Mandarin for Cantonese-Speakers

--Course Objective:

Mandarin for the Cantonese speaker course aims to develop participants’ competence in understanding and speaking Mandarin (pǔ tōng huà). This course is devised specifically for students who are Cantonese Speakers, and concentrates on pronunciation and basic sentence structure using Hànyǔ Pīnyīn to enable students to learn standard Mandarin.

This course will help students to speak Mandarin (pǔ tōng huà) with confidence. There are three levels in the course, and each level is divided into three modules. Students will make rapid progress towards fluency with a course at their level, tailored to their needs. Every student’s progress is monitored from day one and they receive regular feedback throughout the course. Students are impressed at just how quickly their confidence grows as their pronunciation skills improve, and they are immersed in real-life situations and interactions within a Chinese - speaking environment.

  Mandarin for Cantonese-Speakers Level 5

 Pre-requisites: Complete Mandarin 4 or approximately 50 to 70 hours of prior study.

 Relative Topics:

 - revision on Chinese proverbs

 - revision on verb and complement

 - more Chinese forms of address

 - asking for location and directions

 - more on job and occupations

 - talk about Chinese study

 - describe people’s appearance

 - letter writing

 - Chinese provinces and their abbreviation

 Learning Outcomes:

 - use more Chinese proverbs and know more about them

 - handle verbs and their complement better

 - ask and give location and directions

 - tell people more about your work and profession

 - know more aspects in Chinese study

 - describe people’s appearance

 - make comparison

 - write a Chinese letter

 - know the names and the abbreviations of the Chinese provinces

  Mandarin for Cantonese-Speakers Level 6

 Pre-requisites: Complete Mandarin 5 or approximately 70 to 90 hours of prior study.

 Relative Topics:

 - revision on Chinese provinces and abbreviation

 - revision on pinyin sounds and character typing

 - talk about history and museums

 - talk about radio and TV programs

 - tour in Xi’an

 - leaving China

 - bon voyage!

 Learning Outcomes:

 - more very well about pinyin sounds

 - know how to type Chinese characters via pinyin

 - know more about the old capital city in China

 - know more about the Chinese history

 - talk about radio and TV programs

 - say ‘bon voyage’ in Chinese