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Chinese For Professionals provides high quality Mandarin Chinese courses to individuals and corporates. We are proud of our reputation as a Mandarin language provider of systematic easy-stepped levels, proven methodology and tailored-made learning programmes.

Shelley Tian Mandarin Chinese Teacher Sydney

Welcome to Chinese For Professionals

Hi, I'm Shelley - a Mandarin Chinese teacher whose expertise is in teaching Chinese for adult learners.

Everything I do at Chinese For Professionals is designed to help you get the confidence you want for your life and work in Chinese.

Term 2, 2022 Mandarin Chinese Courses are ready for booking.

Please check the course timetable here! Join our top-ranked Chinese Mandarin course.

2022 Term Dates:

Term 1
7th Feb - 17th Apr

Term 2
2nd May - 10th Jul

Term 3
25th Jul - 2nd Oct

Term 4
10th Oct - 18th Dec

Enrolment is always open. Taking a placement is required.

Tired of traditional Chinese textbooks?

With Chinese For Professionals, all four language skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing - are integrated into your learning with engaging class activites and real-life examples that you can use straight away in your daily life.

And our small class sizes allow you to get focused attention and ask questions, express your views and share your experiences.

Still can’t speak Chinese confidently?

Our courses are designed with a strong focus on fluency and getting students to use Chinese language in daily conversation and professional business settings.

We also offer private classes for personally tailored learning.

Why Choose Chinese for Professionals?

Learn Chinese in Sydney from a teach who has experience teaching Mandarin effectively to adults

Experienced Teacher

Our teachers have extensive experience in teaching Mandarin Chinese to adults in Australia. The teacher applies many techniques and experiences to help students to improve their Chinese at a rapid pace.

Mandarin language learning in Sydney centered around practice

Practice Centred Approach

All four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) will be integrated through engaging class activities.
Learning methods at CFP in Sydney to guarantee results in your Chinese language HSK exams

Results Guaranteed

We can guarantee to achieve your Chinese language learning objectives if you work closely with your teacher.
Learn Chinese in Sydney with options to assist you in keeping up with coursework and learning

Full Learning Support

Audio recordings of each lesson and complimentary tutoring are available to enrolled students to provide options for follow-up questions, practice, revision and making up for missed lessons.
We teach an accredited Mandarin Chinese language syllabus in Sydney

Accredited Syllabus

Classes are taught based on the accredited syllabus produced and recognised by the Confucius Institute in China. Following the HSK curriculum, students can achieve their learning objectives systematically and effectively.
Engaging lessons for collaborative learning of Mandarin Chinese in Sydney and online

Collaborative Learning

We have small class sizes, in Australia and online, where each student gets focused attention and is able to ask questions, express their views and share experiences.

Choose Your Mandarin Chinese Course

Group Class

Small class

Interactive class

Collaborative Learning environment

Result- guaranteed

Private Class

Fast learning pace

Flexible schedule

Fully tailored lesson

Result- guaranteed

Business Class

Top-ranked business Mandarin class 

Experienced teacher with extensive business knowledge

Result- guaranteed

Corporate training

Mandarin Specialist in Australia

1st class Mandarin training service to prestigious clients

Fully tailored learning contents to meet your needs

On-site & online training available

Chinese Language Course Road Map

Levels to Achieve Fluency

Our courses are in line with the the official Chinese proficiency test called Hanyu Shuipin Kaoshi 汉语水平考试, known as HSK. HSK is the official recognised Chinese proficiency test used when applying to study or work in China.

It is also a guide to track your Chinese learning progress.

Elementary (HSK1)

Mandarin for absolute beginners. If you have little or no Mandarin learning experience, this is the course for you!

In this beginner Mandarin class, we prioritise pronunciation and basic sentence structures over vocabulary.

I include real-life examples for you to use straight away in your daily life. After ~10 weeks, you can expect to engage in basic conversation.

Why take this HSK1 Mandarin course for beginners?

