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Contemporary Chinese IV: 4.2

Further develop your Chinese language skills and use your advanced knowledge to build complete dialogues in Chinese Mandarin.

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  • Duration

    5 weeks
  • Weekly study

    5 hours
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Complete your journey of contemporary Chinese

On this five-week course from Chinese Plus, you’ll bring everything that you’ve learned together to round off your Chinese language journey.

You’ll delve into some more cultural topics while also learning more complex Chinese vocabulary and grammar. Once you’ve successfully completed this course, you’ll be ready to engage in the language in the real world.

Explore internet life, cultural communication, and opinions on life, death, marriage in Chinese

Both age-old topics of conversation and modern-day developments are important to understand in order to engage in natural dialogues in a new language.

This course will take you through how universal subjects such as life, death, marriage, and childbirth are viewed and discussed in Chinese culture. You’ll also examine internet life, its development in China, and how it’s talked about.

Construct a complete narration in Chinese with complex details

Having built up a repertoire of Chinese vocabulary, grammatical rules, and sentence structures throughout your contemporary Chinese studies, you’ll pull together all of your newfound knowledge and skills to construct a complete and coherent narration in Chinese with rich details.

Go beyond the class to advance your language skills

Once you’ve completed this course, you’ll be ready to step into the world and start dialogues in Chinese Mandarin. But learning a language doesn’t stop there. You’ll explore how to study more autonomously beyond the course and continue to develop your Chinese language skills to truly master the language and open up a wide range of opportunities.

Syllabus

  • Week 1

    A Dialogue Between Two Towers 双塔对话

    • Welcome to Contemporay Chinese IV: 4.2

      Welcome to Contemporary Chinese IV: 4.2. 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.

    • News Report:双塔对话

      In this part, we will study a news report about “双塔对话” and we will mainly focus on vocabulary learning and text comprehension.

    • Keywords Practice

      In this part, we will summarize the keywords and provide exercises to help you master them in a practical way. Please remember that always do a review if needed.

    • Weekly Summary

      In this part, we will summarize the key sentences for practical use and there also will be Chinese cultural notes for your reference. In addition, the weekly exercises will be provided to evaluate your learning outcomes.

  • Week 2

    Online, Offline: 网上网下

    • 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.

    • Dialogue: 千万别见面

      In this part, we will study a dialogue about “千万别见面” and we will mainly focus on vocabulary learning and text comprehension.

    • Article: 网虫

      In this part, we will study an article about “网虫” and we will mainly focus on vocabulary learning and text comprehension.

    • Keywords Practice

      In this part, we will summarize the keywords and provide exercises to help you master them in a practical way. Please remember that always do a review if needed.

    • Weekly Summary

      In this part, we will summarize the key sentences for practical use and there also will be Chinese cultural notes for your reference. In addition, the weekly exercises will be provided to evaluate your learning outcomes.

  • Week 3

    Gender Equality 男女平等

    • 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.

    • Dialogue: 我做饭你洗碗

      In this part, we will study a dialogue about “我做饭你洗碗” and we will mainly focus on vocabulary learning and text comprehension.

    • Article: 做女人难还是做男人难

      In this part, we will study an article about “做女人难还是做男人难” and we will mainly focus on vocabulary learning and text comprehension.

    • Keywords Practice

      In this part, we will summarize the keywords and provide exercises to help you master them in a practical way. Please remember that always do a review if needed.

    • Weekly Summary

      In this part, we will summarize the key sentences for practical use and there also will be Chinese cultural notes for your reference. In addition, the weekly exercises will be provided to evaluate your learning outcomes.

  • Week 4

    DINK Family 丁克一族

    • 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.

    • Dialogue: 你怎么也回心转意了

      In this part, we will study a dialogue about “你怎么也回心转意了” and we will mainly focus on vocabulary learning and text comprehension.

    • Article: 丁克族的转变

      In this part, we will study an article about “丁克族的转变” and we will mainly focus on vocabulary learning and text comprehension.

    • Keywords Practice

      In this part, we will summarize the key words and provide exercises to help you master them in a practical way. Please remember that always do a review if needed.

    • Weekly Summary

      In this part, we will summarize the key sentences for practical use and there also will be Chinese cultural notes for your reference. In addition, the weekly exercises will be provided to evaluate your learning outcomes.

  • Week 5

    Life and Death 生与死

    • 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.

    • Dialogue: “安乐死”还是“安乐活”

      In this part, we will study a dialogue about “安乐死还是安乐活” and we will mainly focus on vocabulary learning and text comprehension.

    • Article: 死的权利

      In this part, we will study an article about “死的权利” and we will mainly focus on vocabulary learning and text comprehension.

    • Keywords Practice

      In this part, we will summarize the keywords and provide exercises to help you master them in a practical way. Please remember that always do a review if needed.

    • Weekly Summary

      In this part, we will summarize the key sentences for practical use and there also will be Chinese cultural notes for your reference. In addition, the weekly exercises will be provided to evaluate your learning outcomes.

    • 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
  • Collect key expressions and sentence patterns
  • Create conversations and long paragraphs
  • Debate on certain topics in Chinese
  • Report on survey results and findings
  • Practice narrating stories with rich details
  • 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 a solid foundation of intermediate Chinese words, expressions, and grammatical structures.

It is recommended that you complete the Contemporary Chinese 1 ExpertTrack, the Contemporary Chinese 2 ExpertTrack, and the Contemporary Chinese 3 ExpertTrack first as they 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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