About this course
Learn about Mandarin Chinese as a tool for communication to gain insights into Chinese society and culture. This, Beginners’ Chinese Course, provides a brief introduction to the Chinese language, its scripts and sounds, and how words and sentences are formed. You will hear short conversations where people greet each other, introduce themselves, describe where they come from and what they do for a living. You’ll also hear them talk about their daily activities and other food and drinks in a restaurant. The course will be easily accessible to those with some basic knowledge of Chinese.
First words regard to as primary words used to form day-to-day conversation, e.g. Ni Hao which means Hello. Others are the question words e.g. which, who, where, why, when, what and how (the six Ws and one H).
When we meet someone at first, there is the need to learn about him or her. In this topic, we shall learn some ways to introduce yourself, including name, nationality, identity, and discussing your family. We are also going to study Chinese Mandarin phonetics such as
• What is your name?
• How are you?
• Where are you from?
• Are you a student?
• Who is he/she?
At the end of the topic student will be required to introduce themselves one after the other in Chinese language.
In this topic, we are going to learn about numbers and how to describe our daily schedules applying numbers, time, periods, and some corresponding actions
• Time (1): O'clock
• Time (2): Periods
• Daily Arrangements
Food is our most important need. In this topic, we will discuss about Foods, fruits, vegetables and meat, as well as drinks. Have you seen or tried any of this Chinese dishes?
• Vegetables and Meat • Drinks
Colours and Shapes
In this topic we shall learn various colours and shapes in Chinese language.
• Colours • Shapes
Students will discuss colours and shapes in Chinese language.
The period will expose pupils to Chinese ways of telling the time and seasons.
• Days of the week • Weeks • Months • Year
Students will be tasked to speak on days, weeks, months and year
We aim at impacting students on what different personality in the family is called.eg. Mum, Dad, Siblings, Uncle etc.
Weather can influence our daily life and personal health. In this topic, we shall discuss about temperature, seasons, and positions.
Students will be tasked on positions and seasons
Hobby and Personal Interest
This topic will help the students to discuss about hobbies and individual interests in Chinese language.
Students will stand up one after another to speak on their hobbies.
This will be a concluding topic for beginners where names of people Animals, places and things will be discussed.
Students will be required to say different names in Chinese language and forming sentences with them.