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CHINESE (Mandarin) ENQUIRIES 2019 Please complete this form if you wish to be notified about the next term timetable when it becomes available

Venue: Oscars International 34 Dame St. D2 Day: Wednesday Time: 00:00 - 00:00 Fee: €0 Weeks: 0 Start date: 31 Jul 2019 End date: 31 Dec 2019 Register

The Sandford Language Institute has been running courses in Chinese (Mandarin) in Dublin 2, since 1989. Our tutors are native, qualified and highly experienced, teaching the communicative use of the language and making it as relevant as possible to every day situations. All of the main language skills of Reading, Writing, Listening, speaking and Use of language (Grammar) are developed in class.

Enrollment for upcoming classes is now possible. If you join a class and the level proves too high or low, switching level is no problem. Should you have any queries, please contact Shane Zerbe on 01 2601296 or

*If you are a total beginner & have missed the start date & would still like to join, it may be possible to arrange for catch up classes, cost included in full course fee. If you are not a total beginner, you can try out any class cost and commitment free, if you decide to join, you wont be charged for the trial class or any weeks that you have missed. Please contact Mandarin Coordinator Shane Zerbe on 01 2601296 or

Levels - click on level for level description

*Please submit your enquiry here or phone our office on 012601296.You can also email Shane (Course Coordinator) at*

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*FREE NO COMMITMENT TRIAL CLASS* available for any of the CURRENTLY running Mandarin Chinese courses.Contact course coordinator Shane by email at or phone 012601296 to arrange in advance.*

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Absolute beginners - for students who have no previous knowledge of the language. The objective of level 1 course is to enable beginners to communicate in Mandarin with the most essential and fundamental vocabulary and expressions. While teaching some basic Chinese characters, the course focuses on speaking skills, thus using pinyin most of the time in the teaching and learning process, unless there are particular demand from learners or clients for Chinese characters teaching. The course integrates the communicative functions with essential grammatical structures. Learners are expected to master the most essential conversational sentences which are divided into situational topics, including greetings, asking for directions, shopping, making an appointment, changing money, etc. The exercises are designed to reinforce the use of the vocabulary and expressions in each topic. Another important part of the course is introduction to the Chinese culture and traditions. This part may include topics arranging from Chinese table manners to Chinese business culture. Topics may vary to suit learners' different needs.

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Chinese Intermediate May 2019 HSK 3 Preparation Course (Try this class out commitment free)

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Chinese Intermediate January 2019

The Chinese Intermediate Class is designed to help students master the 600 vocabulary  and language points required by the HSK Level 3 test.  We use  HSK Standard Course Level 3 as textbook.Upon finishing this book, students will be able to pass the HSK Level 3 test and their Chinese proficiency will reach the corresponding level.

If you wish to try this course out commitment free at any time, please contact the Mandarin coordinator Mr Shane Zerbe on 


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Oscars International 34 Dame St. D2
34 Dame Street Dublin 2