MANDARIN - NOVICE iI

  • The class is limited to maximum of 15 students.

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

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

  • One to two hours each week self-paced online learning through Google Classroom.

  • FALL 2022 COURSE: SEP. 2022 TO NOV. 2022

  • TOTAL 9 WEEKS, 27 HOURS, 2 DAYS A WEEK STUDENT-PROFESSIONAL FACULTY INTERACTION - ZERO TIME DIFFERENCE

REGISTRATION OPENS MAY 2022

MANDARIN, novice iI

This hybrid course is offering to maximum of 15 students each class with little Mandarin language experience. After the nine weeks Novice I course, students will continue be introduced to Mandarin characters, word usage, sentence patterns and grammar.

  • Can understand commonly used expressions and catch the main point in a short conversation when it is conducted slowly and clearly.

  • Can understand short, simple texts on familiar matters of a concrete type which use high frequency every day or job-related language.

Students will not only develop their ability to 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

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:

HAO-RONG TSO

  • Master's Degree of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

  • Bachelor of Chinese, College of Liberal Arts, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan

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

  • 2 Years Mandarin Teacher, Mandarin Training Center, National Taiwan Normal University

  • Fluent in English, Familiar with Korean (TOPIK II level 4/level 6), Studied French