Chinese Language Learning
There are several ways in which you can learn the Chinese language.
We are an authorised Chinese Test Centre for the Chinese Proficiency Test.
Learn more about award and non-award Chinese language courses.
Chinese for everyone
The University of Adelaide's Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) offers a range of non-award Chinese language courses catering for the beginner to the more advanced learner. The Confucius Institute works closely with PACE to make available opportunities for Chinese language study in Adelaide.
Courses at PACE are open to everyone, and formal qualifications are not required. Classes are held in the evenings on PACE’s premises. In 2021, PACE will offer Introductory and Intensive Chinese courses, which will commence in September, and offer structured progression developing the different macro skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) while learning the language.
Reduced ‘early bird’ fees are available, as well as discounts for University of Adelaide staff, students, and alumni.
For more information on courses and fees please visit the PACE website.
Chinese for University students
The Department of Asian Studies in the School of Social Sciences is the only institution in South Australia offering a full sequence of Chinese language courses. If you are a student at the University of Adelaide you can study Chinese:
- As a major or minor within the Bachelor of Arts or as a minor within the Bachelor of Media, Bachelor of International Studies, Bachelor of Environmental Policy and Management and Bachelor of Development Studies, undergraduate programs in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. This includes double programs such as Bachelor of Arts / Economics, Bachelor of Media / Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of International Studies / Bachelor of Arts double degrees
- As a diploma of languages in conjunction with any other course at the University of Adelaide
- As an elective subject within other programs - check with your faculty for details
If you are studying at Flinders University or UniSA you may take Chinese at Adelaide as a cross-institutional student if you gain appropriate authorisation from your own faculty. Having gained this approval you need only approach the Faculty of Arts at the University of Adelaide to process your enrolment.
If you are studying Chinese and would like to enter into a Chinese speaking proficiency competition with the opportunity to travel to China to represent Australia, please contact us.