Chinese 3 lower: module 1
Time: 19:35 - 21:05
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LC310
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Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)
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What is the course about?
The course aims to build on the language and skills that you have acquired in the previous four years or more and to extend your range of vocabulary and communicative competence. It also aims to consolidate your reading and writing of Chinese characters.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
There will be topics such as the internet, the family and movies with a revision of grammar points, character writing and pronunciation. The course will focus on the transfer of the language from 'Pinyin' to Chinese characters and character writing.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Talk about surfing the internet in China
- Discuss the Chinese family
-Talk about Chinese movies
- Recognise 60 new characters and new words
-Use a wide range of sentence patterns in both spoken and written forms.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is suitable if you have completed level 2 upper : level 3 or have an equivalent intermediate level of Chinese. A working knowledge of 400-500 characters would be an advantage.
You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and read course documents in English and be at ease with the use of numbers for daily activities. It would also be useful if you had some knowledge of intermediate grammar terminology.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The course is based on the communicative approach:
- active students’ interaction
- emphasis on speaking and listening skills
- pair and group work
- role plays
- use of realia, pictures and authentic material
- use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate
Students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities and to do some homework as and when required.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Please discuss with your tutor.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Chinese 3 lower: module 2.
I have been teaching Mandarin Chinese as a foreign language in the UK for over a decade. I found myself being attracted to languages and cultures while working as a journalist for the national broadcaster in Beijing China and later for the BBC in the UK. My teaching methodology is significantly influenced by Princeton University Mandarin Teaching Methods which makes classroom teaching a lot of fun whilst applying repetitive exercises. I take advantage of my journalistic background and produce a lot of audio-visual materials to assist my teaching and this has been widely welcomed by my students. As a consequence, my students’ pronunciation and intonation is always exceptionally good. My deep understanding between the languages also drives me to explore not only the subtleties between English and Chinese but also the cultural differences between the East and the West. I naturally impart a lot of Chinese culture into my language teaching and make the language learning process more interesting. Teaching language and culture is my passion and I would love to embark upon this interesting, exciting, and also challenging journey with you, and assist you with my expertise.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.