Course Summary

Mandarin Elementary 2 is designed for students who have completed 18 hours of previous Mandarin study. The course content has been selected to suit prospective travellers, people wanting to interact with Melbourne’s Chinese-speaking community or those who would like to try learning a new language for enjoyment or cultural insight.

The content is presented in an accessible, friendly and inclusive manner and opportunities are provided throughout classes for students to communicate in Mandarin.

Please visit CAE Customer Service Centre or phone 9652 0611 to enquire about enrolling in this course

The following topics are covered in this course:

  • Chinese zodiacs
  • Family and family members (Kinship terms)
  • Names of stationery
  • Time
  • Days of the week
  • Years, months and dates
  • Weather and seasons

By the end of this course students should be able to:

  • introduce themselves and others and use basic expressions for meeting, greeting and farewelling;
  • engage in simple conversations and exchange information about families, work, daily routines, hobbies and interests;
  • use basic expressions for thanking and apologising;
  • deal with the basic needs of customers in shops and restaurants;
  • demonstrate basic knowledge of some social customs;
  • write basic sentences on topics such as family, work or hobbies.

Mandarin Elementary 1 or the equivalent of about 20 hours of previous study.

IF YOU HAVE NOT COMPLETED THE PREVIOUS LEVEL AT CAE, YOU NEED TO CONTACT CAE FOR A SKILL ASSESSMENT PRIOR TO ENROLLING.

N.B. CAE withdrawal policy does not allow for refund or transfer once the course has started in the event that the level of the class is not suitable.

Pen and paper.

Textbook: New Practical Chinese Reader 1 (2nd Edition), Beijing Language And Culture University Press, 2012. ISBN 9787561926239. 

New Practical Chinese Reader 1 Workbook (2nd Edition), Beijing Language And Culture University Press, 2012. ISBN 9787561926222

Available at Language International Bookshop and China Books

***Cancellation or postponements are notified 48 hours before class commencement. Please consider this before purchasing class materials***

For further information please contact Languages Centre on 96520677 or email languages@cae.edu.au.

Suitable for students who have completed Mandarin: Elementary 1 or who have done at least 18-hours Mandarin language training.

Last updated: November 14, 2017 12:10am