For Adults

Adult Chinese Program Provider

The adults Chinese classes in ASCC are divided into beginner, elementary, intermediate and advanced levels, which suit students from English-speaking backgrounds, as well as, learners with different objectives and requirements such as personal interest, employment, travel, study or to sit the HSK test for the ultimate goal of obtaining a Certificate of Chinese Proficiency, HSK Test Centre provide test service, for inquiry, please contact: (02) 6176 0528; 0403 151 826.

The school’s set-up of the adults’ Chinese classes includes the latest 2nd version of New Practical Chinese Reader and My Chinese which allow for the systematic carrying out of well-ordered and structured classes.

Objectives

  • To build a sound foundation for further Chinese learning.
  • To be able to join a basic conversation
  • To know a method of learning the Chinese language
  • To get knowledge about pronunciation and get yourself understood by Chinese language speakers
  • To learn Chinese characters and master most of the characters that you will learn
  • To acquire some knowledge about Chinese customs and culture
  • Learn some basic sentences of different topics and use them in some specific conditions e. g. ordering dishes in restaurants, check-in in a hotel and take a taxi
  • To develop a special study plan for purpose group. Use additional textbooks to get additional information as much as possible.
  • To practice speaking Chinese, involve activities and do the best to make Chinese classes enjoyable.
  • Main textbooks: My Chinese, Contemporary Chinese, New Practical Chinese Readers: Including Textbook, Workbook, DVD Situational Conversation, CDs for Textbook and CDs for Workbook
  • Supplementary Materials as teacher’s reference Great Wall Chinese: Essentials in Communication: Textbook, CD and workbook

Additional tailor-made materials to meet the needs of adult learners

Enquires about the enrolment and the school, please click contact us

Canberra Centre Civic Campus

Course Description:

Beginner Class (Monday Class):

For learners with basic knowledge of Pinyin (Chinese alphabet), concentrated on the study of Chinese used on a daily basis; to allow greeting, getting direction, shopping, obtaining general information, brief self- introduction and simple interaction with others in Chinese; to help learners to, at least, recognize 300 and write 100 common Chinese characters.

Enrolment of this class does not require previous knowledge.

Teacher: Mr Yuyang Chen, China Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters in Beijing funded professional teacher.

Teaching Materials: New Practical Chinese Reader 1 + MP3  + Workbook 1 + MP3, 3rd edition, Beijing Language University Press 2015.

Tuition Fee: $350 (Semester 1, 32 Hours), Materials Fee: $85 per annum; Enrolment Fee: $10; Total: $445.

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Mondays during ACT school term

Venue: Room 212, Level 2, Griffin Centre, 20 Genge Street, Canberra City, ACT 2601

Elementary Class (Tuesday Class):

For those who have learned Chinese for about one year and have the knowledge and skill beyond the beginner’s classes, this is a suitable class to enrol.

Teacher: Ms Yunyan Bao, China Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters in Beijing funded professional teacher.

Teaching Materials: New Practical Chinese Reader 2 + MP3  + Workbook 2 + MP3, Beijing Language University Press 2012.

Tuition Fee: $370 (Semester 1, 32 Hours), Materials Fee: $55 per annum; Enrolment Fee: $10; Total: $435.

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Tuesdays during ACT school terms

Venue: Room 212, Level2, Griffin Centre, 20 Genge Street, Canberra City, ACT 2601.

Tuition Fee: $375 (Semester 1, 32 Hours), Materials Fee: $55 per annum; Enrolment Fee: $10; Total: $440.

Intermediate Class (Wednesday Class):

For learners with decent amount of knowledge of Chinese, mostly about basic language related knowledge and grammar; to allow learners to communicate briefly with native Chinese, read easy articles, write short articles of around 80 characters; to help learners to, at least, recognize 800 and write 500 common Chinese characters; For learners with intermediate level of Chinese, mostly about common language related knowledge and grammar; to allow learners to communicate generally with native Chinese, read easy articles, write short articles of around 150 characters; to help learners to, at least, recognize 1000 and write 700 common Chinese characters.

Teacher: Ms Yang Yang, Experienced Chinese Teacher

Teaching Materials: New Practical Chinese Reader 3 + MP3 + Workbook 3+MP3, Beijing Language University Press 2012.

Tuition Fee: $440 (One Semester, 36 Hours), Materials Fee: $55 per annum; Enrolment Fee: $10; Total: $505.

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Wednesdays during school terms

Venue: Room 212, Level 2, Griffin Centre, 20 Genge Street, Canberra City, ACT 2601.

Advanced Class (Thursday Class):

For learners with advanced level of Chinese, who score 70-84 and B+/A- in the entrance writing and speaking tests respectively; mostly about moderately difficult language related knowledge and grammar; to allow learners to communicate generally with native Chinese, manage basic study, work and living in Chinese, read general articles, write short articles of around 200 characters; to help learners to, at least, recognize 1300 and write 900 common Chinese characters.

Teacher: Ms Yunyan Bao, China Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters in Beijing funded professional teacher.

