MANDARIN - BEGINNer i

  • The class is limited to maximum of 15 students.

  • Nine two-hours teacher-led in-person class meetings.

  • Nine one-hour online meetings are totally real time (not asynchronous online video class) and highly interacts with our teachers.

  • Two to three hours each week self-paced online learning through Google Classroom, YouTube, Quizlet, and Kahoot!

SPRING 2022 COURSE: MARCH 18, 2021 TO MAY 20, 2022

REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW!

MANDARIN, BEGINNer i

FALL 2022 quarter is offering this entry level class to maximum of 15 students with little or no Mandarin language experience. This nine weeks' beginners hybrid course is designed to help students to learn Mandarin phonetic symbols and pronunciation using Pinyin system, and to become familiar with Chinese characters, radical, stroke order, and cultural meanings.

  • To understand and learn the basic Chinese grammar and vocabulary. Ability to recognize basic units of language

  • Can recognize everyday, high-frequency words which are immediately relevant to oneself and delivered clearly and slowly, repeated, and supported by context.

  • Be able to introduce yourself and others.

Students will not only develop their ability to listen, speak, read, write within the Mandarin language, but they will have an opportunity to learn beyond the text, enriching their understanding of Chinese culture and customs.

  • CLASS MEETS: FRIDAYS 7:00~9:00 PM @ LYNBROOK HIGH SCHOOL, SAN JOSE, CA.

  • ONLINE CLASSES WILL BE CONDUCTED THROUGH THE ZOOM PLATFORM

  • ONLINE TUTORING WITH TA (ONE HOUR PER WEEK)

  • SYLLABUS

In-classroom teacher:

Professor HSI-CHI LEE

  • Ph. D., Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Chinese as a Second Language / TCSL, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan

  • Master’s Degree, Applied Linguistics, Indiana University/IU, Bloomington, IN

  • Director, Mandarin Chinese Center, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan

  • Certificate of Proficiency for Teaching Chinese as a Second/Foreign Language, Ministry of Education, Taiwan, ROC

  • 25 years Mandarin & English teaching; 10 years Mandarin teacher training

On-line teacher:

JIAHENG LI

  • Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, National ChengChi University, Taipei, Taiwan

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chinese Language, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan

  • Certificate of Proficiency for Teaching Chinese as a Second/Foreign Language, Ministry of Education, Taiwan, ROC

  • 5 years Mandarin Teacher/ Coordinator of Division Academic Affairs, National Taiwan Normal University-Mandarin Training Center

  • Mandarin Training Center online course teacher, National Taiwan Normal University

Sample: Lesson 3

Sample: Lesson 2