Chinese for Pre-Intermediate Learners I

  • 20 September – 6 December 2021
  • Masaryk University Language Centre, Komenského náměstí 2, 602 00, Brno 

The course will be taught in-person if the epidemiologic situation in Czech Republic allows in-person teaching. If the government restrictions change and in-person classes will not be allowed, please be aware that the course automatically switches into online mode without a possibility of reimbursement. 

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
Lesson 4-6 in Integrated Chinese (Level 1, Part 1) 

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 1: Review of Lesson 1-3 in ICL1P1 
  • Week 2: In the restaurant: Colors and clothes  
  • Week 3: In the restaurant: Food and how to order in a restaurant  
  • Week 4: In the restaurant: Grammar: Verb+bù+Verb.   
  • Week 5: In a shop: Grammar: Verb+le   
  • Week 6: In a shop: How to ask “why” and answer.   
  • Week 7: In a shop: How to say “if”  
  • Week 8: On the street: How to take train and ask road  
  • Week 9: On the street: Approximation in Chinese.  
  • Week 10: On the street: Ordinal number in Chinese  
  • Week 11: Making a phone call 
  • Week 12: Wrap up and final test. Students who passed the test will receive a certificate. 
Language of instruction
English
When 20 September – 6 December 2021
Duration
12 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
2200 CZK early bird, 2500 CZK standard 
Early bird price available until 20 August 2021.
Standard price available until 15 September 2021.

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