Learning Chinese is fun and easy

Our 12-week Chinese courses are designed for young people aged 9 or above who have little or no prior knowledge of Mandarin.

Students will learn Chinese in a relaxing and enjoyable setting through the integration of language teaching, cultural activities and games.

Explore our courses below.

Young Chinese

Young Chinese (1) is a 12-week language course for children over seven years of age whom have little or no prior knowledge of Mandarin. The course focuses mainly on speaking and listening and covers greetings, expressions of thanks, inquiry and other topics relevant to children (counting, body parts, family, pets, hobbies, etc.) The children will learn Chinese in an enjoyable and relaxing atmosphere through the integration of language teaching, cultural activities and games.

Starting Date Day and TimeCost Gold CoastNathan
Term 1: 5 March Monday 4 – 5.30 pm $350.00Registration is closedRegistration is closed
Term 2: 4 June Monday 4 – 5.30 pm $350.00 Registration is closedRegistration is closed
Term 3: 3 September Monday 4 – 5.30 pm $350.00 Registration is closed Registration is closed

Young Chinese (2) is a 12-week language course for children over seven years of age who have finished Young Chinese (1). The course focuses mainly on speaking and listening and covers greetings, expressions of thanks, inquiry and other topics relevant to children (counting, body parts, family, pets, hobbies, etc.) The children will learn Chinese in an enjoyable and relaxing atmosphere through the integration of language teaching, cultural activities and games.

*Please note that the Term Three class schedule for Nathan has changed from Tuesday to Wednesday 4.00-5.30 pm beginning 5 September

Starting Date Day and TimeCost Gold CoastNathan
Term 1: 6 March Tuesday 4 – 5.30 pm $350.00 Registration is closedRegistration is closed
Term 2: 5 June Tuesday 4 – 5.30 pm $350.00 Registration is closedRegistration is closed
*Term 3: 4 September Tuesday  4 – 5.30 pm $350.00 Registration is closed Registration is closed

Young Chinese (3) is a 12-week language course for children who have finished Young Chinese (1) and (2).The course focuses mainly on speaking and listening and covers greetings, expressions of thanks, inquiry and other topics relevant to children (counting, body parts, family, pets, hobbies, etc.) The children will learn Chinese in an enjoyable and relaxing atmosphere through the integration of language teaching, cultural activities and games.

*Please note that the Term Three class schedule for Nathan has changed from Wednesday to Saturday 8.30-10.00 am beginning 8 September

Starting Date Day and TimeCost Gold CoastNathan
Term 1: 7 March Wednesday 4 – 5.30 pm $350.00 Registration is closedRegistration is closed
Term 2: 6 June Wednesday 4 – 5.30 pm $350.00 Registration is closedRegistration is closed
*Term 3: 5 September Wednesday 4 – 5.30 pm $350.00 Registration is closed Registration is closed

Students please note:

  • If there are fewer than three students enrolled in a class, then that class is subject to cancellation or merging with a similar class.
  • Refund Policy: where a refund results from a situation caused by the Institute, eg cancelled class, a full refund of the fees will be given. No refunds will be issued once a course has commenced. It may take up to three months for you to receive your refund once a claim has been submitted.
  • Textbooks and exercise books for will be provided to all course participants. Students need to bring a notebook and writing utensil or tablet/computer to take notes.
  • Basic Chinese language students can purchase access to an online learning website.
  • The TCI does not offer make-up lessons to students who miss a class. We suggest students learn the missed lessons by themselves, and the teacher will spend a certain amount of time in answering questions once a week.
  • All current TCI students will receive complimentary tickets to a traditional Chinese New Year show by professional performers.
  • If you are between the ages of 15–30 and have completed and/or have paid in advance for a total of three TCI courses, you will be eligible for a free two week China Study Tour (you pay only your international airfare and insurance).
  • Students may register after the deadline if there is space available.
  • Class times are somewhat flexible, and the exact times will be determined after the first class meeting by those present.
  • Registration for standard courses will close two weeks before the first class meeting. Please contact the relevant course coordinator regarding late registration or private classes.
  • The surcharge for private classes is $150.00. Please click here to pay the extra surcharge

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