Basic Chinese 1

After the course, learners should be able to:

1. know that Chinese is a tonal language and Putonghua has four tones and a neutral tone;

2. listen to, identify and produce the basic sounds of Pinyin;

3. listen to very limited and brief expressions related to personal and daily life;

4. learn and understand the basic Chinese terms of greetings and bidding goodbyes;

5. understand and master the Chinese way of appellation: the surname comes before the given name; surname is often followed by titles;

6. tell one’s and enquire other’s nationality;

7. enquire people’s names and introduce oneself and others;

8. know the names of major and minor subjects;

9. have a grasp of at least 150 commonly used Chinese words and phrases.


Basic Chinese 2

After the course, learners should be able to:

1. know the importance of pronunciation in learning Chinese language;

2. master some tone changes;

3. communicate with others in familiar situations, using simple words and phrases; give simple instructions or make simple requests; express needs and seek assistance;

4. appropriately express attitudes and emotions on different occasions;

5. gain idea about customs pertaining to birthday celebration etc;

6. have a grasp of at least 300 commonly used Chinese words and phrases;

7. take the HSK (Chinese Proficiency Test) level 1 examination.


Basic Chinese 3

After the course, learners should be able to:

1. recognize basic components of characters and radicals;

2. identify sounds, forms and meanings of Chinese characters;

3. write from memory basic characters with correct strokes and order;

4. use basic vocabulary or sentences to communicate with others on familiar topics in writing;

5. write short messages on familiar topics in social interactions;

6. compose simple narrative or descriptive passages related to personal, family or campus life;

7. have a grasp of at least 450 common Chinese characters and phrases;

8. take HSK level 2 examination.


Basic Chinese 4

After the course, learners should be able to:

1. say names of commonly used currencies, and make clear the amount of foreign currencies they want to change;

2. know some names of some well– known tourist attractions and scenic spots, such as the army of terracotta, warriors and horses in Xi’an;

3. make a detailed travel plan;

4. ask and answer questions about prices, color, size and style of clothes and make comparison and bargain on it;

5. fill out forms to get a library card , borrow and return books;

6. know how to take common means of public transportation;

7. have a grasp of at least 600 common Chinese words and phrases;

8. take HSK(Chinese Proficiency Test) level 3 examination.


Basic Chinese 5

After the course, learners should be able to:

1. understand that China boasts a profound and unique tradition in painting and a good variety of operas;

2. understand that the Spring festival is the most important festival in China and learn customs pertaining to it;

3. get to know some popular sports in China and gain some ideas about where your country and China stand in every athletic sport in the world arena;

4. ask directions and understand the direction given by others;

5. answer questions about your job;

6. have a grasp of at least 800 commonly used Chinese words and phrases.


After the course, learners should be able to:

1. know the names of some well known tourist attractions such as the Mount Tai, Hainan Island and the Great Wall of China;

2. identify the four seasons and tell the differences in Chinese;

3. understand the basic conditions of rural China;

4. be familiar with the common means of transportation in China, i.e. bicycles, cars and trains;

5. understand the way trains are numbered in China;

6. give an account of an incident and show concern when visiting a patient;

7. have a grasp of at least 1200 commonly used Chinese words and phrases.

8. take HSK level 4 examination.

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Intermediate Chinese 1

After the course, learners should be able to:

1. recognize more commonly-used characters without tone marks and pinyin aids;

2. incorporate and use idiomatic expressions in conversation;

3. learn some knowledge about the Chinese way of giving and receiving presents;

4. communicate with others in writing on specific topics communicated in speech;

5. know simple topics related to social and cultural activities in Chinese culture;

6. make suggestions or offer opinions on issues;

7. can make an opinion or summary on specific topics;

8. get familiarized with some of Beijing’s recreational activities.


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