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Asia Language Centre


Focussed on Excellence in Education


2023 School Calendar

Asia Language Centre contacts:

  • 0466 808 588
  • 0468 618 198


Term 1

28 January - 25 March (9 weeks)

Term 2

22 April - 17 June (9 weeks)



Term 3

15 July - 16 September (10 weeks)

Term 4

07 October - 25 November (8 weeks)


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 2024 school year at Asia Language Centre commences 27 January 2024.



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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