Course Levels



We have three levels: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Chinese in our Mandarin course curriculum.

Beginner 1


This course is intended for total beginners. After the course, the learner will have a command of about 500 words. The course includes over 1,000 commonly used sentences and phrases, which will enable the learner to converse comfortably in daily communications. Each level consists of 20 hours / 10 lessons classroom learning.


Beginner 1 – Introducing oneself and others, greetings, exchanging name cards, polite phrases, receiving a guest, country and nationalities, addressing people, occupations and job titles, hobbies, likes and dislikes, family members and personal information, numbers, telephone numbers, days and dates, making a schedule, furniture and locations, colours and clothes. (250 Chinese new words)


Beginner 2 – Food and drinks, ordering food and drinks, bargaining language, money, currency exchange, public facilities, asking for help, asking for directions, means of transportation, daily activities, time and period of the day, making a schedule, making an appointment, asking for permission, body parts and description of one’s appearance, weather and climate, sickness and seeing a doctor (250 Chinese new words)



Intermediate level learners will be able to utilize and maximize their vocabulary and structure with our proven methodology. These levels will enhance their ability to communicate in the daily conversation and business situations more formally. Linda Mandarin has its own effective and creative system of character teaching which will help you go further on the way of Chinese learning. Each level consists of 40 hours / 20 lessons of classroom learning.


Lower Intermediate – Travelling, business trips, hotel check-in, airport check-in, boarding a plane, Chinese dishes, toasting, asking for advice and permission, starting a conversation, brief introduction of a company, paying a visit, Chinese learning experience.


Speech and presentation, making comments, awarding a prize, custom, and habit, job interview, work experience, organizational structure, giving a gift, renting an apartment, planning, and budget. (600 Chinese new words)


Upper Intermediate – Traffic in China, polite request, marketing positioning, marketing strategies, sports, Interview, Family structure, Mood and Emotion, Occupation.


Chinese traditional philosophy, emailing, advertisement, slow-paced life, company departments, geography, green life, product presentation. (800 Chinese new words)



The Advance Levels best suits business individuals, corporations and language lovers who are willing to master Chinese business skills, knowledge, communication skills and Chinese culture. Levels are also designed to gain a vast knowledge of China’s emerging market and business culture. This level also aims to increase their frequency of terminology and how to use them spontaneously with good grammatical control.


Conversational Advanced Level is on Chinese culture and modern China situations while Business Mandarin Training or HSK exam preparation can be tailor-made to clients special needs. Refer to our Business Mandarin Page for more information.