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Chinese Lessons for Total Beginners - Survival Level 1 (32 Hours Class Time)

Survival Level 1 is designed for total beginners. If it is your first time to study Mandarin Chinese, you will find it is an excellent way to master the basics: Mandarin pronunciation, reading, survival phrases and sentences, basic daily Mandarin conversation. Upon completing this level, you should be able to talk to native Mandarin speakers in many "survival situations".

Topics include:

  • Talk about money, numbers and dates
  • Receive visitors, Politeness and Courtesy
  • Introduce in social or business settings
  • Order food and drinks
  • Express basic opinions, likes and dislikes
  • Occupations and job titles
  • Daily Activities
  • Ask and tell time
  • Recognize up to 250 Chinese words
  • Conversational Level above HSK Level 1

Beginner Chinese Level 2 - Survival Level 2 (32 Hours Class Time)

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to use Mandarin Chinese at a beginner level to satisfy immediate, predictable needs and basic everyday transactional needs, using predominantly simple sentences in Chinese. Each Unit include Word Building, Sentence Development, Language in Use, Language Focus, Conversation, Comprehension, Expressions and Reading.

Topics include:

  • Talk about weather and hobbies
  • Make and answer telephone calls
  • Communicate in travel related situations
  • Book tickets and hotel rooms
  • Transportation and Locations
  • Give and understand directions
  • Write simple, short notes in Chinese
  • Recognize up to 500 Chinese words
  • Conversational Level above HSK Level 2

Beginner Chinese Level 3 - Survival Level 3 (32 Hours Class Time)

Survival 3 is the last level of Survival Levels. Upon completion of this level, you will be able to hold conversations with the Chinese people in more quotidian life situations. Each Unit include Word Building, Sentence Development, Language in Use, Language Focus, Conversation, Comprehension, Expressions and Reading.

Topics include:

  • Food, fruits and vegetables
  • Invite and Entertain guests
  • Business dinner and weekend entertainment
  • Talk about daily activities, opinions, feelings and mood
  • Colors and clothing, go shopping and bargain
  • Parts of the body
  • See a doctor
  • Living in China, work and accommodation
  • Ask & answer questions in a wide range of situations
  • Recognize up to 750 Chinese words
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