COURSES

Business Mandarin

Beginning to advanced level, up to date business Mandarin courses for people who need to improve communication skills in Mandarin language in the business areas.

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HSK 3A

Text Book:
HSK Standard Course 3 (Lessons 1-7)
Pre-requisites:

Mandarin 4-5 & Reading 1 or 100 hours of prior study

Knowledge of 100 characters

Topics:

Topics:

  • What’s your plan for the weekend
  • When will he come back
  • There are plenty of drinks on the table
  • She always smiles when talking to customers
  • I am getting heavier
  • Why are they suddenly missing
  • I have known her for five years

 

Grammar:

  • Result complement ‘hao’
  • Negative structure ‘not … at all’
  • Conjunction ‘na’
  • Directional complement
  • Successive occurrence of two actions
  • Rhetoric question ‘neng … ma’
  • Comparison of ‘haishi’ and ‘huozhe’
  • Expression of existence
  • Possibility indicator ‘hui’
  • Structure of ‘you…you…’
  • Accompanying action V1+ zhe+ V2
  • Change indicator ‘le’
  • Structure of ‘yue lai yue…’
  • Possibility complement V+de, V+bu
  • Casual question word for location ‘ne’
  • Comparison of ‘gang’ and ‘gangcai’
  • Express a period of time
  • Express interest
  • Clock time expressions

 

Outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Talk about leisure plans
  • Organise outing activities
  • Make telephone calls
  • Discuss weather and climate
  • Do daily shopping
  • Describe appearance and personality
  • Describe sickness and see a doctor
  • Organise travel plans and transport
  • Know more characters and vocabularies
  • Know Chinese traditional sports
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HSK 3B

Text Book:
HSK Standard Course 3 (Lessons 8-14)
Pre-requisites:

Mandarin 5 & Reading 1 or 120 hours of prior study

Knowledge of 150 characters

Topics:

Topics:

  • I will go wherever you go
  • She speaks Chinese like a native speaker
  • Mathematics is much harder than history
  • Don’t forget to turn off the air conditioner
  • Leave the important items with me
  • I walked back
  • Please pass me the fruits

 

Grammar:

  • Comparison of adverbs ‘you’ and ‘zai’
  • Interrogative pronouns 1
  • Structure of ‘yue A yue B’
  • Comparative sentences ‘A gen B yiyang’
  • Comparative sentences ‘A bi B+ adj +modification
  • Expression of approximate numbers
  • ‘Ba’ sentences
  • Adv ‘cai’ and ‘jiu’
  • Compound directional complement
  • Structure of ‘yibian… yibian…’
  • Sequence sentences, ‘xian…zai/you… ranhou…’

 

Outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Describe house layout
  • Host guests at home
  • Give advice on diet and health
  • Discuss language learning issues
  • Talk about school subjects
  • Make comparison
  • Talk about packing and luggage for travel
  • Describe locations and directions
  • Describe daily activities and house chores
  • Know more characters and vocabularies
  • Know traditional Chinese wedding custom
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HSK 3C

Text Book:
HSK Standard Course 3 (Lessons 15-20)
Pre-requisites:

Mandarin 5-6 & Reading 1 or 140 hours of prior study

Knowledge of 200 characters

Topics:

Topics:

  • The rest are alright
  • I am so tired that…
  • Doing sports is important
  • I believe they will agree
  • Don’t you recognise him
  • I have been influenced by him

 

Grammar:

  • Structure ‘chule…yiwai, hai/ye/dou…’
  • Interrogative pronouns 2
  • Degree indicator ‘jile’
  • Structures of ‘if…’
  • Complex complements of state
  • Reduplication of single syllable words ‘AA de, BB de’
  • Reduplication of disyllable verbs
  • Interrogative pronouns 3
  • Structure ‘zhiyao… jiu…’
  • Preposition ‘guanyu’
  • Extension of directional complements
  • Comparison of ‘shi’, ‘rang’, ‘jiao’
  • Passive voice with ‘bei’
  • Structure of ‘zhiyou…cai…’

 

Outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Make comments
  • Give advice on language learning
  • Make complain about daily life
  • Talk about colleagues and other people
  • Give advice on sports, exercise and health
  • Talk about raising pets
  • Attend job interviews
  • Talk about change of appearance
  • Know more characters and vocabularies
  • Know Chinese gift giving taboos

 

 

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HSK 4A

Text Book:
HSK Standard Course 4 (Lessons 1-5)
Pre-requisites:

Mandarin 6-7 & Reading 2 or 160 hours of prior study

Knowledge of 300 characters

Topics:

Topics:

  • Simple love
  • A true friend
  • I have made a good impression on the manager
  • Don’t be anxious to make money
  • Buy the right, not the expensive

 

Grammar:

  • 不仅。。。也/还/而且。。。
  • 从来
  • 刚vs刚才
  • 即使。。。也。。。
  • 在。。。上
  • 正好
  • 差不多vs几乎
  • 尽管。。。却。。。
  • 挺+adj
  • 本来
  • 另外vs另
  • 首次。。。其次。。。再次。。。
  • 原来vs本来
  • 按照
  • 甚至
  • 肯定
  • 再说
  • 实际/实际上
  • 对。。。来说
  • 尤其vs特别

 

Outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Discuss relationship and marriage
  • Know about Chinese traditional Qixi Festival
  • Discuss friends and friendship
  • Talk about recruitment and job interview
  • Know about Chinese traditional tunic suit and cheongsam
  • Discuss business and company culture
  • Talk about consuming habits
  • Know more characters and vocabularies
  • Know more idioms, slangs and common saying
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HSK 4B

Text Book:
HSK Standard Course 4 (Lessons 6-10)
Pre-requisites:

Mandarin 7 & Reading 2 or 180 hours of prior study

Knowledge of 400 characters

Topics:

Topics:

  • The higher price, the better the quality
  • The best doctor is yourself
  • Beauty is not rare in life
  • The sun will shine again after storm
  • Standard of happiness

 

Grammar:

  • 竟然。。。
  • X倍
  • 值得/值
  • 其中
  • 在。。。下
  • 估计vs可能
  • 来不及/来得及
  • 离合词重叠用法
  • 要是。。。
  • 既。。。又/也/还。。。
  • 使
  • 只要。。。就。。。
  • 可不是
  • 因此/所以
  • 往往 vs常常vs经常
  • 难道。。。
  • 通过vs经过
  • 可是
  • 结果
  • 不过vs但是vs可是
  • 确实
  • 在。。。看来
  • 由于
  • 比如

