Language Programs

Confucius Institute offers a wide range of Mandarin Chinese classes, at all levels, open to the general public. Whether you are learning for work or pleasure, Confucius Institute at the University of Melbourne has a course suitable for you.

 

Term Dates for 2019 

Summer Intensive: January 3 - 31   

Term 1:   January 29 - April 8
Term 2:   April 23 - June 29
Term 3:   July 15 - September 21
Term 4:   October 7 - December 14

 

Summer Intensive 2019

Dates: 3 – 31 January, 2019

Course Fee: $980 includes GST and textbooks.

                      $882 (A 10% discount is available for Melbourne University students, alumni and staff.)

                      $798 Early bird rate until 11.59pm on Sunday 9 Dec 2018

Course length: 2 hours per day for 4 weeks

CLASS

DAY

TIME

DATES

CLASSROOM

Basic Chinese for Zero Beginners  (1A+1B)

Mon-Fri

10am – 12pm

3 Jan – 31 Jan

Classroom 2

Intermediate

Mon-Fri

1.30 – 3.30pm

3 Jan – 31 Jan

Classroom 2

 

Registration and payment: through the Asialink e-cart.

For course enquiries, please email lilu@unimelb.edu.au or call 9035 8204.

 

2019 Confucius Institute Online Chinese Courses

The Confucius Institute at the University of Melbourne is proud to announce an Online Course for Beginner Mandarin Chinese. The course will run for 10 days, 1 hour a day, from January 7 to 18.

Course Level: Beginners Chinese 1A (No previous language learning required)

Dates: 7 – 11 and 14 – 18 January 2019

Time: 1-2pm

Equipment and Software Requirements:

  • Either a smart phone/iPad OR a computer with a built in or external webcam and microphone
  • a headset with microphone
  • an internet connection
  • ZOOM Cloud Meetings

Download ZOOM from https://zoom.us/download

Sign up with https://zoom.us/signup

Course Fee: $180 includes GST and the textbook. The textbook will be delivered to your mailing address.

Registration and payment: through the Asialink e-cart.

For course enquiries, please email lilu@unimelb.edu.au or call 9035 8204.

 

2019 Term 1 Enrollments

  • Term 1 enrollments are now open. View the timetable.       
  • Course cost is $409.00 per ten week term (20 hours), and includes GST, textbook and all course materials. A 10% discount is offered to returning Confucius Institute Students, University of Melbourne staff, students and alumni.
  • Please read our Enrollment Guidelines below before making payment.

For more information please contact: Ms Linlin Lu at lilu@unimelb.edu.au or call 9035 8204.

Please note that the deadline to register for the language and cultural programs in Term 1 is Friday 18th January 2019. This is not a hard deadline, but we encourage students to register early to avoid disappointment. Whilst we look to prioritize our current and long-term students by allowing them to stay with their current teacher and classmates this is not always possible with late registrations. We constantly receive a large amount of enquiries about our language and cultural programs. Please note that places are limited in class and will be allocated on a first come first served basis through registration.

Confucius Institute Language Programs

 

BEGINNER
There are 12 levels of beginner Chinese available. Students who complete Chinese 1A will:

  • have a basic understanding of Chinese language and its structure;
  • perform basic greetings and expressions for daily communication;
  • acquire a sense of China’s contemporary culture;
  • recognize and write up to 100 Chinese characters.
 
INTERMEDIATE
The Institute runs both lower intermediate and upper intermediate courses. Participants are encouraged to converse on a range of current affairs topics, while also improving their vocabulary, grammar and character recognition.
 
ADVANCED
One of the only truly advanced Chinese courses available in Melbourne. Participants have generally spent time living in China and are looking for an opportunity to stretch their Chinese skills.
 
PRIVATE TUTORING
Private tutoring is also available. Contact Ms Linlin Lu or 9035 8204 for more details.
 

ENROLMENT GUIDELINES

  • Enrolments are for a 10 week course of lessons (the Institute cannot accept week-by-week payments)
  • Students are welcome to attend one trial class to gauge their language level before enrolling (not applicable for absolute beginners courses)
  • Payments are requested prior to the commencement of the term; or after the trial lesson for new students. If payments are not received prior to the commencement of the term please note your place is not guaranteed
  • Class levels are organised based on the number of paid attendees prior to commencement of term. Please note classes may be cancelled if there are not enough registrations prior to the starting date
  • Please note a late fee may apply to all course fees received after the first week of term Refunds cannot be issued for withdrawals after the commencement of the term
  • Refunds cannot be issued for missed classes. Students can attend another class (where a similar level is available) in the same week; or attend a once-off private tutorial (10-15 minutes) to make up on missed material
  • If a teacher is unable to attend class a replacement teacher will be organised in advance by the Institute. If, due to exceptional circumstance, a teacher is unable to attend class, term will be extended by a week
  • Mid-term enrolments will be accepted on a case-by-case basis

Thank you for your co-operation and understanding. For any enrollment enquiries please contact Ms Linlin Lu.