Curriculum┃

The CLC offers four terms of Regular Chinese courses, which begin on the first Monday of March, June, September and December. The classes are held for 3 hours per day/15 hours per week. Please refer to our website for the starting and ending dates, as well as the application deadlines for each term. Our courses are divided into 3 main levels: elementary, intermediate, and advanced, with each level further divided into several sub-levels. Students are given a placement test after enrollment, which is used to determine their appropriate level of study.

Course:

Level:

1.Level:
This course is specifically designed for students who have never studied Chinese before. As a starting point, students will be introduced to Chinese pronunciation and pinyin.

2.Course content:
Chinese pronunciation and a basic introduction to Chinese characters. Basic phrases for daily life, including introducing yourself, hobbies, shopping, food, places and time expressions, etc.

3.Learning goals:
To be able to take part in basic conversations. To be able to ask and respond to selected questions. To be able to deal with the language necessary for daily life.


Teaching Materials:
A Course in Contemporary Chinese Book 1 L1-10 + pronunciation

1.Level:
For students who have studied Basic Mandarin I, or who have studied Chinese for a total of 150-180 hours and have accumulated a vocabulary of approximately 500 words.

2.Course content:
Seeing a doctor, discussing the weather, asking for directions, transportation, living arrangements, weddings, etc.

3.Learning goals:
Express comparisons, compromise, suggest, describe daily life and experience. In addition, you could make hypothetical questions and talk about the event or situation and give advice in Chinese. As for the cultural part, students could understand Taiwanese traditional wedding and lifestyle, etc.


Teaching Materials:
A Course in Contemporary Chinese Book 1 L11-l5 + Book 2 L1-5

1.Level:
For students who have studied Basic Mandarin II, or who have studied Chinese for a total of 300-360 hours and have accumulated a vocabulary of approximately 900 words.

2.Course content:
Travel experiences, travel plans, geographical locations, food and drink customs, future plans and expectations, auspicious language, an introduction to new year activities and seasonal food, etc.

3.Learning goals
This course, in addition to enabling students to describe their experiences while travelling, to express an understanding of different cultures, to relate unforgettable experiences, people or extraordinary places, will also enable students to use Chinese to accept or decline invitations, discuss the good or bad points of an event or situation, to make and understand complaints and give suggestions. Furthermore, be able to speculate on the causes of an event.


Teaching Materials:
A Course in Contemporary Chinese Book 2 L6-l5 + Book 3 L1-8

1.Level:
For students who have studied Basic Mandarin III, or who have studied Chinese for a total of 450-540 hours and have accumulated a vocabulary of approximately 1500 words.

2.Course content:
School life, shopping, climate, national holidays, social environments, the spread of culture, local agriculture, an investigation into personal and family value systems, etc.

3.Learning goals:
This course, in addition to enabling students to strengthen and practice spoken language, will also begin to go into written language and written composition. To be able to recount your study experience, be able to convince somebody of something, to understand simple regulations and contracts, describe the climate and traditional festivals, be able to give examples, supply additional information, use different ideas to refute another person’s point of view, etc.

Teaching Materials:
A Course in Contemporary Chinese Book 3 L9-l2

1.Level:
For students who have studied Intermediate Mandarin I, or who have studied Chinese for a total of 600-720 hours and have accumulated a vocabulary of approximately 2000 words.

2.Course content:
the internet economy, medical treatment, history, politics, art, science, feng shui.

3.Learning goals:
Strengthen spoken language, written language and written composition. To be able to give systematic explanations giving reasons and proof, to give a summary of a point of view, discuss study and work experience, the advantages and disadvantages of different shopping methods, discuss treatment methods with a doctor, recount the origin and details of an event, express an opposing point of view, etc.

Teaching Materials:
A Course in Contemporary Chinese Book 3 L1-8 + Book4 L1-4

1.Level:
For students who have studied Intermediate Mandarin II, or who have studied Chinese for a total of 750-900 hours and have accumulated a vocabulary of approximately 2600 words.

2.Course content:
Economics, natural disasters, university life, social phenomenon, history, looking for employment, social change, politics, etc.

3.Learning goals:
This course, using both long dialogues and written compositions, will enlarge the breadth of topics that students can discuss. Students will be able to discuss university and future life plans, the differences between traditional and modern concepts, the effects and changes caused by historical events, individual study experience, understand the cultural and language diversity among the ethnic groups of Taiwan, put forward your own political opinions, express personal ideas and convince other people, etc.

Teaching Materials:
A Course in Contemporary Chinese Book 4 L5-12

1.Level:
For students who have studied Intermediate Mandarin III, or who have studied Chinese for a total of 900-1080 hours and have accumulated a vocabulary of approximately 3000 words.

2.Course content:
a thorough introduction to the culture surrounding Chinese festivals, teaching and learning culture, as well as travel planning, sports, discussion trends, leisure activities, advertising and entertainment, social problems, different value systems and environmental issues.

3.Learning goals:

Students should be able to use Chinese to discuss, to debate, make a report, make a speech and have the ability to write short compositions. To be able to express dissatisfaction, to satirize, to apologize, to advise, to ask for forgiveness, to express feelings of sadness, mood changes, etc. As well as the ability to use symbolism and metaphors, etc.


Teaching Materials:
A Course in Contemporary Chinese Book 5 L1-10

1.Level:
For students who have studied Advanced Mandarin I, or who have studied Chinese for a total of 1050-1260 hours and have accumulated a vocabulary of approximately 4000 words.

2.Course content:
Discuss health issues, food and drink culture, science and technology development, consumer markets, individual personality differences and lifestyle choices, etc.

3.Learning goals:
To have the ability to fluently and freely express oneself, while not giving an impression that you are searching for what vocabulary to use. In response to social situations, as well as academic and specialized subjects, be able to flexibly and effectively use language tools. To have the ability to carry out written compositions about complex topics. (With a complete structure as well as explicit style and relevance.)

Teaching Materials:
A Course in Contemporary Chinese Book 6 L1-10