 

Outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Do shopping and bargaining
  • Give advice on good habits and health
  • Know about Taiji and Taijiquan
  • Discuss transportation and traffic conditions
  • Discuss colours and personalities
  • Discuss diet and sports
  • Discuss the secret of success
  • Debate on issues of life and happiness
  • Know more characters and vocabularies
  • Know more idioms, slangs and common sayings
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HSK 4C

Text Book:
HSK Standard Course 4 (Lessons 11-15)
Pre-requisites:

Mandarin 7-8 & Reading 2 or 200 hours of prior study

Knowledge of 500 characters

Topics:

Topics:

  • It’s good to read
  • Discover the world with your heart
  • Watching Beijing opera
  • Protect our mother earth
  • The art of educating children

 

Grammar:

  • 连。。。也/都。。。
  • 无论/不管
  • 并且
  • 再。。。也。。。
  • 对于vs关于
  • 大概vs也许
  • 偶尔
  • 进行
  • 随着
  • 既然。。。就。。。
  • 于是vs因此
  • A, B, C什么的
  • 想起来
  • 千万vs一定
  • 左右vs大概

 

Outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Discuss reading habits
  • Discuss exams
  • Know about some classic work in Chinese literature
  • Talk about life experience
  • Know about Confucius’ education ideas
  • Talk about Beijing opera
  • Talk about Chinese tea culture and chopsticks
  • Discuss pollution and environment issues
  • Discuss children’s education issues
  • Know more characters and vocabularies
  • Know more idioms, slangs and common saying

 

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HSK 4D

Text Book:
HSK Standard Course 4 (Lessons 16-20)
Pre-requisites:

Mandarin 8 & Reading 2 or 220 hours of prior study

Knowledge of 600 characters

Topics:

Topics:

  • Life can be better
  • Humans and nature
  • Science, technology and the world
  • Taste of life
  • The view along the way

 

Grammar:

  • 恐怕vs怕
  • 到底
  • 拿。。。来说
  • 趟vs次
  • 为了。。。而。。。
  • 仍然
  • 是否
  • 受不了/受得了
  • 接着vs然后
  • 除此之外
  • 把。。。叫做。。。
  • 疑问代词活指用法
  • 出来vs起来
  • 总的来说
  • 在于
  • V+着+V着
  • 一。。。就。。。
  • 究竟vs到底
  • 起来
  • V+起

 

Outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Discuss young peoples’ lives in China
  • Discuss nature issues
  • Discuss panda and other endangered animals
  • Discuss new technology and its impact
  • Talk about ordinary peoples’ lives
  • Talk about travel experiences
  • Know more characters and vocabularies
  • Know more idioms, slangs and common sayings
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HSK 5A

Text Book:
HSK Standard Course 5 (Lessons 1-6)
Pre-requisites:

Mandarin Advanced 1

Knowledge of 700 characters

Topics:

Topics:

  • Details of love
  • Leaving a bunch of keys to our parents
  • Choices make change possible
  • Zilu carrying rice
  • Spring water in Ji’nan
  • Origin of Chuxi

 

Grammar:

  • 如何vs怎么
  • 居然
  • 以来
  • 立刻vs马上
  • 悄悄vs偷偷
  • 包括
  • 各自
  • 时刻
  • 舒适vs舒服
  • 至今
  • 。。。得+不行
  • 反而
  • 满足vs满意
  • 从而
  • 为(wéi)
  • 起来
  • 说不定
  • 似的
  • 纷纷
  • 打听vs询问

 

Outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Discuss relationship and marriage
  • Discuss the generation gap issues
  • Discuss children’s education issues
  • Discuss the filial concept
  • Discuss traditional Chinese festivals
  • Know more characters and vocabularies
  • Know more idioms, slangs and common sayings
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HSK 5B

Text Book:
HSK Standard Course 5 (Lessons 7-12)
Pre-requisites:

Mandarin Advanced 1

Knowledge of 800 characters

Topics:

Topics:

  • Two idiom stories
  • Three at dawn and four at dusk
  • Lu Xun that you don’t know
  • Miracle of debate
  • Harm of alarm clock
  • Overseas users of wechat

 

Grammar:

  • 分别
  • 便
  • 忽然vs突然
  • 。。。来。。。去
  • 要不
  • 彼此vs互相
  • 作为
  • 曾经
  • 亲自vs自己
  • 毕竟
  • 逐渐vs渐渐
  • 或许
  • 显示vs显得
  • 来/过来
  • 相当
  • 持续vs继续
  • 以及
  • 程度
  • 发达vs发展

 

Outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Know stories of Chinese idioms
  • Know the story behind the Chinese restaurant Guangheju
  • Debate on the social issues
  • Discuss lifestyles and everyday habits
  • Discuss telecommunication and social media
  • Know more characters and vocabularies
  • Know more idioms, slangs and common sayings
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HSK 5C

Text Book:
HSK Standard Course 5 (Lessons 13-18)
Pre-requisites:

Mandarin Advanced 2

Knowledge of 1,000 characters

Topics:

Topics:

  • Cutting off the ‘Bottom of the basket’ in life
  • Quadrangle courtyards in Beijing
  • Being an armchair strategist
  • Weight and diet
  • Ending at the best moment
  • Abstract art: beautiful or ugly?

