Chinese for Pre-Intermediate Learners I

  • 8 March – 10 May 2021
  • Masaryk University Language Centre, Brno

The course will be taught on-line via ZOOM/MS Teams, or in-person, or as a combination of both depending on the current government restrictions. 

Course description

This is a course for intermediate beginners of Chinese. Some basic understanding of the language assumed (though not necessary). The course is taught in English.  

Material 

To be assigned in class 

Course Objectives 

After the course, students will be able to:  

  • Identify and comprehend conversation situations and reproduce conversation schemes in basic conversation situations given by the textbook  
  • Apply the conversation schemes and acquired vocabulary to other interactive conversation situations 
  • Read and write basic conversation texts given in the textbook 
  • Apply acquired grammar, vocabulary and increase necessary reading and writing comprehension 

Tentative Schedule 

Week 1In Restaurants and Shops: Colors and clothes  

Week 2: In Restaurants and Shops: Food and how to order in a restaurant  

Week 3: In Restaurants and Shops: Grammar: Verb+bù+Verb.   

Week 4: In Restaurants and Shops: Grammar: Verb+le   

Week 5: In Restaurants and Shops: How to ask “why” and answer.   

Week 6: In Restaurants and Shops: How to say “if”  

Week 7: On Streets: How to take train and ask road  

Week 8: On Streets: Approximation in Chinese.  

Week 9: On Streets: Ordinal number in Chinese  

Week 10 Final test: Students who pass will receive a certificate

Language of instruction
English
When 8 March – 10 May 2021
Duration
10 weeks, 2 x 45 min. per week
Time
Monday, 17:45-19:15
Participants foreign students, MU students, public, MU employees
Lector
Wei-lun Lu, weilunlu@gmail.com 
Price
2 500 CZK
Early bird (until 31. 1. 2021) = 2 200 CZK
Standard (until 8. 3. 2021) = 2 500 CZK

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