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Chinese Language Courses

Class
Length
Students
Goals of teaching
Elementary Class
One year
Students with no exposure to Chinese
Mastery of 2,000 commonly-used Chinese vocabulary; Mastery of basic Chinese grammar for foreigners; Mastery of 500 to 800 Chinese characters; Acquisition of basic reading ability (aided by Pinyin);
Ability of basic daily conversations;
Ability to write Chinese compositions of about 200 characters
Main courses:
Chinese for Beginners;
Listening for Beginners;
Speaking for Beginners;
Elementary Conversation;
Recognition and Writing of Chinese Characters;
Reading for Beginners
Intermediate Class
One year
Students with elementary Chinese proficiency
Mastery of 3,500 commonly-used Chinese vocabulary;
Mastery of intermediate Chinese grammar for foreigners;
Mastery of at least 1,500 Chinese characters;
Ability of reading general Chinese newspapers and books;
Ability for fairly fluent conversations in Chinese;
Ability to write Chinese compositions of about 500 characters
Main courses:
Intermediate Listening;
Intermediate Speaking;
Intermediate Reading;
Intermediate Chinese;
Intermediate Reading and Writing;
Chinese Stories
Advanced Class
One year
Students with intermediate Chinese proficiency
Mastery of at least 5,000 commonly-used Chinese vocabulary;
Mastery of advanced Chinese grammar for foreigners;
Mastery of at least 2,000 Chinese characters;
Ability of reading Chinese newspapers and books, and literary works and mastery of required written Chinese;
Ability for fluent conversations in Chinese;
Ability to write Chinese compositions of about 800 characters;
Some understanding of Chinese culture and the Chinese society
Main courses:
Advanced Chinese;
Advanced Speaking;
Advanced Listening;
Advanced Reading
Chinese Writing
Chinese Culture
Special Courses and Exposure Programs
Spare time
All students studying Chinese and Chinese culture
Traditional Chinese culture;
Brief introduction to Chinese History;
General Introduction to China;
Brief Introduction to Chinese Literature;
Brief Introduction to Chinese Music;
Chinese Movie Appreciation;
Calligraphy;
Shadow-boxing;
Learning Chinese through Chinese Songs
Chinese Cuisine, etc.
Textbooks and course materials compiled by the teachers in the centre

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