General Mandarin Course

--Course Objective:

To help adult learners who want to make clear and evident progress in all Chinese abilities including speaking, listening, reading and writing , in a short period of time . With systematic training and interesting contents, students can improve their overall Chinese step-by-step. More importantly, the materials help students to recognize characters in conjunction with speaking Mandarin, which is a crucial point for further learning. Upon completion of this course, students should have command of about 1,600 new words and 1,000 Chinese characters, and the ability to communicate freely in your daily life, read essays and newspapers, as well as clearly articulate their views using complex sentences.

  General Mandarin Course Level 4

 Complete Level 3 or approximately 40 to 60 hours of prior study.

 Learning Outcomes:

 - Know more characters

 - Buy bus and train tickets

 - Talk about air travelling

 - Ask how to change transport

 - Use more Chinese proverbs

 - Express size, price and colors

 - Talk about someone else

 - Give and ask for directions

 - Know how to use public transports

 - Do some shopping and make a bargain

 - Plan a leisure activity

 - Talk about the weather and climate.

  General Mandarin Course Level 5

 Pre-requisites: Complete Level 4 or approximately 60 to 90 hours of prior study. Knowledge of more than 100 characters

 Learning Outcomes:

 - Express your past experience better

 - Handle verbs and their different complements

 - Handle money unit and express different currencies

 - Demonstrate control of some complex grammar conventions.

 - Know the story or cultural background behind the proverbs

 - Say goodbye to people and see them off at a train station or airport

 - Use appropriate vocabulary in familiar and unfamiliar situations with proper level of formality.

 - Understand and respond to complex sentences, questions, multi-step instructions in conversations and in narratives related to familiar tasks and situations.