When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Huiying Huang
  • Course Code W22LUSJ02C
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

This course will introduce the origin of some Chinese characters from pictograms and their development to modern Chinese characters. You will be introduced some characters and then quizzed on your recognition of them. You will learn the pronunciation of the four tones used in the Chinese language in an amusing and effective way. Also, you will learn how to greet other people and introduce yourself.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • recognise about 15 Chinese characters
  • pronounce the four tones of Chinese Mandarin
  • say some basic greetings
  • ask and answer basic questions, including names and nationalities
  • introduce yourself, stating your and your family members’ names, nationalities, and jobs


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Practising speaking and listening, and learning to recognise a few basic Chinese characters. Ask and answer questions.

    Entry requirements

    This course is suitable for beginners.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    You should have the enthusiasm and desire to learn Chinese.

    What you need

    A pen and notebook

    What you can do next

    Join Chinese Mandarin Stage 1 unit 1 (for beginners)