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Short courses

Study Mandarin Chinese at CDU

Travelling to China? Or simply want to start learning the most wildly spoken language in the world? Then why not enrol in one of the courses offered by the Confucius Institute at Charles Darwin University?

Classes are as follows:

Term 1 (30 January, 2017 - 05 April, 2017)

CourseCourse datesDay and time
Chinese for Beginners
Level 1
by Ms Jingru Li

Term 1: Commences 30 January, 2017  (10 weeks)

Monday 6pm - 8pm
Chinese for Beginners
Level 2

by Ms Jingru Li

Term 1: Commences 31 January, 2017  (10 weeks)

Tuesday 6pm - 8pm
Chinese for Beginners
Level 3 

by Ms Jingru Li

Term 1: Commences 01 February, 2017  (10 weeks)

Wednesday 6pm - 8pm
Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) Tutorial
by Ms Tina Ma

Term 1: Commences 01 February , 2017 (10 weeks)

Wednesday, 6pm - 8pm

Chinese for Beginners

Chinese for Beginners is designed for students with little or no Chinese language background. Pinyin, the official phonetic system for transcribing the Mandarin Chinese pronunciations of Chinese characters into the Latin alphabet, will be introduced to the students throughout the course. Combined with introduction of grammar and Chinese characters, as well as simple day-to-day conversations, Chinese for Beginners is a great course for anyone who wants to build a solid foundation for further Chinese language study.

Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) tutorial

HSK is an international standardised exam that tests and rates Chinese language proficiency. It assesses non-native Chinese speakers’ ability to use the Chinese language in their daily, academic and professional lives. The tutorial is for students who have completed the Chinese for Beginners Level 1 to 3 and ready to take HSK test. It requires students have a grasp of basic Chinese and can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.

The results of the HSK test can serve as a reference for applying Confucius Institute Scholarship and as a Chinese language certificate for foreign students' entry into Chinese colleges, the results of the HSK are valid for two years (beginning from the test date).

Chinese course costs

The class is limited in size and the fee is $100 per person, including the textbook.

Courses are free for CDU staff and students.

Confucius Institute Certificate of completion can be provided if needed.

For class information please contact:

Ms Jingru Li
T: 08 8946 7168
E: jingru.li@cdu.edu.au

Ms Jingru (Ruby) Li graduated from Hainan University with Master degree in 2016. Currently she is volunteer Chinese lecturer at Confucius Institute, Leanyer primary school and Nakara primary school. Although Ruby is young, she is an experienced Chinese teacher with specialty of poetry reading, folk dancing and singing, Chinese knot and folk instrument etc. Most importantly, she believes teaching is her biggest passion and her logical and practical teaching style is going to help you study Chinese efficiently.

Ms Tina Ma
T: 08 8946 7464
E: tina.ma@cdu.edu.au

Ms Xiaona (Tina) Ma is an experienced Chinese language teacher working at the Confucius Institute at Charles Darwin University. She has been teaching overseas students as a qualified teacher for more than ten years at Anhui Normal University in China. She holds Master degree in Chinese language and Culture Teaching from Anhui Normal University. Xiaona’s 10 years Chinese teaching career has enriched her experience and equipped her with skills in training students from different cultural and language backgrounds. She is warm-hearted and helpful to others, and responsible and dedicated to her work. Currently she is engaged in teaching HSK2 and cultural courses at Confucius Institute and Chinese language courses at Larrakeyah primary school.

Mr Ping Zhang
T: 08 8946 7168
E: ping.zhang@cdu.edu.au

Mr Ping Zhang received his Master degree in "Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (TCSOL)" at Anhui Normal University in 2016.  With years of solid foundation of language and cultural background, he is good at Chinese paper-cutting, Chinese knot, Chinese cuisine and traditional Chinese comic dialog. Now he works as a volunteer Chinese lecturer at Confucius Institute and Leanyer primary school.

Study Tai Chi at CDU

Tai Chi, or Tai Ji in Chinese, is an internal Chinese martial art practiced for both its defence training and it's health benefits. These days, Tai Chi has developed worldwidely following among people with little or no interest in martial training, for its benefit to health and health maintenance. Medical studies of Tai Chai support its effectiveness as an alternative exercise and a form of martial arts therapy.

The Confucius Institute at Charles Darwin University is holding Chinese Tai Chi class at Casuarina campus conducted by Mr Martin Wu Jian:

CourseCourse datesDay and time
Tai Chi (8 Forms of Yang Style)
by Mr Martin Wu Jian

Term 1: Commences 26 February, 2017 to 30 April, 2017 (10 weeks)

Sunday 8.30am -9.30am

The class is limited in size, and the fee is $80 per person.

Doctor advice is necessary for person with special health condition before joining the class.

Courses are free for CDU staff and students.

For class information please contact:

Mr Martin Wu Jian

E: martin.woods@gmail.com

For Tai Chi class enrolment, please contact: hua.wang@cdu.edu.au

Study Chinese Culture at CDU

Do you want to know more about Chinese Culture such as Chinese Knot, Chinese paper cutting etc.? Why not come to join our Chinese cultural classes at CDU:

Course datesDay and time
Short Term
by Ms Tina Ma/Ms Jingru Li/Mr Ping Zhang

Term 3: Commences June 28, 2016 to 21 July, 2016 (8 classes)

Tuesday and Thursday 10am-12am
Long Term
by Ms Tina Ma/Ms Jingru Li/Mr Ping Zhang

Term 3: Commences July 23, 2016 to 24 September, 2016 (10 classes)

Saturday 10am-12am

The short term class is limited in size and the fee is $60 per person including materials. The class is mainly for middle school and primary school students. The class is also suitable for Chinese language learners.

The long term class is limited in size and the fee is $100 per person including materials. The class is suitable for Chinese language learners or local Chinese language teachers.

Courses are free for CDU staff and students.

For class information please contact:

Ms Jingru Li
T: 08 8946 7168
E: jingru.li@cdu.edu.au

Ms Tina Ma
T: 08 8946 7464
E: tina.ma@cdu.edu.au

Mr Ping Zhang
T: 08 8946 7168
E: ping.zhang@cdu.edu.au

Study Chinese Folk Dance at CDU

Further information will come soon.

Enrol in a course

To enrol in our short courses, please complete the enrolment form (docx 373KB).

Submit the form in person at Building Orange 2, Level 4, Casuarina campus, or email a copy to joey.zhou@cdu.edu.au. For Tai Chi class enrolment, please contact: hua.wang@cdu.edu.au

Course fee payment

Both online credit card and cash payment options have been set up for the Confucius Institute’s short term courses. (Note that CDU staff and students are free).

Cash payment

Cash payment can be made at the University Cashier located in Orange Building 1.  Please provide the cashier your name, the purpose of your payment (e.g. Confucius Institute Chinese Beginner Class) and the payment amount (i.e. $100).

Online credit card payment

Pay online with a credit card via webpay. Please make sure all fields are completed correctly. Only Visa and Mastercard are accepted.