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Conversational Chinese: Travel and Tourism

Develop your spoken Mandarin Chinese and gain the skills to fully immerse yourself in the culture when visiting Taiwan.

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Conversational Chinese: Travel and Tourism

  • 3 weeks

  • 1 hour per week

  • Digital certificate when eligible

  • Introductory level

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Improve your Mandarin Chinese speaking skills

When exploring new countries, nothing helps you gain a more authentic experience than an understanding of the language.

On this three-week course, you’ll learn how to use Mandarin phrases designed to help you navigate Taiwan and enjoy some of the country’s most popular attractions.

Learn from experts in Mandarin as a foreign language from National Chiao Tung University

Designed by academics with expertise in teaching Chinese as a second language, you’ll increase your understanding of vocabulary, sentence structure, and grammar using videos and quizzes.

With a focus on practical Chinese, you’ll build up a bank of useful phrases and contextual understanding that will give you the confidence to try out your conversational Chinese in real-life situations.

Whether you’d enjoy spending time at the Museum of Audio, or would rather explore the beauty of Orchid Island, you’ll learn to communicate your intended travel plans using situational videos to help you understand key grammar and vocabulary in practice.

Gain practical travel skills, from room booking to travelling on the high speed rail

You’ll be guided through practical and useful scenarios that will give you further confidence when travelling around Taiwan.

Learning how to book a room online and how to plan a trip on the high speed rail, you’ll open up the possibilities of where you can travel and stay during your visit.

By the end of this course, you’ll have gained a range of useful phrases that will help you experience all Taiwan has to offer as a tourist. You’ll have improved your grammar skills and pronunciation, making communication easier and helping you carry out day to day activities in Mandarin Chinese.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 17 seconds Hello everyone. I’m Tracy. You are now taking a Mandarin course about daily life in Taiwan. This course has 5 different topics, which are leisure life, travel, shopping, diets and health. The content is suitable for Mandarin learners with intermediate level. I hope you will enjoy the classes and make the best use of them.

Syllabus

  • Week 1

    How to book a room online?

    • What are the fun places to visit in Taiwan?

      In this lesson, you will learn about some fun places in Taiwan and what is funny about them.

    • Please teach me how to book a room online

      In this lesson, you will learn how to reserve and choose a suitable room in a hostel or hotel on-line.

  • Week 2

    How to take the train?

    • Take High Speed Rail to Miaoli

      In this lesson, you will learn: how to buy a ticket from a vending machine.

    • Let’s visit the Museum of Audio at NUU together

      In this lesson, you will learn how to plan a journey to visit a place.

  • Week 3

    Famous tourist destinations in Taiwan

    • How to travel to Orchid Island?

      In this lesson, you will learn to describe how to visit a place in one day and what are the funny parts.

    • One-day trip to Hsinchu

      In this lesson, you will learn to describe how to visit a place in one day and what are the funny parts.

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What will you achieve?

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

  • After completing this course, you can use Chinese to: 1. Take the high-speed rail 2. Book a room online 3. Travel in Taiwan 4. Go to the outlying islands of Taiwan

Who is the course for?

This intermediate course is designed for learners who have already achieved level 1 according to the “Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL)” specification, which is equivalent to CEFR-A1.

With a focus on travelling and tourism, it is particularly suited to learners planning on visiting Taiwan.

Who will you learn with?

I'm Assistant Professor in National United University. Learning Mandarin is fun and easy, just like the way we drink milk tea. If you do not believe me, let's join our course then you will see.

Hi! My name is Hung, Chin-Yi. I am a Chinese and Spanish teacher from Taiwan. I hope you can enjoy our classes and give us some comments. See you in the course.

Who developed the course?

National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University

National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (NYCU) was originally founded in Shanghai in 1896 and was re-established in Hsinchu, Taiwan in 1958.

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