Learn Chinese (Mandarin)

Ni hao Brisbane!

Learn Chinese (Mandarin) for everyday situations. We offer Chinese lessons that are interactive, communicative and affordable. All IML Chinese lessons are held at the beautiful St Lucia campus, where you can take advantage of the extensive campus facilities, transport options, and state-of-the-art classrooms.

You don’t need to enrol in a degree to study at IML. Our classes are open to the general public, have no pre-requisite or placement tests and are some of the most affordable in Brisbane. Everyone is welcome!

IML Chinese (Mandarin) courses for Beginners

If you are new to face-to-face Chinese study, you can choose from one of the following options, depending on your availability and learning objectives. Chinese (Mandarin) Short Courses focus on speaking and listening skills. Level 1A+B offers more in-depth study of Chinese (Mandarin), including reading and writing skills, and will prepare you for a Level 2A+B course.

For students with previous knowledge

The choice of level is based on self-assessment. To select the most appropriate course, we encourage students to compare course outlines for each level. Students can also view the Level Guide below for more information.

High school program

The Institute of Modern Languages invites Year 11 & 12 students of Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish to enrol in the 2020 IML Summer High School Enrichment Program delivered at The University of Queensland, St. Lucia Campus.

Prospective students

FInd out more about our courses and the St Lucia campus

  • Buying textbooksList of bookstores from which you can purchase your course textbook. Textbook details are provided on individual course pages
  • Classroom detailsAll IML classes are held at the UQ St Lucia campus. Classroom details are published two weeks before course commencement.
  • Getting to IML-UQFind information about getting to IML - UQ by bus, train, ferry, bicycle or car. Paid parking applies at the UQ St Lucia campus.
  • UQ MapFind out the most convenient way to your classroom and the location of bicycle facilities and places to eat at the UQ St Lucia Campus.
  • IML CalendarFind out information about your course dates, mid-semester breaks, exam periods and download a class dates sheet.
  • What to expectLearn more about our world-class facilities, dedicated student services and communicative approach to teaching.

Talk to us

If you have any questions about UQ-IML language courses, please contact our friendly Student Services Team.

Email: iml@uq.edu.au

Telephone: (07) 3346 8200

IML Office: 37 Blair Drive, St Lucia 4067 QLD

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