 

Grammar:

  • 何况
  • 何必
  • 多亏
  • 激烈vs强烈
  • 所谓
  • 为。。。所。。。
  • 通常vs常常
  • 迟早
  • 再三
  • 个别
  • 临时vs暂时
  • 平常
  • 宁可
  • 极其
  • 其余
  • 可见
  • 目前vs现在

 

Outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Talk about the origin of basketball
  • Talk about quadrangle courtyards in Beijing
  • Know the story behind idiom –纸上谈兵
  • Discuss diet and health issues
  • Talk about abstract art
  • Know more characters and vocabularies
  • Know more idioms, slangs and common sayings
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HSK 5D

Text Book:
HSK Standard Course 5 (Lessons 19-24)
Pre-requisites:

Mandarin Advanced 2

Knowledge of 1,000 characters

Topics:

Topics:

  • Turnip pancakes in my hometown
  • Picture story book stalls
  • Uncle Hanzi
  • Reading and thinking
  • Letting go
  • Volunteer teaching

 

Grammar:

  • 般/闻/趁
  • 动词+得/不+起
  • 偶然
  • 尽快
  • 一旦
  • 难免
  • 自从
  • 一致
  • 幸亏
  • 行动
  • 义务

 

Outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Talk about traditional Chinese cuisine
  • Talk about the stories of Chinese characters
  • Discuss reading and thinking issues
  • Discuss young people’s education
  • Discuss some volunteer work
  • Know more characters and vocabularies
  • Know more idioms, slangs and common sayings
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Mandarin Reading 1
(Intermediate 1)

Text Book:
Conversational Chinese 301, Book 1 (Lessons 1-20)
Pre-requisites:

Mandarin 5-6 or HSK Level 2

Topics:

Topics:

  • Numbers
  • Greetings and socializing
  • Family and friends
  • Day and date
  • Locations and directions
  • Shopping
  • Public transportation
  • Past experiences
  • Weather and climate
  • Sports and leisure
  • Picking up people from the airport
  • Food and drink

Outcomes:

You will:

  • Be able to read 250-300 characters
  • Be able to use 400 words
  • Have improved reading comprehension
  • Have improved listening and speaking skills
  • Be prepared for the HSK Level 3 Test

End of course test:

30 minute in-house character test

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Mandarin Reading 2
(Intermediate 2)

Text Book:
Conversational Chinese 301, Book 2 (Lessons 21-40)
Pre-requisites:

Mandarin 7-8, Mandarin Reading 1 or HSK Level 3

Topics:

Topics:

  • Inviting and declining an invitation
  • Praising and responding
  • Making comparisons
  • More on sports and leisure
  • Language learning
  • Travel experiences
  • Seeing a doctor
  • Comforting people
  • Shipment of luggage
  • Helping people to make arrangements
  • Chinese proverbs

Outcomes:

You will:

  • Be able to read 500-550 characters
  • Be able to use 800 words
  • Have improved reading comprehension
  • Have improved listening and speaking skills
  • Be prepared for the HSK Level 4 Test

End of course test:

30 minute in-house character test

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Children’s Mandarin Reading 1 (Background speakers)

Text Book:
Easy Steps to Chinese, Book 1 (Lessons 1-15)
Pre-requisites:

No prior reading knowledge

NSW Department of Education Syllabus equivalent:

Stage 3

Duration of course:

2-3 school terms (40-60 hours)

Topics:
  • The Pinyin phonetic alphabet and basic strokes
  • Numbers
  • Greetings
  • Names and age
  • Family
  • Occupation
  • Dates and days
  • Time and daily activities
  • Means of transport
  • Colours
  • Clothing
  • Parts of the body
  • Chinese character structure and stroke order
  • Chinese cultural notes

Outcomes:

Children will:

  • Be able to read 150-200 characters
  • Be able to use 300-400 words
  • Be able to write texts of 50-60 words
  • Have improved reading comprehension
  • Have improved listening and speaking skills
  • Have improved writing skills

End of course test:

No test

 

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Children’s Mandarin Reading 2 (Background speakers)

Text Book:
Easy Steps to Chinese, Book 2 (Lessons 1-15)
Pre-requisites:

Completion of Easy Steps to Chinese Book 1 or 1 year of study

NSW Department of Education Syllabus equivalent:

Stage 4

Duration of course:

2-3 school terms (40-60 hours)

Topics:

Topics:

  • Revision of the Pinyin phonetic alphabet and basic strokes
  • Revision of Chinese characters
  • Countries, nationalities and languages
  • School subjects
  • Making phone calls
  • Weather and seasons
  • Seeing doctor
  • Hobby 1: Music
  • Hobby 2: Sports
  • Hobby 3: Dance
  • Vegetables and fruits
  • Daily meals
  • Eating out
  • House and furniture
  • Neighbourhood
  • Chinese character structure and stroke order
  • Chinese cultural notes, traditions and stories

Outcomes:

Children will:

  • Be able to read 250-350 characters
  • Be able to use 500-600 words
  • Be able to write texts of 100-150 words
  • Have improved reading comprehension
  • Have improved listening and speaking skills
  • Have improved writing skills

End of course test:

No test

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MANDARIN READING COURSES COURSE OUTLINES

Text Book:
The Mandarin Reading Courses are designed for people wishing to develop their character reading skills in order to join our Mandarin Advanced 1, Mandarin Advanced 2 and Business Mandarin Advanced Courses. The Reading Courses are also suitable for people wishing to undertake the HSK Level 3 and Level 4 Tests in Australia and China. HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi) is a Chinese Proficiency Test offered internationally, that rates the language ability of non-native speakers.
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Early Learning 1 (Beginner)

Text Book:
Chinese Made Easy for Kids -Book 1 (Lesson 1-8)
Pre-requisites:

No prior or very little knowledge required.

Age Group: 

4-5 years

NSW Department of Education Syllabus equivalent: 

Stage 2

Duration of course: 

1-2 school terms (20-40 hours)

Topics:

Topics:

  • Mandarin pronunciation and the Pinyin phonetic alphabet
  • Numbers
  • Greetings
  • Apologizing and responding
  • Given name and surname
  • Family
  • Age
  • Colours

Grammar:

  • Initial and final sounds
  • Tones
  • ‘What’ questions
  • ‘Ma’ questions
  • Personal pronouns
  • ‘There is’/’there are’

Outcomes: 

Children will be able to:

  • Sound the Pinyin phonetic alphabet
  • Use the tone system
  • Count
  • Know the names of colours
  • Greet people
  • Introduce themselves and others
  • Talk about family members
  • Ask and answer basic questions about people, age and family
  • Relate their likes and dislikes
  • Recognize some basic Chinese characters
  • Sing Chinese songs
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Early Learning 1 (Ongoing)

Text Book:
Chinese Made Easy for Kids, Book 1 (Lessons 9-16)
Pre-requisites:

Early Learning 1 (Beginner) or equivalent

Age Group: 

4-5 years

NSW Department of Education Syllabus equivalent:

Stage 3

Duration of course:

2 school terms (40 hours)

Topics:

Topics:

