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Fri 3 Jul, Mon 6 Jul, ... Fri 17 Jul 2020
10:00 - 12:00

Venue: CLIC online teaching

Provided by: Engineering Centre for Languages & Inter-Communication


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Chinese: Beginner Intensive
Beginners

Fri 3 Jul, Mon 6 Jul, ... Fri 17 Jul 2020

Description

Introductory course to Chinese. This course is for those with no previous knowledge of Chinese. Communicative context, with videos, audio, texts and conversation.

Target audience
  • All staff and students from Cambridge University Engineering Department
  • Further details regarding CLIC's eligibility criteria are available here
Sessions

Number of sessions: 9

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Fri 3 Jul   10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00 CLIC online teaching Dr F. Gao
2 Mon 6 Jul   10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00 CLIC online teaching Dr F. Gao
3 Tue 7 Jul   10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00 CLIC online teaching Dr F. Gao
4 Wed 8 Jul   10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00 CLIC online teaching Dr F. Gao
5 Fri 10 Jul   10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00 CLIC online teaching Dr F. Gao
6 Mon 13 Jul   10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00 CLIC online teaching Dr F. Gao
7 Tue 14 Jul   10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00 CLIC online teaching Dr F. Gao
8 Wed 15 Jul   10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00 CLIC online teaching Dr F. Gao
9 Fri 17 Jul   10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00 CLIC online teaching Dr F. Gao
Topics covered

The course material will be based on the textbook Chinese in Steps Vol. 1. by George X Zhang, Linda Li and Lik Suen. We will aim to cover Lessons 1 to 6, which cover:

  • Introduction to Chinese characters
  • Pronunciation
  • Tones and the Pinyin system
  • Greetings
  • Numbers
  • Expressions of time
  • How to describe basic everyday activities
Objectives

To introduce you to the Chinese language, culture and learning skills.

Aims

To focus on listening and speaking, with a balance between reading and some writing skills.

Format

Class work (online via Zoom) and individual study

Notes

Each session will last two hours (10:00am – 12:00pm) with a ten-minute break in the middle. There will also be a short exercise break, similar to those practised in Chinese schools, during each session. A video will be played over Zoom for those who want to participate.

Duration

Nine sessions of two hours

Frequency

Yearly

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Theme
Chinese

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