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Chinese (Mandarin) Beginners 1

$246 Limited GST free / $221
Chinese (Mandarin) Beginners 1

This course is an introduction to Chinese for any student wishing to learn the language for business, travel or everyday use. Students will develop skills to use in conversation, reading, listening

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This course is an introduction to Chinese for any student wishing to learn the language for business, travel or everyday use. Students will develop skills to use in conversation, reading, listening and writing. This course is recommended for people working in the general travel sector who need to communicate at a basic level with Chinese clients.


TEXT: New Practical Chinese Reader (2nd ed.), Beijing Language and Culture University Press, Book 1, covering Lesson 1 to Lesson 4.


CLASS PLAN
Nine Sessions that aim to build general basic comprehension and communication skills in elementary 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)

  • Chinese Initials and Finals, Phonetics
  • Four tones
  • Counting (0 to 10000)
  • Characters writings
  • Identifying other Nationalities
  • Asking for permission
  • Formal and Informal greetings
  • Introducing oneself

Grammar (as covered in textbook topics)

  • Predicate without 'to be'
  • Present and general tense
  • Possessive
  • Negative


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

  1. Speak clearly and be understood in basic Chinese in particular to talk about themselves and exchange basic with others.
  2. Demonstrate the skills, language and attitudes required for further study of Chinese.


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 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.