  • Revision of the Pinyin phonetic alphabet and Mandarin pronunciation
  • More greetings
  • About yourself
  • More on family topics
  • Large numbers
  • More on likes and dislikes
  • School uniform and clothes
  • Looks and appearance
  • Animals
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Drink and food
  • My school bag
  • My home and my room
  • Chinese songs
  • Basic Chinese characters
  • Chinese character structure and stroke order
  • Chinese cultural notes, traditions and stories

Grammar:

  • More on ‘ma’ questions
  • More on ‘what’ questions
  • Question words: ‘who’, ‘whose’
  • ‘This is’/’that is’
  • I wear …
  • Adjectives
  • ‘You have’
  • Every day: ‘mei tian’

Outcomes:

Children will be able to:

  • Count to large numbers
  • Introduce themselves and others
  • Talk about family members and kinship
  • Ask and answer questions about people, their appearance, age and family
  • Answer simple questions
  • Comprehend simple Mandarin conversations
  • Recognize additional basic Chinese characters
  • Sing more Chinese songs
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Early Learning 2 (Beginner)

Text Book:
Chinese Made Easy for Kids, Book 1 (Lessons 1-8)
Pre-requisites:

No prior knowledge

Age Group:

6-8 years

NSW Department of Education Syllabus equivalent:

Stage 3

Duration of course:

1-2 school terms (20-40 hours)

Topics:

Topics:

  • Mandarin pronunciation and the Pinyin phonetic alphabet
  • Numbers
  • Greetings
  • Apologizing and responding
  • Given name and surname
  • Family
  • Age
  • Colours
  • Chinese songs

Grammar:

  • Initial and final sounds
  • Tones
  • ‘What’ questions
  • ‘Ma’ questions
  • Personal pronouns
  • ‘There is’/’there are’
  • Likes and dislikes
  • Basic Chinese characters
  • Chinese character structure and stroke order
  • Chinese cultural notes

Outcomes:

Children will be able to:

  • Sound the Pinyin phonetic alphabet
  • Use the tone system
  • Count
  • Know the names of colours
  • Greet people
  • Introduce themselves and others
  • Talk about family members
  • Ask and answer basic questions about people, age and family
  • Relate their likes and dislikes
  • Recognize some basic Chinese characters
  • Sing Chinese songs
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Early Learning 2 (Ongoing)

Text Book:
Chinese Made Easy for Kids, Book 1 (Lessons 9-16)
Pre-requisites:

Early Learning 1 (Beginner) or equivalent

Age Group:

6-8 years

NSW Department of Education Syllabus equivalent:

Stage 3

Duration of course:

2 school terms (40 hours)

Topics:

Topics:

  • Revision of the Pinyin phonetic alphabet and Mandarin pronunciation
  • More greetings
  • About yourself
  • More on family topics
  • Large numbers
  • More on likes and dislikes
  • School uniform and clothes
  • Looks and appearance
  • Animals
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Drink and food
  • My school bag
  • My home and my room
  • Chinese songs
  • Basic Chinese characters
  • Chinese character structure and stroke order
  • Chinese cultural notes, traditions and stories

Grammar:

  • More on ‘ma’ questions
  • More on ‘what’ questions
  • Question words: ‘who’, ‘whose’
  • ‘This is’/’that is’
  • I wear …
  • Adjectives
  • ‘You have’
  • Every day: ‘mei tian’

Outcomes:

Children will be able to:

  • Count to large numbers
  • Introduce themselves and others
  • Talk about family members and kinship
  • Ask and answer questions about people, their appearance, age and family
  • Answer simple questions
  • Comprehend simple Mandarin conversations
  • Recognize additional basic Chinese characters
  • Sing more Chinese songs
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Junior 1 (Beginner)

Text Book:
Chinese Made Easy for Kids, Book 1 (Lessons 1-8)
Pre-requisites:

No prior knowledge

Age Group:

9-12 years

NSW Department of Education Syllabus equivalent:

Stage 4

Duration of course:

1-2 school terms (equivalent to 20-40 hours)

Topics:

Topics:

  • Mandarin pronunciation and the Pinyin phonetic alphabet
  • Numbers
  • Greetings
  • Apologizing and responding
  • Given name and surname
  • Family
  • Age
  • Colours
  • Chinese songs

Grammar:

  • Initial and final sounds
  • Tones
  • ‘What’ questions
  • ‘Ma’ questions
  • Personal pronouns
  • ‘There is’/’there are’
  • Likes and dislikes
  • Basic Chinese characters
  • Chinese character structure and stroke order
  • Chinese cultural notes, traditions and stories

Outcomes:

Children will be able to:

  • Sound the Pinyin phonetic alphabet
  • Use the tone system
  • Count
  • Know the names of colours
  • Greet people
  • Introduce themselves and others
  • Talk about family members
  • Ask and answer basic questions about people, age and family
  • Relate their likes and dislikes
  • Recognize some basic Chinese characters
  • Sing Chinese songs
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Junior 1 (Ongoing)

Text Book:
Chinese Made Easy for Kids, Book 1 (Lessons 9-16)
Pre-requisites:

Junior 1 (Beginner) or equivalent

Age Group: 

9-12 years

NSW Department of Education Syllabus equivalent:

Stage 4

Duration of course:

2 school terms (40 hours)

Topics:

Topics:

  • Revision of the Pinyin phonetic alphabet and Mandarin pronunciation
  • More greetings
  • About yourself
  • More on family topics
  • Large numbers
  • More on likes and dislikes
  • School uniform and clothes
  • Looks and appearance
  • Animals
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Drink and food
  • My school bag
  • My home and my room
  • Chinese songs
  • Basic Chinese characters
  • Chinese character structure and stroke order
  • Chinese cultural notes, traditions and stories

Grammar:

  • More on ‘ma’ questions
  • More on ‘what’ questions
  • Question words: ‘who’, ‘whose’
  • ‘This is’/’that is’
  • I wear …
  • Adjectives
  • ‘You have’
  • Every: ‘mei’

Outcomes:

Children will be able to:

  • Count to large numbers
  • Introduce themselves and others
  • Talk about family members and kinship
  • Ask and answer questions about people, their appearance, age and family
  • Answer simple questions
  • Comprehend simple Mandarin conversations
  • Recognize additional basic Chinese characters
  • Sing more Chinese songs
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Junior 2 (Beginner)

Text Book:
Chinese Made Easy for Kids, Book 2 (Lessons 1-8)
Pre-requisites:

Completion of Chinese Made Easy for Kids, Book 1 or 1 year of study

Age Group:

