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Course Overview

An overview of this course.

Welcome to this step and let’s explore what you need to know about the YCT Standard Course 1: Part B before starting your learning journey.

About YCT Standard Course 1

The Youth Chinese Test (YCT) is an international standardized Chinese language proficiency test that evaluates the ability of primary and secondary school students whose Chinese is not their first language to use Chinese in their daily lives and studies. The YCT Standard Course 1 has been developed based on the analysis of the YCT Level 1 Test papers and the concept of “teaching and learning together”.

The YCT Standard Course 1 is suitable for primary and middle school students whose mother tongue is not Chinese, and taking Chinese as a selective course. It is particularly designed for those who are going to take the YCT Level 1 Test. No prior experience or knowledge is needed, this course will help you build up your overall language skills in an easy, effective, and fun way.

There is about 80 vocabulary in the YCT Standard Course 1, and the entire course consists of eleven daily topics and one review session. By completing this course, you will understand and use some of the most common Chinese phrases and sentences, and possess the ability to further your Chinese language studies. Moreover, you should be able to pass the YCT Level 1 Test.

YCT Standard Course 1: Part B

The YCT Standard Course 1: Part B should take at least six amount of weeks to complete. For the first five weeks, you will explore daily topics through colorful pictures, wonderful stories, catchy songs, interesting videos, practical quizzes, and mock tests. The sixth is for reviewing the entire YCT Standard Course 1, as well as an overall examination for you to be eligible to gain the course certificate.

This course will provide progressive activities to sharpen your Chinese language skills. It requires a strong determination to devote time to independent study, as well as peer discussion. Although the course educator will not be commenting on this course, you could interact with the peer learners and share resources.

Course Breakdown
Week 1: Whose dog is this?
Week 2: I’m going to the store.
Week 3: What day is it today?
Week 4: What time is it?
Week 5: What would you like to eat?
Week 6: Review

We hope you will enjoy your Chinese learning! Now let’s move to the next step to start your journey.

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