Chinese Language Courses in Summer 2019

Chinese Language Courses in Summer 2019

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Registration details:
Dates: 
10 March 2019 till 3 April 2019 
Days: Sunday till Thursday
Time: From 10 March till 28 March from 10:00 am till 4:00 pm
           From 31 March till 3 April from 10:00 am till 6.00 pm

 

Course details:
Tuition fee: QAR 1250
Textbook: QAR 330
Course duration: 7 April – 1 May 2018 (4 Weeks), 20 hours

Elementary Chinese 1

Have you ever wondered how the Chinese build their sentences and what is behind their characters? Would you like to learn Chinese pronunciation and tones? Would you like to know how Chinese characters are constituted? It’s easy! Come join this course today! There are two pillars of this 20-hour beginner course: Pinyin and the basic radicals. The course starts with learning pinyin, the Chinese system of Romanization. Mastering pinyin will let students be able to record Chinese words, phrases and sentences in pinyin, and later turn them into Chinese characters in a computer word-processor. Around 20 basic radicals, which are the building blocks of the most frequently used Chinese characters,are to be practiced to build the foundation for learning Chinese. Learning these two parts is an essential step toward moving forward with our communication-oriented Chinese program. Greetings, self-introductions and making appointments are also to be practiced in this course.

Learning Objectives

Having finished this level, you will:

  1. Be able to write down any Chinese words you hear in Pinyin Romanization
  2. Be able to look up new words in a Chinese dictionary
  3. Be able to recognize more than 60 Chinese vocabulary items besides the basic radicals and numerals 
  4. Be able to greet people and introduce yourself and your family
  5. Be ready to enter the next level, Elementary Chinese 2, of the program

Pre-requisite: No prior knowledge of Chinese for this course is required.

Section 1: Sundays & Tuesdays, 5:00 – 7:00 pm plus 1 Thursday & 1 Saturday 

Course Materials:
Integrated Chinese(Textbook Simplified Characters: Level 1, Part 1), Third Edition, by Yuehua Liu and others, Cheng & Tsui, 2008
Integrated Chinese(Character Workbook Simplified and Traditional Characters: Level 1, Part 1), Third Edition, by Yuehua Liu and others, Cheng & Tsui, 2008
Supplementary materials.

Elementary Chinese 2

Now that you have taken Elementary Chinese 1, you are able to communicate with Chinese people using simple greetings and responses in Chinese. You are curious to learn more. This course is exactly to meet your curiosity. In this course, while continuing to refine your pronunciation with tones, you expand your vocabulary, acquire basic sentence structures and patterns, and learn new expressions and grammatical points through repetition of the key words in the texts and applying them to communicative situations. Talking about dates and time, describing your daily schedule, hobbies and activities are also to be practiced in both class and homework.  

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, the student is expected to reach the following goals:

  1. Have enhanced your standard pronunciation
  2. Have increased your basic vocabulary and know the usage of about 100 new words and phrases
  3. Have a basic knowledge of Chinese grammar
  4. Understand the basic sentence patterns and word-building rules
  5. Be able to talk with more ease about your daily schedule, hobbies, daily events, and make appointments
  6. Be ready to take Elementary Chinese 3

Pre-requisite: Elementary 1 or equivalent.

Section 1: Mondays & Wednesdays, 7:00 – 9:00 pm plus 1 Thursday & 1 Saturday

Course Materials:
Integrated Chinese(Textbook Simplified Characters: Level 1, Part 1), Third Edition, by Yuehua Liu and others, Cheng & Tsui, 2008
Integrated Chinese(Character Workbook Simplified and Traditional Characters: Level 1, Part 1), Third Edition, by Yuehua Liu and others, Cheng & Tsui, 2008
Supplementary materials. 

Elementary Chinese 3

You are already into the Chinese language. Keep working! In this course you continue to consolidate your skills in recording Chinese in pinyin and conducting simple daily-life conversation with your instructor and classmates. You also expand your vocabulary and phraseology in order to discuss a wider range of topics, such as shopping, making appointments and talking about directions and locations. Writing in Chinese through social media applications such as WeChat and WhatsApp will be introduced in this course to practice further recognition of Chinese characters. You also begin to master more sophisticated grammatical structures. Learning about Chinese culture, such as Chinese calligraphy and the traditional lunar calendar, is an integral part of the course.  

