This course is intended for those who have completed Elementary Chinese. It aims to develop integrated skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking at the Pre-intermediate level.
The course is designed for those who have completed the Elementary Chinese or who have:
completed more than 60 learning hours
known about 200 basic Chinese characters, 400 basic Chinese words
passed HSK level 2
A placement interview is required, except for continuing students with advancement approval from previous class.
The course seeks to develop language learners’ integrated skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking at the intermediate level, with a special focus on reading and writing.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to conduct conversations in Chinese on range of topics, and:
make a comment on one’s action or behaviours
express your emotions and opinions
consult others' opinions and make suggestions
ask for reasons and explain reasons
remind and urge somebody
write a short passage or letter to describe your life and hobbies
Upon completion of this course, you will:
understand and enhance the usage of sentence tones and the stress in phrase/sentence
further understand Chinese grammar (including the usage of complements, special sentences structures)
have the ability to read expositive and narrative articles written in commonly used vocabulary
learn approximately 400 new vocabulary items and phrases
Your language learning experience will be complemented with an exploration of culture. You will be exposed to Chinese culture and history, customs and social etiquette, value systems and identities, and some current affairs.