Free conversation sessions at Claremont Library
Learning a language requires practise, practise, and yet more practise. The Confucius Institute at UWA makes this possible by running a free conversation session each week where learners can chat to native speakers and meet others studying the language.
Every Saturday morning at Claremont Library several staff members volunteer their time to lead the sessions. For the conversation practise, they provide teaching material on a current topic to kick off the conversation, and then guide the group so all can take part.
All levels are welcome: participants range from high school students just starting out in the language to overseas Chinese who can already speak another dialect but who wish to improve their Mandarin.
- Claremont Community Hub and Library
327 Stirling Highway, Claremont
10:45–11:45am each Saturday during school terms**Conversation sessions still run during school holidays, but our staff will not be in attendance.
Conversation Dates and TopicsPlease download the attached flyer or refer to the table below for Semester 1 dates and topics:
|5 February||New Year celebrations in your culture|
|12 February||Outdoor and indoor sports|
|19 February||What type of music do you like?|
|26 February||What is the most important thing in a relationship?|
|5 March||Talk about how technology affects your life|
|12 March||How do you reduce stress?|
|19 March||Talk about your view on marriage and love|
|26 March||How do you feel about online shopping?|
|2 April||Qingming Festival|
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|30 April||Chinese traditional instruments|
|7 May||Interesting slang|
|14 May||Healthy lifestyle|
|21 May||Popular snack foods in different countries|
|28 May||Different experiences visiting a doctor|
|4 June||How do you host a guest at home?|
|11 June||Famous folk stories from different cultures|
|18 June||Chinese table manners|
|25 June||Your favourite film|
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