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Asia Language Centre


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2020 School Calendar

Asia Language Centre contacts:

  • 0466 808 588
  • 0418 157 689


Term 1

15 February -28 March

Many families are returning to Australia after the recent school holidays. Due to the spread of the coronavirus epidemic, in order to ensure the health of our students and teachers, Asia Language Centre has decided to postpone the start of school by two weeks until Saturday, 15 February 2020.

Term 2

25 April - 20 June



Term 3

18 July - 19 September

Term 4

10 October - 28 November


The annual calendar may be slightly changed if necessary.

A Parents & Teachers’ meeting is held once each term during the last class: 11:30-12:00.

The 2021 school year at Asia Language Centre begins on 06 February 2021.



Currently there are not any vacancies for teachers. However, please send your CV to


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Asia Language Centre (ALC) is located in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It was founded 27 years ago on 3 October 3, 1993. It is the only Chinese language school in Brisbane recognised by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority. This means that successfully completing the Chinese course at ALC automatically entitles students to two additional credit points in their Queensland Certificate of Education.

The purpose of the school is to actively promote and develop Chinese education overseas; enhance students’ understanding of China’s long history; and promote Chinese culture.

There are two language divisions at ALC: Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese. Teaching depends on the language level of students, therefore, ALC has classes from Pre-school to Year 12. We also provide a special ATAR class. The ATAR class is focused on developing the skills required to pass QCAA’s external examination.  ALC’s students who have taken part Queensland highest examination to attend university have consistently achieved excellent results.

The Simplified Chinese textbook Zhong Wen, published by Jinan University and supplied by the Overseas Chinese Office, and the HSK textbooks from China Hanban Office, are the main teaching resources. The Traditional Chinese characters are mainly based on the Mandarin textbooks and the new-edition Mandarin published by the Taiwan Overseas Affairs Committee.

Asia Language Centre’s teaching approach is rigorous.  It uses small class sizes, and combines traditional teaching with the approach required by the Queensland Department of Education and Training through listening, speaking, reading and writing.  This enables students to master the topic, grasp the central idea, master grammar and gain cultural understanding. ALC’s approach is student-centred, using heuristic methods to improve students ' interest in learning.

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School closure



鑒於目前新型冠狀病毒(Coronavirus COVID-19)的疫情日趨嚴峻,為維護本校全體師生健康,消除家長們的憂慮, 更避免發生交叉。 感染的風險。 因此經學校校委會慎重考慮。 決定自21/03星期六起暫停所有課程,有關複課日期,請靜待通知。




鉴于目前新型冠状病毒(Coronavirus COVID-19)的疫情日趋严峻,为维护本校全体师生健康,消除家长们的忧虑, 更避免发生交叉。感染的风险。 因此经学校校委会慎重考虑。决定自21/03星期六起暂停所有课程,有关复课日期,请静待通知。




In view of the increasing severity new coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, we have taken the health of all the teachers and students of Asia Language Centre (ALC) into consideration. In the hope of eliminating your worries and avoiding the risk of infection, ALC has decided to suspend all courses starting from 21/03/2020. We will continue to monitor the situation and the health department recommendations.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

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