in Mandarin and use them in context.
  • Express yourself, such as what you like and dislike, etc.
  • Interact with others using language structures for classroom communication.

Study Pathways

Graduates may continue their studies by enrolling in the Mandarin for Intermediate course.

Who Is This Course For

This course is for students interested in learning the basics of Mandarin.

What To Bring To Class

Please bring a pen and exercise book to class.

Students are also required to purchase the following textbook prior to class commencement:
Ni Hao 1 (ISBN978 1 876739 06 5).

Textbooks can be ordered through The Co-op Bookshop, located here on campus. Phone: 02 4348 4254 for information regarding costs and order times. In the event that Central Coast Community College is unable to deliver this course due to unforeseen circumstances or minimum numbers not being reached, students will be offered a full refund for the required textbook purchased from the Co-op Bookshop provided the book is returned in good condition to the Co-op Bookshop within 10 days from notification of the course being cancelled. For more information regarding their returns policy, please contact the Co-op Bookshop directly.