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Communicative Chinese Course

Individuals & groups, from beginner to advanced levels

For Beginners

Quick and Simple (Lessons 1 - 15)
Beginner I (Lessons 16 - 30)
Beginner II (Lessons 31 - 45)

For Intermediate to Advanced

Intermediate I (Lessons 46 - 60)
Intermediate II (Lessons 61 - 75)
Pre-advanced (Lessons 76 - 90)

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Communicative Chinese Course

Individuals & groups, from beginner to advanced levels

For Beginners

Quick and Simple (Lessons 1 - 15)

Our most popular program, Quick and Simple introduces the learner to the target language. It establishes basic and practical communication skills in the target language by means of 100 essential sentences. Lessons 1 - 15, 2 hours per session, to be completed in 2 months (16 sessions), the last session is for examination. 

Learn how to:

  • Begin a conversation

  • Meet & greet local native Chinese speakers

  • Address people properly and respectfully

  • Tell what nationality you are, and ask another's nationality

  • Ask and give basic directions

  • Ask for things, like something to eat or drink

  • Ask and tell when, where, and with whom you want to do something

  • Invite and accept an invitation to eat lunch in a restaurant

  • Talk about buying things

  • Talk about hotels

  • Thank people

  • Say goodbye

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Beginner I (Lessons 16 - 30)

The Beginner I program enables the learner to establish rapport with native Chinese speakers. Lessons 16 - 30, 2 hours per session, to be completed in 2 months (16 sessions), the last session is for examination. 

Learn how to:

  • Begin a conversation

  • Meet & greet new native Chinese speakers

  • Address people properly and respectfully

  • Tell what nationality you are, and ask another's nationality

  • Ask and give basic directions

  • Take a taxi

  • Ask for things, like something to eat or drink

  • Say that you like something

  • Ask and tell when, where, with whom you want to do something

  • Invite and accept an invitation to eat lunch in a restaurant

  • Talk about buying things

  • Use numbers (from 1 - 1000)

  • Talk about money, and paying in HK dollars. 

  • Use "why" and "because"

  • Thank people

  • Say goodbye

  • Use phrases and questions to be able to expand your knowledge of the language ("How do you say . . . ?")

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 Beginner II (Lessons 31 - 45)

The Beginner II program contains the basic core elements of the target language and is designed for those who want to develop language proficiency. Included are the grammatical structures and vocabulary most frequently used by native speakers in everyday situations. Provided is the necessary learning and practice for you to achieve an Intermediate - high proficiency level of spoken language skills. Lessons 31 - 45, 2 hours per session, to be completed in 2 months (16 sessions), the last session is for examination. 

Learn how to:

  • Ask and answer questions dealing with everyday situations

  • Give and get information and directions

  • Participate in casual conversations

  • Provide basic information about yourself, your family, or associates

  • Avoid basic cultural errors

  • Create sentences (and begin to think) in Cantonese

  • Speak with proper pronunciation so that native speakers will be able to understand what you say

  • Express facts

  • Give instructions

  • Describe activities

  • Deal with everyday topics and courtesy requirements

  • Recombine the words that you learn into new phrases

  • Remember the words, phrases, and questions that you learn

  • Ask the kinds of questions that will further expand your knowledge and ability in the language

  • Conjugate verbs correctly

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Intermediate I (Lessons 46 - 60)

The Intermediate I course expands the skills covered in Beginner II. Lessons 46 - 60, 2 hours per session, to be completed in 2 months (16 sessions), the last session is for examination. 

Learn how to:

  • Successfully handle a number of interactive, task-oriented, and social situations

  • Initiate and respond to simple statements

  • Begin to carry on face-to-face conversations

  • Ask and answer questions

  • Introduce yourself

  • Order a meal

  • Ask directions

  • Make purchases

  • Use new vocabulary to express straightforward needs

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 Intermediate II (Lessons 61 - 75)

Intermediate II will move you up to the "mid-intermediate" level. It builds the foundation skills for bilingual (spoken-language) work requirements. Lessons 61 - 75, 2 hours per session, to be completed in 2 months (16 sessions), the last session is for examination. 

 Learn how to:

  • Communicate in more complicated situations

  • Talk about yourself and family members

  • Ask and answer questions and participate in simple conversations on topics beyond the most immediate needs, such as

  • personal history and leisure time activities.

  • Increase the length of your expressions and sentences

  • Initiate and create appropriate language forms

  • Incorporate proper pronunciation

  • Narrate and describe in the past, present and future tenses

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Pre-advanced (Lessons 76 - 90)
This part of the program will advance you to the "high intermediate" level. The emphasis turns to more complex self-expression and focuses on expanding conversation skills and more complex language structures. Lessons 76 - 90, 2 hours per session, to be completed in 2 months (16 sessions), the last session is for examination. 

Learn how to:

  • Successfully handle most communicative tasks and social situations

  • Initiate, sustain, and close a general conversation with a number of strategies appropriate to a range of circumstances

  • and topics with minimal errors

  • Carry on connected discourse, particularly for simple narration and/or description

  • Satisfy most bilingual work requirements

  • Discuss abstract topics

  • Handle unfamiliar situations

  • Support your opinions and hypothesize

  • Satisfy most bilingual (spoken-language) work requirements

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