Evening Chinese Language Advanced Course

Timetable and Tution fee

- Evening Session:

- Commencing date: Monday 11 September 2017

- Time: 18:30 - 21:30

- Duration: 15 Weeks, every Monday & Thursday evening

- Tuition fee: 6,800 RMB

- Registration fee: 120 RMB

- Certificate: Shanghai Jiao Tong University Certificate Advanced


Chinese Language II Intermediate


Course Outline

While the basic level teaches phonetic system and basic characters necessary in basic daily situations, the intermediate level will develop learners’ speaking and listening skills by expanding their vocabulary and enhancing grammar awareness. The course is designed to achieve this goal in the form of more daily situations that foreign students may encounter. The appropriate and practical usage of the language is the central concern when choosing the conversations, which are entitled in idiomatic Chinese sayings. To arouse students’ interest, we have incorporated special activities like story-telling, jokes, singing folk songs, appreciating ancient poems, etc. Besides, students will also learn to write Chinese characters. Upon completing this course, students will learn around 450 basic words & phrases. With the added vocabulary, in this course you will add over 1000 words & phrases to your stock of vocabulary.

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

         A review unit with much practice of what you’ve covered in this course.
         Suggestions for your further learning.
  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.
  Unit 15 (Period 57-60)
Learn how to talk about one’s major, occupation
Grammar: V/A – not – V/A questions; abbreviated questions with “呢” ; The position of adverbs “也” and “都”
Learn a line from Analects of Confucius
  Unit 16 (Period 61-64)
Learn how to talk about one’s family members
Subsidiary Listening and Speaking practice – Chinese families
Grammar: “还”,”太”, “二” or “两”
Cultural Notes: Personal Names
  Unit 17 (Period 65-78)
Learn how to talk about hobbies
Numbers from 11 to 100 and solving math problems verbally
Grammar: Numeral-measure words as attributives: “几 ” or “多少”; The position of question words in Chinese
Learn a Chinese folk song
  Unit 18 (Period 69-72)
Learn how to extend one’s good wishes
Listening and speaking practice
Cultural Notes: Address Terms in Chinese and English
  Unit 19 (Period 73-76)
Learn how to celebrate sb’s birthday; asking about sb’s age and birthplace
Reading and Paraphrasing
Grammar: Sentence with a nominal predicate; “好吗?” in a question
Cultural Notes: customs in designating each year to one of the 12 animals; “Longevity noodles” ; birth of place, etc
  Unit 20 (Period 77-80)
How to make an appointment
Learn how to say the days of the week
Grammar: Words expressing time as adverbials
Structure of Chinese Characters (2)
Cultural Notes: The Layout of the Chinese dialects
Unit 21 (Period 81-84)
Shopping expressions: Learn how to talk about money & ask the price and bargain; the unit measurements of daily commodities
Grammar: Prepositional phrase “在” “跟”
Sentences with double objects (1) 给 送
The adverb “很”
Cultural Notes; Currency RMB
Unit 22 (Period 85-88)
Learn expressing permission or prohibition;
expressing ty
Learn reading and writing note “便条”
Grammar: Sentences with “会” “能” “可以” “应该”
Cultural Notes: Loanwords in Chinese
Unit 23 (Period 89-92)
Learn how to talk about one’s health, desire and express need or necessity
Grammar: subject-predicate structure as predicate, alternative questions, modal verbs 要,想,愿意
Cultural Notes: Learn a line from Analects of Confucius
Unit 24 (Period 93-96)
Talking about sth that has happened, renting a flat, asking for suggestions, making a phone call and invitations
Grammar: “多” and “少” as attributives, “Pr/N+ 这儿/那儿“ to indicate location, verb phrases as attributives; Particle “了”;Modal verbs: 可能, 会
Cultural Notes: telephone etiquette and accept or refuse invitations
  Unit 25 (Period 97-100)
Review, Summary and suggestions for further learning
Pinyin, Grammar, Oral and Listening practice




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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