Chinese Fall Program 2017

Chinese Fall Program 2017

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Registration details
Dates: 15 August till 30 August and 10 September till 20 September
Days: Sunday – Thursday
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (from 15 August – 30 August 2017)
10:00 am – 6:30 pm (from 10 – 20 September 2017)

Kindly note that the Language Center is closed during the Eid holiday

TII Chinese Language Program: Fall 2017

China is the second largest economy in the world today. It is an important player on the world stage. Learning Chinese is important to understanding the Chinese people, their culture and art. Understanding characters that are the building blocks of Chinese writing opens a window into the Chinese culture. We are also well aware that our adult students are interested in developing communication skills. Our program teaches Mandarin Chinese, the official language of mainland China. In our courses, you learn how to communicate in Mandarin as well as how to recognize and write characters. You start from learning pinyin, the system of Romanization which helps you pronounce words and find their meaning in a dictionary or on Google.

Elementary Chinese 1

Have you ever wondered how the Chinese build their sentences and what is behind their characters? Would you like to learn Chinese pronunciation and tones? Would you like to know how Chinese characters are constituted? It’s easy! Come join this course today! There are two pillars of this 40-hour beginner course: Pinyin and the basic radicals. The course starts with learning pinyin, the Chinese system of Romanization. Mastering pinyin will enable students to record Chinese words, phrases and sentences in pinyin, and later convert them into Chinese characters in a computer. Around 40 basic radicals, which are the building blocks of the most frequently used Chinese characters, are practiced to build the foundation for learning Chinese. Learning these two parts is an essential step toward moving forward with our communication-oriented Chinese program. Greetings, self-introductions and making appointments are also practiced in this course. 

Pre-requesite: No prior knowledge of Chinese is required.
Tuition fee: QAR 2,400
Discounted rate: (see Discount Policy)
Textbook: QAR 330

Course duration: 24 September – 12 December 2017 (12 Weeks), 40 hours

Section 1: Sundays & Tuesdays, 5:00 – 6:40 pm

Course Materials:

  • Integrated Chinese (Textbook Simplified Characters: Level 1, Part 1), Third Edition, by Yuehua Liu and others, Cheng & Tsui, 2008 
  • Integrated Chinese (Character Workbook Simplified and Traditional Characters: Level 1, Part 1), Third Edition, by Yuehua Liu and others, Cheng & Tsui, 2008
  • Supplementary materials.
Elementary Chinese 2

Now that you have taken Elementary Chinese 1, you are able to communicate with Chinese people using simple greetings and responses in Chinese. You are curious to learn more. This course is designed to meet your curiosity. In this course, while continuing to refine your pronunciation with tones, you expand your vocabulary, acquire basic sentence structures and patterns and learn new expressions and grammatical points through repetition of the key words in the texts and applying them to communicative situations. Talking about dates and time, describing your daily schedule, hobbies and activities are also to be practiced in both class and homework. 

Pre-requesite: Elementary Chinese 1 at this department  or equivalent.
Tuition fee: QAR 2,400
Discounted rate: (see Discount Policy)
Textbook: QAR 330

Course duration: 24 September – 12 December 2017 (12 Weeks), 40 hours

Section 1: Sundays & Tuesdays, 5:00 – 6:40 pm

Course Materials:

  • Integrated Chinese (Textbook Simplified Characters: Level 1, Part 1), Third Edition, by Yuehua Liu and others, Cheng & Tsui, 2008
  • Integrated Chinese (Character Workbook Simplified and Traditional Characters: Level 1, Part 1), Third Edition, by Yuehua Liu and others, Cheng & Tsui, 2008
  • Supplementary materials.
Elementary Chinese 3

You are already into the Chinese language. Keep working! In this course you continue to consolidate your skills in recording Chinese in pinyin and conducting simple daily-life conversation with your instructor and classmates. You also expand your vocabulary and phraseology in order to discuss a wider range of topics, such as shopping, making appointments and talking about directions and locations. Writing in Chinese through social media applications such as WeChat and WhatsApp will be introduced in this course to practice further recognition of Chinese characters. You also begin to master more sophisticated grammatical structures. Learning about Chinese culture, such as Chinese calligraphy and the traditional lunar calendar, is an integral part of the course.  

