Beginners Chinese Courses in Auckland & Wellington (HSK 1 - Basic Chinese)

Learn Chinese in Auckland and Wellington with our fun 8 week immersion Chinese language lessons for beginners (HSK 1) taught by experienced professional Chinese teachers from China. We offer Mandarin classes at our Chinese schools in Auckand central, North shore's Northcote and Wellington .

This course follows the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China Hanban HSK Chinese proficiency language exam syllabus while using the latest teaching methodologies. HSK 1 is equal to A1 level in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Course Outline: Chinese for beginners lessons will teach you how to study, speak, and write in the Chinese language. You will learn basic Chinese phrases and pronunciation for greetings and farewells, asking and providing personal information, ordering food and drinks, asking for information, requesting and giving directions and buying tickets. You will learn Chinese pronunciation, useful vocabulary, Mandarin grammar, conjugation of the most common regular and irregular Chinese verb tenses and important aspects of Chinese Culture.

HSK 1 Chinese Mandarin Course Content

  1. Greeting + Introduction
  2. Ability
  3. Date + Time
  4. Food + drinks
  5. Location
  6. Jobs
  7. Weather
  8. Shopping
  9. Transportation
  10. Common Communication Tools of Chinese People

Course Outcomes
You will be able to:

  1. Greet people formally and informally
  2. Introduce yourself and others
  3. Discuss and gather personal information about jobs, nationalities and age
  4. Discuss family members and marital status
  5. Ask the time and date
  6. Describe daily activities
  7. Make suggestions

Grammar points

  1. The “是” Sentence + Interrogative Sentences with “吗”
  2. Numbers below 100
  3. Expression of a Date: month, date, day of the week
  4. Question words: “什么”, “呢”, “吧”, “谁”
  5. The measure words “个” and “口”
  6. The Modal Verb “会” “能” “想”


  • 120 new words

Course Materials: HSK Standard Course 1 - Textbook by Jiang Liping, ISBN - 9787561937099 available online and bookstores

Duration: Each evening course is made of 8 x 1 1/2 hour classes. There are no lessons on Public holidays. Courses run the same day and time of the week as its start date for 2 months.

Small Chinese Classes: Classes are around 10 students.

Textbooks: Hanban HSK 1-4 Standard Coursebooks are written by Beijing Language and Culture University Press and CTI, used world wide.

Chinese School Locations in Auckland & Wellington:

  • Auckland Central - Level 10, Acrossia House, 155 Queen St, Auckland
  • North Shore - Northcote Memorial Hall, 2 Rodney St, North shore Auckland
  • Wellington - Aro Valley Community Hall, 48 Aro St, Wellington.

Price: $150, includes small Mandarin classes sizes, HSK exam preparation and Mandarin teachers from China, thats less than $19 a class. There are no hidden membership fees or contracts.

Test your level - You can test your level of Chinese to make sure you book in to the correct course here.

15 reasons to learn Chinese with the Chinese Institute in Auckland and Wellington...

  • Price $150.00
  • Chinese
  • 8 lessons
  • Course Certificate
  • Around 10 Students
  • Course Start Dates :

cHINESE for Beginners Course Start Dates 2021 (HSK 1 - Basic Mandarin)

  • AUCKLAND CENTRAL CHINESE - Level 10, 155 Queen St, Auckland CBD

    Mon 16 August 6.00-7.30pm
    Tue 27 July 6.00-7.30pm
    Wed 25 August 6.00-7.30pm
    Thu 22 July 6.00-7.30pm


    Tue 4 May 6.30-8.00pm


    Tue 27 July 6.00-7.30pm

Class Timetable




Qualifications: Certificate of Teaching Mandarin as a Second Language - Beijing Language and Culture University 2012.

Experience: Chinese Institute, Mandarin Teacher - 2014-2019

Best Chinese Teachers

We have some of the best Chinese teachers, all our Mandarin teachers are expert qualified native speakers with University degrees.



Hanban HSK Standard Coursebooks are written by Beijing Language and Culture University Press and CTI, used world wide.



Mandarin classes are limited to around 10 students, guarantees the teacher's attention. Research shows small classes are the best for learning.



Learn Chinese faster with our online library with thousands of electronic texts and audios that you can play on your tablet, phone or laptop.


CHINESE activities and Events

The Chinese Institute organises activities and events in Auckland.


Central Auckland Location

The Chinese Institute has a central Auckland location on Queen St with modern classrooms.


Extra help Available

If you are struggling and need a little assistance then email to arrange a little time before or after your regular class with a teacher.



Certificates are available on request to show that you have completed a Chinese course at the Chinese Institute.


About Us

Chinese Institute is an immersion Mandarin Language School in Auckland and Wellington. Learn Mandarin in our small interactive immersion Chinese classes with expert and passionate native speaker Chinese teachers from China. We offer a wide range of Chinese lessons from beginner HSK 1 to advanced HSK 6 levels following the industry standard Hanban HSK Chinese proficiency language exams while using the latest teaching methodologies..
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Level 10, 155 Queen St (Acrossia House)
Auckland 1010

Phone: 021-461-551

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