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 7

 Pre-requisites: Complete Mandarin 6 or approximately 100 -120 hours of prior study.

 Relative Topics:

 - find an apartment in China

 - arrange the furniture and decorating an apartment

 - go through the administration

 - as an overseas student in China

 - a traditional Chinese family of 3 generations

 - visiting a zoo

 - travel in Beijing by tram

 Learning Outcomes:

 - make enquiries to the real estate agents

 - talk about house facilities and arrange an apartment

 - go through administration procedure

 - know more about the traditional Chinese families

 - talk about the animals

 - travel in Beijing by different transportations

 - know more Chinese colloquial expressions

  Mandarin for Cantonese-Speakers Level 8

 Pre-requisites: Complete Mandarin 7 or approximately 120-140 hours of prior study.

 Relative Topics:

 - shopping 2

 - talk about good health and long life in Chinese point

 - write a letter 2

 - talk about movies

 - visiting a Chinese family

 - talk about cooking and kitchen facilities

 - talk about children and ‘One Child Policy’ in China

 Learning Outcomes:

 - know more expressions in shopping

 - have more knowledge of Chinese medicine and health

 - write a letter with more details

 - talk about movies

 - know ‘One Child Policy’ in China

 - know more vocabulary of kitchen facilities

 - know more about Chinese cooking