We offer evening and morning language classes for adults and private lessons for adults and children.

Private tuition

We offer private lessons catering for one to three participants per session. Sessions are tailored to the individual needs of the students. Lessons start at $45 per hour, please see the booking link for the full range of rates.

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2019 Adult classes

Semester 1, Term 1 commences Monday 4 February 2019

Registrations now open: book here

Courses are structured into two semesters with a break in the middle coinciding with WA school holidays. There are 18 classes in each semester.

This course structure aligns our program more closely with international language learning systems(see Which level below for details).

When:

Semester 1, Term 1 commences Monday 4 February 2019. Classes run until 5 April, then after 3 weeks' break, Semester 1, Term 2 runs from 29 April to 28 June.

Evening classes are held from 6:30–8:30pm. Morning classes are held from 10am to 12 noon.

Minimum enrolment numbers are required to run each class. A full refund will be made if the class cannot run due to low enrolments.

Where:

All classes are held at the UWA Claremont Campus.

Timetable:
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday

Beginner 1
10am-12pm
6.30-8.30pm
Beginner 2
10am-12pm
6.30-8.30pm


Elementary 1
10am-12pm
6.30-8.30pm


Elementary 2
10am-12pm
6.30-8.30pm

Intermediate 1
10am-12pm



Intermediate 2
10am-12pm
6.30-8.30pm

Advanced 1
6.30-8.30pm
Advanced 2
6.30-8.30pm



Literacy
10am-12pm


Which level:

Our class levels are Beginners, Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced. There are two semesters in each level, with an optional third semester focussed on consolidating what has been learned and developing literacy.

Students may choose to progress to the next level after 2 semesters if they feel confident with the material. This will usually mean they have put in extra hours of study between classes. Others may feel that 18 months is a more achievable timeframe to embed the knowledge and will take the Consolidation option. The Consolidation courses will also be useful for students with some knowledge of Chinese, or who are returning to Chinese study after a long break. Please contact us if you are interested in this Consolidation option.

For a free placement test over the phone please contact us via email confucius.institute@uwa.edu.au or phone (08) 6488 6888.

Pricing:

18 Week Course: $530 Adults (includes textbooks) $500 Continuing students $460 Concession holders / UWA staff.

9 Week payment option: $275 Adults (includes textbooks) $260 Continuing students $240 Concession holders / UWA staff.

Teachers:
Our teachers are native Chinese speakers and highly trained professionals.
Textbooks:
All textbooks and learning resources are included in first enrolment payment.
Parking:
Parking on campus is free during the evening, or $3 per day during business hours.
Public Holidays:
As classes do not run on public holidays, some courses may extend beyond nine weeks to ensure the full language program is provided.
Outlines for Chinese language courses

Beginner 1, Beginner 2, Beginner Consolidation:

Textbook: Experiencing Chinese

Elementary 1, Elementary 2, Elementary Consolidation:

Textbook: Experiencing Chinese (Advanced)

Intermediate 1, Intermediate 2, Intermediate Consolidation:

Textbook: Contemporary Chinese Book 3

Advanced 1, Advanced 2:

Textbook: Contemporary Chinese Book 4