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YCT Standard Course Level 1: Part A

Gain a solid introduction to the Chinese language to develop your skills and confidence in speaking, reading, and writing Chinese.

  • Duration

    6 weeks
  • Weekly study

    4 hours
  • 100% online

    How it works
  • Included in an ExpertTrack

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Master Chinese greetings

On this six-week course from Chinese Plus, you’ll build up your Chinese language skills to successfully prepare you for the YCT Level 1 Test.

You’ll start by mastering greetings to ensure you can initiate a conversation with ease. You’ll learn how to introduce yourself with your name, nationality, and age.

Learn how to talk about family members in Chinese

To help you exchange more personal information and extend your conversation, you’ll understand how to talk about your family members in Chinese.

Descriptions are key to painting a picture through conversation. You’ll discover the expressions of body parts in Chinese, then learn how to describe your appearance.

Confidently hold a conversation in Chinese

To ensure your language learning journey is fun, you’ll master the most common phrases and sentences through catchy songs and interesting stories in Chinese.

On the course, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore Chinese characters and attempt the YCT Level 1 modal test.

By the end, you’ll have developed your skills in reading Chinese and have the confidence to hold everyday conversations.

What topics will you cover?

  • Express greetings
  • Ask names
  • Ask nationalities
  • Introduce family members
  • Talk about age
  • Describe one’s appearance

Prove you're job ready

Highlight the new, job-relevant skills you’ve gained and supplement existing qualifications with a hard-earned, industry-specific digital certificate – plus one for every course within your ExpertTrack.

  • Learn the latest in your chosen industry or subject.
  • Complete each course and pass assessments.
  • Receive certificates validated by the educating organisation.
  • Impress employers with learning outcomes you can add to your CV.
  • Make your career dreams a reality.

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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 the key phrases and sentences
  • Demonstrate expression of greetings
  • Practice asking name and nationality
  • Collect knowledge of family members
  • Produce questions to ask age
  • Describe one’s appearance
  • Improve Chinese character recognition
  • Explore Chinese songs and stories
  • Contribute to the YCT Level 1 Test

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for those who are going to take the YCT Level 1 Test or who simply want to improve their Chinese language skills. It is particularly designed for primary and middle school students whose mother tongue is not Chinese.

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?

Chinese Plus

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

  • Location

    Beijing, China

About this ExpertTrack

Gain the knowledge of the Chinese language to help you prepare for and pass the Youth Chinese Test (YCT).

Start learning today - free 7-day trial

After your free trial you can:

  • Pay $39 per month to keep learning online
  • Have complete control over your subscription; you can cancel any time
  • Work at your own pace and set your own deadlines at every stage
  • Only pay while you’re learning; the subscription will cancel automatically when you finish
  • Complete online assessments to test your knowledge and prove your skills
  • Earn digital course certificates and a final award that you can share online, with potential employers, and your professional network
  • Keep access to the content of courses you complete even after your subscription ends

Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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