Chinese Mandarin Year 2 (Lower Intermediate)

City University London
In Islington (England)

Price on request

Important information

  • Short course
  • Islington (England)
  • When:
    Flexible
Description

Strengthen and improve your elementary Chinese Mandarin in a top 5% University in Central London.

This Lower Intermediate Mandarin Chinese evening course is the follow-up to Chinese Mandarin Year 1 (Beginner).It runs over three terms that progressively build on one another and is aimed at people who have done around 60 hours of formal learning. Lessons take place once a week on Tuesdays for two hours. Each term has 10 weeks. All our language courses are taught by highly experienced language lecturers who are native speakers.On this Lower Intermediate Mandarin Chinese short course you will learn new structures and vocabulary around different topics to extend your range of expression. You will build on and advance your listening, speaking skills as well as reading and writing skills using Chinese characters.Delivered over ten weeks, this Mandarin Chinese evening course will enable you to communicate with more variation and fluency, so you feel confident in most everyday situations with Chinese Mandarin speakers. It will also broaden your understanding of the Chinese culture and way of life.If you missed an October enrolment and you already have some knowledge of Mandarin, you can join the Mandarin Lower Intermediate class in Term 2 or 3 but you will need to have your level assessed. You can do this by checking your level using our online guidelines. Course Information Start DateStart TimeDurationCostCourse CodeApply Tuesday 4 October 2016 18:30 - 20:30 10 classes over 1 term £230.00 (Term 1) CS1002 Apply Now Saturday 16 January 2016 18:30 - 20:30 10 classes over 1 term £230.00 (Term 2) CS1002 Apply Now Tuesday 2 May 2017 18:30 - 20:30 10 classes over 1 term £230.00 (Term 3) CS1002 ...

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Where and when

Starts Location
Flexible
Islington
Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB , London, England
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What you'll learn on the course

Mandarin
Voice
IT
Writing
Skills and Training

Course programme

What will I learn?

Please note that some topics of the Chinese Mandarin Year 1 short course will be revised at the beginning of the academic year. The course outline below is only a guide and topics will be studied according to students' needs and progress.

Term 1

Topics covered
Chinese language learning experience; impression of China; trip planning; holiday; health; get-togethers and socialising; Chinese and Western food
Grammatical structures 

Using "得" to link a verb and an adverb; making comparisons using " 比…..得多"; "的" as the past particle and to introduce a noun clause; end of sentence "了";Using "什么"in negative sentences; difference between "并且" and "和"; noun clause signalled by "的"; "去" as a direction indicator; "把" sentence; words indicating procedures and sequences.

Learning objectives
o    Talking about learning experiences
o    Describing a holiday location  Giving reasons for doing or not doing something Explaining some health problems
o    Telling a cooking recipe
o    Discussing dining etiquette

Term 2

Topics covered
Chinese traditions; New Year celebration; interests and hobbies; education and studying abroad; employment; applying for a job
Grammatical structures
Using "才" and "就."; using the continuous particle "正在" ; the end-of-sentence "了"; sentences of comparison and contrast; using verbal phrases to modify a noun; shortened forms; passive voice introduced by " 由"; conditional sentence introduced by "如果……的话".

Learning objectives
o    Greetings on New Year's Day
o    Talking about traditions
o    Expressing preferences of literature
o    Talking about football match
o    Writing a letter
o    Discussing student life
o    Talking about job market
o    Making job application

Term 3

Topics covered
Transport and environment; computers and the internet; marriage and children; social reform and changes
Grammatical structures
The formal passive voice marker "被";Informal passive voice markers; Notional passive voice; Use of "得 děi"; Complex structures "不但….而且" and "不仅….还"; "了" as potential compliment of a verb; "得 de" before a verbal phrase or clause; Complex patterns such as "宁愿…也"; Differences between "问", "让", "叫" and "请"; "把" sentence; Using "虽然….但是"

Learning objectives

o    Talking about different transport
o    Discussing the benefits of riding a bike
o    Going to the internet bar Sending emails
o    Comparing the changes in perception for marriage
o    Preparing for a wedding
o    Discussing successful township and village enterprise

Additional information

Teaching and Assessment

The emphasis of the Year 2 Chinese Mandarin short 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.  Games and character writing practice will help to learn effectively with fun. More comprehensive grammar exercises and reading texts are generally set as homework. All evaluation will...