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UT bachelor and master’s students: €200, payable at registration.
Minimum 8 and maximum 15 participants
Qualified teacher of Mandarin Chinese
Course materials will be provided by the TCP Language Centre.
This course is intended for people with no previous knowledge of Mandarin Chinese, who for example are intending to spend time in China, or who are working with or teaching Chinese people. This course facilitates your relations with Chinese people, prepare your stay in China or is just for fun and because it’s interesting.
After this training you have learned enough basic Mandarin Chinese to order in a restaurant, to ask directions and have a friendly conversation with acquaintances. Afterwards there is a possibility to register for the HSK exams, organised by the Confucius Institute in Groningen and Leiden. The HSK exam is an international test that measures the level of knowledge of the Chinese language.
The practicing of skills is embedded in relevant everyday situations and events with focus on issues like housing, study, travel and work in China.
The extension of communicative competences is the central learning objective of this course. Learning from and with each other is essential. Pair and group work therefore play a central role. Each lesson includes a variety of practical learning activities.
· Getting acquainted
· Asking directions
· Ordering a meal
· Go shopping
· What time is it?
DURATION AND TIME INVESTMENT
This training is set up as a course of twelve lessons given by a professional language teacher. Attendance at every lesson is essential. The course consists of 24 contact hours, with one session per week, each session lasting two hours. Homework is expected to take approximately two hours per lesson. The study load for this course is roughly equivalent to 1.5 ECTS.