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  • NONAC09053

Mandarin Chinese Standard Course: Level 1

Non-accredited Short Course
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At a glance

This is the first course in our new series of Mandarin Chinese short courses.

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NONAC09053 Mandarin Chinese Standard Course: Level 1

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Course overview

Course overview

This beginner Level 1 Mandarin Chinese HSK Standard Course starts students at the very beginning of the language.

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 ​(Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi), Level 1 standard course, you will learn 150 new words as well as the essential phrases and expressions in communication.

Topics in this 8-week course:

  • Self-introduction
  • My family
  • numbers
  • basic socialising
  • day/month/year
  • basic grammar

Learning outcomes - You will be able to:

  • Greet people
  • Provide personal information
  • Express time/date
  • Talk about habits and daily routine
  • Talk about family

Once you complete this course, it is recommended you continue your studies and enrol in the Level 2 course. You can also apply for the HSK Proficiency Level 1 test.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
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Payment options

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Resources required

  • Students will be provided with a workbook and textbook as part of their enrolment fee.
  • Please bring a pen and paper for note taking.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland