Chinese Mandarin Year 2 (Lower Intermediate)City University London
Price on request
- Short course
- Islington (England)
What you'll learn on the course
Skills and Training
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.
Chinese language learning experience; impression of China; trip planning; holiday; health; get-togethers and socialising; Chinese and Western food
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.
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
Chinese traditions; New Year celebration; interests and hobbies; education and studying abroad; employment; applying for a job
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".
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
Transport and environment; computers and the internet; marriage and children; social reform and changes
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"
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
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...