Chinese Mandarin Accelerated (Beginners)

City University London
A Islington (Inghilterra)

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  • Short course
  • Islington (Inghilterra)
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Would you like to understand the meaning of Xièxie and Zàijiàn as you have heard your Chinese friends saying these words many times? Do you want to learn the phonetic system, Pinyin, to speak Chinese without learning the characters? Do you want to be able to make introductions, talk about your family and professions with Chinese clients and make enquires about their likes, dislikes and hobbies?This fast-paced Accelerated Beginners Chinese Mandarin course is designed for complete beginners who want to progress quickly. It focuses on daily communication and uses Pinyin to develop speaking and listening skills.The content of two terms is covered in one term with lessons occurring twice a week. By the end of the course you will have covered the syllabus normally covered in Terms 1 and 2 of Mandarin Beginners - Year 1 . If you would like to continue your studies you can join Mandarin Beginners - Year 1 in Term 3.A systematic learning method is used to lay solid foundations in Chinese grammar and sentence structures. Hands-on tasks and role play exercises are carried out to create realistic situations and distinctive cultural aspects are discussed.Why Choose a City Short Course?Delivered by native speakers, our Accelerated Mandarin Chinese Beginners short course is taught over just ten weeks and is an intensive course for anyone looking to quickly gain language knowledge and communication skills. Course Information Start DateStart TimeDurationCostCourse CodeApply Monday 16 January 2017 18:30 - 20:30 20 classes over 1 term (Mondays & Wednesdays) £400.00 CS1024 Apply Now Tutor Info Yinghong Huang is trained and qualified as a Mandarin Chinese teacher in Shanghai and holds a MA in Education Management from King's College London.She started her teaching career at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and has taught Mandarin and Business...

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Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB , London, Inghilterra
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Cosa impari in questo corso?

Communication Training
Skills and Training


What will I learn?

Topics covered:
During the Mandarin Chinese short course you will learn how to greet people and respond to greetings; talk about nationality and language skills; respond to compliments; exchange greetings in formal occasions; ask and tell the time; make an appointment and give apologies; Describe and explain one's family and occupation; ask after someone; talk about days of the week, months and years; find out information on dates and days;

Grammatical structures:
Pinyin pronunciation; basic sentence structures; close question word "ma"; other question words "nǎr" and "shéi"; use past tense particle "le"; common measure words; negate verbs with "méiyǒu/ méi"; use "zài" for present continues tense; time expressions; question words "shénme shíhou, duōjiǔ for asking time and duration;

Learning objectives:
* Greeting each other
* Introducing oneself and others
* Making small talk on nationality and age
* Paying compliments
* Obtaining information regarding time
* Making appointment
* Talking about one’s family and asking about someone's family
* Discussing job and work place
* Talking about time and daily routine
* Talking about travelling plans

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Teaching and Assessment

The emphasis in this course is on listening and speaking. The lessons focus on language that is required in authentic situations.

Classroom activities will include: role-playing, class room discussion, pair and group work, work on pronunciation and intonation as well as grammar in context. Listening to audio clips and watching videos are an important element in our lessons. More comprehensive grammar exercises and reading texts are generally set as homework.

Your progress will be assessed on an on-going basis through...