English Conversation Class (Beginner) - Mandarin Speaking - Tuesday Morning...

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Berala Community Centre

Corner of Woodburn Road and Tilba Street

Berala, NSW 2141


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Program Name:

English Conversation Class - Mandarin Speaking - Beginner

Program Category:

Education and Learning

Program Description:

This English Conversation class is an opportunity for individuals to begin their practice of understanding English. Participants will learn and practice basic English language concepts and how to use them in a safe and supported environment via practical conversation based learning methods.

This program is intended for people of a Mandarin speaking background.

This program would not be advised for community members who do not have a strong understanding of the Mandarin language.

This program:

  • Is a volunteer coordinated and delivered program
  • Has no prerequisite to join
  • Is not a 1 on 1 tutoring session
  • Is based on group learning
  • Is specifically designed for people of a Mandarin speaking background
  • Is not a formally accredited course and cannot be used for Registered Prior Learning
  • Is informal in its structure.

This is a FREE program; however, registrations are essential for the purpose of communicating with participants and maintaining accurate attendance records.

Spaces are limited due to room size capacities; as always Council employs a “first in best dressed policy”. There are no tentative reservations or automatic re-registrations between terms. If you can no longer attend this program after registering, please advise the facilitator or Centre staff so we can make your space available for other community members.

Cost Per Term:



Registrations are welcome at any point throughout the term.




23/07/2019 - 24/09/2019


Exclusion Dates:

For dates that the program will not run within the above timeframe please refer to the Centre message board, dates are updated regularly

Number of Sessions:

10 Sessions

Most programs run to the school term format, pausing during school holiday periods.

The quantity of sessions within a term will fluctuate from term to term. A term will usually include between 9 - 11 sessions.


10:00am - 1:000pm


3 hours



This may be subject to change - it should be expected that casual facilitators will cover for primary facilitators from time to time

General Restrictions / Requirements:

Participants do so at their own risk and based on an assessment of their own health and wellbeing


Is this program appropriate for people of all abilities


Age Requirements:

Youth under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times

Gender Restrictions:


Contact for Program:

Please contact Centre staff on:

Phone: 8757 9026


Relevant Websites:


Notes / Relevant Information:

Materials are not provided as part of this program, participants must supply their own materials. Matrials include: include pens and notepads.

Resources / Equipment:

As a general rule, please bring the following equipment with you to all fitness based programs:

  • Please wear appropriate, non-restrictive clothing
  • Medications e.g. Ventolin
  • Pen
  • Notepad

Trial Sessions:

Unsure if this program is for you?

For free programs:

Come along and try, if you want to patriate ongoing, return to this page and register your details.

For paid programs:

All new participants are entitled to trail a paid program before purchasing a full term. After your first session you may then pay for the full term should you wish to enrol. This does not equate to a ‘free’ session; this is a ‘try before you buy’ opportunity. If you sample a program and wish to enrol, you must pay for the full term, including the initial trial session.

Frequently Asked Questions

Transport options:


The centre is located a short walk from the Berala Train Station and Bus Stops.


Local Bus Services:

908 Bus and N50 City to Liverpool (stops at Tilba Street, Berala Town Centre and other surrounding Bus Stops)

Free Community Loop Bus Service:



The centre has both standard and accessible parking onsite in its rear car park, accessible via the Woodburn Road entry.

Alternatively, ample street parking is available on Tilba Street and Woodburn Road.

Berala Woolworths hosts timed open air and undercover parking only a short walk from the Centre.

To Plan Your Trip:

Call the Transport Info-Line on 131 500 or visit

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

The name on the attendance ticket (the name given with purchase) must match that of the attendee participating. For example, you cannot send your friend to participate in your place. You must first transfer the ticket into their name on Eventbrite.

How to change ticket details/transfer ticket:

Can I update my registration information?

How to change customer profile details:

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, your name will appear on attendance records held onsite at the location of the program. The facilitator will mark you as attended at the completion of the program

How do makeup sessions and refunds work?

Makeup sessions:

If you are unable to attend the program, you have paid for makeup sessions can be organised accessing alternative programs throughout the LGA. Please refer to the Lifelong Learning Program to propose a makeup session that would best suit you. Makeup sessions can include programs outside of the original purchased program type, for example, missing a yoga class and making up that program with a Zumba class instead.

Managing missed attendance remains the responsibility of the participant.

Visit: for a detailed program.


For medical reasons or instances of severe hardship and unforeseen circumstance, please contact staff at the community facility (if staffed) or the Lifelong Learning Officer.

To ensure a positive experience in the Lifelong Learning Program, Council can organise a change of enrolment into different programs of your choosing where there are spaces available (exchange). However, change of mind after the completion of more than 1 session of a program will not be considered as a valid reason for a refund.

To discuss the refund process, please contact the Centre staff on:

Phone: 8757 9026


Alternatively, the Lifelong Learning Officer on:

Phone: 8757 9036


I have enrolled my child/ren in an after school program, can I leave the premises?

Under no circumstance are caregivers allowed to leave their child/ren and exit the premise (even if they intend on staying in the local vicinity). Parents and guardians must fully understand these programs are in no way shape or form a child minding/caring service. The duty of care remains the sole responsibility of the caregiver at all times.

Pregnancy, I am pregnant, can I still participate?

It is suggested that you seek medical clearance from your health care professional. Participation is done so at your own risk.

Injury, I am recovering from an injury can I still participate?

It is suggested that you seek medical clearance from your health care professional. Participation is done so at your own risk.

What is this program? I have never tried this before. What does it involve?

Please refer to the program description on this event page or for more information please research the program e.g. Google/YouTube search the program name.

Can I claim against my health insurance?

Programs are delivered by industry qualified professionals; however, the individual terms and conditions of your health insurance provider apply. Please contact your provider for information on what you are covered for and how to claim. They will often require you to produce a receipt as proof of purchase, the emailed receipt/ticket of purchase should suffice.

More questions?

After reading the FAQ section, if you have remaining questions, please contact Centre staff or the Lifelong Learning Officer on:

Centre staff on:

Phone: 8757 9026


Alternatively, the Lifelong Learning Officer on:

Phone: 8757 9036


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Berala Community Centre

Corner of Woodburn Road and Tilba Street

Berala, NSW 2141


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