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Chinese Course II a - HSK 2
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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.

 

Would you like to follow a course aimed at being able to speak and read everyday Chinese? Which, together with course II b, prepares you well for the HSK2 exam? In that case this combination course suits you well.

Of course, there is plenty of time for writing simple characters and for getting acquainted with Chinese culture. You will work on improving both your listening and speaking skills. On KickstartNet, our learning platform, you can also practice a lot at home. Having short conversations is part of the lessons.

With the HSK2 exam on your CV you will show that you already have a basic knowledge of Chinese, which can help you when working with Chinese business partners or to study or work in China. If you do not wish to take the exam, this is not a problem. Working with HSK practice material ensures that you are very active with the language.

The language spoken in class is English, which makes the course suitable for both Dutch and Expats. This course is also ideal for young adults. Besides the fact that you are working towards an exam, the course is mainly aimed at increasing your communication skills.

 

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Chinese Course II a - HSK 2

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Group size
4-8
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Course Length
24 hours
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Duration per lesson
2-2.5 hours
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Homework
2-3 hours
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Money-Back guarantee
Yes
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KickstartNet
Yes
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Book Required?
Yes
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Language during lesson
Chinese and English
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Catch-Up Lessons
Yes

Course content and Learning Goals - Chinese Course II a - HSK 2

Topics covered in the course include:

  • Continuing lessons in pinyin and the tonal system
  • Continuing relevant grammar and vocabulary
  • Functional language e.g. phrases for conversation
  • Information on cultural norms and traditions
  • Practical communicative activities
  • Writing of more common Chinese characters

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Talk about things that will happen in the future
  • Make plans
  • Know how to use “的”and“得”
  • Make sentence to emphasize time, place, etc.
  • Know more about modal verbs, e.g. “会” and “能”
  • Have basic conversations at the doctors
  • Use appropriate language to indicate direction/place
  • Use appropriate language to express gratitude and wishes
  • Make sentences with conjunction words
  • Know more about sentences that indicate an action in progress
  • Write a short letter
  • Use pinyin and the tonal systems in better ways

 

Practical Information - Chinese Course II a - HSK 2

Price

€360 (excluding the book); €320 for students/au pairs (student card number/details of host family must be provided).

Materials

Integrated Chinese 1 Textbook: Simplified CharactersISBN: 978-1-62291-135-6, €45. Book can be purchased at Kickstart. This book is used for all course levels.

Optional Books:
- HSK Standard Course 2: Textbook; ISBN: 9787561937266, ± €24 (optional)
- HSK Standard Course 2: Workbook; ISBN: 9787561937808, ± €12 (optional)

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