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YCT Standard Course Level 2: Part B

Develop the essential knowledge of Chinese phrases and words to help you prepare for and pass the YCT Test Level 2.

YCT2B
  • Duration

    6 weeks
  • Weekly study

    4 hours
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Take the next steps in your Chinese language learning

This six-week course will further help your studies of the Chinese language and help you pass the YCT Level 2 Test.

Guided by the experts at Chinese Plus, you’ll learn important knowledge in your Chinese language learning such as making comparisons. You’ll learn how to compare the weather in different places and how to compare two people by height and age.

With this knowledge, you’ll have the confidence and skills to hold deeper conversations in Chinese.

Master the Chinese particle ‘le’

Learning the Chinese particle ‘le’ is crucial to mastering Chinese. Whether it’s a completed action or a change of state, the particle “le” in Chinese always indicates transformation.

On this course, you’ll find out how to use ‘le’ under multiple topics to ensure you gain the skills to use the particle in different contexts.

Understand how to talk about change in the Chinese language

As your Chinese language learning progresses, you’ll need the skills to talk about change.

The course will show you how to talk about different changes to help develop your ability to communicate in Chinese.

Prepare for the YCT Level 2 Test to develop as a Chinese language learner

The content on this course corresponds with the Youth Chinese Test (YCT) curriculum and will help you to get ready for the YCT Level 2 Test.

With the knowledge you learn on the course, you’ll have the confidence to take the test and continue your Chinese language studies.

Syllabus

  • Week 1

    今天比昨天热。Today is hotter than yesterday.

    • Welcome to the Course

      Welcome to YCT Standard Course 2: Part B. 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 for this week. By following the video, quiz, and audio, you will be able to master the pronunciation and meaning of these words.

    • Dialogue and Text

      Let’s learn the dialogue and text of this week. In this part, you will comprehend how to make basic comparisons 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 2

    马丁比我大三岁。Martin is three years older than me.

    • 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 Texts

      Let’s learn the texts for this week. In this part, you will comprehend how to make complex comparisons 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 3

    你今天做什么了?What did you do today?

    • 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 express the completion of actions 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 4

    你怎么了?What's wrong with you?

    • 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 indicate a change of state 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

    我来北京一年了。I've been in Beijing for one year.

    • 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.

    • Dialogue and Text

      Let’s learn the dialogue and text of this week. In this part, you will comprehend how to talk about changes 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

    复习 Review

    • Review Your Learning

      Let’s watch and review! By following the video and participating in the discussion, you will achieve a deeper understanding of the previous learning.

    • Deepen Your Learning

      Let’s practice and review! By completing the quiz, discussion and article, you will have a solid understanding of the previous learning.

    • 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
  • Compare weather and age differences in detail
  • Demonstrate language skills to make comparisons
  • Produce sentences about past experiences
  • Practice talking about physical conditions
  • Create statements on changes
  • 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 Test Level 2: Part A course.

It is also useful for anyone preparing for 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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Gain the skills and Chinese language knowledge to successfully prepare for and pass the Youth Chinese Test (YCT).

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