Practical Chinese Course

Do you want to be able to communicate in Chinese? Do you want to learn more Chinese to extend your skill? Did you hesitate because of your tight work schedule and workload?

 

The Practical Chinese Courses (PCC) can be a good solution to help you make a successful learning journey because these courses are:

  • An online (live) Zoom course and no commuting time wasted.

  • Live lessons during your lunchbreak hours, with least conflicts to your work.

  • 90 minutes each session, one session per week, easier to fit into your tight schedule.

  • With thoughtfully designed structure and contents in each lesson.

  • Not only highly practical but also digestible over a week.

  • Verbal communication focused, ready for you to use immediately.

  • Highly interactive teaching-learning with tangible outcomes.

  • With excellent track records ever since its start in 2021.

  • By Top-notch native Chinese teachers, both motivated, experienced, skilled and passionate.

These are specially designed courses to help adult learners who have some Chinese basics and aim to use Chinese when traveling, working or socializing.

These courses started in September, 2021. This is the third intake of the courses. In our new term from April 19 to June 24, 2022, we are offering Preliminary 1, 2, and 3 of PCC. We gladly maintained two groups of happy learners till now. The earliest ones are successfully moving up to Preliminary 3. Here are some feedback of them.

 

TESTIMONY OF THE PARTICIPANTS

“Practical topics, convenient delivery via Zoom, excellent trainer… I’m learning lots of a new vocabulary and I enjoy reviewing  the grammatical constructions. As a more experienced learned, I am surprised also how quickly the more novice participants are picking up pronunciation and can dissect longer sentences.”

(A business owner and former language teacher, in Belgium)

 

” Excellent (course). … I think the best part is the teacher that take his time to teach everyone and take time to give examples so the students can have a deeper understanding of the subject.”
(A learner in Belgium)

Level: Preliminary 1

FOR WHOM
Participants should have mastered:
•    Pinyin system
•    About 300 to 350 basic words
•    Some basic sentence structure knowledge
•    Or have finished 50 to 70 hours of Chinese class learning.
(If you are not sure about your own level, please email us for free consultation.)
OBJECTIVES
The course will still focus on verbal communications, while expanding vocabulary, improving pronunciation and other skills.
The major objectives of this program lie on 2 aspects:

1.    Consolidation
To systematically reinforce:
a)    About 200-300 core basic words
b)    Two key skills: listening and speaking
c)    Three basic tenses: (simple) past, present and progressive
d)    About 20 communication functions/topics: from telephoning to shopping and ordering foods.
2.    Learning new things:
a)    New functions and topics, such as:
1.    Talking about business writing tasks and task completion
2.    Terminologies: holidays and leaves; energy related; 
3.    Travelling
4.    Info about past events/activities
5.    Illness and symptoms
6.    Service basics at a hotel.
b)    New grammar structures:
1.    Emphasizing certain information about past activities
2.    Measure words
3.    Alternative questions
4.    Complement-1

DATES & TIMING:

From April 21 to June 23, 2022.
10 sessions in total. Each session is 90 minutes.
On Thursdays, from 12:00 to 13:30 CEST. 

 

Level: Preliminary 2

FOR WHOM

Participants should have mastered:

  • Over 400 basic words

  • Some basic sentence structure knowledge

  • Or have finished 70 to 80 hours of Chinese class learning.

(If you are not sure about your own level, please email us for free consultation.)

OBJECTIVES

The course will still focus on verbal communications, vocabulary expansion, pronunciation improvements and start practicing character recognition gradually.

The major topics of this program include:

  1. Permission and prohibition

  2. Comparing things

  3. Direction of actions

  4. Can or cannot get something done

  5. Some business-related terms

 

New grammar structures:

  1. Verbs indicating directions

  2. Complement of direction

  3. “得”-structure indicating possibility

  4. For comparison “比” “没有”“跟…一样”

 

DATES & TIMING:


From April 22 to June 24, 2022.
10 sessions in total. Each session is 90 minutes.
On Fridays, from 12:00 to 13:30 CEST. 

 

Level: Preliminary 3

FOR WHOM

Participants should have mastered:

  • More than 500 basic words

  • Some basic sentence structure knowledge

  • Or have finished about 100 hours of Chinese class learning.

(If you are not sure about your own level, please email us for free consultation.)

OBJECTIVES

The course will still focus on verbal communications, vocabulary expansion, pronunciation improvements and engaging learners to deliberate recognition of some frequent characters.

The major topics of this program include:

  1. Custom and habit (gifts)

  2. Giving/Choosing gifts

  3. Awarding a prize

  4. Taking about experiences

  5. Sport matches

  6. Some business-related terms

 

New grammar structures:

  1. Measure words for action

  2. Sentences with dual objects

  3. Indicating the same with跟…一样”

  4. Pivotal sentences in Chinese

 

DATES & TIMING:


From April 19 to June 21, 2022.
10 sessions in total. Each session is 90 minutes.
On Tuesdays, from 12:00 to 13:30 CEST. 

DELIVERY

 

Online live interactive webinars on Zoom.

Group members will have digital handouts, audio files and some suggested Apps.

 

INSTRUCTORS


Confucius Institute at Group T-Academy has handpicked two top-notch teachers to design and deliver these courses.

 

Prof. Dun Liao and Prof. Mayinuer both have been teaching Mandarin Chinese for 20 years in China, Asia and U.K. When they taught at London School of Economics (LSE) from 2016 to 2019, they continuously delivered successful business Chinese courses at various levels, which were well received among learners not only at LSE but also in HSBC, Bank of England and JP Morgan. 

 

With their expertise and track records, the upcoming course they design and co-run will offer great value to participants.

 

ENROLLMENT FEE


€180 for 10 weeks course | €150 for Confucius Institute Alumni & KU Leuven students and teaching staff

 

Bank Account:

Account: BE24 7360 3017 4138
Name: Confucius Institute AT GROUP T 
BIC: KREDBEBB

Reference: Practical Chinese

 

We provide invoice if necessary. Please fill out the registration form with the name, the address and the VAT number of your company or organization.

 

REGISTRATION

 

Online registration. The courses start with a minimum of 5 registrations.

If you are interested, please sign up before April 8, 2022.

 

CERTIFICATE

At the end of the courses, Confucius Institute at GROUP T - Academy will issue the course certificates to the students who have at least 70% attendance in the registered course.

 

MORE INFORMATION & CONTACT


Website:  https://www.leuvenkongyuan.com/
e-mail:    leuvenkongyuan@gmail.com

Tel:        +32 16 30 11 24

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