Practical Chinese Courses – Preliminary 1-4 Fall 2022

Do you want to be able to communicate in Chinese?

Do you want to learn more Chinese to extend your skill?

Are you hesitating because of your tight work schedule and workload?

 

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

 

  • Online (live) Zoom courses with 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


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

Our PCC courses were launched in September, 2021. This is the forth intake of the courses. In our new term from September to December, 2022, we are offering Preliminary 1, 2, 3 and 4 of PCC. We gladly maintained three groups of happy learners till now. Here are some feedback of them.

 

TESTIMONIES 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)

 

“A very good course. Good and useful content. Good mix of rehearsal and new things. The course was what I expected it to be and makes me want to continue learning Chinese.”
(A learner from Belgium Meat Office)

 

“(Teacher) involved us actively during the lessons, so that we must listen carefully and concentrate well during the lesson and it helps us to advance more rapidly. Patient and enjoyable teacher. Very much appreciated and highly helpful are the (video/audio) dialogues you send us as these are very useful in rehearsing what we learned especially regarding the pronunciation”
(A learner from Switzerland)

 

MORE INFORMATION OF PCC

Level: Preliminary 1

TARGET GROUP

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,

  • vocabulary expansion,

  • pronunciation improvements

 

The major objectives of this program lie on 2 aspects:

 

  1. 1.Consolidation

To systematically reinforce:

  1. a)About 200-300 core basic words

  2. b)Two key skills: listening and speaking

  3. c)Three basic tenses: (simple) past, present and progressive

  4. d)About 20 communication functions/topics: from telephoning to shopping and ordering foods.

  1. 2.Learning new things:

  1. 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

 

 

  1. b)New grammar structures:

      1. Emphasizing certain information about past activities

      2. Measure words

      3. Alternative questions

      4. Complement-1

      5. Permission and prohibition

      6. Comparing things

 

DATES & TIMING:


From September 19, 2022 to January 9, 2023

(December 19, 2022 - January 2, 2023 Christmas Holidays)
15 sessions in total. Each session is 90 minutes.
On Mondays, from 12:00 to 13:30 CEST. 


Level: Preliminary 2

TARGET GROUP

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

  • engaging learners to deliberate recognition of some frequent characters.

 

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

  6. Custom and habit (gifts)

  7. Giving/Choosing gifts

 

New grammar structures:

Verbs indicating directions

  1. Complement of direction

  2. “得”-structure indicating possibility

  3. For comparison “比” “没有” “跟……一样”

  4. Measure words for action

  5. Sentences with dual objects

 

DATES & TIMING:


From September 21, 2022 to January 11, 2023

(December 19, 2022 - January 2, 2023 Christmas Holidays)
15 sessions in total. Each session is 90 minutes.
On Wednesdays, from 12:00 to 13:30 CEST. 

 

Level: Preliminary 3

TARGET GROUP

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

  • 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 September 23, 2022 to January 13, 2023

(December 19, 2022 - January 2, 2023 Christmas Holidays)
15 sessions in total. Each session is 90 minutes.
On Fridays, from 12:00 to 13:30 CEST. 

 

Level: Preliminary 4

TARGET GROUP

Participants should have mastered:

  • More than 700 basic words

  • Some basic sentence structure knowledge

  • Or have finished about 120-150 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

  • engaging learners to deliberate recognition of some frequent characters.

 

The major topics of this program include:

  1. Life and work experience

  2. Seeking employment

  3. Renting an apartment

  4. Unhappy experience

  5. Security check

  6. Plans

 

New grammar structures:

  1. The “把” sentence

  2. The “被” sentence

  3. Reduplication of verbs

  4. “有点儿” and “一点儿”

  5. “要……了” for something taking place soon

 

DATES & TIMING:


From September 20, 2022 to January 10, 2023

(December 19, 2022 - January 2, 2023 Christmas Holidays)

15 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. Since September 2021, Prof. Liao and Prof. Mayinuer have successfully delivered three-term live online PCC courses and they were highly appreciated by all the participants, please see the testimony above.

 

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

 

ENROLLMENT FEE


€270 for 15 weeks course | €225 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 upon request. 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 3 registrations in general.

If you are interested, please sign up before September 16, 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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