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It depends on your level. If you're a beginner, there are a lot of courses, but if you're in the higher levels, the University of Sydney or the University of New South Wales is your best bet. They have courses within a degree as well as external non-degree courses.

I don't have any experience with courses outside these unis (because I'm in the higher levels), but nevertheless, these unis have a good reputation and are good for beginners as well. Otherwise, I could try asking around and see what others recommend outside of uni education.

Some links:

Degree-based (you can do a diploma of languages and hence, only do languages, or a bachelor and do other subjects)

- http://sydney.edu.au/arts/chinese/undergrad/index.shtml

- http://languages.arts.unsw.edu.au/areas-of-study/chinese-studies-129.html

Non-degree offered by unis

- http://www.cce.usyd.edu.au/courses/languages+&+culture/chinese+%28mandarin%29

- http://www.languages.unsw.edu.au/langForLife/mandarin_info.html

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Cantonese courses are harder to find. So far, I've only found these places, but they're fairly basic in terms of level. If you happen to find places that offer more advanced levels, let me know too!



But learning online is another option. The other day I emailed teachers who said they could speak Cantonese at http://www.chineseteachers.com/ and asked whether they could teach Cantonese instead of Mandarin. Thankfully I found a few that could, and could speak it natively too :) I find that with learning Cantonese, there are a lot of "teachers" that can't speak it natively/well.

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I think I will leave Cantonese alone for the first semester in Sydney, as my GF will arrive after a semester, she is from HK so I got a teacher 24/7 =)

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Yeah, CCE sounds like an excellent choice. I'm learning Russian at CCE right now because the University of Sydney (which I currently attend) doesn't offer the language. I think CCE also gives you certificates as you complete each grade, so it would look very professional as well. :mrgreen:

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