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About Us and our Mandarin and Cantonese courses

ChinesebyDesign is the international arm of the Australasian Centre of Chinese Studies (ACCS), which was established in 1992 in Melbourne, Australia.
Our Goal is to provide our students with an amazing e-learning experience for learning Chinese which is affordable, effective and flexible. This is achieved by providing small group classes on a weekly basis. And, these classes will be based on our Accelerated Learning approach.

Australasian Centre of Chinese Studies

The Centre was started in 1992 by Dr Moni Lai Storz (who was then a senior lecturer at Monash University) to bring the learning of the Chinese language to the Melbourne community using the revolutionary techniques of Accelerated Learning. Together with a scholar from China, Mr Jian-guo Luo, Moni developed a series of 'Chinese using Accelerated Learning Techniques' (CUALT) modules. Together in 1992, they held their first ever experimental CUALT class in Melbourne, for a group of 29 students. This first class turned out to be a huge success where students found themselves learning Chinese Mandarin with complete ease and was having a good time too!

Accelerated Learning

What is it? What does this mean? This means that lessons are taught in interesting and fun ways with music to encourage the students' right side of the brain to work with the left. It means that students use their intellect and their feelings to learn by using their conscious and subconscious minds as a team. The learning conditions are relaxing, where the teacher dramatises the lesson with a story written in English specially to link a cluster of elementary characters together to aid students' memory. This is followed by students conversing in dialogues which are based on the vocabulary acquired in the first part of the lesson.

Back Story

ChinesebyDesign was established in response to the COVID pandemic when students at the Australasian Centre of Chinese Studies suggested that our Zoom public classes would be fantastic for the rest of the world who wants to learn Chinese.

Australasian Centre of Chinese Studies (ACCS) was established in 1992 in Melbourne, Australia. It is now the leading Language Centre in Australia which specialises in teaching Chinese using Accelerated Learning.

Each Term, we have over 300 adult learners and over 200 kids enrolled supported by an academic faculty of over 20 teachers based in Australia.

Group classes with Zoom - Learn Chinese without Tears!

Don’t get stressed with one-on-one classes - join a group class and have some fun instead.
Don’t pay for private classes - it’s cheaper with Zoom classes and much more enjoyable.

Robert Wong

For more information on pricing and scheduling or enrolments, please email our Chinese Centre Manager, Robert, at
or chat with him on our ACCS Facebook Page
or WhatsApp him on +614 0152 9920.

Money Back Offer for our Chinese classes All our classes are 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED!
Get your money back (less any credit card fees) if you are not happy for any reason, before your 2nd lesson.

Testimonies on our Zoom classes:

“A fun class. Jennifer was very good with the new technology. She was able to make us all feel included. Well done."  Anon

“A short note to say thanks for organizing the online classes. Rainie was amazing! I really enjoyed the class and the tools were perfect. I hadn’t used Zoom in this way before and it was really interesting and easy to use.”  Anon

"I love them and actually prefer them over in person classes. The reasons for this are: I find it easier to concentrate as the class is muted during activities and I only hear the teacher; I find it easier to save notes from the class (through a screenshot) meaning I can focus on the lesson rather than taking notes; I also love not having to drive to the classes! So I get more time back in my day. Plus the price is nice.:)."  Alyssa

"Zoom classes are working much better than I expected. Large part of this is probably due to Liu Jiaxin being a great teacher. She also saves whatever she writes during the class, so it takes the pressure off having madly copy everything that (used to be) on the white board."  Rob

Go to our ACCS website, for even more feedback on our Chinese classes.

Our Team