Gain tourism and language knowledge before travelling to China

Our practical 12-week Chinese tourism courses are ideal for adult learners looking to develop their Chinese language and cultural knowledge before travelling overseas.

Students will learn relevant dialogues and travel tips to help them communicate in China. Advanced learners will also explore China’s international development in the tourism market.

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.

Basic Tourism Chinese

Basic Tourism Chinese (1) is a practical 12-week course designed for Chinese language beginners who have little or no prior knowledge of Chinese and need help communicating while traveling in China. Relevant dialogues and tips for traveling in China will be taught in this course.

Starting Date Day and TimeCost Gold CoastNathan
Term 1: 10 February Monday 6 – 7.30 pm $350.00 RegisterRegister
Term 2: 18 May Monday 6 – 7.30 pm $350.00 RegisterRegister
Term 3: 24 August Monday 6 – 7.30 pm $350.00 Register Register

Basic Tourism Chinese (2) is a practical 12-week course designed for Chinese language beginners who have completed Basic Tourism Chinese (1) and need help communicating while traveling in China. Relevant dialogues and tips for traveling in China will be taught in this course. Registration is closed.

Starting DateDay and TimeCostGold CoastNathan
Term 1: 11 FebruaryTuesday 6 – 7.30 pm$350.00RegisterRegister
Term 2: 19 MayTuesday 6 – 7.30 pm$350.00RegisterRegister
Term 3: 25 AugustTuesday  6 – 7.30 pm$350.00RegisterRegister

Basic Tourism Chinese (3) is a practical 12-week course designed for Chinese language beginners who have completed Basic Tourism Chinese (1) and (2) and need help communicating while traveling in China. Relevant dialogues and tips for traveling in China will be taught in this course.

Starting Date Day and TimeCost Gold CoastNathan
Term 1: 12 February Wednesday 6 – 7.30 pm $350.00 RegisterRegister
Term 2: 20 May Wednesday 6 – 7.30 pm $350.00 RegisterRegister
Term 3: 26 August Wednesday 6 – 7.30 pm $350.00 RegisterRegister

Intermediate Tourism Chinese

Intermediate Tourism Chinese (1) is a practical 12-week course designed for those who need to know more about China's tourism and its international development in the tourism market. Relevant tourism materials and case studies for traveling and tourism in China will be discussed and analysed.Registration is closed.

Starting Date Day and TimeCost Gold CoastNathan
Term 1: 10 February Monday 6 – 7.30 pm $350.00 RegisterRegister
Term 2: 18 May Monday 6 – 7.30 pm $350.00 RegisterRegister
Term 3: 24 August Monday 6 – 7.30 pm $350.00 Register Register

Intermediate Tourism Chinese (2) is a practical 12-week course designed for those who have completed Intermediate Tourism Chinese (1) and need to know more about China's tourism and its international development in the tourism market. Relevant tourism materials and case studies for traveling and tourism in China will be discussed and analysed.Registration is closed.

Starting Date Day and TimeCost Gold CoastNathan
Term 1: 11 February Tuesday 6 – 7.30 pm $350.00 RegisterRegister
Term 2: 19 May Tuesday 6 – 7.30 pm $350.00 RegisterRegister
Term 3: 25 August Tuesday  6 – 7.30 pm $350.00 Register Register

Intermediate Tourism Chinese (3) is a practical 12-week course designed for those who have completed Intermediate Tourism Chinese (1) and (2) and need to know more about China's tourism and its international development in the tourism market. Relevant tourism materials and case studies for traveling and tourism in China will be discussed and analysed.

Starting Date Day and TimeCost Gold CoastNathan
Term 1: 12 February Wednesday 6 – 7.30 pm $350.00 RegisterRegister
Term 2: 20 May Wednesday 6 – 7.30 pm $350.00 RegisterRegister
Term 3: 26 August Wednesday 6 – 7.30 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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