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Chinese Course II b - 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.

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After our II a course you can continue with II b to prepare yourself for the HSK2 exam.

You will work on the final chapters of the book and use exam material to improve your language skills. You will also put attention into writing the basic characters.

You will have plenty of opportunity to train your listening skills in class but also in our digital learning environment, KickstartNet. The grammar in this course will be further expanded and by enlarging the vocabulary you will also be able to have somewhat longer conversations.

With the HSK2 diploma in your pocket, you can show that you have reached a second level of basic Chinese, which helps in communicating with Chinese partners or to study or work in China. It is not necessary to take the exam, but practicing for it is a very effective way to learn.

English is spoken in class and this ensures that both Dutch and Expats can participate in the course. Also for young adults this course is an ideal combination of increasing your communication skills with targeted exam training.

 

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Chinese Course II b - 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 b - 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:

  • Apply the new grammar rules
  • Use the new vocabulary
  • Use pinyin and the tonal systems in better ways
  • Talk about recent activities and purchases
  • Write a brief letter or formal email
  • Use appropriate language to express gratitude and wishes
  • Use appropriate language when shopping
  • Use appropriate language when navigating public transport
  • Talk more about Chinese culture and traditions

Practical Information - Chinese Course II b - 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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