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.
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|
|5||B2 (A Course in Contemporary Chinese Book 3 Lesson 11 - Book 4 Lesson 5)||2500-5000||2500-5000||Band B|
|6||B3 (A Course in Contemporary Chinese Book 4 Lesson 6 - Lesson 15)||2500-5000||2500-5000||Band B|
|7||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