Chinese 2 Adult Education Tasmania

Chinese 2

Course description

This is a course in Mandarin, and includes a review of material covered in Chinese 1. You will build on your basic skills and start to develop the knowledge to communicate in travel and social situations. This course will cover chapters 7 to 12 with a balanced mix of speaking, listening, reading and writing activities. The class will continue to the next level in the following term if there are sufficient enrolments. Text purchase required.

What your course will cover

  • Pinyin – constant & vowel, four basic tones
  • Salutations, greetings and self introductions (ni hao, ni zao, wo jiao …, ni shi shei? ni ji sui? wo shi…, xie xie, bu ke qi, zaijian...)
  • Chinese characters and structures of the characters
  • Classifier (zhi, ge…)
  • Chinese zodiac and pets (shier sheng xiao, shu, niu, hu,tu…, dongwu, hongwu, go, yu, niao...)
  • Sports (yundong, paobu, youyong, qiche, lanqiu, zuqiu...)
  • Ordering food and beverages (duo shao qian? Wo yao yi bei kele...)
  • Travelling – countries and nationalities (zhongguo, aodaliya...)
  • Family members/relatives, pets (ni jia you ji ge ren? Ni you sheme chongwu?...)
  • Shopping – currency, sizes, bargaining (renminbi, taiguile, pianyi dianer haoma?...)
  • Body features (yanjing, bizi, zui…)
  • Modes of thinking in Chinese language
  • Chinese culture – festivals and differences between Western and Chinese culture


  • For those who have completed 2 terms (16 hours) of adult education Chinese study or its equivalent.
  • Language courses from level 2 are continuations from the previous level. New students: you are strongly advised to examine the content of the lower level course and be confident that you are already competent at that level.

What to bring

  • Pen and notebook for work done in class.
  • A folder for your many handouts – an expandable A4 folder with plastic sleeves is recommended.
  • The Multi Media Pack: Discover China, Students Book 1 ISBN: 9780230405950 – Book & CD set 2011

Important information

  • If you are unsure of your level, please phone the hotline on 6165 5600 during business hours.
  • Most language classes fill up quickly. However, your class could be cancelled if not enough people enrol. If you are concerned about buying an item that may be of no use to you then please check the viability of your class with Adult Education before purchasing.

Please note that children must not attend this class unless it is a specified parent/child activity.

Disability and special needs

Libraries Tasmania is committed to achieving open, equitable access and participation to a range of adult education programs and courses. If you have a disability or medical condition which you think may impact on your ability to participate in an adult education course, please complete the Special Needs Form available at:, or contact the adult education team: This will help us to make the necessary adjustments to maximise your enjoyment and experience in your chosen course. All enquiries are confidential.

Please note that carers supporting learners with disabilities can attend our classes free of charge. For more information, please contact adult education team:

Refund policy

Cancellations and Refunds
Please choose your course carefully. A full refund is payable in the event that a class is cancelled. No other refunds are considered except for extenuating circumstances which are supported by a written application.

Contact details

For General Enquiries contact

  • (03) 6165 5564

Or for specific enquiries relating to issues in your area, contact your local centre

Terms and Conditions

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