Pre-requesite: Elementary Chinese 2 at this department or equivalent.
Tuition fee: QAR 2,400
Discounted rate: (see Discount Policy)
Textbook: QAR 330

Course duration: 25 September – 13 December 2017 (12 Weeks), 40 hours

Section 1: Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:00 – 6:40 pm

Course Materials:

  • Integrated Chinese (Textbook Simplified Characters: Level 1, Part 1), Third Edition, by Yuehua Liu and others, Cheng & Tsui, 2008,
  • Integrated Chinese (Character Workbook Simplified and Traditional Characters: Level 1, Part 1), Third Edition, by Yuehua Liu and others, Cheng & Tsui, 2008
  • Supplementary handouts
Intermediate Chinese 1

Learners who have successfully completed the elementary level courses will benefit from continuing their Chinese study on to this first course of the intermediate series. This course covers a wider range of both vocabulary and grammar, and aims to enable learners to communicate in real-life situations such as talking about weather, food, travel and asking for directions with moderate fluency. Passing the HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi, or the Chinese Proficiency Test) Level III is one of the goals set for this course. Besides the language learning, highlights of Chinese culture are also integrated into this course to help learners achieve a better understanding of vocabulary generation and evolution in Mandarin Chinese.

Pre-requesite: Elemtary Chinese 3 at this department or equivalent.
Tuition fee: QAR 2,400
Discounted rate: (see Discount Policy)
Textbook: QAR 480

Course duration: 25 September – 13 December 2017 (12 Weeks), 40 hours

Section 1: Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:00 – 6:40 pm

Course Materials:

  • Integrated Chinese (Textbook Simplified Characters: Level 1, Part 1), Third Edition, by Yuehua Liu and others, Cheng & Tsui, 2008,
  • Integrated Chinese (Character Workbook Simplified and Traditional Characters: Level 1, Part 1), Third Edition, by Yuehua Liu and others, Cheng & Tsui, 2008
  • Supplementary handouts
New! Short Courses

Listening and Speaking in Chinese (Intermediate)

This is a pre-advanced level course that focuses on further developing students’ listening and speaking skills. Students use new technologies, such as smart phones and tablets, to communicate online and in person. The course creates many opportunities for real-time situational listening and speaking practice. Students work with authentic audio/video materials. Various practicing methods are used to enhance communication skills, including class discussions of daily life and work-related topics, dictations for listening comprehension, regular oral presentations and out-of-class assignments. By the end of this course, students are capable of communicating more comfortably with their Chinese relatives, colleagues, business partners and friends, both on the Internet and in person. Passing the HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi, or the Chinese Proficiency Test) Level IV is one of the goals set for this course.

Pre-requesite: Intermediate Chinese 3 or equevalent.
Tuition fee: QAR 1,000
Course duration: 24 September – 10 December 2017 (12 Weeks), 18 hours

Section 1: Sundays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Chinese Teacher Training

The course has been designed to provide trainees with both theoretical and practical training in teaching children Chinese as a heritage language, as well as teaching adults as a foreign language. It is also designed to equip trainees with systematic professional principles, practical methods and techniques in teaching the Chinese language, and its related cultural topics. Effective instructional materials and resources, interactive learning activities and progressive schemes of course work will also be discussed in class with assignments to show trainees' understanding and performance in these areas.

Who should participate?

This course is aimed at both Chinese language teachers who wish to develop their teaching skills and Chinese-speaking parents who want to teach their children Chinese.

Pre-requesite: Native or advanced level proficiency.
Tuition fee: QAR 1,000
Course duration: 23 September – 9 December 2017 (12 Weeks), 18 hours

Section 1: Saturdays, 9:30 – 11:00 am

Course Materials: PPT, Handouts & Internet Resources

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