Mandarin: Advanced

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Course description

This course is geared to students who have completed Mandarin: Conversant or are functionally conversant in the language. While conversations are kept simple, they will be enriched with a variety of daily life topics, at once broadening your cultural knowledge while building your communication skills. You will also get to expand your written skills by focusing on constructing paragraphs.

Learning objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Distinguish and reproduce the four tones of the language with greater ease;
  • Use Pinyin (an invaluable Mandarin pronunciation guide, which uses the English alphabet) more effectively;
  • Understand and use the new vocabulary and more complex grammar that will be taught;
  • Ask and answer more complex questions;
  • Recognize and reproduce simple characters;
  • Form longer sentences and short paragraphs that could be used in email or on WeChat;
  • Be more familiar with Chinese culture, by means of Chinese social media, songs, videos, etc.

We encourage students to participate in our language courses more than one time in order to truly learn the material taught over 10 lessons. It also gives you additional exposure to varying activities within each topic.

World Language courses are offered three times per year:

  • September (registration opens in June)
  • January (registration opens in November)
  • April (registration opens in November)

Textbooks:

Living Language Chinese Complete Edition (including books, audio CDs and Chinese character guide), by Living Language (mandatory)

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