Chinese for Beginners

Creative Arts, Leisure & Cultural


By the end of learning you can:

  • Read and write Pinyin
  • Give and get information about names, occupations and nationalities
  • State and ask the date, month and day of the week
  • Talk and ask about someone’s age and birthday
  • Express like and dislike in food, drinks and hobbies
  • Write 100 characters in the right-stroke order



Course Type / Level



Creative Arts, Leisure & Cultural

Who is this for?

For the learners who wants to put a solid foundation in all four essential skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) in Chinese language learning.

Entry Requirements

Age 19 +
EU/UK resident for the last 3 Years

Dates and Duration

Start Date: 20 September 2023
Time: 18:00 - 20:30
Day: Wednesday
Duration: 12 Weeks

Start Date: 10 January 2024
Time: 6pm - 8.30pm
Day: Wednesday
Duration: 11 Weeks


Billingham Community Centre
The Causeway, Billingham
TS23 2DA

Progression Route

Chinese for Beginners can be studied as a stand-alone course or stepping stone to Entry Level 3 in Mandarin Chinese.

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