Chinese (Mandarin) Advanced 2

This courses follows on from Advanced 1 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.

TEXTBOOK

  • New Practical Chinese Reader (2nd Ed), Beijing Language and Culture University Press, Book 3, covering Lesson 28 to Lesson 29.

CLASS PLAN

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

CONTENT

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

  • Comparing
  • Presenting and appreciating a gift
  • Asking in retort
  • Worrying
  • Describing something
  • Emphasising an affirmation
  • Expressing modesty
  • Sentences indication existence or emergence
  • Reduplication of adjective
  • The structure particle “de“
  • The “ba“ sentence again
  • Using the verb “you“ to express comparisons
  • The rhetorical question
  • Sentences with serial verb phrases

PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES

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

  1. Know how to present gifts and receiving gifts
  2. Appreciating some one’s suggestion
  3. Using rhetorical structure to express

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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