After a number of months of remote and hybrid teaching, we have reviewed the COVID-19 guidelines and the preference of our students and have decided to continue with our Hybrid course format as well as a number of remote courses in January 2021. The Hybrid course format efficiently combines Face-to-face (up to 4 students) and Remote teaching with flexibility for you.
Click here for more information on our Hybrid courses.
In order to keep everybody safe, do not come to our school if you have any symptoms or have had a chance of exposure to Covid.
You will continue to practise with the textbook and exam material in which reading, speaking and listening are discussed in detail. Some attention will also be paid to writing the basic characters. In addition, you will receive information about - mainly contemporary - Chinese culture.
You will have plenty of opportunity to train your listening skills in class, but especially on KickstartNet, our digital learning environment. The grammar in this course will be a bit more difficult and by expanding the vocabulary you will be able to have a longer conversation.
With the HSK1 diploma you can show that you have reached a first level, which helps in your contacts with Chinese business partners or while studying or working in China. It is not compulsory to take the exam, but practising for it is a very effective way to learn.
The language of instruction in the course is English, which makes this course suitable for both Dutch and Expats. Young adults are also more than welcome. In this course you will find the ideal combination of increasing your communication skills with targeted exam training.
Topics covered in the course include:
By the end of the course you will be able to:
€360 (excluding the book); €320 for students/au pairs (student card number/details of host family must be provided).
Integrated Chinese 1 Textbook: Simplified Characters; ISBN: 978-1-62291-135-6, €52. This book is used for all course levels.
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