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An intensive 4-week pre-test preparation course for those planning to take China's official HSK Chinese Proficiency Test. We'll help you drill on key areas, practice with official mock tests and show you the strategies you'll need to master this standardized language exam.

The HSK course runs on Saturday mornings from 9:30-11:30am starting on September 21st. The course fee covers everything you'll need, including practice tests and the Confucius Institute testing fee. The test will be held at the Confucius Institute on Sunday, October 20th, but there are testing dates available once a month if you would prefer to take it at a later date.

This is the ideal class for anyone who has never studied Mandarin before, and the perfect antidote to boring grammar-based formal courses. Discover how easy it can be to begin speaking and using Mandarin starting from your very first class!

The Beginner course runs on Monday evenings for 10 weeks starting on July 8th. No special materials or preparation is necessary -- just bring your desire to learn!

The Intermediate Mandarin course is a 10-week conversation class running on Tuesday evenings beginning on June 25.

This class focuses on perfecting your spoken fluency in Mandarin. It is designed to be fun and dynamic and to accommodate those with busy schedules who want to be able to communicate effectively in Chinese as quickly as possible.

In this course you will learn how to:

  • introduce yourself in Mandarin

  • order food at a restaurant

  • talk on the phone with a friend

  • send a Chinese text message

  • leave a voicemail message

  • go shopping in the night market

  • describe people

  • talk about your plans

  • and even correct your own tones without the help of a teacher!

You will also become familiar with common customs and expectations when interacting with others in Chinese.

Take a look at the course syllabus here!

This course is suitable for those who have fewer than 2 years of formal Mandarin study, or for those who have been studying on their own for a long period of time but do not yet recognize many characters.

The Intermediate course is also a great option for people who have tried taking a formal Mandarin course in the past, but didn't enjoy the focus on grammar and memorization. If you ever thought Mandarin classes were too boring, give this course a try!

Register for this course online or contact for more information!

Build on your existing Mandarin skills to develop real fluency in this conversation-oriented course for Advanced Mandarin learners. Work with an experienced instructor on areas of difficulty and improve your confidence, accuracy and speed.

This is an intensive 10-week course featuring a dynamic classroom environment and out-of-class interaction through our web-based learning software.

Classes begin Wednesday June 12 and run every week in the evening.

Is your Chinese ready for the 10-week Advanced Mandarin challenge? Register now to secure your place in this exciting class!

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Advanced class starting June 12th!
by Admin User - Sunday, 9 June 2013, 9:47 PM

Advanced Mandarin Conversation starts June 12th -- secure your spot in the course and register today!


- 10 week Advanced course focusing on casual conversation.

- Runs on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm starting June 12th, 2013.

- Classes held at Granville Ave. location, near Brighouse SkyTrain.


- Email to register.