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Contemporary Chinese II: 2.2

Expand your Chinese fluency and learn new Mandarin vocabulary and expressions for more complex and natural conversations.

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  • Duration

    6 weeks
  • Weekly study

    5 hours
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Grow your knowledge of the Chinese language and culture

On this six-week course from ChinesePlus, you’ll build your Chinese language skills with a range of new Mandarin expressions, grammatical structures, and vocabulary.

You’ll also expand your knowledge of Chinese culture by learning about economic policy, housing, and emergency services in China.

Explore different complements in Chinese grammar and how to use them correctly

In everyday conversation, it is very common to discuss actions in a number of ways. Whether you’re commenting that you’ve finished doing something, asking someone to go somewhere, or saying that you can learn something new because you’re so smart. These all use complements in Chinese.

You’ll learn the characters and structures used for resultative compliments (to express the results of actions), directional complements (to describe the direction of a verb), and potential complements (to indicate whether or not an action is possible).

Learn useful words and phrases for everyday conversations

Throughout this course, you’ll build your Chinese language skills to help you hold more natural conversations in a number of scenarios. You’ll learn how to book tickets in Chinese, talk about recreational and sporting activities, and even describe a traffic accident.

To boost your speaking and writing skills, you’ll explore vocabulary and grammatical structures to give a narrative more detail, allowing you to expand your conversations with more complex descriptions.

Discover a range of expressions for different scenarios

This course will guide you through more general expressions to help you in a number of situations. From blaming and thanking other people to showing sympathy, comfort, and regret, you’ll learn the sentence structures and vocabulary to express your feelings and emotions.

Syllabus

  • Week 1

    I have studied Chinese for half a year.

    • Welcome to Contemporay Chinese II: 2.2

      Welcome to Contemporary Chinese II: 2.2. In this part, we will provide basic information about this course.

    • Weekly Overview

      In this part, we will list out the weekly learning objectives and provide you with the warm-up activity to get ready for your Chinese study journey for this week.

    • Practice Chinese for two hours each time.

      In this part, we will study a dialogue about “Practice Chinese for two hours each time” and we will mainly focus on vocabulary learning and text comprehension.

    • OK. I’ll say it once again.

      In this part, we will study a dialogue about “Ok. I’ll say it once again” and we will mainly focus on vocabulary learning and text comprehension.

    • Language Points

      In this part, we will summarize the language points in this week and we will also provide quiz for self-assessment. Please remember that you can always go back to the previous activities to review what we have learned until now.

    • Weekly Summary

      In this part, we will have a self-assessment part of Chinese characters and summarize the key sentences in this week for practical use. In addition, there will be Chinese cultural notes for your reference.

  • Week 2

    The train tickets are sold out.

    • Weekly Overview

      In this part, we will list out the weekly learning objectives and provide you with the warm-up activity to get ready for your Chinese study journey for this week.

    • All the activities have already been scheduled.

      In this part, we will study a dialogue about “All the activities have already been scheduled” and we will mainly focus on vocabulary learning and text comprehension.

    • We both fell down.

      In this part, we will study a dialogue about “We both fell down” and we will mainly focus on vocabulary learning and text comprehension.

    • Language Points

      In this part, we will summarize the language points in this week and we will also provide quiz for self-assessment. Please remember that you can always go back to the previous activities to review what we have learned until now.

    • Weekly Summary

      In this part, we will summarize the key sentences this week for practical use. In addition, there will be Chinese cultural notes for your reference.

  • Week 3

    You can move in right away.

    • Weekly Overview

      In this part, we will list out the weekly learning objectives and provide you with the warm-up activity to get ready for your Chinese study journey for this week.

    • Can we take this contract back for a look?

      In this part, we will study a dialogue about “Can we take this contract back for a look” and we will mainly focus on vocabulary learning and text comprehension.

    • Please buy and install it soon.

      In this part, we will study a dialogue about “Please buy and install it soon” and we will mainly focus on vocabulary learning and text comprehension.

