Mandarin Chinese in Sydney

With over 1.5 billion speakers worldwide, Chinese is the most spoken language in the world and Sydney is home to many native speakers. According to the 2011 census, the dominant language spoken at home, other than English, is Mandarin, accounting for 9.9% of the population (20,635 people). Part of the reason for this high proportion of Chinese speakers is that ties between Sydney and China go back to the 19th century, when immigration from China was massive in an effort to take advantage of Australia’s gold rush. In fact, immigration to Sydney was so high at that the time that Chinatown was founded shortly afterwards and most Chinese residents and businesses remain based in and around that area even today. So, if you would like to broaden your professional horizons and connect with Chinese companies, communicate with this fascinating community on a different level and even make the most out of your trips to China, you should start learning Mandarin today. Get in touch with us at Language Trainers and we will start designing the best programme for you!

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Why Learn Chinese in Sydney

For Work: Knowing Mandarin Chinese will open professional doors in Sydney. For example, if you are looking to connect with companies and entrepreneurs of Chinese origin, you should get in touch with the Australia China Business Council on Macquarie St, an organisation that has been dedicated to promoting business and trade between Australia and the People’s Republic of China since 1973. It actively promotes two-way trade and investment, and economic cooperation and understanding by means of workshops, talks and conferences usually attended by native Chinese speakers. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to join in and impress them with your Mandarin skills! And if you are actively job seeking, learning Chinese in Sydney will definitely help your CV stand out. There are many companies who are always looking for bilingual speakers, such as CSG Talent, Medallia and Wargaming, as they look to expand into Asia or appeal to the local Chinese community. Take advantage of these opportunities and start learning Chinese today!

For Culture: The Chinese culture is present all over Sydney. For example, the Lunar New Year is celebrated in a spectacular way, with lion and dragon dances, boat races, food markets and games. So, you can participate in the Dragon Boat racing (a Chinese cultural institution for more than 2,000 years!) and one of the most anticipated events of the festival. Or, those more interested in astrology can take a masterclass with a Chinese teacher. In these Chinese birth chart workshops, you will delve deep into the heart of Chinese culture by learning how to map and read your Chinese astrology birth chart. And if you like Chinese music and dance, you will be happy to know that the dance company Shen Yun has monthly shows in the city. Enjoy the unique blend of stunning costuming, high-tech backdrops and a wonderful orchestra. The whole show is delivered in Mandarin, so get ready and make the most out of this beautiful experience by taking Chinese lessons with us.

For Social: If you want to make new friends who are also interested in practising their Chinese, then why not join the English and Chinese Language Exchange? This group of people gets together every week to practise their Mandarin while getting to know one another. Also, they periodically organise fun events, such as dinners or nature trips, to explore different cultures and customs. After the meetup, they usually go to have a Chinese dinner at places like Lotus Dumpling Bar on Dawes Point or Madame Shanghai on College Street. Imagine ordering traditional Chinese dishes, such as chow-fan or kung-pao chicken, using the vocabulary and pronunciation you learn with us at Language Trainers!


Where to Learn Chinese in Sydney

The best thing about learning Mandarin with Language Trainers is that our language packages are tailored to suit your specific needs. Our instructors are native-speaking professionals who can come to your home or office. If you prefer, you can take your lessons in a public place, like the Town Hall Library Express on Kent Street, Georgia Café and Deli on Seaport Place or Quince Café and Ice Cream on Beacon Avenue.

Even if you live in the surrounding areas of Sydney, we have amazing Chinese instructors waiting to start in Bankstown, Bondi Beach, Chatswood and Liverpool. So, wherever you are, don’t hesitate to contact us!

Are you ready to start learning Mandarin? Let’s go, 我们走吧 (Women zouba)! If you already know some Mandarin, please take our free online Chinese Level Test so we can gauge your ability and then we will start tailoring the course to your specific requirements. 

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Interesting Language Facts

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1-on-1 General Mandarin Chinese Course in Sydney

Our general one-on-one courses in Sydney 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 Sydney

Our Mandarin Chinese courses in Sydney 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 Sydney (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

See some of the testimonials we have received from our clients.

”I am very satisfied with the course, the content and speed with which we are going through with it is perfect. The tutor is professional and tailors the lessons to my preference well. Thank you!”

Emil Lau Mandarin Chinese course in Perth

”Vivian goes out of her way to prepare interesting lessons. Occasionally, we even have an excursion; e.g., going to a restaurant and only speaking in Mandarin.”

Matthew Hartley Mandarin Chinese course in Canberra