Chinese Language Program: Summer 2018

Chinese Language Program: Summer 2018

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All payments are accepted at our offices: Al Luqta Street, Qatar Foundation, Gate #2, LAS Building, First Floor.

Registration details
Dates: 18 March 2018 till 3 April 2018
Days: Sunday – Thursday
Time: From 4 March till 22 March 2018 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
           From 25 March till 3 April 2018 from 10:00 am – 6:30 pm
Kindly note that outside the registration period our office is open until 4.00 pm

Regular Courses
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:

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

Pre-requisite: No prior knowdedge of Chinese for this course is required.
Tuition fee: QAR 1080
Textbook: QAR 330
Course duration: 8 April – 9 May 2018 (5 Weeks), 20 hours

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

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:

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

Pre-requisite: Elementary 1 or equivalent.
Tuition fee: QAR 1080
Textbook: QAR 330
Course duration: 8 April – 9 May 2018 (5 Weeks), 20 hours

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

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

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

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

Pre-requisite: Elementary 2 or equivalent.
Tuition fee: QAR 1080
Textbook: QAR 330
Course duration: 8 April – 9 May 2018 (5 Weeks), 20 hours

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

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

Listening and Speaking in Chinese 1 

This is a pre-advanced level course that focuses on further developing students’ listening and speaking skills. Students use new technologies, such as smart phones and tablets, to communicate online and in person. The course creates many opportunities for real-time situational listening and speaking practice. Students work with authentic audio/video materials. Various practicing methods are used to enhance communication skills, including class discussions of daily life and work-related topics, dictations for listening comprehension, regular oral presentations and out-of-class assignments. By the end of this course, students are capable of communicating more comfortably with their Chinese relatives, colleagues, business partners and friends, both on the Internet and in person. Passing the HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi, or the Chinese Proficiency Test) Level 2 is one of the goals set for this course.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Have acquired approximately 300 new words and phrases for real-life situational communication
  • Be able to comprehend more sophisticated conversation  
  • Be able to speak out with more confidence
  • Be ready to take the HSK Level III test
  • Be ready to study Listening and Speaking in Chinese 2

Pre-requisite: Elementary Chinese 3 or equivalent.
Tuition fee: QAR 950
Course duration: 8 April – 9 May 2018 (5 Weeks), 17.5 hours

Section 1: Sundays & Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:45 pm

Listening and Speaking in Chinese 2 (Intermediate)

This is a continuing course for Listening and Speaking 1. This is a course for those who want to improve their Chinese listening and speaking skills in general and to take HSK tests in particular. In this course, students will listen to audio materials to practice and enhance their listening capability, while using their own words to repeat or reiterate what they have heard in order to improve their speaking ability. Class discussion of current affairs and daily life issues, dictation for listening comprehension, speaking presentation and after-class homework are conducted to achieve the course goals. By the end of this course, students will feel more at ease listening and speaking Chinese. Helping our students achieve better scores on HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi, or the Chinese Proficiency Test) Level 3 is one of the goals set for this course.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Have acquired approximately 400 new words and phrases for real-life situational communication
  • Be able to comprehend standard test listening materials more at ease
  • Be able to speak in Chinese fluently
  • Be ready to take the HSK Level 3 test
  • Be ready to study Listening and Speaking in Chinese 3

Pre-requisite: Listening and Speaking in Chinese 1 or equivalent.
Tuition fee: QAR 950
Course duration:8 April – 9 May 2018 (5 Weeks), 17.5 hours

Section 1: Mondays & Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:45 pm

Listening and Speaking in Chinese 3 (Intermediate)

This is a continuing course for Listening and Speaking 2. This is also a course for those who want to improve their Chinese listening and speaking skills in general and to prepare for HSK tests in particular. In this course, students will listen to audio materials to practice and enhance their listening capability, while using their own words to repeat or reiterate what they have heard in order to improve their speaking ability. Practice of talking about daily life issues, dictation for listening comprehension on iPhone or tablet computer, speaking presentation and after-class homework are conducted to achieve the course goals. By the end of this course, students will consolidate their listening and speaking ability. Helping our students achieve better scores on HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi, or the Chinese Proficiency Test) Level 4 is one of the goals set for this course.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Have acquired approximately 500 new words and phrases for real-life situational communication
  • Be able to comprehend standard test listening materials more at ease
  • Be able to speak in Chinese fluently
  • Be ready to take the HSK Level 4 test
  • Be ready to study Listening and Speaking in Chinese 4

Pre-requisite: Listening and Speaking in Chinese 2 or equivalent.
Tuition fee: 950 QAR
Course duration: 8 April – 9 May 2018 (5 Weeks), 17.5 hours

Section 1: Sundays & Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:45 pm

Chinese Teacher Training

This course is designed for those who are interested in using translation method to teach Mandarin Chinese in general, its grammar in particular. It is an interactive course focusing on conducting substantial practice to Chinese-English translation and identifying representative sentence patterns for comparative pedagogical analysis. This course is aimed at helping those who intend to teach kids and adult beginner learners to understand the essential qualities of Chinese grammar through using English as a cognitive and pedagogical framework. In order to gain a comprehensive exposure to the fundamental techniques and skills necessary for explaining and teaching Chinese grammar, participants are strongly encouraged to do exercise both in class and their extracurricular time.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Understanding features of the Chinese and English languages
  • Mastering  methods of practice
  • Learning the basic rules: Chinese-English translation
  • Conducting progressive practice: words, sentences and paragraphs
  • Correcting common mistakes

Pre-requisite: Native or advanced level proficiency.
Tuition fee: QAR 550
Course duration: 8 April – 9 May 2018 (5 Weeks), 10 hours

Section 1: Wednesdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Section 2: Saturdays, 9:00 – 11:00 am

Course Materials: PPT, Handouts & Internet Resources

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