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                                     A New Short-term Intermediate Mandarin Program for Ethnic Chinese Students
‘Mandarin Fever’ is now growing more and more popular all over the world. Under this background, those ethnic Chinese students are proud of your excellent listening and speaking skills but yet, are you still upset about knowing few Chinese characters? Have you come to realize that knowing very few characters is a great setback for the improvement of your Mandarin and hinders your deeper understanding of the Chinese language and culture?
Considering the ethnic Chinese students’ characteristics and in order to meet their learning needs, the College of Intensive Chinese Studies of BLCU has launched a new program for students of Chinese Descents: the Short-term Intermediate Mandarin Program. This program is specially set up for intermediate ethic Chinese students who are good at listening and speaking, but know few characters and have difficulties in reading. The purpose of it is to help them improve reading and writing and then enhance their ability to use Mandarin.
Goals of the Intermediate Mandarin Program for Ethnic Chinese Students are: focusing on solving the problems in learning characters and reading; consolidating and improving listening and speaking skills; deepening students’ understanding of Chinese culture and contemporary China.
At present, there are 2 programs in this program: one is a 6-week course in the summer vacation; the other lasts one semester.
The 6-week-long course offers intensive characters learning and Chinese culture class, which will help students greatly enlarge the number of Chinese characters within a short period. After this course, students will get to know about 500 characters that are in common use.
The one-term long course includes 2 periods. The 1st period lasts about 9 weeks and during this time, intensive character-learning class and Chinese culture class are provided to largely increase the number of characters that students can use. The 2nd period is a 9-week long course, including audio-visual speaking class and reading class. After one semester, students will get to know about 1000~1500 commonly-used characters and will be able to discuss in-depth topics about Chinese history, culture, society, national conditions, etc.
We have a team of dedicated and qualified teachers who are passionate about international Chinese-teaching, familiar with ethnic Chinese students’ characteristics and much experienced. For those ethnic Chinese students who want to improve Chinese character-reading and writing skills in a short period of time, we’re looking forward to your participation in this program!
Dates Available:
The 6-week Course: Jul. 9th - Aug. 19, 2015
Note: Ethnic Chinese Students who attend the Five-Week Course (16th, Jul.-19th, Aug.) and the Four-Week Course (23rd, Jul.-9th, Aug.) can apply to transfer to the Six-Week Course for ethnic students.
The 1-semester Course: Sept. 17th, 2015 - Jan. 20th, 2016
Note: Ethnic Chinese Students who attend the Twelve-Week Course (17th, Sept.-9th, Dec.) can apply to transfer to the One-Semester Course for ethnic students.
Required Number for One Class:
12 Students/Class (If it’s fewer than 12, students will join other learning classes.)