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Daily Chinese Course

Availability: Primary and Intermediate Chinese learners

This course is dedicated to build your oral communication skills. You will be placed in several role playing situations to give the training a "real world" feel.

  • Gain valuable insight into conversational Mandarin in areas such as: taxi rides, ordering food, phone calls, looking for help and more.
  • This course is a great way to increase your knowledge in an intensely practical way: these are the things you want and need to say!

Features:

  • Full transcripts, vocabulary lists and exercises
  • Native speakers
  • Structured Curriculum
  • Online or in-person courses
  • The most authentic and practical content
  • Flexible class times
  • All levels from beginner to advanced
Preliminary
Intermediate
Advanced

For those who have never learned Chinese before and cannot read Pinyin or Chinese characters. Learners will be introduced to some common situations, such as how to ask for directions, going shopping, expressing likes and dislikes, and more.

Beginner 1

This introductory level is tailor-made to learners who have little or no prior knowledge of the Chinese language. In this level, students will learn to understand and use everyday expressions to communicate with people slowly and clearly.The Chinese system of phonetics,Pinyin,will be introduced and taught throughout the process.

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Topics include:
  • Greeting
  • Self-introduction
  • Numbers and money
  • Times and dates
  • Asking for help(dealing with a nanny)
  • Able to read up to 200 words

Beginner 2

In this level, students will learn simple comprehensive sentences and be able to communicate in more topics at many situations. Upon completion, students will be able to put the obtained daily vocabulary and expressions to use for immediate needs.

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Learn language regarding:
  • Going shopping
  • Expressing likes and dislikes
  • Booking travel tickets and hotels
  • Making and answering phone calls
  • Local geography
  • Learn up to 500 words and sentence structures

Beginner 3

Students learn to improve communication skills using longer sentences and more complex language structures to express themselves. Social phrases will be improved upon to progress conversational skills. Students will be able to communicate in many social and informal situations with confidence.

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Topics include:
  • Bank visits
  • tourism & Travel
  • Apartment rental
  • Shopping and bargaining
  • Hosting and visiting friends
  • Reading signs and menus
  • Weather and sports
  • Learn up to 800 words and expressions

What you learn:

We introduce Pinyin, the phonetic system that allows non-Chinese to read words to learn how to speak them. Providing some common social situations as examples, your teacher will focus on training your listening and speaking in basic daily-life vocabulary. Starting with short sentences, you learn greetings, self-introduction, and how to find what you need on a shopping trip. By the time you complete this learning level, you should be able to understand some simple questions and answers.

For those who are ready to move beyond communication for basic daily living. Students will begin learning more in-depth self-expression, such as explaining needs, talking about ideas and sharing opinions.

Lower Intermediate

This first Intermediate level will advance learners’ vocabulary and conversational ability. Students will understand and be able to express themselves in a variety of relevant situations. Students will also be introduced to and gain an insightful understanding of Chinese culture and characters.

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Topics include:
  • Descriptions
  • Past experiences
  • Explanations
  • Planning events
  • Inquiring information
  • Learn up to 1200 new words and expressions.80 grammar points & sentence patterns will also learn

Intermediate

This level will improve upon oral fluency and accuracy while at the same time developing reading and writing characters. Students can produce connected texts on topics of interest allowing them to deal with many situations. Students will be able to describe past events or future plans.

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Topics consist of:
  • Invitations
  • Needs and complaints
  • Making suggestions
  • Writing short notes and emails
  • Comparison
  • Learn up to 1600 new words and expressions and an additional 80 grammar points & sentence patterns will be taught

Higher Intermediate

Learn to interact more fluently with natives as you will be able to produce clear, detailed text and express viewpoints on a wide range of subjects. Also, gain a deeper insight into Chinese culture and traditional customs.

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Topics include:
  • Chinese medicine and staying healthy
  • Chinese history and philosophy
  • Chinese culture
  • Chinese gift giving
  • Upon completion of the level, students will be able to master 2000 new words and expressions and an additional 80 grammar points & sentence patterns

What you learn:

This segment of instruction focuses on understanding Chinese cultural practices in building and sustaining relationships, expressing own opinions and learn some basic Chinese characters. By the time you complete this learning level, you should be able to produce clear, detailed ideas and express viewpoints on a wide range of subjects.

For students who can communicate in many social and informal situations with confidence. The Advanced level builds on communication competence by introducing further information and conversation about Chinese culture and its importance in daily life. Students will learn from current Chinese news media stories as well as classic literature.

Lower Advanced

Chinese business communication and culture will be focused upon throughout the advanced levels. Students will learn how to communicate abstract ideas including technical discussions involving ones business specialization and also be able to understand and use current forms of media.

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Topics include:
  • Chinese business customs
  • Television programs and advertisements
  • Books
  • Newspaper and magazine articles
  • Formal speeches and radio broadcasting
  • Learn 2500 new words and expressions along with sentence structures and patterns

Advanced

Students at this level can converse with natives at a high degree of fluency without strain for either party. Students will be able to engage in interesting topics using their advanced communicative abilities. Learn to express advantages and disadvantages of certain situations or themes.

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Improve upon character learning development and learn more about:
  • Famous Chinese authors
  • Chinese idioms and tales
  • Current and past Chinese literature
  • Ancient and modern poems
  • Learn 3000 new characters along with sentence structures and patterns

Higher Advanced

This level will improve upon students’ formal speech abilities such as presentations. Students will be able to express themselves without pause and show controlled use of organizational patterns.

Topics include:
  • Chinese essays and literature
  • Environmental protection
  • Famous person biographies
  • Upon reaching this point, students will have learned up to 3500 new characters along with sentence structures and patterns

What you learn:

This level of instruction provides intensive focus on listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Chinese communication norms and social customs so that learners can move freely and easily in Chinese society. You will understand and use current forms of media while gaining a deeper insight into Chinese culture and traditional customs.


What Chinese Language Learners Say About Us More>>

Annegret

我刚来到中国,一句汉语也不会说,在这儿学习了一个月以后,我现在可以自己买东西、打车,在中国餐厅点餐了,而且觉得跟中国人聊天儿很有意思,我会继续学习汉语的。

When I first came to China, I really don’t know Chinese language, I’m a totally beginner. After one month learning in Hanbridge Mandarin, I found I can shopping and take a taxi in Chinese, it is very practice. Now I know how to order food in Chinese restaurant. I think Chinese food is very delicious and it is very interesting to talk with Chinese people. I will continue to learn Chinese in Hanbridge Mandarin.

Germany | Annegret ROHDE

Ben

我喜欢学校的教学方法,教材很有意思,虽然汉语很难,但是在这儿学习觉得很轻松。

I like Hanbridge Mandarin’s teaching method and the teaching materials are very interesting. I know learning Mandarin is very hard, but I feel studying in here is very relax.

Canada & USA | Ben & Meghan Bowser

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