College Mandarin Chinese Course on Your Own--Beginning Level

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18 часов курса
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As China, a nation of long-standing and rich culture tradition rises to be the economic magnate of the world, Chinese has become the second most learned foreign language
in American middle schools, high schools and universities. Chinese is the
language of business and management, government and education, politics and
diplomacy, as much as the language of literature and philosophy. Being
proficient in spoken and written Chinese would win you a prominent advantage in
career opportunities in today’s world.

Are you a college student or adult open learner who cherished the hope to study college Chinese but hampered by the lack of time and exorbitant tuition to learn in a classroom setting? Have you been a middle school or high school student who found that 6 years of secondary school Chinese can only be tested into one year’s college Chinese in college placement test? This course is a perfect answer to your dilemmas: In as short as two months, you can learn the same range of vocabulary, grammar and situational dialogues, and achieve the same degree of proficiency as a classroom student enrolled for a whole year’s College Chinese Curriculum at beginners' level. You would save more than ten thousand dollars of tuition for such full credit course in one year, while greatly speed up your learning process, at the convenience of your home and time.

The instructor is Professor Hong Zeng, an award-winning professor of Chinese. She has taught Chinese at all levels at highly prestigious liberal arts colleges and national universities in America for 16 years. She has two PhDs in Chinese and comparative language and literature, and has published 5 books in these realms in America, well-endorsed by world-renowned experts and book review journals in her field. She had twice more than doubled the classroom Beginning Chinese Course enrollment in just one year. This course adopts the same methodology and simulates the same degree of student-teacher interaction as she has taught at College classroom setting for years.

This course is exceedingly thorough, methodological, and systematic, as well as easy and entertaining. It has 8 sections and 165 lectures, altogether 18 hours. By learning this course, you will be good at Chinese sound and writing system, fluent in most daily situations, such asgreetings, family, dates and time, hobbies, make appointments, school life, traffic, shopping, dining, weather, and party, etc. Hundreds of entertaining images will bring learning, reviewing, testing and application into quick circulation at every short turn as in the mode of immersion education. Following the beginning level of this online college Chinese course, there will be two courses at intermediate level and advanced level coming out soon. These three courses will allow you to learn altogether 3 years’ worth of college curriculum of Mandarin Chinese in just 6 months, and achieve the advanced level of Chinese which will allow you to be fluent in both daily and social topics, while save 30000 dollars of college tuition.
Introduction of the Course
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Introduction of the Course
The introduction of the course introduces the benefits of learning Chinese and the value of this course: learn one year's college curriculum in just two months and save 10 thousand dollars of college tuition, at the convenience of your time and home. It introduces the methodology, design and schedule of this course as well.

Must-read Study Guide
It's extremely important that you read very carefully the study guide andfollow the instruction on how to study the vocabulary, grammar, textvideos and character stroke order PDF to maximize yourlearningeffect.
Introduction of Chinese sound (pinyin) and writing system
The students will learn the Chinese sound system (pinyin) and Chinese writing system
Chinese Pinyin Simple Finals and Tones
This lecture introduces the simple finals (vowels) of Chinese pinyin sound system and the tones of Chinese pinyin.
Pinyin initials part 1
This lecture introduces and practices the first part of pinyin initials (beginning consonant of a pinyin).
Pinyin initials part 2
This lecture introduces and practices the second part of the pinyin initials (consonants).
Pinyin and Tone Practice
This lecture uses a tongue twister to practice the four pinyin tones playfully.
Pinyin compound finals 1
Introduce and practice the first of the three sections of pinyin compound finals (vowels made of two simple vowels)
pinyin compound finals 2
Second section of pinyin compound finals (compound vowels)
Pinyin compound final 3
Introduce and practice the third section of compound pinyin compound finals (compound vowels)
  • The students don't need pre-knowledge of Chinese. Everything is learned from scratch.For students or adults who have already started to learn Chinese in the classroom, this course also provides additional reviewing materials.
Что Вы изучите?
  • Learn Chinese sound system (pinyin) and writing system; learn conversational dialogues based on the same range of vocabulary, grammar and topics as in the Beginning Chinese Course of most North American and European universities, such as greetings, family, dates and time, hobbies, visiting friends, making appointments, learning Chinese, school life, shopping, transportation, weather, dining, asking direction, and party.
  • The students will learn 1 year's worth of college Chinese curriculum (with the same range of vocabulary, grammar and dialogue topics) in just two months (half an hour per day) totally on their own, and with the same degree of proficiency achieved. They can conduct speech in most daily situations and write more than 1000 Chinese characters.
Hong Zeng
Hong Zeng
Professor of Chinese language and literature; comparative literature; film study

I am an award-winning professor of Chinese, director of "Hong Zeng's Chinese Language and Culture". I have taught Mandarin Chinese at all levels in prestigious American colleges altogether for 16 years. I have taught nine years as a tenure-track professor of Chinese at Carleton College, ranked No. 1 in undergraduate teaching in all liberal arts colleges in America, and have directed the Chinese program for two years at Hamline University (the first university in Minnesota). In both my second year coming to Carleton and Hamline, I more than doubled their Beginning Chinese Class enrollment. I have also taught at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. I have two PhDs, one in Chinese and comparative literature from UNC, Chapel Hill, the other in second language education, literary translation and English literature from Beijing Foreign Studies University. I have published five books in America (including two from Macmillan) on Chinese and comparative literature, film study, language study and language philosophy that are well-endorsed by world-renowned experts and book review journals in my field. I have earned 30000 dollars large grant from Asian Network in Chinese study.

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