UQ Staff Development Mandarin Course

Starting November 2021: UQ Staff Development Mandarin Course

Tue 2 Nov 2021 1:00pmThu 25 Nov 2021 3:00pm

2021 Staff Learning opportunity

In conjunction with UQ’s Institute of Modern Languages (IML), the Confucius Institute at The University of Queensland is offering sponsored places to UQ staff to engage in short-term Mandarin study. This learning opportunity is aimed at participants new to Mandarin language study. The course will be over eight sessions (total of 16 hours) commencing on Tuesday 2nd November with classes held from 1:00pm to 3:00 pm. This course will be delivered on-line.

Why learn Mandarin?

Mandarin is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world.

Learning Mandarin is without doubt a highly rewarding experience. Speaking and understanding Mandarin will open new gateways and opportunities in relation to career development, travel and cultural understanding. 

About the Course

Facilitated with the support of the Institute of Modern Languages (IML), the Chinese (Mandarin) Short Course for Beginners aims to provide learners with the ability to perform basic tasks such as exchanging greetings, asking simple questions and recognising and understanding a basic range of Chinese characters. The course also aims to enable learners to develop an appreciation of cultural diversity.

Course Dates

2021 Course Dates:

Class Number Course Date
1 Tuesday 2 November 2021 (1:00pm - 3:00pm)
2 Thursday 4 November 2021 (1:00pm - 3:00pm)
3 Tuesday 9 November 2021 (1:00pm - 3:00pm)
4 Thursday 11 November 2021 (1:00pm - 3:00pm)
5 Tuesday 16 November 2021 (1:00pm - 3:00pm)
6 Thursday 18 November 2021 (1:00pm - 3:00pm)
7 Tuesday 23 November 2021 (1:00pm - 3:00pm)
8 Thursday 25 November 2021 (1:00pm - 3:00pm)

IMPORTANT - Application Notes

  1. Course information and registration is available through Workday 'Learning' app (search Introductory Mandarin language course for UQ Staff).  
  2. Successful applicants will be expected to attend at the majority of course sessions (exact number TBC). Attendance will be recorded. Applicants should therefore consider their availability to attend the classes prior to applying.