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.

Claremont Library

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 Topics

Please 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