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Learn Mandarin: How to Express Health Issues in Chinese

Gain practical language skills to help you communicate health issues in Chinese with confidence.

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Learn Mandarin: How to Express Health Issues in Chinese

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  • 1 hour per week

  • Digital certificate when eligible

  • Introductory level

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Develop your Mandarin language skills

This three-week course will help you gain intermediate Mandarin Chinese language skills to effectively communicate health issues.

Designed for learners who have already achieved level 1 according to the “Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL)” specification, this course will focus on discussing a variety of health topics in Chinese.

With this knowledge, you’ll be able to confidently communicate and navigate daily life in Taiwan.

Learn essential Chinese grammar and vocabulary

You’ll follow step-by-step content, interactive videos, and real-life examples designed by language experts to help you master Mandarin Chinese.

Through this exploration, you’ll learn the key grammar and vocabulary you’ll need to discuss different health issues in a variety of contexts.

Take your Chinese Mandarin skills to the next level

On the course, you’ll learn essential Chinese Mandarin to help you describe simple health symptoms and go to the pharmacy to buy medicine.

You’ll also learn how to discuss the importance of health as well as wider issues such as environmental pollution.

Learn from the experts at National Chiao Tung University

Throughout the course, you’ll be guided by the language specialists at National Chiao Tung University.

With their expertise, you’ll finish the course with the knowledge and confidence to discuss health issues 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

    Feeling and pharmacy

    • I am not feeling well.

      We will learn three grammars: 1. V出來 2. Multiple Verb Phrases 3. 會… 的

    • The drugstore near the school

      We will learn three grammars: 1. 給 2. 對 3. 然後、後來、以後

  • Week 2

    Symptom and hospital

    • I can’t stand the itch

      We will learn two grammars: 1.下去 2. 起來

    • The doctor wanted her to stay in the hospital for a few days.

      We will learn two grammars: 1. V得下 or V不下 2. 把+V+RC

  • Week 3

    Health issue

    • Health is really important

      We will learn two grammars: 1. 把...V一V 2. V上

    • There is more and more pollution in modern life

      We will learn two grammars: 1. Unintentional 把 2. 其他 別的 另外

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What will you achieve?

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

  • Describe some simple symptoms
  • Go to the pharmacy to buy medicine
  • Discuss the importance of health
  • Talk about environmental pollution

Who is the course for?

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

Learners at this level will have spent 120-240 course hours in Chinese speaking areas and 240-480 course hours in non-Chinese speaking areas and they possess basic grammar and about 500 high-frequency vocabulary.

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.

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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