This course is designed to help you learn this Chinese official language and the associated culture. It is for everyone with little or no knowledge about the language. Learn daily conversations (introduce yourself, shopping, travelling). By the end you will be able to talk about the topics that will be practised in class and have a short conversation. Teaching of reading and writing can be additional if required. If you are interested in China and the culture, this is the course for you. No previous language experience is required.
This course is delivered by Xi Xia. Born near BeiJing, China, she is a native speaker of Mandarin Chinese and qualified with a Masters of Teaching (Chinese) from The University of Melbourne. Xi Xia is proud of her culture and language, and appreciates the interest of other people who choose to learn about China through its native language. She says it’s a true joy to see students advance and communicate successfully in this very different language.