"Chinese for Everyone"- Mandarin Chinese for All
The Confucius Institute offers general Mandarin Chinese language courses at all levels to all students of the University of Sheffield, members of staff, and members of the public.
All courses are offered twice a year, following the University Semester dates, therefore can be followed up quickly for several semesters. They are held on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays' evenings, 6:30-8:30pm, at Bartolome House, School of Law, Winter Street, S3 7ND.
Timetable: Timetable Spring 2019 (4th Feb - 19th May).
Registration / Payment is via the University Online Store.
'Survival Chinese' 5-Evening Course
Survival Chinese is a 5-day evening course for learners with little or no prior knowledge of Mandarin, and is on offer twice a year (around early February and end of September). It aims at introducing Chinese language and focuses on listening and speaking skills. It runs over a week, Monday to Friday, with 10 contact hours, covering the most basic communications in several interested topics. Course materials are “New Experience Chinese” that is developed by the SCI.
NOTE: “Survival Chinese” will be refunded if the same student continues to take 12-week Beginners Mandarin course. The refund will be processed after 3 weeks into a semester.
The next round of Survival Chinese will be at 28 January -1 February 2019, Monday to Friday, 6:30-8:30pm Room DB11, Bartolome House, School of Law, Winter Street, S3 7ND
Specifically designed to meet personal learning objectives, Private Tuition, based on 1-1 or 1-2, is offered all year round. Prior to a private tuition, a meeting is to be held to assess the learning resources and regular sessions. This meeting can take up to one hour and is free of charge.
The fee rate is £25/h, paid in advance for every 10 hourly-block, i.e. £250. One could choose 1h/w, or two of 1h/w, or 2h/w. The tuition normally takes place at the CI office.
12-week "Chinese for Everyone" Mandarin language courses
Mandarin Chinese: aims to provide a solid foundation in all four language skills. Textbooks is “Chinese in Steps”, vol 1-4. Each Level below can be linked with Chinese Proficiency test- HSK.
Beginners I: Chinese in Steps Vol1, 1st half;
Beginners II: Chinese in Steps Vol1, 2nd half;
Upper Beginners I: Chinese in Steps Vol2, 1st half;
Upper Beginners II: Chinese in Steps Vol2, 2nd half;
Intermediate I: Chinese in Steps Vol3, 1st half;
Intermediate II: Chinese in Steps Vol3, 2nd half;
Upper Intermediate I: Chinese in Steps Vol4, 1st half;
Upper Intermediate II: Chinese in Steps, Vol4, 2nd half
Beginners Mandarin I and II :
Provides complete beginners with a solid foundation in all four language skills. It introduces basic knowledge of Chinese, basic grammar, essential vocabulary, as well as Chinese characters, acquiring practical communicative skills on daily topics.
By the end of the course, students are expected to be able to recognise ~200 Chinese characters, read simple short texts in Chinese, and be able to take HSK Level 1.
The course book is "Chinese in Steps, vol 1" and runs over two semesters, with 24 contact hours each term.
Upper Beginners Mandarin I and II:
The course is a continuation from Beginners Mandarin and uses "Chinese in Steps, vol 2" textbook. It aims to provide Mandarin Beginners with a solid foundation in all four language skills. Students will be introduced to about 400 commonly used Chinese characters and about 700 words. The course also includes instruction on the use of a Chinese dictionary and on basic word processing in Chinese.
Entry for Upper Beginners - For those who have mastered around 200-300 Chinese characters who wish to progress their knowledge of Chinese grammar.
By the end of the course, students are expected to read simple texts in Chinese, communicate within a limited range of daily life situations and be able to take HSK Level 2.
Intermediate Mandarin I and II:
Intermediate - For those with more formal experience and knowledge of around 600 Chinese characters. Designed to further develop the four key language skills in Chinese for Mandarin Beginners, the course starts to use "Chinese in Steps, vol 3" textbook. Students will be introduced to a further 400 characters and about 700 words. The course is still very much practice-based, with communicative activities, structure practice, grammar, reading and writing.
By the end of the course, students should be able to complete basic communication tasks in daily life, study and work. They should be able to handle most communication tasks encountered in China. HSK Level 3 is suggested for students to take.
Upper Intermediate Mandarin I and II:
Upper Intermediate - Assumes familiarity with the major grammar structures of Chinese and knowledge of at least 800 Chinese characters. The course is designed for students who have completed "Chinese in Steps, vol 3" or equivalent, and will start to use "Chinese in Steps, vol 4". Students will be introduced to a further 400 characters and about 700 words.
By the end of the course, students should be able to communicate freely in daily life situations, to describe some events and to express their own ideas and views while engaged in discussion in a limited range of topics. HSK Level 4 is suggested for students to take.
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