Mandarin Chinese Course Descriptions for Kids and Teenagers

Mandarin Chinese Course Descriptions for Kids and Teenagers

This course is for kids who desire to learn Mandarin Chinese systematically. Through card games, hands-on activities, group projects, coloring, video watching and many more children-centered, age-appropriate activities, kids will learn about 150 most frequently used Chinese characters. They will also learn Pinyin – a phonetic system of Mandarin Chinese, basic character strokes, and stroke orders. The knowledge and skills learned in this course will lay a solid foundation for the kids to continue to a higher level. 

 

Course Objectives:

By the end of the course, kids will be able to:

Recognize about 50 characters
Master Pinyin – a phonetic system of Mandarin Chinese
Write Chinese characters by following the correct stroke order
Make short sentences using the words they have learned

 

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

 

Course Materials: 

Chinese (Second Edition) Book 1, by College of Chinese Language and Culture, Jinan University, Jinan University Press, 2006. 

Other printouts.

 

This course is for kids who have successfully finished the course Chinese for Kids 1.3 or have the equivalent ability. In this course, while kids will continue to build up their vocabulary and characters, they learn more basic grammar such as functional words and sentence structures. In the course of practicing what they learned previously and learning new characters and vocabulary, kids will learn various ways of expressing themselves. Through storytelling, singing, reciting and many more fun games, kids will practice and consolidate what they learn in all four aspects of the Chinese language: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. 

 

Course Objectives:

By the end of the course, kids will be able to:

Recognize about 100 new characters
Master about 10 new Chinese radicals
Make simple conversations at ease
Be able to write simple sentences 

 

Pre-requisite: Beginner Chinese for Kids Beginner 1 Part 2 or equevalent.

 

Course Materials: 

Chinese (Second Edition) Book 2, by College of Chinese Language and Culture, Jinan University, Jinan University Press, 2006. 

Other printouts.

This course is designed for kids who have successfully finished the previous one Chinese for Kids 2.2 or reached an equivalent level. In this course, kids will learn more radicals and their related characters, while continuing to consolidate their vocabulary basis. They also learn grammar such as sentence structures and word order. Through practicing what they learned previously and learning new characters and their vocabulary, kids will learn different ways of expression. Storytelling, singing, reciting and many more fun games will be used in class. Kids will continue to practice in all four aspects of the Chinese language: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. 

 

Course Objectives:

By the end of the course, kids will be able to:

Recognize about 150 new characters
Master about 10 Chinese radicals
Begin to write simple composition on various topics
Be able to read children books in Chinese easily

 

Pre-requisite: Beginner Chinese for Kids Beginner 2 Part 2 or equevalent.

 

Course Materials: 

Chinese (Second Edition) Book 3, by College of Chinese Language and Culture, Jinan University, Jinan University Press, 2006. 

Other printouts.

 

This course is for kids who have successfully finished the beginner level course or have the equivalent ability. In this course, kids will continue to learn more characters and vocabulary. In the process of reviewing and learning new characters, kids will learn more sophisticated radicals, in order to gain further knowledge of grammatical structure and multiple meaning of Chinese characters. Through comprehensive narrative reading, card game, riddle making, mini speech, and many more fun games, kids will consolidate their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Chinese. 

 

Course Objectives:

By the end of the course, kids will be able to:

Recognize about 100 new characters
Master about 10 Chinese radicals
Begin to write simple composition on various topics
Be able to read children books in Chinese easily

 

Pre-requisite: Pre Intermediate 1 Part 1 equevalent.

 

Course Materials:

Chinese (Second Edition) Book 4, by College of Chinese Language and Culture, Jinan University, Jinan University Press, 2006. 

Other printouts

This course is for kids who have successfully finished the Pre Intermediate 1.2 level course or have the equivalent ability. In this course, kids will continue to learn more characters and vocabulary. In the process of reviewing and learning new characters, kids will learn more sophisticated radicals, in order to gain further knowledge of grammatical structure and polysynaptic meaning of Chinese characters. Through comprehensive narrative reading, card game, riddle making, mini speech, and many more fun games, kids will consolidate their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Chinese. 

 

Course Objectives:

By the end of the course, kids will be able to:

Recognize about 150 new characters
Master about 10 Chinese radicals
Begin to write simple composition on various topics
Be able to read children books in Chinese easily

 

Pre-requisite: Pre-Intermediate 1 Part 2 equevalent.

 

Course Materials:

Chinese (Second Edition) Book 5, by College of Chinese Language and Culture, Jinan University, Jinan University Press, 2006. 

Other printouts.

 

This course is for kids who have successfully finished the intermediate level courses or have the equivalent ability. In this course, kids will continue to learn more characters and vocabulary. In the process of reviewing and learning new characters, kids will learn more sophisticated radicals, in order to gain further knowledge of grammatical structure and poly-semantic meaning of Chinese characters. Through comprehensive narrative reading, mini speech, and other types of oral and writing presentation, students will consolidate their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Chinese. 

 

Course Objectives:

By the end of the course, kids will be able to:

Recognize about 300 new characters
Master about 20 Chinese radicals
Begin to write simple composition on various topics
Be able to read books and periodicals in Chinese easily

 

Pre-requisite: Intermediate Chinese for Kids 2 Part 2 or equivalente.

 

Course Materials:

Chinese (Second Edition) Book 10, by College of Chinese Language and Culture, Jinan University, Jinan University Press, 2006. 

Other printouts.

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