Online ExpertTrack in Language

Contemporary Chinese IV

Discover advanced-level Chinese language and expand your skills to help you fully comprehend the Chinese language and culture.

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Develop your Chinese Mandarin proficiency to engage in more natural dialogues

Across this 10-week Chinese language ExpertTrack, you’ll further develop your Chinese language learning in grammar, vocabulary, reading capacity, and speaking skills.

Advance your language skills and construct richly detailed narrations

Learning words and phrases in isolation can be useful but isn’t a great help when trying to have a natural dialogue with someone.

The courses in this ExpertTrack will arm you with more complex Chinese phrases, words, and grammar and will guide you through how to use them within the context of a flowing conversation.

You’ll then look to bring everything you know about the Chinese language together to construct a meaningful dialogue in Chinese.

Perfect the art of storytelling in Chinese

Being able to tell a coherent story is vital when talking with people in any language, especially in one that’s not your first language. We use stories in our everyday conversations to describe our day, our plans, our dreams, and our history.

You’ll utilise your existing Chinese language knowledge, along with learning some new vocabulary, keywords, and grammatical rules, to discover how to tell stories in chronological order when talking in Chinese.

Go beyond your exploration of Chinese culture

Throughout this ExpertTrack, you’ll add even more cultural nuance to your Chinese language skills, learning about life, death, traditions, and internet culture in the context of China.

You’ll also discover ways to take your learning beyond courses and inform your understanding of Chinese through further training and real-world interactions.

Learn from the language 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 Writing
  • Chinese Traditions
  • Chinese Family
  • Chinese Life

Learning outcomes

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

  • Identify key categories of vocabulary
  • Collect key expressions and sentence patterns
  • Create conversations and long paragraphs
  • Debate on certain topics in Chinese
  • Report on survey results and findings
  • Practice narrating stories with rich details
  • Explore aspects of Chinese culture
  • Develop general knowledge of China

Experience required

This ExpertTrack is for intermediate to advanced-level learners with a good command of Chinese phonetics training, grammar items and vocabulary.

It is recommended that you complete the Contemporary Chinese 1 ExpertTrack, the Contemporary Chinese 2 ExpertTrack, and the Contemporary Chinese 3 ExpertTrack first as they will give you the foundation you need for this course.

Getting started

This ExpertTrack is designed for anyone interested in learning the Chinese language. It will develop your advanced-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

    Elevate your Chinese language skills to an advanced level, embrace the Chinese culture, and improve your employment opportunities.

    2 tests

    5 weeks

    5 hours per week

  • Course 2

    Further develop your Chinese language skills and use your advanced knowledge to build complete dialogues in Chinese Mandarin.

    2 tests

    5 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.

Join a free 2-day trial

Decide if the ExpertTrack is right for you with free access to the full suite of courses and assessments for a week.

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.

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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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 2-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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