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Communicating in Chinese I
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After a number of months of remote teaching, we have reviewed the new COVID-19 guidelines and the preference of our students. Following a successful pilot, we have decided to launch a new Hybrid course format.  From September 2020 you can select Remote, Hybrid or Face-to-Face formats, depending on the course you want to register for.

The Hybrid course format efficiently combines Face-to-face and Remote teaching with flexibility for you. For Hybrid and Face-to-Face courses, all COVID-19 sector-guidelines will be fully adhered to. The maximum number of students for all 3 course types remains 8 . We will also continue our lenient opt-out policy, so you can respond to changing circumstances.

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Communicating in Chinese Level I

Do you want to be able to speak Chinese in everyday situations? Kickstart School’s Communicating in Chinese Level I is taught in English but is suitable for both Dutch nationals and expats. Integral aspects of the course include enhancing cultural awareness and exploring relevant grammar. You will focus on speaking and listening, and recognising prevalent signs which help you to get by when travelling in China.

For more information about our Chinese courses, please check our blog articles here and here.

Course options

This course can be attended face to face or remote, subject to availability.
Communicating in Chinese I
12 lessons of 2 hours (total 24 hours)
17 September - 10 December, 2020
Thu evening 19:30 - 21:30
Intensity: Regular
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Thursday 17 September
19:30 - 21:30
Thursday 24 September
19:30 - 21:30
Thursday 01 October
19:30 - 21:30
Thursday 08 October
19:30 - 21:30
Thursday 15 October
19:30 - 21:30
Thursday 29 October
19:30 - 21:30
Thursday 05 November
19:30 - 21:30
Thursday 12 November
19:30 - 21:30
Thursday 19 November
19:30 - 21:30
Thursday 26 November
19:30 - 21:30
Thursday 03 December
19:30 - 21:30
Thursday 10 December
19:30 - 21:30
€ 360,

Overview - Communicating in Chinese I

Group size
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Course Length
24 hours
Duration per lesson
2-2,5 hours
2-3 hours
Language during lesson
Chinese and English
Catch-Up Lessons
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Content and Learning Goals - Communicating in Chinese I

Topics covered in the course include:

  • Introduction to pinyin and the tonal system
  • Relevant grammar and frequently used vocabulary
  • Functional language 
  • Information on cultural norms and traditions
  • Practical communicative activities

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

  • Introduce yourself in a couple of different ways
  • Count until 100
  • Turn sentences into questions in a number of ways
  • Inquire after somebody’s nationality
  • Talk about professions
  • Talk about your family
  • Tell the time and talk about dates
  • Invite people
  • Recognise the most important characters
  • Use pinyin and the tonal system
  • Talk about do’s and don’ts in families based on Confucianism
  • Order food in a restaurant

Practical Information - Communicating in Chinese I


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






Course materials

Integrated Chinese 1 Textbook: Simplified Characters; ISBN: 978-1-62291-135-6, ± €45 can be purchased at Kickstart School. You will use the book for Communicating in Chinese I, II and III.

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