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Conversation Circles - English 

Practice your Mandarin

English Language and Life Skills

Chinese Shared Reading Group


Do you wish to improve your English and learn basic life skills for living in Australia? For those learning Mandarin,  practice your skills with trained volunteers . We have free courses, online information and Conversation Circles to help you.


English Language and Life Skills

In partnership with AMES Australia we are offering a free courses to help you.

For more information please contact the library.

Glen Waverley Library : Thursday at 10am - 12 noon. Contact us on 9560 1655

Dates for 2020: First Term -  6, 13, 20 & 27 February; 5, 12, 19 & 26 March; 2 April.

Book online for all the First Term sessions at Glen Waverley.

Clayton Library : Friday at 10am - 12 noon. Contact us on 9541 3120.

2020 Dates: First Term -  7, 14, 21 & 28 February; 6, 13, 20 & 27 March; 3 April.

Book online for all the First Term sessions at Clayton.

For permanent residents and Australian Citizens only.

We provide access to AMES language courses and Road to IELTS databases free for library members from our eLibrary Language Learning page

Conversation Circles - English 

This free program is for people who know and understand some English and wish to practice listening and speaking in an informal group setting.  Held during school term only.

Clayton Library: Tuesdays at 11am and Saturdays at 10am
9-15 Cooke St, Clayton, 3168

Enquiries: (03) 9541 3120

Glen Waverley Library: Mondays at 10am
112 Kingsway, Glen Waverley 3150

Enquiries: (03) 9560 1655

Mount Waverley Library: Thursdays at 11am
41 Miller Cres, Mount Waverley, 3149

Enquiries: (03) 9807 5022

Oakleigh Library: Fridays at 11am
148 Drummond St, Oakleigh, 3166

Enquiries: (03) 9563 4138

Wheelers Hill Library: Fridays at 11am
860 Ferntree Gully Rd, Wheelers Hill, 3150

Enquiries: (03) 9561 6211

  • Sessions are facilitated by volunteers
  • Sessions may be postponed or cancelled due to staffing
  • Please confirm with the library if sessions are running
  • No bookings required


Practice your Mandarin 

Practice your Mandarin. Do you get little opportunity to speak in Mandarin? Come to our free weekly program and work with our trained volunteers, who will assist you with your pronunciation and enhance your verbal and listening skills.


Participants are required to already have a basic knowledge of speaking Mandarin. For adults and teenagers. 


Conversation Circles will resume in March 2020. During school terms only.

For more information


Chinese Shared Reading Group

您有没有想过和朋友一起参加一个读书会? 我们的读书会以普通话进行, 向所有中文读者开放。

Have you ever thought about attending a reading program with your friends? Our shared reading program is held in Mandarin and is open to all Chinese readers. For more information


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Last updated: 02 March 2020