We provide different types of courses to meet students’ needs. They include regular programs, practical Mandarin conversation, one-on-one course, online course, and other customized courses.


Our regular programs are in quarter system, with a new quarter started in the middle of each month. In between August-September and March-April, additional group-of-20 classes will be offered to prepare learners for Level 2 or higher TOCFL test, the certificate of which is required for college admission. Each quarter consists of 12 weeks, with 15 teaching hours a week, and a total of 180 hours per quarter. Courses are divided into three bands: elementary, immediate, and advanced, each of which are further split into three levels, listed as follows.
Elementary:A1、A2、A3
Intermediate:B1、B2、B3
Advanced:C1、C2、C3
After registration, students will receive a placement test and will then be put into an appropriate class that fits his/her proficiency level.

 

  •  Course Objectives
  •  Course Objectives
    Elementary: Learners can use high frequency words and expressions to make daily conversations. Lessons are arranged around daily experiences. Students who have successfully finished elementary courses will have TOCFL Level 2 proficiency.

    Intermediate:Learners can communicate effectively in social and workplace events. They can understand longer sentences, comprehend the main points of a discourse, and have the ability to express their own opinions in a presentation. Students who have successfully finished intermediate courses will have TOCFL Level 3-4 proficiency.

    Advanced: Learners can communicate effectively in a professional field. They can understand and discuss a variety of topics such as articles in news reports and magazines, literature, and academic and research papers.
  • Course Level and Corresponding TOCFL Proficiency                             
 Level Teaching Materials Vocabulary Size  Learning Goal Vocabulary Size  TOCFL Level
 1   A1 (A Course in Contemporary Chinese Book 1 Pronunciation - Lesson 9) 500-1000  500-1000  Band A 
 2 A2 (A Course in Contemporary Chinese Book 1 Lesson 10 - Book 2 Lesson 4) 500-1000  500-1000  Band A 
 3 A3 (A Course in Contemporary Chinese Book 2 Lesson 5 - Lesson 15) 500-1000  500-1000  Band A 
 4 B1 (A Course in Contemporary Chinese Book 3 Lesson 1 - Lesson 10) 2500-5000  2500-5000   Band B 
B2 (A Course in Contemporary Chinese Book 3 Lesson 11 - Book 4 Lesson 5) 2500-5000 2500-5000   Band B 
 B3 (A Course in Contemporary Chinese Book 4 Lesson 6 - Lesson 15) 2500-5000   2500-5000  Band B 
 C1 (A Course in Contemporary Chinese Book 5 Lesson 1 - Lesson 10) 8000 8000   Band C 
8 C2 (A Course in Contemporary Chinese Book 5 Lesson 11 - Lesson 15) 8000 8000 Band C
9 C3 (News Reading) 8000 8000 Band C
  • Course Materials

Elementary: A Course in Contemporary Chinese, Book 1- 2, other supplementary materials

Intermediate: A Course in Contemporary Chinese, Book 3- 4, other supplementary materials

Advanced: A Course in Contemporary Chinese, Book 5-6, News Reading, Business Reports, Thought and Society, Basic Classical Chinese

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