    • Language Points

      In this part, we will summarize the language points in this week and we will also provide quiz for self-assessment. Please remember that you can always go back to the previous activities to review what we have learned until now.

    • Weekly Summary

      In this part, we will summarize the key sentences this week for practical use. In addition, there will be Chinese cultural notes for your reference.

  • Week 4

    I’m afraid I don’t understand.

    • Weekly Overview

      In this part, we will list out the weekly learning objectives and provide you with the warm-up activity to get ready for your Chinese study journey for this week.

    • Can you get the tickets?

      In this part, we will study a dialogue about “Can you get the tickets” and we will mainly focus on vocabulary learning and text comprehension.

    • Too tired to even speak.

      In this part, we will study a dialogue about “Too tired to even speak” and we will mainly focus on vocabulary learning and text comprehension.

    • Language Points

      In this part, we will summarize the language points in this week and we will also provide quiz for self-assessment. Please remember that you can always go back to the previous activities to review what we have learned until now.

    • Weekly Summary

      In this part, we will summarize the key sentences this week for practical use. In addition, there will be Chinese cultural notes for your reference.

  • Week 5

    I’ve left my wallet in the car.

    • Weekly Overview

      In this part, we will list out the weekly learning objectives and provide you with the warm-up activity to get ready for your Chinese study journey for this week.

    • Where did you put your wallet?

      In this part, we will study a dialogue about “Where did you put your wallet” and we will mainly focus on vocabulary learning and text comprehension.

    • I’ll bring the wallet over to you immediately.

      In this part, we will study a dialogue about “I’ll bring the wallet over to you immediately” and we will mainly focus on vocabulary learning and text comprehension.

    • Language Points

      In this part, we will summarize the language points in this week and we will also provide quiz for self-assessment. Please remember that you can always go back to the previous activities to review what we have learned until now.

    • Weekly Summary

      In this part, we will summarize the key sentences this week for practical use. In addition, there will be Chinese cultural notes for your reference.

  • Week 6

    I was nearly hit by a car.

    • Weekly Overview

      In this part, we will list out the weekly learning objectives and provide you with the warm-up activity to get ready for your Chinese study journey for this week.

    • The bicycle was missing.

      In this part, we will study a dialogue about “The bicycle was missing” and we will mainly focus on vocabulary learning and text comprehension.

    • All the fish in the river were killed by poison.

      In this part, we will study a dialogue about “All the fish in the river were killed by poison” and we will mainly focus on vocabulary learning and text comprehension.

    • Language Points

      In this part, we will summarize the language points in this week and we will also provide quiz for self-assessment. Please remember that you can always go back to the previous activities to review what we have learned until now.

    • Weekly Summary

      In this part, we will summarize the key sentences this week for practical use. In addition, there will be Chinese cultural notes for your reference.

    • Test & Summary

      In this part, we will provide an overall test consisting of two sections for this course and summarize what we have learned in this course.

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Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Identify key categories of vocabulary
  • Explore complex grammatical devices and structures
  • Practice asking and answering conversational questions
  • Produce simple sentences and short paragraphs
  • Explore aspects of Chinese culture
  • Develop general knowledge of China

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone interested in learning the Chinese language. To benefit from this course, you will need an understanding of basic Chinese phonetics.

It is recommended that you complete the Contemporary Chinese 1 ExpertTrack first as it will give you the foundation you need for this course.

Who will you learn with?

AFHEA, a Chinese teacher from Fudan University, has been teaching Chinese in China, Cameroon, Ecuador, the UK and Australia (remotely) for over ten years.

Who developed the course?

ChinesePlus

Chinese Plus lends support to domestic and foreign educational institutions, social organizations, and enterprises to take part in Online Chinese Class and set up localized platforms to conduct remote online Chinese education. It offers an all-in-one service package that includes online “teaching, learning, testing, and researching” as well as Chinese-centered online preparatory courses and “Chinese + vocational education” courses, among other services.

  • Established

    2020
  • Location

    Beijing, China

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Develop your Chinese language skills and learn new Chinese vocabulary, grammar, and expressions for more natural conversations.

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