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PG005 Chinese Language Courses Semester 2 - 2018

 

About the Confucius Institute

The Confucius Institute at the University of Western Australia is a non-profit organisation dedicated to strengthening educational ties between China and Australia, supporting Chinese language education and increasing mutual understanding between both nations.

In 2005, we became the first Confucius Institute to be established in Australia. We now form part of a worldwide network of 500 sister institutes across 138 nations.

Our Courses

We are making some changes to our Chinese Language Program in 2018.  These will provide greater continuity of learning for students as well as offering options to consolidate what has been learned and focus on reading and writing.

We will offer two intakes per year instead of four, aligning with University semesters. Each semester will involve two terms of  nine weeks with a break in the middle aligned to WA school holidays. There will be 18 classes in each course.

We are also optimising the course structure to reduce the number of different levels and align more closely with international language learning systems (see Which Level below for details).

When: Semester 2 Intake 1 starts from 16th July to 13th Sep. Semster 2 Intake 2 starts from 8th Oct to 6th Dec.
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

Which level : From 2018 our class levels will be Beginners, Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced. There will be two semesters in each level, with an optional third semester focused 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 time frame 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.

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

Timetable:

Mon Tue Wed Thur
Beginner 2 Beginner 1    
Elementary 2 Elementary 2 Elementary 1  
Intermediate 2   Intermediate 1  
Advanced 2 Advanced 1    
  Literacy   Literacy

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

Please contact us if cashflow is a consideration and you wish to discuss a payment plan.

Teachers: Our teachers are native Chinese speakers and highly trained professionals.

Textbooks: All textbooks and learning resources are included in first enrolment payment.

Contact us:
Confucius Institute 
The University of Western Australia
Claremont Campus
50 Goldsworthy Road (Cnr Princess Road)
Postal Address: M712, LB5005  PERTH WA 6001
Tel: +61 8 6488 6888
E-mail: confucius.institute@uwa.edu.au
Web: confuciusinstitute.uwa.edu.au

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