Learn Mandarin for Beginners - Part 1 St George & Sutherland Community College

Learn Mandarin for Beginners - Part 1

This course is an introduction to students who wish to gain a basic and general understanding of the Chinese language, including conversation skills and some Chinese culture.

SGSCC Beginners Language courses are Entry Level, meaning no prior knowledge is required. These courses are geared to the potential tourist, business person, and those wishing to improve communication with friends or family who have a non-English speaking background.

Course Outline:

What you will learn:

  • How to greet people and introduce yourself to a group
  • A basic understanding of Chinese culture and lifestyle
  • How to pronounce Chinese, Pinyin, and Tones
  • Numbers, money, days of the week, food and drink, families, things to do, etc
  • General phrases and grammar techniques as a strong basis for further learning


  • You will need to purchase Getting started in Mandarin Chinese ISBN 978-1-444-17480-9 beginners book
  • Bring pen and paper.

Language Bundle:

  • All language classes/levels are delivered as Part 1 and Part 2 across two terms. To maximise your chance of learning we recommend enrolling into both parts 1 and 2.
  • If you book into Parts 1 and Part 2 you will automatically save $40.
  • When enrolling in Part 1, Part 2 will automatically be selected at the checkout. You can untick Part 2 if you wish.

What our students are saying:

"Excellent. I was very impressed by how smart the teacher was in both English/grammar and Chinese. Everything was well taught. See you next term. I am very satisfied with my Chinese teacher. She is very intelligent and is a great teacher. ", Therese

Other Information:

  • To ensure resources are ready for you at the start of your course, we ask you ideally enrol at least one week before the course commences.
  • All courses need a minimum number of students to run ("we try our hardest to get those") . If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled before the commencement and you will be informed.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.