Daytime Chinese Language I (Elementary) Course

Timetable and Tution fee

- Morning Session:

- Commencing date: Monday 11 September 2017

- Time: 09:00 - 12:00

- Duration: 10 Weeks, every Monday / Wednesday / Friday

- Tuition fee: 6,800 RMB

- Registration fee: 120 RMB

- Certificate: Shanghai Jiao Tong University Certificate: Chinese Language I

Chinese Language I Beginner

 

Chinese Language I Beginner

 

Course Outline

The basic course starts from the most basic elements of Chinese – the four tones, initials and finals in pinyin which constitute its phonetic system. Students then learn the basic strokes of Chinese characters and build up a simple awareness of how its phonetic system is related to its writing one. While gaining strength in their language foundation, students will learn to use Chinese from the very beginning, e.g. greetings and partings, asking for directions, eating out in restaurants, bargaining, inviting and declining, etc. Upon finishing the course, learners may grasp some 500 basic words and a considerable number of sentence patterns so that they will effectively communicate with Chinese people in day-to-day situations. With cultural elements embedded, the course will enable students to build their communicative skill not only upon learning authentic Chinese, but also, to a certain extent, understanding Chinese society and culture.

 

Chinese Language I Beginner

 

Chinese Language I Beginner

 

The following outline is subject to flexible reschedule and reorder as well as additions as the specific course progressing.

Unit 1 (Period 1-4)
Learn typical greetings (1) 
Phonetics: Initials b p m n l h ; finals a o e i u ü
Oral Practice: Pronunciation drills & Conversations
Listening Practice: from supplementary materials
Basic strokes of Chinese characters: 6 of them
Cultural Notes: “Have you eaten?” VS. “Hi! / Hello!” in Passing Greetings
  Unit 2 (Period 5-8)
Learn typical greetings (2)
Phonetics: the four tones;
Initials: l h Finals: ao en ie in ing uo
Oral and Listening Practice
Grammar: word order in Chinese sentences
Learn and write basic Chinese characters
Cultural Notes: Hanyu and Putonghua
  Unit 3 (Period 9-12)
Learn the basic way to ask what someone wants Phonetics: Initials: d t g k f;
Finals: ei ou an ang eng iao iou(-iu)
Oral Practice: Pronunciation drills & Conversations
Listening Practice: from supplementary materials
Grammar: Adjective Predicate & “Yes-no” questions
Sing a Chinese Folk Song: The Jasmine Flowers

  Unit 4 (Period 14-16)
A Summary made in the form of oral and Listening practices.

  Unit 5 (Period 17-20)
Learn how to ask about sb’s nationality and how to identify people
Phonetics: Neutral tone; Initials: zh ch sh r
Finals: -i ai uai ong
Oral Practice: Pronunciation drills & Conversations
Listening Practice: from supplementary materials
Cultural Notes: Safe Questions to ask in Chinese vs English
  Unit 6 (Period 21-24)
Learn how to introduce your friends to each other
phonetics: Half third tone: combination of tones
Oral Practice: Pronunciation drills & Conversations
Listening Practice: from supplementary materials
Learn and write basic Chinese characters
Cultural Notes: Stories behind the pictographic Chinese characters.
  Unit 7 (Period 25-28)
Learn asking for permission and asking for sb’s name
Phonetics: Initials: j q x
Finals: ia ian iang uei(-ui) uen(-un) üe üan
Oral Practice: Pronunciation drills & Conversations
Listening Practice: from supplementary materials
Cultural Notes: Quotations from Confucius (1)
  Unit 8 (Period 29-32)
Learn the basic way to tell the time
Subsidiary Listening and Speaking practice - Time
Grammar: Sentences with “是”
Cultural Notes:Stories behind the pictographic Chinese characters.
  Unit 9 (Period 33-36)
Learn asking for directions and looking for someone
Phonetics: Initials: z c s
Finals: -i er iong ua uan uang ün
Final “er” and retroflex ending
Oral Practice: Pronunciation drills & Conversations
Listening Practice: from supplementary materials
Cultural Notes: Quotations from Confucius (2)

  Unit 10 (Period 37-40)
Learn making an apology and asking about sb’s occupation
Subsidiary Listening and Speaking practice – Asking the way
Grammar: Questions with an interrogative pronoun
Cultural Notes: Stories behind the pictographic Chinese characters.

Sing a Chinese Folk Song:


  Unit 11(Period 41-44)
Phonetics: Pronunciation Review
Grammar: Review Sentences with a verbal predicate
Characters: Combination of strokes
Cultural Notes: Read and learn a Chinese classical poem
Unit 12 (Period 45-48)
Learn making suggestions, comments and asking sb to repeat something
Subsidiary Listening and Speaking practice – Eating out in a restaurant
Summary: third tone change; tone change of “不” and“一”
Cultural Notes: Beijing Opera, Shanghai Opera and Yue Opera
  Unit 13 (Period 49-52)
Learn how to describe the symptoms of illness and buy medicine in the pharmacy
Subsidiary Listening and Speaking practice – Seeing doctors
Grammar: “ 一下”
Pattern drills & Making sentences by pictures
Cultural Notes: Quotations from Confucius (3)
  Unit 14 (Period 53-56)
Learn how to leave addresses; Learn talking about one’s major
Reading and Paraphrasing
Grammar: Attributives expressing possession
Cultural Notes: Stories behind the pictographic Chinese characters.

 

ANNUAL HOLIDAYS *

 

There will be no lectures on scheduled Public Holidays 2017. Sometimes the preceding or post holiday weekend may be designated a working weekend by Goverment decree.

 

Official Public Holidays:                                      2017

Chinese New Year                                                  26 Jan   -     11 Feb

QingMing festival                                                    1 Mar     -       4 Apr

Labour day Holiday                                               29 Apr     -      2 May

Dragon Boat festival                                             27 May     -   30 May

National Day Holiday                                             30 Sep    -      7 Oct

Christmas Holidays                                               23 Dec     -    30 Dec

 

* Subject to confirmation and change

Tuition fees may be submitted by cash, bank card or credit card. With the original receipt, a refund in full can be made if the prospective student notifies us in writing of his/her withdrawal from the course one week before the commencement date. If using a foreign bank card, a non-refundable charge of approximately 3.1% of the tuition fee (about RMB140) will be deducted by the bank to cover transaction costs.

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