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CANBERRA MANDARIN TIMETABLE

TERM 2 (10 Weeks)
22nd Apr - 30th Jun 2024

These timetables are for our public Zoom classes if you are from Canberra or anywhere else in the ACT. Average class size is 6 to 8. Our teachers are all native speakers of Chinese but has the additional advantages of being based in Australia and specially trained in our Accelerated Learning Approach of teaching Chinese. Our popular Zoom Chinese classes have gained many positive reviews since the pandemic started last year. This is because all of our Chinese teachers are also trained in the unique features of Zoom.
Check out the reasons why you should consider us for your Chinese studies.

Canberra Class Location:
20 Genge St, Canberra ACT

Venue Day Start Time Class Code
LEVEL 1A - (Beginners 1 - Part A) Attend any class each week! Class duration: 1.5 hours
Live Zoom Monday 10.00am P1A24Z1
Live Zoom Monday 7.30pm P1A24Z2
Live Zoom Wednesday 6.30pm P1A24Z3
Live Zoom Thursday 10.00am P1A24Z4
Live Zoom Thursday 7.30pm P1A24Z5
Live Zoom Saturday 10.00am P1A24Z6
 
LEVEL 1B - (Beginners 1 - Part B) Attend any class each week! Class duration: 1.5 hours
Live Zoom Tuesday 7.30pm P2A24Z1
 
LEVEL 2 - (Beginners 2) Class duration: 2hours
Live Zoom Thursday 6.30pm B2AZ1
 
LEVEL 3- (Beginners 3) Class duration: 2 hours
Live Zoom Tuesday 6.30pm C24Z1
 
LEVEL 5 - (Intermediate 2) Class duration: 2 hours
Live Zoom Tuesday 6.30pm E24Z1
 
LEVEL 10 - (Advance 4) Class duration: 2 hours
Live Zoom Wednesday 6.30pm J24Z1
 
LEVEL 20 - (Very Advance 9) Class duration: 2 hours
Live Zoom Sunday 1.00pm T24Z1
 
LEVEL 24 - (Very Advance 13) Class duration: 2 hours
Live Zoom Thursday 5.30pm X24Z1
 
LEVEL 28 - (Very Advance 17) Class duration: 2 hours
Live Zoom Sunday 10.00am ZB24Z1
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All of our Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese) classes are held once per week for 10 weeks.
Our students will complete one Level of classes per Term.
We have a total of 4 Terms per year which means you can study up to 4 Levels in one year!
Each class is 2-hours - giving a total of 20 hours per Term (except for Level 1 Beginners classes which are of 11/2 hours duration).
We conduct Beginner classes in both Mandarin and Cantonese at the start of every Term, so you do not have to wait until the start of each calendar year to commence classes with us.

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Once enrolled, our students are welcome to attend any other same Level class if they need to miss their regular class, if such an alternate class is available at a different time of the week or at another location. In addition, some of our Beginners classes have been videotaped so that students may watch a lesson they have missed on YouTube. This gives our students many alternatives to not miss their Chinese lesson for that week. Better yet, students are also welome to repeat their Chinese lesson for that week, if they wish, at a different time or location.

Did you know that we also offer private Chinese classses for companies or private tuition for individuals? Private Skype lessons are also available! We offer a variety of customised courses in both Mandarin and Cantonese. For more details.

I have recently joined your classes in Mandarin. At the time I did not know your accelerated principles, but having enjoyed every class and experienced the technique, I am to commend you. I had attended other language learning schools and find yours fun, enjoyable to the extent of finding myself eager for the next class, and on top of this I am learning Mandarin with greater depth and understanding. At this point I would like to complement Ling-Sea whom I find has a very refreshing teaching style, and allows learning Mandarin to be enjoyable.
Ken

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Learning Chinese

If you ever sat down to eat in a Chinese restaurant, there ís a good chance you have had the opportunity to hear Chinese spoken fluently. The menu most likely contained beautiful Chinese characters depicting food offerings. This beautiful language lends its self to roots that began over 4000 years ago from the Sino-Tibetan vernacular form. Today, the most common style of Chinese used is the Mandarin Chinese language.

There are many methods available to learn Chinese. The written characters have been narrowed down to about 30 strokes for over 40,000 characters used. Chinese grammar is different and easier than English, as there is no noun inflections and verbs are basic in structure. If you are going to tackle the art of reading Chinese, begin with memorisation and consistency in character identification of each character. It can become overwhelming to the untrained eyes, but understanding of these characters is foremost before learning to read Chinese. The use of a Chinese dictionary can be your best friend, as you start to identify the relationship and categories of each character. It cannot be stressed enough to consistently use word association, memorisation and dictionary definitions to develop skill in reading Chinese. The idea being able to put together characters you see on paper and pull up the information stored from the learning process so you can recognise what you are reading.

This is how you develop an initial beginning vocabulary in Chinese. The English language uses spaces to separate words that form sentences. However, the grammar used in the Chinese language does not. It is equally important to incorporate Chinese grammar into your dissection of the language if you embark on the skill of learning to read Chinese. Do not become discouraged, breakthroughs in reading the language come after awhile from continual application. You can develop a fair enough reading level by studying and practicing the characters. It is also recommended to practice the writing of Chinese characters so the reading is more understandable. The Chinese language is written in parallel and vertically so formable sentence breaks occur naturally. Your brain will start to recognise patterns formed by the characters. Also an interesting task to master while studying the language, is the radical components and phonetics of each character. This is skill mastered in speaking, but as necessary in reading and writing as well if you really wish to thoroughly comprehend content in reading of the language.

Academic Calendar for Adults - 2024
Australia
Term 1: 29 Jan - 7 April
Term 2: 22 April - 30 June
Term 3: 15 July - 22 Sept
Term 4: 7 Oct - 15 Dec

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