Chinese Mandarin 1 Weekend Immersion

Weekend full immersion course for beginners, focusing on practical Chinese Mandarin skills which are useful for travelers and businesspeople. Build your confidence and make the most of your dealings with Chinese people. No previous knowledge of the language is required. By the end of the weekend, you will be able to conduct some small talk: introduce yourself, talk about your family and your job. A great introduction to the Chinese language and culture.

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This short, but intensive course for beginners gives you a great feel for Chinese language and culture. It focuses on the kind of everyday language which is needed by travellers and businesspeople alike. And because it’s held at the weekend, it can easily be fitted in around busy weekday schedules!

You will be surprised how much you can learn in such a short period of time.

We look at four topics:
  • Introductions: this is your introduction to Chinese – and the spot where you learn how to introduce yourself in Mandarin!
  • Countries and languages: learn how to tell someone where you come from and the language you speak. And ask them some questions about where they come from and the language they speak!
  • Jobs: find out how to say something about your job – and again, ask questions.
  • Family: exchange some basic information about people in the family.
Along the way, you’ll also cover numbers and various other short language points and cultural tips which will be of real practical use.
By the end of the course, we aim to have everyone able to give a short presentation in which they tell someone else, in Mandarin, something about their life and background.

This course is designed for adult beginners with no previous knowledge of Mandarin. It’s held from 9.30am to 12.30pm, on a Saturday and a Sunday. The maximum class size is 15.

For a more comprehensive introduction to the Chinese Mandarin language, the Euroasia Level 1 Chinese Mandarin course covers a lot of the points presented in the weekend intensive course – and much more. It can usually be taken shortly after the intensive course. People who’ve taken the introductory course first find that they have a really useful headstart when they go on to take the full-length course.


No prior knowledge of Mandarin required. Intermediate or advanced learners should check out our higher level Mandarin courses.