Mandarin* is offered by our school to adults on Saturdays on our premises by our Chinese* staff. The course is based on a continuous programme which focuses on conversational exercises. Characters and cultural information are explained and activities are practised as part of the programme offered. No formal exams will be written, only informal assessments and worksheets will be given.

Currently we have 2 Chinese teachers available and 3 existing adult classes with different levels. The fee for adult classes in 2018 will be R1,500.00 for every 10 weeks (2 hours a lesson), which must be paid in advance. The once-off payment for the textbook is R200. Family members get a 15% discount. Certificates of participation will be issued annually.

Parents at our school are encouraged to enrol in the adult classes so they can demonstrate to their children the importance of learning this language as well as being able to assist them with their homework in this subject.

The registration process for next year will take place in January and the course will start in February. Please contact Ms Angela Liu for further information or assistance in this regard. Her e-mail address:

* Please Note the difference in meaning for the terms “Chinese” and “Mandarin”: “Chinese” refers to learning the language including listening, speaking, reading and writing. “Mandarin” refers to the official language terminology with a specific pronunciation.