13-15 years

NSW Department of Education Syllabus equivalent:

Stage 5

Duration of course:

2 school terms (40 hours)

Topics:

Topics:

  • Revision of Mandarin pronunciation and the Pinyin phonetic alphabet
  • Revision of Chinese characters
  • Where do you live?
  • More on family life
  • Day, date and birthday
  • The Chinese zodiac
  • More on colours
  • Describing people
  • School life
  • My classmates
  • Nationalities
  • More Chinese characters
  • Chinese songs
  • Chinese cultural notes, traditions and stories

Grammar:

  • Question words: ‘where’, ‘how many’, etc
  • Measure words
  • More on adjectives
  • Reduplicated adjectives
  • You have …
  • More on likes and dislikes
  • Prepositional phrases
  • Some: ‘you de’

Outcomes:

Children will be able to:

  • Make friends by asking for name, age, nationality, language spoken, zodiac sign
  • Talk about family members and kinship
  • Ask the time, day, date and birthday
  • Describe daily activities
  • Talk about school life
  • Tell more about their likes and dislikes
  • Create and tell their own stories
  • Recognize and write more Chinese characters
  • Sing more Chinese songs
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Junior 2 (Ongoing)

Text Book:
Chinese Made Easy for Kids, Book 2 (Lessons 9-16)
Pre-requisites:

Junior 1 (Beginner) or 1½ years of study

Age Group:

13-15 years

NSW Department of Education Syllabus equivalent:

Stage 5

Duration of course:

2 school terms (40 hours)

Topics:

Topics:

  • Revision of Chinese characters
  • Vocabulary revision
  • Nationalities
  • Chinese and other languages
  • My school
  • Classroom and everyday instructions
  • The time
  • Daily activities
  • Meals
  • Transportation
  • Hobbies
  • More Chinese songs
  • More Chinese characters
  • Chinese cultural notes, traditions and stories

Grammar:

  • Question words: ‘how’, ‘why’, etc
  • Can: ‘hui’
  • Modal verb ‘would like to’: ‘xiang’
  • Please: ‘qing’
  • Don’t: ‘bie’
  • Topic and comment sentence structure
  • Time expressions
  • Usually: ‘yiban’
  • Adverbs

Outcomes:

Children will be able to:

  • Ask the time, day, date and birthday
  • Describe everyday routines
  • Talk about school life
  • Discuss hobbies
  • Talk about travel by different modes of transport
  • Create and tell their own stories
  • Recognize and write more Chinese characters
  • Sing more Chinese songs
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Reading 1 (Background speakers)

Text Book:
Easy Steps to Chinese, Book 1 (Lessons 1-15)
Pre-requisites:
  • No prior reading knowledge

NSW Department of Education Syllabus equivalent:

  • Stage 3

Duration of course:

  • 2-3 school terms (40-60 hours)
Topics:
  • The Pinyin phonetic alphabet and basic strokes
  • Numbers
  • Greetings
  • Names and age
  • Family
  • Occupation
  • Dates and days
  • Time and daily activities
  • Means of transport
  • Colours
  • Clothing
  • Parts of the body
  • Chinese character structure and stroke order
  • Chinese cultural notes

Outcomes:

Children will:

  • Be able to read 150-200 characters
  • Be able to use 300-400 words
  • Be able to write texts of 50-60 words
  • Have improved reading comprehension
  • Have improved listening and speaking skills
  • Have improved writing skills

End of course test:

  • No test
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Reading 2 (Background speakers)

Text Book:
Easy Steps to Chinese, Book 2 (Lessons 1-15)
Pre-requisites:
  • Completion of Easy Steps to Chinese Book 1 or 1 year of study

NSW Department of Education Syllabus equivalent:

  • Stage 4

Duration of course:

  • 2-3 school terms (40-60 hours)
Topics:
  • Revision of the Pinyin phonetic alphabet and basic strokes
  • Revision of Chinese characters
  • Countries, nationalities and languages
  • School subjects
  • Making phone calls
  • Weather and seasons
  • Seeing doctor
  • Hobby 1: Music
  • Hobby 2: Sports
  • Hobby 3: Dance
  • Vegetables and fruits
  • Daily meals
  • Eating out
  • House and furniture
  • Neighbourhood
  • Chinese character structure and stroke order
  • Chinese cultural notes, traditions and stories

Outcomes:

Children will:

  • Be able to read 250-350 characters
  • Be able to use 500-600 words
  • Be able to write texts of 100-150 words
  • Have improved reading comprehension
  • Have improved listening and speaking skills
  • Have improved writing skills

End of course test:

  • No test
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Mandarin Elementary 2

Text Book:
Colloquial Chinese, Book 1 (Lessons 5-8)
Pre-requisites:

No prior or very little knowledge required.

Topics:

Topics:

  • Revision of Mandarin pronunciation and the Pinyin phonetic alphabet
  • Large numbers
  • Family and friends
  • Work
  • Ordinal numbers
  • Days and date
  • Weather and climate
  • Travel plans
  • Locations and directions
  • Transport
  • Monetary units
  • Measure words
  • Shopping (1)

Grammar:

  • More on affirmative-negative questions
  • Location and direction words
  • More question words: where, how, why, etc
  • Measure words
  • More on particle ‘le’
  • Modal verbs ‘xiang’, ‘yao’, ‘keyi’
  • Modal verb ‘hui’
  • Verbs with complements (1)
  • Sentences with ‘gei’
  • Verbs with the result complement (1)
  • Past tense
  • Present continuous tense

Outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Describe locations and give directions
  • Travel by different modes of transport
  • Discuss the weather and climate
  • Discuss travel plans
  • Go shopping
  • Arrange to go out for various activities
  • Ask for and make comments
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Mandarin Elementary 3

Text Book:
Colloquial Chinese, Book 1 (Lessons 9-12)
Pre-requisites:

Mandarin Elementary 1 & 2 or 30-40 hours of prior study

Topics:

Topics:

  • Reinforcing Mandarin pronunciation and the Pinyin phonetic alphabet
  • Revision of measure words
  • Revision of money
  • Shopping (2)
  • Talking about clothes, size and colours
  • Making comparisons
  • Discussing past experiences
  • Food and drink
  • Eating at a restaurant
  • Catching a taxi and buying train tickets
  • Booking a hotel room
  • Making a complaint
  • Character study

Grammar:

