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Mandarin Chinese for complete beginners

This Mandarin Chinese for complete beginners course is designed for complete beginners who are travelling to China.

The focus is on oral communication (oral and aural skills) and

the students will cover the following practical "survival skills":

Course Objectives

This is a summary of the objectives for this Mandarin Chinese course for complete beginners. 

Sociolinguistic Appropriateness

To be able to establish basic social contact by using the simplest everyday polite forms of greetings, farewells, introductions, saying please, thank you, sorry etc.

Listening Comprehension (LC)

To be able to follow speech that is very slow and carefully articulated, with long pauses for him/her to assimilate meaning.

Reading Comprehension (RC)

To be able to understand very short, simple texts a single phrase at a time, picking up familiar names, words and basic phrases and rereading as required.

Spoken Interaction (SI)

To be able to interact in a simple way but communication is totally dependent on repetition at a slower rate of speech, rephrasing and repair.

Spoken Production (SP)

To be able to produce simple mainly isolated phrases about people and places.

Written Interaction (WI)

To be able to ask for or pass on personal details in written form.

Written Production (WP)

To be able to write simple phrases and sentences about themselves and imaginary people, where they live and what they do.



About the teacher


 Hanching Chuang has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mandarin Chinese, a minor in English and a high school Chinese teacher’s license from Taiwan’s Ministry of Education. She has previously worked at the television companies Era News and CTS as a journalist, writing special reports on Taiwanese social and educational issues. Later she moved to Taiwan’s most popular newspaper, the Liberty Times.
In 2013, she went to public broadcaster Uni Radio to produce and present her own radio programme on cinema. Meanwhile, she completed the Teaching Chinese as a Second Language programme at Taiwan’s prestigious National Taiwan Normal University, and regularly tutored a foreign student in both written and spoken Chinese, helping him to achieve his dream job of becoming a translator for a local newspaper in Taiwan. Then she moved to Ireland and in 2015, worked in Ireland Chinese News as a Contributing Reporter.  She joined Languages Unlimited team of teachers this summer.


We currently have one date available for the course "Mandarin Chinese for complete beginners"

Start date: Monday, 26th September 2022 Price: €250
Course Length: 10-week Chinese course for complete beginners  
Course time: From 19:30 to 21:00   Add to My Cart

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Course venue: Online course (Zoom or Skype - TBC)  
Further Detail: Course for complete beginners covering practical "survival skills" to travel in China.