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Mandarin Chinese Standard Course: Level 2

Non-accredited Short Course

Take the next step in your journey to learn the Mandarin Chinese language.

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Southport Start date: 05 Oct 2022
Full Fee

Course overview

This is the second course in our new series of Mandarin Chinese short courses. This post-beginner Level 2 Mandarin Chinese HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi) Standard Course continues when you complete your Level 1 study, or have achieved the basic knowledge about Chinese Mandarin.

The aim of this systematic training program for non-native Chinese speakers is to help you achieve comprehensive skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing in Chinese Mandarin, so as to facilitate your study, work or business in relation with China.

In the HSK Level 2 standard course, you will learn approximately 250 new words, as well as essential phrases and expressions in communication.

Topics in this 10-week course:

  • food and drink
  • time expressions in Chinese
  • study and work
  • transport and places
  • basic grammar
  • Cultural reference:

             - Chinese table manners
             - Chinese tea culture
             - Chinese New Year

Learning outcomes - You will be able to:

  • ask and give directions
  • take public transport
  • have transactional conversations relevant to shopping
  • describe people or things such as colours, shapes, age, and sizes etc.

Once you complete this course, it is recommended that you continue your studies and enrol in the Level 3 course. You can also apply for the HSK Proficiency Level 2 test.

Course outcome:

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Ways to study
05 Oct 2022
10 weeks
Part time 1 night per week
  • Full fee: $435

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Mandarin Chinese Standard Course: Level 2 (NONAC09050)

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Mandarin Chinese Standard Course: Level 2

Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Resources required
  • You should bring along your HSK Standard Course 1 textbook and workbook you received in our Level 1 course. If you don’t have these, you can purchase them in addition to your enrolment for a fee of approximately $80.00. Your books will then be delivered to your first lesson for the teacher to give to you.
  • Please bring a pen and paper for note taking.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

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