Online ExpertTrack in Language

Contemporary Chinese III

Explore intermediate-level Chinese and boost your knowledge of Chinese grammar and sentence structure for better communication.

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Expand your Chinese fluency and construct more detailed conversations

On this 12-week Chinese language ExpertTrack, you will further develop your Chinese language skills in grammar, vocabulary, reading capacity, and speaking proficiency.

Building on your previous knowledge, you’ll dive deeper into Chinese culture to add context to your learning as you expand into more complex sentences and conversations in Chinese Mandarin.

Discover different language accents and dialects across China

Generally, there are seven main geographical dialects in China, with each region also having its own customers and differences in spoken language.

You’ll explore these different dialects, while also learning about different sentence patterns and variations in the Chinese language.

This course will guide you through various popular sports and entertainment in the different regions of China and how to talk about them in Chinese Mandarin.

Develop more complex sentences with useful phrases, words, and grammatical structures

Building on your knowledge and skills from the previous Contemporary Chinese ExpertTracks, you’ll begin to develop your Chinese vocabulary to compose sentences and conversations of increasing complexity.

You’ll learn a number of intermediate topics, from common conjunctions and prepositions to rhetorical questions and reduplication of verbs.

Explore more of Chinese culture to influence more natural conversation

In Chinese culture, people pay particular attention to choosing names. For this reason, you’ll learn about the rules surrounding Chinese names as well as how to talk about their meanings.

You’ll also delve into Chinese plant symbolism in both nature and love, before learning about a number of Chinese legends and festivals, such as the Dragon Boat Festival, Spring Festival, and the Tomb Sweeping Festival.

Learn from the experts at ChinesePlus

To support international Chinese teaching and learning, ChinesePlus was created by over 20 leading educational organizations worldwide.

With the best professionals in the field and rich resources from all collaborative global partners, ChinesePlus 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 Sentence Structure
  • Chinese Grammar
  • Chinese Dialects
  • Chinese Writing
  • Chinese Names
  • Chinese Legends
  • Chinese Festivals

Learning outcomes

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

  • Identify key categories of vocabulary
  • Collect more grammatical structures and sentence patterns
  • Create conversations and short paragraphs
  • Practice narrating stories and reading more complex texts
  • Demonstrate communication skills in Chinese
  • Engage in wider range of topics related to current China
  • Explore aspects of Chinese culture
  • Develop general knowledge of China

Experience required

This ExpertTrack is for intermediate-level learners with a good understanding of the Chinese language.

It is recommended that you complete both the Contemporary Chinese 1 ExpertTrack and the Contemporary Chinese 2 ExpertTrack first as they will give you the foundation you need for this ExpertTrack.

Getting started

This ExpertTrack is designed for anyone interested in learning the Chinese language. It will develop your intermediate-level language skills, including reading, writing, speaking, and listening, and is ideal for anyone with a good command of basic to intermediate Chinese words, expressions, and grammatical structures.

ExpertTrack course overview

  • Course 1

    Expand your knowledge and skills of Chinese Mandarin and learn to build more natural conversations with cultural context.

    2 tests

    6 weeks

    5 hours per week

  • Course 2

    Discover key factors of Chinese culture such as naming rules and festivals while improving your Mandarin vocabulary and fluency.

    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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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 and Australia (remotely) for over ten years.

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  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
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  • 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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You have seven days before you will be charged your first monthly subscription fee. When you join an ExpertTrack you automatically receive a 7-day free trial period. You can cancel at any time during the trial period and no payment will be taken from your account.

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If you’re looking for certified or accredited courses, many of our microcredentials offer university credit or professional certification.

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