Lifelong Learning



Lifelong Learning Office (LLO) is offering a course to introduce non-Chinese speakers to Mandarin (Putonghua), the official and the most commonly spoken language in China.

The class will focus on dialogues using conversational Chinese from everyday situations. Learners will be able to convey simple ideas and communicate using vocabulary, as well as to recognise some simple Chinese characters.

Key Features:

  • Introduction to the Chinese Language
  • Phonetics – Four basic tones and rules of pinyin
  • Phonetics – Initials and Finals

Learning Outcomes:

  • Students are able to capture the basic theories, knowledge, and skills of Mandarin
  • Express simple concepts in Mandarin


Instructor:Lecturer from the USJ Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Date:19 April 2022 – 07 June 2022
Time:Tue, Thur 19:00 – 21:00
Duration:30 Hours (15 Sessions)
Location:University of Saint Joseph – Nape Campus
Language:Mandarin supplemented with English
Delivery of Mode:Face-to-face Lecture
Tuition Fee:MOP2,000
Targeted Participants:Interested parties (Non-Chinese Speakers)

💡Tuition fee special offered available for: 

5% Discount (MOP 1,900)

  • Early-bird application
    ** Applicants who submit a complete course enrollment (filling in an application form & paying the tuition fee) on/before 25 March 2022 will enjoy the early-bird special offer in this course! Registrants will be notified of enrollment details via E-mail and SMS after we receive your registration. Don’t miss it!

10% Discount (MOP 1,800)

  • USJ working staff and students
  • Members of AAUSJ (Alumni Association of USJ)
  • Next of kin relationship (spouses, children, and parents), for current internal staff, USJ students, and members of AAUSJ
  • Former LLO students

Notes: the D.S.E.D.J. 2020-2023 Continuing Education Development Subsidy Scheme is NOT available for this course.

Remarks: the above Conditions of eligibility are subject to the terms in the “Policy of Lifelong Learning Public Programmes Tuition Fee Discount” (LLO-529). The full version is available on the LLO website (click here), please be sure to read the Terms and Conditions contained in this document carefully since any use of this tuition fee discount for lifelong learning public courses constitutes your acceptance of the Terms and Conditions set out herein. In the event of any dispute concerning the matters in this document, the Lifelong Learning Office of the University of Saint Joseph reserves all rights to make the final decision.


A three-step flow of “Registration, Notification, Enrolment” applies.

Applicants should first register (through methods listed in the “Registration” section on our website) during the application period of a Programme. Accepted Registrants will be notified through SMS and they must complete the application process in person during the period mentioned in the SMS, with a valid copy of Macao Resident ID Card.

A certificate of completion will be issued for participants fulfilling an attendance rate of 70%.

Withdrawal applications must follow stated policies.

Remark: Programmes may be cancelled due to insufficient registration.