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Communicating in Chinese I
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Please note that due to the current COVID-19 crisis all our courses are being taught online until further notice.

In order to be able to give more individual attention during the remote classes we are lowering the number of students to a maximum of 8.

We also have a more lenient opt-out policy so you can respond to changing circumstances.


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

Communicating in Chinese I
2 lessons of 2 hours and 8 lessons of 2,5 hours (total 24 hours)
9 April - 2 July, 2020
Thu evening 19:30 - 21:30 / 22:00
Intensity: Regular
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Thursday 09 April
19:30 - 21:30
Thursday 16 April
19:30 - 21:30
Thursday 23 April
19:30 - 22:00
Thursday 14 May
19:30 - 22:00
Thursday 28 May
19:30 - 22:00
Thursday 04 June
19:30 - 22:00
Thursday 11 June
19:30 - 22:00
Thursday 18 June
19:30 - 22:00
Thursday 25 June
19:30 - 22:00
Thursday 02 July
19:30 - 22:00
€ 360,

Overview - Communicating in Chinese I

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Group size
4-10
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Book Required?
Yes
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Yes
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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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Language during lesson
Chinese and English
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Catch-Up Lessons
Yes
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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

Price

€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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