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Intermediate Chinese 2

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Chinese

Description

    The course is designed for those who have completed the Intermediate Chinese 1 course or who have:

  • Completed more than 90 learning hours,
  • Known about 500 basic Chinese characters, 800 basic Chinese words,
  • Passed the HSK level 2 with high scores(≥240)

     Placement interview: required (except for continuing students with advancement approval from previous class)   

Learning Outcomes

   The course seeks to develop language learners’ integrated skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking at the intermediate level, with a special focus on vocabulary, Chinese characters learning, passage reading and practical writing in daily & business life.

  1. Practical Skills

Upon completion of this course, you will:

  • Be able to conduct conversations in Chinese on abundant and business topics,
  • Be able to talk about the direction, location, and ask about the direction & transport,
  • Be able to look for a job, take an interview, and talk about a past experience,
  • Be able to make an appointment and a date with someone,
  • Be able to book a hotel, a plane ticket, and online shopping in China,
  • Be able to talk about living conditions and pick someone up or see someone off,
  • Be able to write a short passage or letter to express complaint and suggestions.
  1. Linguistic Knowledge

Upon completion of this course, you will:

  • Master in pronouncing Chinese sentences in common speed, and use different tones to express someone’s emotion.
  • Further understand Chinese grammar (including the usage of emphasizing, sentences indicating existence, the exclamatory structure, some complex sentences construction, the progressive aspect of an action…etc.);
  • Have the ability to read argumentative articles and some newspaper & business reports written in commonly used vocabulary;
  • Learn approximately 400 new vocabulary items and phrases;
  • Learn the methods of constructing Chinese characters.

Cultural Awareness

     Your language learning experience will be complemented with an exploration of culture. You will be exposed to Chinese culture and history, customs and social etiquette, value systems and identities, and some current affairs.

Everyone interested in learning some Chinese language will be warmly welcomed to our course.

Course Code

Intermediate Chinese 2

Course Dates

12th October 2017 – 14th December 2017