Basic Chinese - Level 1

Learn Chinese Mandarin for beginners, a language spoken by over one billion people!

Course outline

Our Chinese Language programme, presented by Confucius Institute in Auckland, is designed for those who are busy during the day but want to learn and improve their Chinese language communication skills in a fun, relaxed and interactive way.

This Chinese language beginners’ course will appeal to learners with no knowledge of Chinese language who want to use basic conversational Chinese in daily communication. Our basic Chinese course will also create a good foundation for your further study of Chinese wherever you go.

This course will cover:

  • an introduction to the Chinese pronunciation system
  • introducing yourself
  • telling the time
  • dates
  • basic conversation and more.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Pronounce Modern Standard Chinese using Pinyin
  • Use simple expressions
  • Exchange basic greetings
  • Talk about occupations
  • Use Chinese numbers in your daily life (count notes/age/date and time

On completion of this course, you are welcome to continue your Chinese learning to Basic Chinese Level 2.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for beginners with an interest in Chinese language and culture, who wish to acquire basic skills in speaking Chinese.


  • See available course dates below
  • $310.00 incl. GST*
  • $345.00 incl GST
  • The University of Auckland, City Campus
  • Presented by Jia Liu

* applicable to registrations two weeks prior to course start date



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Mandarin Teacher

LIU Jia is a Mandarin Teacher from Fudan University in Shanghai. She holds a Master’s degree in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics. Before joining the Confucius Institute team in 2017, she taught Mandarin at the Confucius Institute Freiburg in Germany and Fudan University in Shanghai for 8 years. Her hobby include hiking and fishing.

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