  • Questions of choice using ‘or’
  • Verbs with the directional complement
  • ‘Shi … de’ structure
  • ‘Yao … le’
  • Prepositional phrases
  • Not at all: ‘yi … ye bu’
  • Asking for permission and responding
  • The modal verb ‘can’
  • Verb + ‘guo’
  • Continuous and future tenses
  • Verbs with complements (2)
  • Adverbs ‘hai’ and ‘zai’
  • Adverbs ‘cai’ and ‘jiu’
  • Verbs with the result complement (2)
  • ‘Shi bu shi’ sentences

Outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Discuss clothes, sizes, colours and price
  • Issue an invitation and decline an invitation politely
  • Express different concepts of ‘can’
  • Order food at a restaurant
  • Book a hotel room
  • Catch a taxi and buy train tickets
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Mandarin Intermediate 1

Text Book:
Colloquial Chinese, Book 2 (Lessons 1-4)
Pre-requisites:

Mandarin Elementary 3 or 40-50 hours of prior study
Knowledge of 100 characters

Topics:

Topics:

  • Your experience learning Mandarin
  • Describing locations and giving directions
  • Travel experiences in China
  • Organizing a travel itinerary
  • Travel advice
  • Chinese culture
  • Seeing a doctor
  • Health and exercise
  • Sports
  • Chinese food
  • Organizing a party
  • Comparing Chinese and Western food
  • Character study

Grammar:

  • Verb + object + verb + ‘de’ (得) + complement
  • ‘Lian … ye …’ (连 …也 …)
  • ‘Duoshao’ (多少) versus ‘ji’ (几)
  • ‘Shi … de’ (是 … 的) to indicate the past
  • The comparative using ‘bi’ (比)
  • While: ‘yibian … yibian …’ (一边 … 一边 …)
  • Verb with complement ‘wan’ (完)
  • Using ‘de … bing’ (得 … 病) to describe health problems
  • More + verb: ‘duo’ (多) + verb
  • ‘Shenme’ (什么) used in negative sentences and as an indefinite pronoun
  • ‘Bingqie’ (并且) versus ‘he’ (和)
  • ‘Ba’ (把)’Or’: ‘haishi’ (还是) versus ‘huozhe’ (或者)

Outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Discuss your Chinese language learning experience
  • Discuss travel experiences and organize an itinerary
  • Give and ask for directions
  • Use public transport
  • Talk about health conditions and see a doctor
  • Plan a leisure activity
  • Discuss the difference between Chinese food and Western food
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Mandarin Intermediate 2

Text Book:
Colloquial Chinese, Book 2 (Lessons 5-8)
Pre-requisites:

Mandarin Intermediate 1 or 60-70 hours of prior study
Knowledge of 200 characters

Topics:

Topics:

  • Celebrating Chinese New Year
  • Personal interests and hobbies
  • Chinese literature
  • Sports and games
  • Primary school education in China
  • University life in China
  • Studying overseas
  • Looking for jobs
  • Aspirations and careers
  • Character study

Grammar:

  • Adverbs: ‘cai’ (才) versus ‘jiu’ (就)
  • Chinese couplets (春联)
  • Plural ‘-men’ (们)
  • 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac
  • ‘Since’: ‘zicong… yilai’ (自从 … 以来)
  • More on verbs with the result complement and the potential complement
  • ‘Yixie’ (一些) versus ‘youxie’ (有些)
  • More on particle ‘le’ (了)
  • Comparing and contrasting
  • ‘However’: ‘er’ (而), ‘danshi’ (但是)
  • Topic-comment sentence structure
  • The passive voice
  • Conditional sentences (‘If … ‘)

Outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Convey Chinese New Year greetings
  • Discuss personal interests and hobbies
  • Discuss education in China
  • Discuss overseas study experiences
  • Discuss aspirations and career paths
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Mandarin Intermediate 3

Text Book:
Colloquial Chinese, Book 2 (Lessons 9-12)
Pre-requisites:

Mandarin Elementary 2 or 80 hours of prior study
Knowledge of 300 characters

Topics:

Topics:

  • Public transport
  • Environmental issues
  • Computers and the internet
  • New technology and the information revolution
  • Marriage as a social issue
  • Child rearing
  • Lifestyle changes in China
  • The Open Door Policy and reform in China
  • Urban and country life in China
  • China’s economic growth (1)
  • Character study

Grammar:

  • Formal passive voice marker ‘bei’ (被)
  • ‘Dei’ (得): have to and its negative form
  • Informal passive voice markers: 让,叫,给 …
  • More on end of sentence particle ‘le’ (了)
  • ‘Not only … but also …’ (不但 … 而且 …)
  • 在 … 上
  • 学 versus 学会
  • ‘De’ (得) before a verbal phrase or clause
  • 宁愿 … 也 …
  • 凑合
  • 无论 … 还是…, 不管 … 还是 …
  • More on 把 sentences
  • 虽然 … 但是 …
  • 要是…, 就好了!
  • Idioms and proverbs (成语和俗语,俚语)

Outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Discuss public transport
  • Discuss environmental issues
  • Discuss the influence of computers and the internet on people’s lives
  • Discuss new technology and its impact on everyday life
  • Discuss marriage and children
  • Discuss lifestyle changes
  • Discuss economic growth
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Mandarin Advanced 1

Text Book:
Material provided by Macquarie Mandarin
Pre-requisites:

Mandarin Intermediate 3 or 100 hours of prior study
Knowledge of 400 characters

Topics:

Topics:

  • Reading about and discussing recent events and other topical issues
  • Giving an oral presentation
  • Social issues
  • Business issues
  • Chinese culture
  • Slang, proverbs, idioms
  • Character study

Grammar:

  • Grammar points from the reading material provided
  • Complex sentences
  • Useful expressions
  • Written and colloquial expression
  • Formal and informal styles

Outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Discuss social life in China
  • Discuss social issues in China
  • Use more slang, proverbs and idioms
  • Give a speech at a social occasion or present a report at a business event
  • Communicate at a higher level in a variety of contexts
  • Understand spoken Mandarin in a variety of contexts
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Mandarin Advanced 2

Text Book:
Material provided by Macquarie Mandarin
Pre-requisites:

Mandarin Advanced 1 or 120 hours of prior study
Knowledge of 800 characters

Topics:

Topics:

