Online ExpertTrack in Language

Contemporary Chinese II

Develop your Chinese language skills and learn new Chinese vocabulary, grammar, and expressions for more natural conversations.

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Build your Chinese language proficiency with the next level of skills

On this 12-week ExpertTrack, you’ll build upon your foundational knowledge from the previous courses and begin to recognise more Chinese characters. You’ll learn more expressions, Chinese grammar, and phrases related to Chinese daily life in order to help you understand and engage in more natural and complex conversations in Chinese Mandarin.

Discover useful phrases and words to discuss different scenarios in Chinese

There is no doubt that understanding the Chinese language is extremely useful for both improving your career prospects and as a hobby if you intend to travel to the country.

Throughout this ExpertTrack, you’ll learn a number of useful Chinese phrases to improve your overall language skills and help you hold more natural conversations. You’ll also expand your Chinese vocabulary to help you approach and engage in conversations about a number of different topics, from past events and recreational activities to booking tickets and discussing the weather.

Develop complex sentences with more advanced Chinese grammar

In order to hold more natural conversations in Chinese, you need to learn the grammatical rules of the language so that you can structure more complex sentences.

This ExpertTrack will take you through a number of grammatical structures to develop your Chinese language skills. You’ll learn prepositions, adverbs, and expressions of frequency, alongside the three types of complement in the Chinese language: resultant, directional, and potential.

Explore the culture of China and give context to the language

When learning a language, especially one with as many native speakers as Chinese Mandarin, it is extremely important to build your understanding of the culture surrounding that language.

As you learn new vocabulary, expressions, and phrases, this ExpertTrack will guide you through Chinese culture to give you a more-well rounded context for the language.

You’ll delve into a variety of topics such as the Chinese economy, climate, and zodiac, as well as learning common Chinese greetings and idioms.

Learn from the experts at Chinese Plus

To support international Chinese teaching and learning throughout the pandemic, Chinese Plus was created by over 20 leading educational organizations worldwide.

With the best professionals in the field and rich resources from all collaborative global partners, Chinese Plus has perfected online teaching, learning, testing, and researching, providing top quality Chinese language courses.

Key skills you will learn

  • Chinese language
  • Chinese culture
  • Intercultural communication
  • Chinese expressions
  • Complements in Chinese
  • Describing past experiences
  • Discussing recreational activities

Learning outcomes

By the end of the ExpertTrack, you’ll be able to...

  • Identify key categories of vocabulary
  • Explore complex grammatical devices and structures
  • Practice asking and answering conversational questions
  • Produce simple sentences and short paragraphs
  • Explore aspects of Chinese culture
  • Develop general knowledge of China

Experience required

This ExpertTrack is for beginners with a basic understanding of the Chinese language.

It is recommended that you complete the Contemporary Chinese 1 ExpertTrack first as it will give you the foundation you need for this ExpertTrack.

Getting started

This ExpertTrack is designed for anyone interested in learning Chinese. It will develop your basic language skills, including reading, writing, speaking, and listening, and is ideal for anyone with a basic foundation in Chinese looking to improve their language skills.

ExpertTrack course overview

  • Course 1

    Improve your Chinese Mandarin proficiency and learn how to create more complex sentences using adverbs and prepositions.

    2 tests

    6 weeks

    5 hours per week

  • Course 2

    Expand your Chinese fluency and learn new Mandarin vocabulary and expressions for more complex and natural conversations.

    2 tests

    6 weeks

    5 hours per week

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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How ExpertTracks work

Join an ExpertTrack to master new skills in your chosen specialist area. Work through a series of topic-focused courses at your own pace, and pass the final assessment to earn a digital certificate award which proves your expertise.

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Keep learning for $39/month

Pay a monthly subscription fee of $39 for as long as it takes you to complete the ExpertTrack. You can learn at your own pace and cancel at any time.

Earn digital certificates

Receive a certificate for every completed course and pass the final assessment to earn a digital certificate.

Become an expert

Use your specialist training to progress further in your career or build expertise in areas you’re passionate about.

World-class learning with 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

Meet your instructor

AFHEA, a Chinese teacher from Fudan University, has been teaching Chinese in China, Cameroon, Ecuador, the UK, Australia (remotely), and Belgium for over ten years.

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  • 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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ExpertTracks are a series of online courses designed to help you master new skills in specialist areas. You pay a monthly subscription fee which includes access to all courses within the ExpertTrack, as well as assessments and the final digital certificate.

Each ExpertTrack comes with a 7-day free trial period. You may cancel your subscription at any time and your subscription will automatically cancel when you finish the courses and assessments in your chosen ExpertTrack.

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