Mandarin Chinese in Adelaide

Chinese is the most spoken language in the world, with more than 1.2 billion speakers, and, according to the 2011 Census carried out by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, over 4000 of them live in the city of Adelaide. Learning Mandarin will therefore be of great help when communicating with this growing community, broadening your job opportunities and making the most of your experience when visiting the popular Chinatown in Adelaide. Knowledge of Mandarin will also come in handy if you want to visit the Republic of China. Just contact us at Language Trainers and we can start designing a Chinese course that adapts to your requirements and schedule!

Why Learn Chinese in Adelaide

For Work: Taking a Chinese course will open up new professional opportunities in Adelaide. Many companies are always looking to hire Chinese speakers, like D W Johns & Co, Telstra Store or JLB for positions such as bilingual accountant, coordinator or sales consultant to take care of their Chinese business partners. If you want to network with Chinese companies, you should consider getting in touch with the Chinese Australian Chamber of Commerce of South Australia on North Terrace St. This institution, established in 1989, can give you up-to-date business information and help you build networks and connections for your company to grow quickly in a wide range of fields such as economy, trade, education and tourism. Contacting the China Business Network of South Australia on Currie Street is also a good idea if you want to connect with Chinese entrepreneurs. This is a not-for-profit association founded in 2015 that aims to assist young professionals, business organisations and new migrants in developing business relations with China.

For Culture: Those more interested in understanding the ancient Chinese culture can attend the events organised by the Australia China Friendship Society (ACFS),such as the China National Day Celebration, an annual event that Commemorates the 70th Anniversary of China National Day. Guests usually have the opportunity to meet a featured guest speaker. In 2018, this speaker was the Chinese Consul-General in Adelaide, Madam Lanjing HE. If you are more interested in Chinese dance, you can visit the Adelaide Chinese Dance Academy on Flinders St, the first officially registered Chinese dance school in South Australia to offer Chinese classical and folk dance training. Their instructors are native Mandarin speakers, so this is a great chance to put your Chinese speaking skills into use!


For Social and Food: If you want to make new friends interested in practising their Chinese, why not join the Adelaide Chinese Language and Culture Meetup? This is a community that organises a lot of fun activities and welcomes anyone interested in the Mandarin language and culture. Another option is contacting Internations: A Place for Chinese in Adelaide if you are interested in meeting new people and getting advice such as where in town to go for Peking duck and hot pot. And if you want to taste some delicious traditional Chinese food, you cannot miss Adelaide’s Chinatown on Moonta Street, which consists mainly of Chinese restaurants, grocery stores and markets. For example, House of Chow on Hutt St is an icon of Adelaide's dining establishments. This place offers the best in Asian gourmet cuisine, such as chow fan, dumplings or Kung Pao chicken. All of their menus are written in Mandarin with an English translation, but we are sure you will not need to read the English one after taking a course with Language Trainers!


Where to Learn Chinese in Adelaide

Getting started with Mandarin is very easy. Just send us a message at Language Trainers and we will arrange for a native Chinese instructor to meet you in the comfort of your home or office. Or if you prefer to take your classes in a public place, you can do so at the State Library of South Australia on North Terrace &, Kintore Ave, at Café Troppo on Whitmore Square or UR Caffé on Melbourne St.


If you are not based in downtown Adelaide, don’t worry. You can still take a course with us, as we have excellent instructors waiting to start teaching in Hahndorf, Morphett Vale, Gawler and Virginia.

Are you ready to start learning Mandarin? Let’s go, 我们走吧 (Women zouba)! If you have studied the language before, you can take our free Chinese Level Test so we can offer you a package that fits your needs and abilities!

Sign up for our Mandarin Chinese lessons in Adelaide today! Schedule your lessons whenever you want them, so you can always find time to study, regardless of your timetable or location. You don’t even have to leave home to meet your teacher!

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1-on-1 General Mandarin Chinese Course in Adelaide

Our general one-on-one courses in Adelaide will help students improve their Mandarin Chinese level quickly and efficiently, whatever their needs. One of the most exciting aspects of our courses is that they are developed entirely around the needs of the students. The fact that we offer our Mandarin Chinese classes on a One-on-One basis means that you can learn the words and phrases you need in a comfortable and relaxed environment.

1-on-1 Business Mandarin Chinese Course in Adelaide

Our Mandarin Chinese courses in Adelaide are taught on a one-on-one basis and will help you improve your business communication skills immensely. No matter what level you begin at we will soon have you dealing with business introductions comfortably before moving onto other matters. Beginner level students can expect to finish the course with basic telephone Mandarin Chinese and email skills, as well as a level of survival Mandarin Chinese, granting them the ability to work in a country where Mandarin Chinese is the native tongue.

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Mandarin Chinese Courses in Adelaide (closed group)

Our Mandarin Chinese courses are also available for small groups studying together (Two-to-One Mandarin Chinese Course or In-Company Small Group Mandarin Chinese Course). All participants must have the same language needs, be able to study at the same time at the same place and be at the same level. All participants should be booked at the same time. Language Trainers suggest that you do not look for classes with more than 8 students at one time. However, an In-Company Taster Mandarin Chinese Course can contain a maximum of 12 people.

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After the first lesson or two, our team will contact you to ensure you are happy with your trainer. If necessary, we will change the focus of the course to better suit your needs.
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*Deposit payable by check, credit card, wire transfer, or PayPal. Your quote will include the number of classes and cost. A typical course lasts 30 hours per level, with classes of 2 hours each.

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”My instructor is fantastic and is very professional and thorough. She has a great grasp of English and Mandarin and has been very accommodating.”

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