Chinese 4/5 module 3
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Revise some of the more complicated grammatical points of Chinese while learning more about Chinese culture and traditions.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
This course has now started
Course Code: LC453
Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)
What is the course about?
This course is for students at a solid intermediate level and is a transition to higher intermediate and advanced levels.
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?
The tutor will use some teaching materials from Discover China Student’s book 2 (selected units) together with materials on current affairs and culture developed by the tutor.
In Discover China book 2, students will learn a series of situational dialogues and travel articles covering different Chinese cities, tourist attractions, geography, culture, foods, history, etc. The tutor might adjust the teaching content according to students’ learning progress.
During the class, students will experience:
Weekly pronunciation practice to help pronunciation to be more accurate and natural
Related speaking, reading, listening, and writing practice and controlled writing and presentation tasks
Consolidation of more complicated grammatical points ( most grammar points are at at HSK level 3 and level 4)
Development of vocabulary (most vocabulary is at HSK 3 and 4 levels)
Development of competence in reading Chinese characters
Extra knowledge of Chinese cultures and traditions
Reviews and exercises,
Students will have chance to do some writing and presentation tasks
Learn about 80 new words intensively, but the tutor will use a lot more everyday Chinese words and phrases during teaching,.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Improve your pronunciation and listening comprehension,
Improve your speaking, writing and reading skills
Improve your vocabulary.
Students will complete a 3-minute presentation in Chinese using more complicated sentences and grammar points with the help of the tutor (This task is optional, and students can choose to opt out).
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course provides a transition to a more advanced level of Chinese the following year. You should have studied Chinese for at least 6 years on a part-time basis.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Our courses are characterised by spoken interaction and communication. Typical activities include pair work, group work, role plays and games. A range of resources will be used to support your learning including presentations, hand-outs, and audio-visual material.
Homework is highly recommended to consolidate learning.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Please check with the tutor before buying a course book.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Please check with the course tutor.
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.