Teaching Materials: New Practical Chinese Reader 4 + MP3 + Workbook 4+MP3, Beijing Language University Press 2012.

Tuition Fee: $500 (Semester 1, 32 Hours), Materials Fee: $55 per annum; Enrolment Fee: $10; Total: $565.

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Thursdays during school terms

Venue: Room 212, Level 2, Griffin Centre,20 Genge Street, Canberra City, ACT 2601.

Enquires about the enrolment and the school, please click contact us

Professional program in providing Chinese language classes supported by the ACT Department of Education & Training, the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban) and Qiaoban in Beijing and the Chinese Embassy in Australia

DIPLOMAT CHINESE CLASS

Calling for Enrolments for Diplomat Chinese Classes

Level: Beginners

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm  Wednesday (2 hours per week)

Venue: Snow Asian Centre, Canberra Grammar School, 40 Monaro Crescent, Red Hill, ACt 2603

Tuition fee: $995 ( 2 Semester tuition fee, materials per annum & enrolment fee)

Materials: 1 x My Chinese + CDS; 3 x Workbook + CDS; 1 x ASCC Character Book & 1 x Folder

Size: 8-10 Students

Course Description:

This course offers introductory study of the language, giving grounding in basic vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar sufficient to become functional at an elementary level, both in written and spoken Chinese (e.g. learning Chinese Pinyin, characters and basic sentence structures). It aim to enable students to deal with everyday situations as well as to develop knowledge and understanding of Chinese culture and society by oral and listening practice based on real daily life content.

No previous knowledge is required for this course.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Communicate at an elementary level in spoken Chinese (e.g. greeting, self-introduction, expressing relationships, abilities and desires, talking about activities and the environment, expressing simple work relevant information).

2. Understand information in short written texts and simple conversations.

3. Use mostly simple Chinese sentences.

4. Understand basic grammatical concepts.

5. Appreciate aspects of Chinese life and society through exposure to real life dialogue.

6. Read Chinese texts with Pinyin and understand short authentic texts.

Teacher: Ms Yunyan Bao, China Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarter Beijing sponsored profession Chinese Language Teacher, fully trained experienced teacher.

Stage 1: Unit 1: Basic Chinese: Topics:

1. Greetings (Chinese Ways of Greeting) 2.Introdution (Chinese Names) 3. Inquiry (Currency) 4. Introductions & Appointments (Beijing Opera) 5. Asking for Help (Emergency Phone Numbers in China) 6. Thanks & Apology (the Beijing Olympic Mascots) 7. Compliments (Chinese Response to Praise) 8. Congratulation (Chinese Way of Invitation to Dinner) 9. Taking a Plane (Major Airlines) 10. Taking a Train (Railway Station in Beijing) 11. City Public Transport (Beijing Subway) 12. Renting a Car or Bicycle (Bicycle in China) 13. At the Hotel (Hotel in Beijing) 14. Restaurants (Famous Restaurants in Beijing) 15. Making an Phone Call (International Phone in Beijing) 16. Shopping (Shopping Centre in Beijing) 17. Strolling Around (Beijing Traditional Snacks) 18. Being a Guest (Being an Guest in China) 19. Talking about Weather (Four Seasons in Beijing) 20. Seeing a Doctor (Flow Chart in a Hospital)

Appendices:

1. Popular Museums in Beijing

2. Supermarkets in Beijing

3. Map of China

Stage 2: Unit 2: Daily Chinese: Topics:

1. Hotel Reservation and Checking in (Hotel in Beijing) 2.Checking Luggage and Change Rooms (Hotel Facilities) 3. Exchanging Greetings and Asking for Directions (Greetings) 4. Request Service (Room Service) 5. Ordering Food (The Eight Major Cuisines of China) 6. Commenting Food (The Features of the Eight Major Cuisines of China) 7. Shopping (Dazhe: Giving Discount) 8. Recommending and Describing Items (The Traditional Chinese Painting) 9. Being a Guest (The Customs for Entertaining Guests) 10. Making Phone Call 11. Making Request and Apologizing (Requests and Apology) 12. Talking about Hobbies (Climate in Beijing) 13. Leisure and Entertainment (Sanlitun Bar Street in Beijing) 15. Asking Help (Emergency Phone Numbers) 15. Taking a Taxi and Changing Buses (Transport in Beijing) 16. Going to a Theatre (Type of Facial Masks in Beijing Opera) 17. Sightseeing (Hutongs in Beijing) 18. Paying Compliments and Expressing Good Wishes (Modesty of Chinese People) 19. Checking Out and Paying the Bill (Learning about Renminbi) 20. Exchanging Present (Parting Etiquette in China)

Appendices:

1. Popular Shopping Centres in Beijing

2. Popular Theatres in Beijing

3. Popular Tourist Destinations in Beijing

Size: 8-10 Students

The availability of the class subject to the number of the enrolments

For enrolment please fill in the form and send to ascc@trilong.com.au. If you require more information, please go to the contact us page.