Course structure and goals
The course focuses on enhancing comprehension skills, with special attention devoted to conversational Chinese. Students practice the use of new vocabulary and sentence structure. Each class is comprised of a reading session and a discussion session. Through reading literature, students improve their comprehension and enhance their vocabulary. By conducting discussions, students improve their speaking skills and listening comprehension.
Homework assignments are given every week, as well as a list of new words learnt in class. The class meets once a week and students are required to complete homework assignments sent by the teacher after each lesson.
This course is for
Adult students (over the age of 17) who have completed Levels A, B and C (or have the equivalent basic knowledge of Chinese) and can conduct a basic conversation in common Chinese.
Spoken Chinese Level 7: 15 weeks.
Spoken Chinese Level 8: 15 weeks.
At the end of the course the student will
|Be able to communicate in Chinese in a more confident and fluent way, on a larger variety of topics.|
|Be able to use the Chinese language in an appropriate way in various unique Chinese cultural situations.|
|Have acquired a solid foundation for the Business Chinese stream of eTeacherChinese.com.|
|Be able to construct sentences with a special emphasis (i.e. It was by train that my parents came from Beijing.")|
|Know how to construct sentences with two consecutive clauses ("although...nevertheless"; "if...then"; "because...therefore")|
Study kit for this course