Chinese CEFR 0 > pre A1 - in person

The Chinese language course of the University of Groningen Language Centre will introduce students to the standard Chinese language ('Mandarin') or build on knowledge and skills already present. The emphasis will be on communication in everyday situations in relation to cultural customs in China. In addition, attention will be paid to grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and writing skills.

In the course, we study the Chinese language and culture. During the beginners level 0 > pre A1 you will learn to read and write the Chinese script. You will be able to recognise common words found on Chinese street signs or menus. We also practice with everyday conversation situations, such as in a restaurant, on the street or a conversation with an acquaintance.

Language of Instruction
The target language is the language of instruction as much as possible. When necessary, the course is taught in Dutch and/or English.

Study load
12 lessons of 2 hours, in addition a total of around 40 hours of self-study. You learn the grammar of HSK1 (HSK is an internationally recognised Chinese exam) and you learn about 300 Chinese words.

Course material
The course material is not included in the course fee and is not available at the Language Centre.

  • Boya Chinese Elementary Starter I (ISBN 9787301209073), lesson 1 to 15

Possibilities for self-study:

  • Pleco Chinese Dictionary: English - Chinese electronic dictionary and self-study app, the app uses spaced repetition to learn words and characters.

Attendance certificate
At the end of a course, every participant will receive an attendance certificate on condition that they have attended 75% of the lessons.

Using a Rosetta Stone account besides a language course
It is possible to use a Rosetta Stone account for online independent study besides one of our language courses, with the advantage that the account can be used after the course to keep working on your language skills. Please note that a Rosetta Stone account is not compulsory for our language courses and will not be used by the teacher.

Chinese CEFR 0 > pre A1 - in person

EUR 415.00

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Coursecode Free spots Starts/Ends Days Place Enrollment start/end
MVT-CH1A-2022-1258 Available
  • Starts on:
    08 Mar 2023
  • Ends on:
    21 Jun 2023
  • Wednesday 18:00 - 20:00
  • Binnenstad / City centre
  • Start:
    18 October 2022 12:00
  • End:
    20 February 2023 12:00
Schedule
Les 1: March 8, 2023, 6 p.m. -March 8, 2023, 8 p.m. Binnenstad / City centre
Les 2: March 15, 2023, 6 p.m. -March 15, 2023, 8 p.m. Binnenstad / City centre
Les 3: March 22, 2023, 6 p.m. -March 22, 2023, 8 p.m. Binnenstad / City centre
Les 4: March 29, 2023, 6 p.m. -March 29, 2023, 8 p.m. Binnenstad / City centre
Les 5: April 5, 2023, 6 p.m. -April 5, 2023, 8 p.m. Binnenstad / City centre
Les 6: April 12, 2023, 6 p.m. -April 12, 2023, 8 p.m. Binnenstad / City centre
Les 7: April 19, 2023, 6 p.m. -April 19, 2023, 8 p.m. Binnenstad / City centre
Les 8: April 26, 2023, 6 p.m. -April 26, 2023, 8 p.m. Binnenstad / City centre
Les 9: May 3, 2023, 6 p.m. -May 3, 2023, 8 p.m. Binnenstad / City centre
Les 10: May 10, 2023, 6 p.m. -May 10, 2023, 8 p.m. Binnenstad / City centre
Les 11: May 17, 2023, 6 p.m. -May 17, 2023, 8 p.m. Binnenstad / City centre
Les 12: May 24, 2023, 6 p.m. -May 24, 2023, 8 p.m. Binnenstad / City centre
Les 13: May 31, 2023, 6 p.m. -May 31, 2023, 8 p.m. Binnenstad / City centre
Les 14: June 7, 2023, 6 p.m. -June 7, 2023, 8 p.m. Binnenstad / City centre

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