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YCT Standard Course Level 2: Part A

Develop your Chinese language skills and learn the essential knowledge to prepare for the YCT Level 2 Test.

YCT2A
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    6 weeks
  • Weekly study

    4 hours
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Build your Chinese vocabulary

This six-week course from Chinese Plus will help you develop and enhance your Chinese language skills. With this knowledge, you’ll be prepared to take the YCT Level 2 Test.

You’ll start with vocabulary building, a fundamental element of language learning. On the course, you’ll learn simple phrases to compose sentences and discover how to respond to thanks and apologies. With this new vocabulary, you will also be able to describe your daily routine.

Learn Chinese phrases to ask about locations

Location phrases help us situate people, things, and places. With the aid of interactive videos, you’ll learn to describe the positions of different items.

Next, you’ll understand how to talk about those items in detail, such as size, colour, and quantity.

Understand Chinese measure words

Learning key language points, like measure words in Chinese, will help you communicate like a native.

This course will help you gradually master some of the most common measure words as well as questions to hold a deeper conversation, such as asking someone about their occupation.

Develop skills to read, write, and speak Chinese

After learning how to talk about prices in Chinese, you’ll take part in real-life scenes to understand how to order food and drinks.

Throughout this course, you will continue immersing yourself in Chinese singing, reading, writing, and speaking before attempting the YCT Level 2 modal test to further build your confidence.

Syllabus

  • Week 1

    我可以坐这儿吗?May I sit here?

    • Welcome to the Course

      Welcome to YCT Standard Course 2: Part A. In this part, you will explore the basic information about this course.

    • Before Learning

      Let’s discover the learning content of this week and get ready for your Chinese study journey with the warm-up activity.

    • New Words

      Let’s learn the new words of this week. By following the video, quiz, and audio, you will be able to master the pronunciation and meaning of these words.

    • Practical Dialogues

      Let’s learn the dialogues of this week. In this part, you will comprehend how to express and respond to thanks and apologies in Chinese.

    • Chinese Characters

      Let’s learn the Chinese characters of this week. By following the video, quiz, and article, you will be able to recognize Chinese characters and know how to write them.

    • After Learning

      Impressive! You have done the learning for this week. Now let’s summarize the key sentences, then take an assessment to evaluate your achievements.

    • Time for Fun

      Come on! Now it’s time to have fun in your Chinese learning journey. Let's explore enjoyable activities together!

  • Week 2

    你早上几点起床?When do you get up in the morning?

    • Before Learning

      Let’s discover the learning content of this week and get ready for your Chinese study journey with the warm-up activity.

    • New Words

      Let’s learn the new words of this week. By following the video, quiz, and audio, you will be able to master the pronunciation and meaning of these words.

    • Practical Dialogues

      Let’s learn the dialogues for this week. In this part, you will comprehend how to talk about daily routines in Chinese.

    • Chinese Characters

      Let’s learn the Chinese characters of this week. By following the video, quiz, and article, you will be able to recognize Chinese characters and know how to write them.

    • After Learning

      Impressive! You have done the learning of this week. Now let’s summarize the key sentences and take an assessment to review what you have achieved.

    • Time for Fun

      Come on! Now it’s time to have fun in your Chinese learning journey. Let's explore enjoyable activities together!

  • Week 3

    你的铅笔呢?Where is your pencil?

    • Before Learning

      Let’s discover the learning content of this week and get ready for your Chinese study journey with the warm-up activity.

    • New Words

      Let’s learn the new words for this week. By following the video, quiz, and audio, you will be able to master the pronunciation and meaning of these words.

    • Practical Dialogues

      Let’s learn the dialogues for this week. In this part, you will comprehend how to ask and tell locations in Chinese.

    • Chinese Characters

      Watch the video to learn the Chinese characters.

    • After Learning

      Impressive! You have done the learning of this week. Now let’s summarize the key sentences and take an assessment to review what you have achieved.

    • Time for Fun

      Come on! Now it’s time to have fun in your Chinese learning journey. Let's explore enjoyable activities together!

  • Week 4

    书包里有两本书。There are two books in the schoolbag.

    • Before Learning

      Let’s discover the learning content of this week and get ready for your Chinese study journey with the warm-up activity.

    • New Words

      Let’s learn the new words for this week. By following the video, quiz, and audio, you will be able to master the pronunciation and meaning of these words.

    • Text and Dialogue

      Let’s learn the text and dialogue for this week. In this part, you will comprehend how to talk about color in Chinese.

    • Chinese Characters

      Let’s learn the Chinese characters for this week. By following the video, quiz, and article, you will be able to recognize Chinese characters and know how to write them.

    • After Learning

      Impressive! You have done the learning of this week. Now let’s summarize the key sentences and take an assessment to review what you have achieved.

    • Time for Fun

      Come on! Now it’s time to have fun in your Chinese learning journey. Let's explore enjoyable activities together!

  • Week 5

    你会不会做饭?Can you cook?

    • Before Learning

      Let’s discover the learning content of this week and get ready for your Chinese study journey with the warm-up activity.

    • New Words

      Let’s learn the new words for this week. By following the video, quiz, and audio, you will be able to master the pronunciation and meaning of these words.

    • Practical Dialogues

      Let’s learn the dialogues of this week. In this part, you will comprehend how to make affirmative-negative questions in Chinese.

    • Chinese Characters

      Let’s learn the Chinese characters for this week. By following the video, quiz, and article, you will be able to recognize Chinese characters and know how to write them.

    • After Learning

      Impressive! You have done the learning of this week. Now let’s summarize the key sentences and take an assessment to review what you have achieved.

    • Time for Fun

      Come on! Now it’s time to have fun in your Chinese learning journey. Let's explore enjoyable activities together!

  • Week 6

    包子多少钱一个?How much is one baozi?

    • Before Learning

      Let’s discover the learning content of this week and get ready for your Chinese study journey with the warm-up activity.

    • New Words

      Let’s learn the new words for this week. By following the video, quiz, and audio, you will be able to master the pronunciation and meaning of these words.

    • Practical Dialogues

      Let’s learn the dialogues for this week. In this part, you will comprehend how to order food and drinks in Chinese.

    • Chinese Characters

      Let’s learn the Chinese characters for this week. By following the video, quiz, and article, you will be able to recognize Chinese characters and know how to write them.

    • After Learning

      Impressive! You have done the learning of this week. Now let’s summarize the key sentences and take an assessment to review what you have achieved.

    • Time for Fun

      Come on! Now it’s time to have fun in your Chinese learning journey. Let's explore enjoyable activities together!

    • End of the course

      Welcome to the final part of this course! We have provided an overall test for this course and summarized what we have learned through 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 the key phrases and sentences
  • Demonstrate expressions of thanks and apologies
  • Describe one’s daily routines
  • Produce two different existential sentences
  • Create affirmative-negative questions
  • Practice asking for prices
  • Improve Chinese character recognition
  • Explore Chinese songs and stories
  • Contribute to the YCT Level 2 Test

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for primary and middle school students whose mother tongue is not Chinese and who have completed the YCT Standard Course 1 or passed YCT Level 1 Test.

It is also useful for anyone who is going to take the YCT Level 2 Test.

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

    2020
  • Location

    Beijing, China

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