  • Cultural/social topics
  • The changing world
  • Global issues
  • Youth culture
  • Individuals and the community
  • China’s economic growth (2)
  • Cross-cultural issues
  • Further news studies

Grammar:

  • Grammar points from the reading material provided
  • Complex sentences
  • Useful expressions
  • More slang terms
  • Written and colloquial expression
  • Formal and informal styles

Outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Express your ideas, opinions and thoughts on various topics
  • Discuss attitudes, opinions and ideas
  • Better understand written and spoken language
  • Argue and debate various topics
  • Use a wider range of vocabulary
  • Understand different Mandarin genres
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Mandarin 1 (Beginner 1)

Text Book:
Conversational Chinese 301, Book 1 (Lessons 1-8)
Pre-requisites:

No prior knowledge

Topics:

Topics:

  • Introduction to Mandarin
  • Mandarin pronunciation and the Pinyin phonetic alphabet
  • Formal and informal greetings and leave-taking
  • Name, nationality, job and age
  • Introducing yourself and others
  • Family and friends
  • Numbers
  • Asking the time
  • Daily activities
  • Day and date
  • Making suggestions

Grammar:

  • Yes/no questions
  • This is/that is
  • Have/not have
  • Question words: ‘shenme’, ‘ne’, ‘ba’, ‘shei’
  • Topic + comment structure
  • ‘… hao ma?’

Outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Greet people formally and informally
  • Introduce yourself and others
  • Discuss and gather personal information about jobs, nationalities and age
  • Discuss family members and marital status
  • Ask the time and date
  • Describe daily activities
  • Make suggestions
  • Particle ‘le’
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Mandarin 2 (Beginner 2)

Text Book:
Conversational Chinese 301, Book 1 (Lessons 9-16)
Pre-requisites:

No prior knowledge

Topics:

Topics:

  • Revision of Mandarin pronunciation and the Pinyin phonetic alphabet
  • Revision of numbers
  • Revision of other key topics from Mandarin 1
  • Locations
  • Giving directions
  • Monetary units
  • Measure words
  • Shopping
  • Changing buses
  • Money exchange
  • Phone calls
  • Past experiences

Grammar:

  • Affirmative-negative questions
  • Location and direction words
  • More question words: where, how, why, etc
  • Measure words
  • More on particle ‘le’
  • Reduplication of verbs
  • Modal verbs ‘xiang’, ‘yao’, ‘keyi’
  • Modal verb ‘hui’
  • Ordinal numbers
  • Sentences with ‘gei’
  • Verbs with the result complement (1)
  • Past experiences: verb + ‘guo’

Outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Describe locations and give directions
  • Handle monetary units and express different currencies
  • Go shopping
  • Arrange to go out for various activities
  • Talk about clothes, sizes, colour and prices
  • Travel by bus
  • Exchange money
  • Make phone calls
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Mandarin 3 (Elementary 1)

Text Book:
Conversational Chinese 301, Books 1 & 2 (Lessons 17-24)
Pre-requisites:

Mandarin 1 & 2 or 30-40 hours of prior study

Topics:

Topics:

  • Reinforcing Mandarin pronunciation and the Pinyin phonetic alphabet
  • Revision of measure words
  • Revision of money, prices, size and colours
  • Weather and climate
  • Leisure and sports
  • Picking up people from the airport
  • Food and drink
  • Inviting people to events
  • Declining an invitation
  • Persuasion
  • Apologies, running late and being absent
  • Borrowing and lending things
  • Character study

Grammar:

  • Questions of choice: or
  • Verbs with the directional complement (1)
  • ‘Shi … de’ structure
  • ‘Yao … le’
  • Prepositional phrases
  • Not at all: ‘yi … ye bu’
  • Asking for permission and responding
  • The modal verb can
  • Continuous and future tenses
  • Adverbs ‘hai’ and ‘zai’
  • Adverbs ‘cai’ and ‘jiu’
  • Verbs with the result complement (2)
  • ‘Shi bu shi’

Outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Discuss the weather and climate
  • Issue an invitation and decline an invitation politely
  • Talk about sports and leisure
  • Express different concepts of ‘can’
  • Order food and drinks
  • Apologise
  • Read 20 characters
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Mandarin 4 (Elementary 2)

Text Book:
Conversational Chinese 301, Book 2 (Lessons 25-32)
Pre-requisites:

Mandarin 3 or 50-60 hours of prior study

Topics:

Topics:

  • Character revision
  • Review expressing past experiences
  • Revision of all question words
  • Praising and responding
  • Making strong suggestions
  • Making comparisons
  • More about the weather
  • More on sports and leisure
  • Language learning
  • Travel experiences
  • Buying air and train tickets
  • Character study

Grammar:

  • Both … and: ‘you … you’
  • Rhetorical questions
  • Verbs with the potential complement (1)
  • Past and perfect tenses
  • Comparisons with ‘bi’
  • If: ‘yaoshi’
  • ‘Ba’ sentences
  • Chinese proverbs
  • Complex sentences
  • More on adverbs
  • Verbs with the duration complement (1)
  • As soon as … then …: ‘yi … jiu’

Outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Offer congratulations on various occasions
  • Make comparisons
  • Discuss language learning
  • Discuss travel experiences
  • Give travel advice
  • Buy air and train tickets
  • Read 50-60 characters
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Mandarin 5 (Intermediate 1)

Text Book:
Conversational Chinese 301, Book 2 (Lessons 33-40)
Pre-requisites:

Mandarin 4 or 60-80 hours of prior study. Knowledge of 50-60 characters

Topics:

Topics:

  • Character revision
  • Revision of complex sentences
  • Booking a hotel room
  • Seeing a doctor (1)
  • Comforting people
  • Seeing people off at a train station or railway
  • Shipment of luggage
  • Bon voyage
  • Helping people to make arrangements
  • More Chinese proverbs
  • Character study

Grammar:

  • Reduplication of adjectives
  • More on ‘ba’ sentences
  • More on complex sentences
  • More adverbs
  • More measure words
  • Verbs with the result complement (3)
  • Passive voice: ‘bei’
  • Verbs with the duration complement (2)
  • Verbs with the potential complement (2)
  • ‘yi … jiu …’
  • the more …, the more …
  • the adjective ‘getting’: ‘yue lai yue’
  • continuation and progression of an action: ‘zhe’

Outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Book a hotel room
  • See a doctor
  • Comfort people
  • See people off at a train station or airport
  • Ship luggage
  • Use more Chinese proverbs
  • Read 100-150 characters
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Mandarin 6 (Intermediate 2)

Text Book:
Colloquial Chinese, Book 2 (Lessons 1-4)
Pre-requisites:

Mandarin 5 or 100 hours of prior study.

