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Mandarin Language

Why Learn Mandarin ?

Mandarin

Greenwich University offers Mandarin courses to university students and the general public, from beginners to advanced classes. All of our language teachers are native Mandarin speakers, fully qualified teachers of Chinese as a foreign language.

Chinese Level ONE

This course will provide absolute beginners with a basic knowledge in Mandarin, including some daily characters and conversation patterns. The basics of the Chinese language (pinyin, tones and character composition) will be introduced.

Upon completion of Chinese Level One, learners are expected be able to communicate on some daily topics and read simple, short texts in Chinese.

Chinese Level TWO

This course is a continuation from Chinese Level One. It aims to provide Mandarin learners with basic competence in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Learners will be introduced to more commonly-used Chinese characters and daily words. Prerequisite: Those who have completed Chinese Level one, or have studied Chinese for 40 hours, and have mastered around 170 Chinese characters.

Upon completion of Chinese Level Two, learners are expected be able to communicate on daily topics and read simple short texts in Chinese.

Chinese Level THREE

This course is designed to further develop the four key language skills in Chinese. Students’ vocabulary and understanding of grammar will be expanded. There will be more communicative activities, structure practice, grammar, reading and writing. Prerequisite: Those who have completed Chinese Level two, or have learned Chinese for 80 hours, and have mastered around 300 Chinese characters.

Upon completion of Chinese Level Three, Learners should be able to complete communication tasks in daily life when living, studying or travelling in China.

Course Outline:

  • Mandarin basic language phonetic transcription, strokes of Mandarin characters and sentence patterns.
  • Mandarin grammar and simple conversation in different situations.
  • Listening and speaking in Mandarin language along with reading.
  • Role plays and group discussions on various topics. Course Certification
  • 5 months certification course.
  • On successful completion, a course certificate from Greenwich University will be awarded.

Course Duration:

4 months (48 hours), + 5 hours of Mid-Term and Final Examinations