Learning Objectives

Having finished this course, you will

  1. Have added more than 100 new words and phrases to your vocabulary
  2. Know more grammatical points useful in composing simple sentences
  3. Be familiar with the cultural context in which Chinese is used
  4. Feel more comfortable talking about things happening around you
  5. Be ready to take Intermediate Chinese 1 or other intermediate level courses  

Pre-requisite: Elementary 2 or equivalent.

Section 1: Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:00 – 7:00 pm plus 1 Thursday & 1 Saturday

Course Materials:
Integrated Chinese(Textbook Simplified Characters: Level 1, Part 1), Third Edition, by Yuehua Liu and others, Cheng & Tsui, 2008, Integrated Chinese(Character Workbook Simplified and Traditional Characters: Level 1, Part 2), Third Edition, by Yuehua Liu and others, Cheng & Tsui, 2008, Supplementary handouts

Chinese for HSK Test (Intermediate)

HSK is the abbreviation of the HànyǔShuǐpíng Kǎoshì, or Chinese Proficiency Test in English translation. HSK is the national standardized test of Chinese language proficiency for non-native speakers and learners. This course is designed for those who want to improve their Chinese listening and speaking skills in general and to take HSK different levels of test in particular. In this course, students will listen to HSK testing audio materials to practice and enhance their listening capability, while working on exercises to increase their comprehension of reading and writing testing materials. By the end of this course, students will feel more at ease listening and writing in Chinese. Helping our students achieve a better score on HSK Level 4 is the concrete goal for this course.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, the student is expected to reach the following goals:

  1. Have acquired approximately 300 new words and phrases on the HSK Level 4 vocabulary list 
  2. Be able to comprehend standard test listening materials more at ease 
  3. Be able to speak in Chinese fluently 
  4. Be ready to challenge the HSK Level 4 test
  5. Be ready to continue with an HSK Level 5 preparation course

Pre-requisite: Intermediate level, knowing around 600 Chinese characters.

Section 1: 30 March – 1 June 2019, Mondays & Wednesdays, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm + 1 Thursday and 1 Saturday

Section 2: 30 March – 1 June 2019, Saturdays, 9:00 – 11:00 am (10 Weeks), 20 hours

Chinese Teacher Training Workshop (Teaching Kids and Foreigners Chinese Characters)

Chinese characters were first created four to five thousand years ago. They preserve plenty of precious information on the natural, cultural, social and religious aspects of the time, as well as on food, settlement, production and customs. The pictographic, consistent, self-contained and storytelling features of Chinese characters are of vigorous vitality and everlasting charm. Entering the kingdom of Chinese characters will not only enable students to grasp the Chinese language, but also help them understand Chinese society and culture, as well as the primary way of thinking of Chinese people. 

This course is designed for those who plan to teach Chinese characters to native-speaking Chinese children and non-native-speaking adults who want to learn Chinese characters. As Chinese characters are not phonetic, what you can say is not necessary what you can write. As those who can speak but cannot write are regarded as illiterate in China, a central task of teaching Chinese is to teach how to recognize and understand Chinese characters. 

The standard international Chinese language proficiency test HSK is divided into 6 levels, assessed by a certain volume of vocabulary for each level. Recognition of Chinese characters should be emphasized in teaching Chinese to overseas children. Based on HSK’s standard vocabulary acquisition lists, from one level to the next in sequence, the basic objective of recognizing common Chinese characters is to be reached. Starting from the creation and characteristics of Chinese characters, this course introduces available resources and technology in teaching Chinese characters to foreign students, children in particular. The basic theory, practice methods and available resources are also introduced, enabling children to acquire writing ability of their mother-tongue. 

  • Lecture 1:Chinese Characters and the 6 Categories for Their Formation
  • Lecture 2:   The Originality and Evolution of Chinese Characters
  • Lecture 3:   The Radicals of Chinese Characters and their Changes
  • Lecture 4:   The Strokes of Chinese Characters and their Writing
  • Lecture 5:   Literacy of Chinese Characters and Children’s Learning Characteristics
  • Lecture 6: Teaching and Learning of Frequently Used Chinese Characters

Learning Objective

By the end of the course, the student is expected to reach the following goals:

  1. Understanding features of Chinese characters 
  2. Mastering  6 categories of Chinese characters
  3. Understanding formation and evolution of Chinese characters
  4. Knowing how to teach Chinese characters 
  5. Practicing the method of writing Chinese characters in the air

Pre-requisite: Native or advanced level of Mandarin Chinese.

Tuition fee: QAR 750

Course duration: 6 April – 18 May 2019 (6 Weeks), 12 hours

Section 1: Saturdays, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

 

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