Chinese (Mandarin) Beginners Conclusion

This course is an introduction to Chinese for any student wishing to learn the language for business, travel or everyday use. It follows on from Beginners 5 and is suitable for anyone who has completed this, or an equivalent program. Students will develop skills to use in conversation, reading, listening and writing.

TEXTBOOK

  • New Practical Chinese Reader (2nd Ed), Beijing Language and Culture University Press, Book 1, covering Lesson 13 to Lesson 14.

CLASS PLAN

Nine sessions that aim to build general intermediate comprehension and communication skills in elementary Chinese.

CONTENT

Conversational Chinese and an introduction to cultural practices, with a focus on clear explanation of intermediate language principles.

  • Talking about something that has happened
  • Renting a house
  • Asking for suggestions
  • Making a phone call
  • Invitations
  • Making a complaint or an apology
  • Passing on some one’s regard
  • Expressing holiday greetings
  • The particle 'le'
  • Pivotal sentences and more optative verbs
  • Four kinds of simples sentences
  • Six main question type

PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. How to make friends - boy or girl friend.
  2. How to rent a house.
  3. Expressing festival wishing.

TEXTBOOK SUPPLIER

Abbey's Language Book Centre, 131 York Street Sydney, Ph: 9267 1397 | www.languagebooks.com.au

Please note that textbook cost is not included in the course fee. In the event of a course being cancelled WEA cannot be held responsible for the purchase of any textbooks. We therefore suggest you purchase your textbooks closer to the time of the course commencing.

LANGUAGE CLASS TRANSFER POLICY

If you are a new WEA Student and enrol into a language class and subsequently find that you are at the wrong level (whether too high or too low), you are permitted to transfer into another more suitable class at no additional cost, provided that the request is made within the first two classes and is in writing from your tutor directly to the Education Manager. After that point, an administration fee of $30 will apply.

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