Knowledge of 100-150 characters

Topics:

Topics:

  • Your experience learning Mandarin
  • Travel experiences in China
  • Organizing a travel itinerary
  • Travel advice
  • Chinese culture
  • Seeing a doctor (2)
  • Health and exercise
  • Chinese food
  • Organizing a party
  • Comparing Chinese and Western food
  • Character study

Grammar:

  • Verb + object + verb + ‘de’ (得) + complement
  • ‘Lian … ye …’ (连 …也 …)
  • ‘Duoshao’ (多少) versus ‘ji’ (几)
  • ‘Shi … de’ (是 … 的) to indicate the past
  • The comparative using ‘bi’ (比)
  • While: ‘yibian … yibian …’ (一边 … 一边 …)
  • Verb with complement ‘wan’ (完)
  • Using ‘de … bing’ (得 … 病) to describe health problems
  • ‘More’ + verb: ‘duo’ (多) + verb
  • ‘Shenme’ (什么) used in negative sentences and as an indefinite pronoun
  • ‘Bingqie’ (并且) versus ‘he’ (和)
  • ‘Ba’ (把)
  • ‘Or’: ‘haishi’ (还是) versus ‘huozhe’ (或者)

Outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Discuss your Chinese language learning experience
  • Discuss travel experiences and organize an itinerary
  • Give and ask for directions
  • Use public transport
  • Talk about health conditions and see a doctor
  • Plan a leisure activity
  • Discuss the difference between Chinese food and Western food
  • Read 150-200 characters
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Mandarin 7 (Upper Intermediate 1)

Text Book:
Colloquial Chinese, Book 2 (Lessons 5-8)
Pre-requisites:

Mandarin 6 or 120 hours of prior study

Knowledge of 150-200 characters

Topics:

Topics:

  • Celebrating Chinese New Year
  • Personal interests and hobbies
  • Chinese literature
  • Sports and games
  • Primary school education in China
  • University life in China
  • Studying overseas
  • Looking for jobs
  • Aspirations and careers
  • Character study

Grammar:

  • Adverbs: ‘cai’ (才) versus ‘jiu’ (就)
  • Chinese couplets (春联)
  • Plural ‘-men’ (们)
  • 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac
  • ‘Since’: ‘zicong … yilai’ (自从 … 以来)
  • More on verbs with the result complement or the potential complement
  • ‘Yixie’ (一些) versus ‘youxie’ (有些)
  • More on particle ‘le’ (了)
  • Comparing and contrasting
  • ‘However’: ‘er’ (而) or ‘danshi’ (但是)
  • Topic-comment sentence structure
  • The passive voice
  • Conditional sentences (‘If … ‘)

Outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Convey Chinese New Year greetings
  • Discuss personal interests and hobbies
  • Discuss education in China
  • Discuss overseas study experiences
  • Discuss aspirations and career paths
  • Read at least 300 characters
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Mandarin 8 (Upper Intermediate 2)

Text Book:
Colloquial Chinese, Book 2 (Lessons 9-12)
Pre-requisites:

Mandarin 7 or 120-150 hours of prior study

Knowledge of 300 characters

Topics:

Topics:

  • Public transport
  • Environmental issues
  • Computers and the internet
  • New technology and the information revolution
  • Marriage as a social issue
  • Child rearing
  • Lifestyle changes in China
  • The Open Door Policy and reform in China
  • Urban and country life in China
  • China’s economic growth (1)
  • Character study

Grammar:

  • Formal passive voice marker ‘bei’ (被)
  • ‘Dei’ (得): have to and its negative form
  • Informal passive voice markers: 让,叫,给…
  • More on end of sentence particle ‘le’ (了)
  • ‘Not only … but also …’ (不但 … 而且 …)
  • 在 … 上
  • 学 versus 学会
  • ‘De’ (得) before a verbal phrase or clause
  • 宁愿 … 也 …
  • 凑合
  • 无论 … 还是 …, 不管… 还是 …
  • More on 把 sentences
  • 虽然 … 但是 …
  • 要是 …,就好了!
  • Idioms and proverbs (成语和俗语,俚语)

Outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Discuss public transport
  • Discuss environmental issues
  • Discuss the influence of computers and the internet on people’s lives
  • Discuss new technology and its impact on everyday life
  • Discuss marriage and children
  • Discuss lifestyle changes
  • Discuss economic growth
  • Read 400 characters
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Mandarin Advanced 1

Text Book:
Material provided by Macquarie Mandarin
Pre-requisites:

Mandarin 8 or 150 hours of prior study

Knowledge of 400 characters

Topics:

Topics:

  • Reading about and discussing recent events and other topical issues
  • Giving an oral presentation
  • Social issues
  • Business issues
  • Chinese culture
  • Slang, proverbs, idioms
  • Character study

Grammar:

  • Grammar points from the reading material provided
  • Complex sentences
  • Useful expressions
  • Written and colloquial expression
  • Formal and informal styles

Outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Discuss social life in China
  • Discuss social issues in China
  • Use more slang, proverbs and idioms
  • Give a speech at a social occasion or present a report at a business event
  • Communicate at a higher level in a variety of contexts
  • Understand spoken and written Mandarin in a variety of contexts
  • Read approximately 800 characters
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Mandarin Advanced 2

Text Book:
Material provided by Macquarie Mandarin
Pre-requisites:

Mandarin Advanced 1 or 180 hours of prior study

Knowledge of 800 characters

Topics:

Topics:

  • Cultural/social topics
  • The changing world
  • Global issues
  • Youth culture
  • Individuals and the community
  • China’s economic growth (2)
  • Cross-cultural issues
  • Further news studies

Grammar:

  • Grammar points from the reading material provided
  • Complex sentences
  • Useful expressions
  • More slang terms
  • Written and colloquial expression
  • Formal and informal styles

Outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Express your ideas, opinions and thoughts on various topics
  • Discuss attitudes, opinions and ideas
  • Better understand written and spoken language
  • Argue and debate various topics
  • Use a wider range of vocabulary
  • Understand different Mandarin genres