Chinese Mandarin Beginners Summer Intensive (Year 1)City University London
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- Short course
- Islington (Inghilterra)
Cosa impari in questo corso?
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Skills and Training
Greetings; nationality and language; age and birthday; time and appointment; family and occupation; dates and days; weather and seasons; directions and positions; shopping and prices; colours and sizes; make simple comparison; ask someone's opinion; order food and drinks in a restaurant; take taxi and buy train tickets; ask about the availability of hotel rooms; describe the type of room; make complaints.
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, háishì"; distinguish between the use of "kàn, kànjiàn, kàn de jiàn"; ordinal numbers; question word "duōshǎo"; comparison word "bǐ"; use "guò" to describe a past experience; position some adverbs using "de"; make comparison using adjective + complement; use ordinal numbers with measure words.
* Greeting each other
* Introducing oneself and others
* Making small talk about nationality and age
* Paying compliments
* Obtaining information regarding time
* Making appointment
* Talking about family
* Discussing job and work place
* Talking about time and daily routine
* Talking about travelling plans
* Asking and giving directions
* Making a purchase and do some bargaining
* Ordering food and drinks
* Discussing food preference and dining experience
* Giving suggestions about travel routes
* Booking hotel room and complain about hotel facilities
Teaching and Assessment
The emphasis of the intensive summer course is on listening and speaking. The lessons focus on language that is required in authentic situations. Pinyin is used throughout the Mandarin Chinese summer course.
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...