This fun, interactive course is a follow-up to the Introductory level. In addition to practicing pronunciation, you will learn more vocabulary and basic grammar skills. You will also start to explore the amazing world of Chinese characters and find out they are not as scary as they look!
Considering that language reflects culture, this course will also offer you greater opportunity to experience Chinese culture.
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.
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 basic grammar that will be taught;
Ask and answer simple questions;
Recognize and reproduce the simplest of Chinese strokes;
Form basic sentences;
Be more familiar with Chinese culture, by means of Chinese social media, songs, videos, etc.
Online learning is when course delivery, and all associated learning activities, take place via the internet. For online learning tips, system requirements and differences between delivery styles, please visit our online learning webpages.
Using mobile devices in online courses
If you are planning on accessing your online courses using a mobile device such as a tablet or a smartphone, please note that not all required course features will be accessible with these devices. To fully function in your online courses, you will need to have access to a computer running Windows or MacOS.
A full course refund will only be provided if you withdraw from the course prior to the course start date. A refund, less a $15 administrative fee, will be issued if you withdraw within 6 calendar days after the official course start date. Depending on your method of payment, a refund will be either mailed to you or credited to your credit card.
Continuing Studies statement on use of educational technology
This course will require the use of Zoom and may use other education technology such as internet-based applications, cloud services, or social media. In order to complete this course you will be required to either consent to the disclosure of your personal information outside of Canada to enable use of these technologies, or work with the Division of Continuing Studies to explore other privacy protective options (such as using an alias or nickname).