• Mandarin Language Certificate

    Mandarin Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world. Learning to speak Mandarin can offer advantages both in your business life (by helping you build business relationships) and in your personal life (by helping you make the most of your travel experiences). With our Mandarin Language Certificate, develop basic listening, speaking and reading skills while enriching your understanding and enjoyment of Chinese culture and traditions.


    You may need to do a placement interview so we can determine your Chinese language proficiency and what course is most suitable for you to start with. You do not need to do a placement interview if you are registering for our LANG 9039 Mandarin 1 course or if you have already completed the prerequisite(s) for the course in which you wish to register.

    Completion Details

    You must achieve a cumulative grade average of B (73%) or better to be eligible to request the certificate upon completion. You are generally expected to complete all the course requirements listed here, but please note these exceptions:

    • If we determine from your interview that you are at an intermediate or advanced level, you may be exempted from some of the courses.
    • If you have completed a Mandarin language course at an accredited post-secondary institution within the last three years, you can apply for a course exemption so that you can advance to the next level.
    • Regardless of your circumstances, you must complete at least our LANG 9068 Mandarin 3 course, our LANG 9075 Mandarin 4 course and our LANG 9077 Mandarin 5 course to be eligible to request the certificate.

    Compulsory Courses (Five)