Learn Chinese in Melbourne with That’s Mandarin
Learn Chinese in Melbourne with our professional Chinese teachers.
All our teachers in Melbourne are highly experienced in teaching Chinese as a second language — they are either Australian with a degree in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, or native Chinese.
You can choose between Group and 1-on-1 Private Mandarin Chinese classes both online and offline. Both online and offline classes are held with the help of our in-house our platform, NihaoCafe.
Chinese Courses for Adults
CHOOSE HOW YOU’D LIKE TO LEARN CHINESE IN MELBOURNE
PRIVATE 1-ON-1 CHINESE PROGRAM FEATURES
Flexible Lesson Content
Lesson content is customized to your needs, based on your interests and goals.
You can take either an intensive course or a part-time course, and choose your own class time and duration (subject to availability).
With 1-on-1 classes, you have the teacher at your full disposal to help you at every inch of your learning progress.
Our Campus In Melbourne
HOW TO GET TO OUR CHINESE LANGUAGE SCHOOL
Our Melbourne campus is conveniently located in the University of Melbourne, Victoria. Take a look at the map.
The University of Melbourne, Victoria
(+61) 04 5058 4118
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Got Questions? We Have Answers
What will my Mandarin classes be like?
Part-Time Group courses include 4 classes per week.
Intensive Group Courses include 15 classes per week.
Class schedule for Private classes is flexible.
The class content is based on the course you've chosen, and the classes can vary slightly based on the teacher's personal style - but an average class usually includes a review of previously learned content, an engaging and student-centered input of new words & grammar, a reading/viewing section (of a related article or a video), and practice, practice, practice - which will help you convert the newly learned content into your active vocabulary.
Most importantly, you will be encouraged to speak Chinese as much as possible, and the classes will be held in Chinese. For more details, read the next 2 questions.
What will my teachers be like? Are they native speakers?
We have high requirements for our teachers, and only hire 5% of applicants. All our teachers are native Chinese speakers and are university graduates with majors in Chinese language education or literature.
They have also previously obtained a Teaching Chinese as a Second Language (TCSL, or TCSOL) certificate before they joined us and successfully completed That’s Mandarin’s mandatory Teachers Training Course (TTC).
Will the classes be taught in English?
As your Chinese level progresses, less and less English will be used in your classes and you will be able to understand more and more Chinese every day.
When is the best time to apply for a course?
We recommend applying at least 3 months in advance to guarantee you will get a spot in a program of your choice, with your preferred schedule. By applying early, you can also benefit from our early bird discount.
Besides, you will need to apply for a Chinese visa at least 30 days in advance and longer if you’re applying for a student X2 visa (for long-term Chinese courses only).
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