Mandarin Chinese in Canberra

Today, Canberra is home to more than 500,000 people, and many of them are foreign-born. For example, as recorded by the 2016 census, there are almost 2,000 Mandarin speakers living in Canberra, and most of them are monolingual, speaking little or no English. Furthermore, the census data shows Mandarin is now the fastest-growing foreign language spoken in Canberra's residents’ homes, largely due to large population of international university students in the city. Start learning Mandarin today to effectively communicate with this ethnic group in its native tongue, experience the Chinese New Year on a different level and give your career a boost in Canberra. Contact us at Language Trainers and we will make all the necessary arrangements, so you can study at your own pace, no matter how busy your schedule.

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Why Study Mandarin Chinese in Canberra

For Work: Today, China is a giant magnet for foreign investment and trade, and Australia is an eager partner. Much of Australia’s fortune is tied to China, as a third of the country’s total exports are shipped to China (amounting to $194 billion in 2019). Given the importance of this overseas market, Australian companies are looking to expand and they need to hire Mandarin speakers to communicate with their clients and partners abroad. Furthermore, many local companies benefit from hiring Chinese speakers to enable communication and business with the local, largely monolingual, Mandarin-speaking community. So, start learning Mandarin today to stand out when applying for bilingual jobs at companies such as Adval Developments or L’Oreal. And if you would like to network with businesspeople of Chinese origin, we recommend getting in touch with the Chinese Chamber of Commerce in South Australia. Established in 1989, this is a non-government and non-profit organization that assists Australian businesses seeking Chinese cooperation partners, thereby promoting bilateral trade and cooperation. Why not attend their events and use the Mandarin skills you acquire with us at Language Trainers to establish business relations with successful entrepreneurs?

For Culture: Learning Mandarin will not only allow you to do business around Canberra but also enable you to enjoy cultural events like never before! For example, if you want to celebrate the New Year like a true Chinese person, you should not miss the annual event organised by the Sakyamuni Buddhist Centre on Archibald Street. The celebrations start from 6pm, when you can explore traditional food stalls, pray in Mandarin and watch lion dances and other performances throughout the evening before the main event at midnight. You can also learn how to make your own lanterns by attending the Lantern-making Workshop. Both adults and children can attend and participants only need to bring a cutting board, scissors, ruler and pencil. The workshop teachers are usually of Chinese origin, so why not try to speak to them in Mandarin after the workshop is over and practise your new language skills?

For Social: Those who would like to meet and socialise with others who also love the Chinese language and culture can join the Language Exchange Canberra Meetup, a club for anybody interested in learning or improving a second language, including Mandarin. Another option is to attend the events organised by the ACT Chinese Community group, which encourages friendship and business between China and Canberra. Such activities include their cultural workshops (e.g. tea ceremonies) and group activities, where you can also put into play all you learn with us at Language Trainers.


Where to Learn Chinese in and around Canberra

Get started with Mandarin today! It can be a difficult language to learn, but the benefits certainly outweigh the effort, and you will be able to take advantage of every professional, cultural and social opportunity available to Chinese speakers in Canberra. Just reach out to us and we will arrange for one of our instructors to go to your home or office. You may also decide to study in a public place, in which case we suggest taking your lessons in the National Library of Australia on Parkes Pl W, at Coffee Lab on Narellan Place, or Greenhouse Coffee & Food Co on Centre London Circuit.

Do you want to book Chinese Mandarin lessons but live on the outskirts of Canberra? Don’t worry, we have great tutors ready to meet you in areas like Queanbeyan, Murrumbateman, Belconnen and Wee Jasper.

Are you ready to get started? Let’s go, 们走 (Women Zouba)! And if you have studied Chinese in the past, please take our free Chinese Level Test. With this information, we can understand your current level and start tailoring a course that suits your skills.

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Interesting Language Facts

31% of executives speak a second language!

Bilingual adults tend to earn a higher average salary than their monolingual coworkers.

Speaking 2 languages improves brain efficiency and performance.
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1-on-1 General Mandarin Chinese Course in Canberra

Our general one-on-one courses in Canberra 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 Canberra

Our Mandarin Chinese courses in Canberra 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.

2-to-1 and Small Group
Mandarin Chinese Courses in Canberra (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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How to Book

Take our Mandarin Chinese Language Level Test.

Let us know why you need to learn Mandarin Chinese and include the time and location that best suit you.

Review our quote and, if you are happy with it, receive our invoice and Agreement form.

Sign our Agreement form and submit a deposit* for the course.

Receive confirmation from our team with your Mandarin Chinese tutor’s details.

Begin your Mandarin Chinese training and receive your Mandarin Chinese course book.

Throughout your Mandarin Chinese course, the Language Trainers Academic Team will be on hand to help you with any queries.
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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.
After finishing your course, we will send you a course attendance and completion certificate..
Our team will provide you with follow-up learning opportunities, including: self study material, language courses in Mandarin Chinese-speaking countries, and more advanced courses with Language Trainers.
*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.

Client testimonials

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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.”

James Russell Mandarin Chinese course in Canberra

”My son's Chinese is progressing nicely and his teacher is excellent. Thanks!”

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