Chinese Language and Culture Learning
Our Chinese Course Outlines provide a learning framework for the Language Courses.
The outlines are designed to provide students with a good idea of what they might cover over a 10-week period, and include typical themes, grammar, and vocabulary fields.
Being flexible rather than prescriptive, during the learning process, our teachers may decide to adapt their learning plans to the specific level, aims and interests of their classes.
Use the tabs below to view the relevant Chinese Mandarin course outline for your level.
Chinese Language | Intermediate A
On completion of Intermediate A, students will be able to:
1. Talk about holiday plans and book hotels
2. Talk about how to take and transfer between public transportations
3. Express certainty and uncertainty about an issue and talk about how to change the product if the size is not suitable
4. Choose a mobile phone and a service package and use topic-comment sentence
5. Express feeling odd or surprised about something you heard and talk about things with similar features
6. Express worries and learn to comfort others and write thankful-email
7. Make an apology or forgive someone
8. Make a compliment and respond to other’s compliment with modesty
9. Express one’s doubt and response
Chinese Language | Intermediate B
On completion of Intermediate B, students will be able to:
1. Agree, disagree or oppose others/ learn to debate a certain topic and use Chinese verbs in a playful way
2. Ask for service and get certain or uncertain answers and learn about famous Chinese Painters and their painting style
3. Leave a message for somebody, or do someone a favor and use indications words to show completion of an action
4. Make an estimation; predict or guess the result of something;
5. Correct someone’s mistake in speech and use simple directional compliment
6. Change a plan or an appointment and talk about Chinese clothing and style
7. Express regrets
8. Make more specific comparisons between two different objects
Chinese Language | Intermediate C
On completion of Intermediate C, students will be able to:
1. Formal introduction in business context including social etiquette
2. Pass on a business memo to staff members
3. Office administration staff, buying stationery or sending out posts
4. Confirm a business invitation
5. Express good wishes in different business context
6. Ask colleagues to do a favour for you
7. Make a business decision and to make compromise in business negotiation
8. Add a wide range of topics for discussion and debate in class, including: Chinese New Year and related activities; Traditional Chinese Music; Chinese Opera including Beijing Opera and regional Opera; the Great Wall and climbing
Chinese Language | Intermediate D
On completion of Intermediate D, students will be able to:
1. Make a reservation for business purposes, such as booking a meeting room or making a reservation with a bank
2. Phrases and expressions related to dealing with financial matters in a company, for example claiming expenses.
3. Apply for a job and job interviews
4. Evaluating your colleagues’ work performance
5. Answer clients’ requests and make an apology on behalf of your company
6. Official/ formal reception and farewell; use various kinds of complements
7. A wide range of topics for discussion and debate in class, including: daily conversations about entertainment, Chinese learning achievements and culture in the coverage of mass media, work, business, education globalization.
Chinese Language | Intermediate E
On completion of Intermediate E, students will be able to:
1. Attend a management meeting and discuss some business strategies and express our opinions and give an example
2. Attend a media strategy meeting and prepare for a company event and show appreciation to friends about gifts
3. Talk about one’s work progress
4. Chair a media conference and speak to media people
5. Provide consulting services to a company
6. Official/ formal reception and farewell
7. To reach a general conclusion for a discussion
8. A wide range of topics for discussion and debate in class, including: Chinese culture of celebrating festivals and gift-giving; Entertainment, mass media, work, business, education, Chinese word formation methods etc.