This is an online course delivered using Zoom, in real time with live interaction with your tutor and fellow learners
Do you want to be able to speak Chinese Mandarin at the basic level when visiting China? This online classroom based Beginners Modular course will help you to speak Chinese at a basic level. .
You can start with either Module A if you are a complete beginner or Module B providing you have the appropriate knowledge (about 20 hours of study) . Module C reinforces the language covered in the other modules and therefore is not for complete beginners. You can join Module C if you have some basic previous knowledge (around 40h of study).
This is an opportunity to practise speaking Chinese and develop your language and vocabulary face to face with your tutor and other students.
By the end of the course, you should be able to
- Give and receive personal information
- Use numbers (to talk about prices)
- Order and pay for food and drink in a restaurant/café
- Use basic expressions to facilitate communication
- Recognise/use some Chinese characters
Basic grammar will be studied. You will learn to use expressions and forms appropriate to the language.
You may be given homework (1 hr max) each week to reinforce classroom learning.
Who is the tutor?
About the Tutor: Janet Wang
Janet is a native Chinese speaker who has been teaching Chinese in Adult Education, schools and communities since 2007. She is an experienced and qualified (DTTLS-PGCE) tutor.
Our Language tutors are either native speakers or have native-speaker fluency in the language they teach. They have specialist qualifications and experience in teaching a foreign language to adults and all have experience of living in the country of the language they teach.
How will I be taught?
The focus will be on oral communication (speaking and listening) and some reading and writing of Chinese characters will also be included. Pronunciation, Intonation and Chinese culture are an integral part of the course. The course will be conducted mainly in the foreign language adapted to your level. Learners will work through different activities individually, in pairs and in small groups, using a variety of learning methods and resources (role-play and games etc). Homework set will provide and opportunity for self study
Initial assessment will be carried out at the beginning of the course to assess individual skill level. Each student' starting point will be recorded on an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and targets will be set. This will be revisited from time to time during the course to monitor and record progress. Tutors will mark homework and give written or verbal feedback.
What do I need to have with me?
The course book will be discussed at the first session if appropriate. Students will need to bring a pen and paper and an A4 ring binder for handouts, although we advise students not to buy anything until after the first session.
What can I do next?
After completing module A you should continue with Modules B and C.
The appropriate follow-on course after completion of at least two modules is a Beginners Plus course. The tutor will be able to advise or check www.kentadulteducation.co.uk
What do I need to join the course
This course is for students with no previous knowledge or those with a little basic knowledge or vocabulary who want to consolidate at a Beginners pace. If you are unsure please speak to us or to a Curriculum Leader.
Joining your course
If you require any information about joining this online course then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code ONL/118472/M/LC.
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