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.

Study Mandarin online with us for free! If you are interested in enrolling in an online private or group class please contact A/Prof Shannon Shan for more information.

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: 10 February Monday 4 – 5.30 pm $350.00RegisterRegister
Term 2: 18 May Monday 4 – 5.30 pm $350.00 RegisterRegister
Term 3: 24 August Monday 4 – 5.30 pm $350.00 RegisterRegister

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.

Starting Date Day and TimeCost Gold CoastNathan
Term 1: 11 February Tuesday 4 – 5.30 pm $350.00 RegisterRegister
Term 2: 19 May Tuesday 4 – 5.30 pm $350.00 RegisterRegister
Term 3: 25 August Tuesday  4 – 5.30 pm $350.00 RegisterRegister

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.

Starting Date Day and TimeCost Gold CoastNathan
Term 1: 12 February Wednesday 4 – 5.30 pm $350.00 RegisterRegister
Term 2: 20 May Wednesday 4 – 5.30 pm $350.00 RegisterRegister
Term 3: 26 August Wednesday 4 – 5.30 pm $350.00 RegisterRegister

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.
  • Hard copies of textbooks for the course will be provided to the paid participants and scanned teaching materials will be ready for the students of free charge.
  • All students are encouraged to have full attendance for the whole term. The TCI does not offer make-up lessons to students who miss a class. We suggest students learn the missed lessons by themselves, and teachers will be available for answering questions via emails, texts and other means of communication.
  • TCI students will be provided with the opportunity to receive complimentary tickets to some traditional Chinese culture activities in Brisbane or on the Gold Coast.
  • China Study Tour: If you have completed one term of TCI courses, you will be eligible for a free two-week China Study Tour (you pay only your international airfare and insurance).
  • Registration Flexibility: Students may register after the deadline if there is space available. Registration will close two weeks before the first class meeting. Please contact the course coordinator A/Prof Shannon Shan regarding late registration or private classes.
  • Class times are somewhat flexible and may be subject to change with the teacher and students confirmation after the first class meeting.
  • The surcharge for private classes is $150.00. Please click here to pay the extra surcharge.

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