Chinese (Mandarin)

Zabaan offers multiple Chinese (Mandarin) courses to meet a variety of needs. In addition to group classes, we offer private lessons and online instruction. Scroll down for details about each course we teach, the language skills you’ll develop, and the materials we’ll use to help you achieve your learning objectives.

Chinese for Beginners

Our Chinese for Beginners course is ideal for students aiming to kickstart their knowledge of Mandarin grammar, syntax, and vocabulary.  By the end of this course, beyond learning basic conversation, students will be able to read and write dozens of characters.  A final focus of the course will be on learning to differentiate and pronounce the four tones unique to Chinese. This course is available as a group class, in private lessons, or online.

 

Course MaterialsNew Practical Chinese Reader, Beijing Language and Culture University Press
Prerequisite(s): None
Duration: 18 Class Hours
Options: Group ClassesPrivate Lessons or Online Instruction

Upcoming Courses

Course TitleProficiency LevelDatesDaysDuration
Chinese for BeginnersA1-6 Dec - 5 JanTu, Th: 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Sat: 4:30 - 6:00 pm, except X-Mas Eve and NYE
4 Weeks
18 Hours
Lower Elementary ChineseA1-7 Jan - 14 FebTh: 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Sat: 4:30 - 6:00 pm
6 Weeks
18 Hours
Upper Elementary ChineseA118 Feb - 28 MarTh: 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Sat: 4:30 - 6:00 pm
6 Weeks
18 Hours

Register Now

Ready to start learning Mandarin?  Provide your details below and we’ll be in touch shortly.

Course Registration Form

Student Information

Have you already filled out a Zabaan Registration Form before? If so, you DON'T need to fill out another. Just inform a Zabaan staff member if any of your contact details have changed. All student information is kept confidential. To know about your payment options, visit zabaan.com/payment/.
City
State/Province
Zip/Postal
Country

Terms and Conditions

1. GROUP CLASSES: RATES AND CANCELLATION
Please note that Group Class Fees are payable monthly in advance and are non-refundable should you miss a class. The rate for Group Classes varies according to the number of people in the group and so may be subject to change. The rate for the coming month will be determined by the number of people signing up for that month. The minimum rate is for classes of three or more people.
2. CANCELLATION OF PRIVATE OR ONLINE CLASSES
Since it is very often not possible to fill class spaces at short notice, we have to charge for private or online classes cancelled less than 48 hours beforehand. If we receive between 48 and 24 hours notice, then half the class fee is payable. At less than 24 hours notice the full class fee is payable.
3. PRIVATE INSTRUCTION
Fees for Private Instruction may be paid in advance, or on a class-by-class basis, by cash, debit/credit card, or check (made payable to: S. A. Zabaan Pvt Ltd).
4. ONLINE INSTRUCTION
Fees for Online Instruction are payable in advance of each class, or you can choose to pay for several in advance. We accept payment by TransferWise, which should be sent to zabaan@gmail.com.
5. SERVICE TAX
The rates for Group Classes and Private Instruction at our centre in New Delhi and anywhere in India are inclusive of service tax.
6. STUDENTS BEING REIMBURSED OR FUNDED
If you are being funded or reimbursed for your classes, please let us know, as the fees are different in that case.
7. REFRESHMENTS
Clean drinking water and chai/coffee are available free of charge at the Zabaan Centre - just ask a member of staff. Lunch is also available for a small fee. Please let a Zabaan staff member know that you’d like to eat lunch by 10 a.m. of the same day.
8. READING ROOM
The reading room is available for use by Zabaan students during the day (when it is not being used for classes) for study purposes.
9. FILM LIBRARY
We have a collection of Hindi and Urdu films available for students to check out. When students check out a film for the first time we take a fully refundable Rs. 500 deposit. Please let a staff member know when you’d like to take a film and write down your name and the title of the film on the sign-out sheet.
10. INTERNET
Please contact the reception desk if you would like to access our Wi-Fi network. Please note that this service is free of cost for browsing and checking emails/messages only. Please do not use this connection for downloads greater than 2 MB.

Sending