Chinese (Mandarin) Advanced 1

This courses follows on from Intermediate Conclusion and is suitable for anyone who has completed this, or an equivalent program, and wishes to learn the language for business, travel or everyday use. Students will develop skills to use in conversation, reading, listening and writing.


TEXT: New Practical Chinese Reader (2nd Ed), Beijing Language and Culture University Press, Book 2 & 3, covering Lesson 26 to Lesson 27.


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


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


Topics (as related to textbook)

  • Recalling past events
  • Talking about language studies
  • Expressing one’s opinion
  • Giving an example

Grammar (as covered in textbook topics)

  • Sentences with a verbal predicate and aspects of an action
  • Various kinds of complements
  • The ‘ba’ sentence
  • The adverb ‘geng’ and 'zui'


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

  1. Knowing how to get around in China.
  2. Be able to do as the Chinese do when in China.
  3. Better understanding of word formation method.


IMPORTANT: 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.


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


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.