  • Be confident in daily conversation
  • Be able to construct basic sentences
  • Small classes of two to three students
  • Flexible class times
  • 100% Results-guaranteed
  • Learn beginner vocabulary ≈ 150 words

High Elementary (HSK2)

HSK2 is where I slowly introduce more vocabulary while the sentence structures remain largely the same as HSK1. Students will focus on expanding their vocabulary and incorporating them smoothly into sentences. They will be able to look at a word and know how is pronounced. Different and more complex conversational topics will also be introduced.

At HSK2, students will begin to use Pleco (recommended Chinese dictionary APP) to look up words and learn how to use them correctly in sentences. This is where students start developing an understanding of 汉字 (Hanzi-Chinese characters). Here, I will also introduce relevant aspects of each character. However, for this level, student's main goal is more to “observe”.

A tip I find effective is for students to type Chinese characters on their computer or phone. These exercises will help students consolidate their pinyin spelling and build up their Chinese characters' recognition ability. At the end of HSK2, students will be able to have much richer conversations and will feel a greater sense of achievement.

Vocabulary ≈ 300 words

Low Intermediate (HSK3)

Once students reach HSK3, I’ll increase the difficulty of Chinese grammar. Students will participate in role-playing to develop their conversational skills. This will train them to listen to each other and extract key information from each other’s sentences/questions while figuring out how to respond. This is where we see conversational ability improving rapidly from level 3 onwards. Further, I introduce similar Chinese characters for comparison, demonstrating that Hanzi is not as complex nor difficult as it appears to be.

Vocabulary ≈ 600 words

Intermediate (HSK4)

At HSK4, the form of conversation becomes less reliant on role-playing. Instead, in-class conversations will focus on the ability to express one’s views. I feel it is important for students to preserve their creative thinking abilities in the course of learning a second language. Rather than simply memorising fixed responses from textbooks, I much rather students have the freedom of thought to express their own responses...in Chinese.

Vocabulary ≈ 1200 words

Low Advanced (HSK5)

For my advanced classes, self-expression and the ability to articulate becomes the main form of conversational practice. To train students to develop a clear and concise flow of logic, we build conjunctions into their sentences. When it comes to reading and comprehension, I teach students techniques to read fast within a limited time while maintaining comprehension. This way, students will be able to quickly absorb information from reading materials such as news, rather than getting caught up in trying to slowly figure out what is going on.

In these advanced classes, I will expand students’ vocabulary of current topical areas and help students achieve a higher level of fluency and natural expression. I also progressively introduce Chinese idioms. Students can use these idioms to broaden and increase the richness of their vocabulary.

Vocabulary ≈ 2500 words

Advanced (HSK6)

For my advanced classes, self-expression and the ability to articulate becomes the main form of conversational practice. To train students to develop a clear and concise flow of logic, we build conjunctions into their sentences. When it comes to reading and comprehension, I teach students techniques to read fast within a limited time while maintaining comprehension. This way, students will be able to quickly absorb information from reading materials such as news, rather than getting caught up in trying to slowly figure out what is going on.

In these advanced classes, I will expand students’ vocabulary of current topical areas and help students achieve a higher level of fluency and natural expression. I also progressively introduce Chinese idioms. Students can use these idioms to broaden and increase the richness of their vocabulary.

Vocabulary ≈ 5000+ words

Fluency (HSK7-9)

For my advanced classes, self-expression and the ability to articulate becomes the main form of conversational practice. To train students to develop a clear and concise flow of logic, we build conjunctions into their sentences. When it comes to reading and comprehension, I teach students techniques to read fast within a limited time while maintaining comprehension. This way, students will be able to quickly absorb information from reading materials such as news, rather than getting caught up in trying to slowly figure out what is going on.

In these advanced classes, I will expand students’ vocabulary of current topical areas and help students achieve a higher level of fluency and natural expression. I also progressively introduce Chinese idioms. Students can use these idioms to broaden and increase the richness of their vocabulary.

Vocabulary ≈ 5000+ words

Not sure which level suits you best?

A placement text will help to ensure you are placed in a class that matches your current Chinese proficiency and your learning objectives.

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