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STEP-BY-STEP MANDARIN COURSE

BEGINNER CHINESE

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT:

Designed for students who have never studied Chinese or have learned Pinyin only.

TEXT BOOK:

Short-term Spoken Chinese – book 1 published by Beijing Language and Culture University Press
汉语口语速成 入门篇 上
ISBN: 9787561913642

There are 15 lessons in this book which focus on basic Chinese communication topics and vocabulary. The previous 5 lessons focus on the Chinese Pinyin. By taking the beginner level of online Chinese lessons at Keats, you will study the basic Chinese such as introduction, health, family, shopping, colors and food. After this level, you will reach the elementary level.

HOURS SUGGESTED TO COMPLETE THIS COURSE:

80 – 100 hours


ELEMENTARY CHINESE

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT:

Designed for students who have studied Chinese for at least 4 months or 160 hours and are able to recognize 250 Chinese characters and use 350 Chinese words.

TEXT BOOK:

Short-term Spoken Chinese – book 2 published by Beijing Language and Culture University Press
汉语口语速成 入门篇 下
ISBN: 9787561913659

There are 15 lessons in this book which focus on basic Chinese communication topics and grammar points. This book is designed for the students who want to improve spoken Chinese. By studying this book, your vocabulary will reach 800. After completing this course, you will finish learning the elementary Chinese grammar. You will be able to talk about these topics: travel, make phone calls, seasons, blessing and expression with different moods, etc. After this level, you will be in intermediate level.

HOURS SUGGESTED TO COMPLETE THIS COURSE:

100 – 120 hours


INTERMEDIATE CHINESE

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT:

Designed for students who have studied Chinese for at least 10 months and are able to recognize 600 Chinese characters and use 1000 Chinese words.

TEXT BOOK:

Short-term Spoken Chinese – Intermediate published by Beijing Language and Culture University Press
汉语口语速成 提高篇
ISBN: 9787561916162

There are 24 lessons in this book which focus on daily useful vocabulary and grammar. After learning this book, you can speak standard Chinese and talk about different topics such as work or social life deeply in Chinese. And you can express your ideas more native with Keats’ help.

HOURS SUGGESTED TO COMPLETE THIS COURSE:

100 – 120 hours


ADVANCED CHINESE

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT:

Designed for students who have learned Chinese at least 22 months and are able to recognize 1200 Chinese characters and use 2000 Chinese words.

TEXT BOOK:

Short-term Spoken Chinese – Advanced published by Beijing Language and Culture University Press
汉语口语速成 高级篇
ISBN: 9787561919620

There are 28 lessons in this book which focus on helping advanced Chinese learners to improve their Mandarin speaking skills. After learning this book, you will be able to give speech in Chinese, give presentations in Chinese, make a debate in Chinese, and clearly present your thoughts when working with others.

HOURS SUGGESTED TO COMPLETE THIS COURSE:

100 – 120 hours

BUSINESS CHINESE

BEGINNER CHINESE

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT:

Designed for students who have finished Pinyin or have had around 50 hours’ Chinese study.

TEXT BOOK:

Business Chinese Readers 1 published by Peking University Press
商务汉语入门 – 基本礼仪篇
ISBN: 9787301085417

There are 20 lessons in this book which focus on basic Chinese communication topics under the office situation. After learning this book, you will be able to master basic business Chinese, for example, introduction, office language, see-off, business dinner, and so on. After this level, you will reach an elementary level.

HOURS SUGGESTED TO COMPLETE THIS COURSE:

100 – 120 hours

In order to learn business Chinese systematically or complete this level successfully, a subscription of 100 – 120 hours is suggested. You teacher will create a study plan for you and prepare the lessons based on your level of Chinese and your learning goals.


ELEMENTARY CHINESE

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT:

Designed for students who have studied at least 500 Chinese words and basic grammar structures or have completed Keats School’s Online Business Chinese Level 1. You will reach the intermediate level after taking this online course.

TEXT BOOK:

Speed up Chinese 3 published by Peking University Press
速成汉语 3
ISBN: 7301068921

There are 15 topics in this book and most topics focus on business and trade. After learning this book, you will be able to use business vocabulary and structures to talk about products, sample, export and import, and trade fair, etc.

HOURS SUGGESTED TO COMPLETE THIS COURSE:

120 – 140 hours

In order to learn business Chinese systematically or complete this level successfully, a subscription of 120 – 140 hours is suggested. You teacher will create a study plan for you and prepare the lessons based on your level of Chinese and your learning goals.


INTERMEDIATE CHINESE

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT:

Designed for students who have taken intermediate Chinese courses/programs or Keats School’s Online Business Chinese Level 2. After taking this course, you will reach the advanced level.

TEXT BOOK:

Business Chinese 500 published by Sinolingua Press

商贸洽谈500句
ISBN: 9787802004016

This book is composed of 22 lessons and each lesson consists of specific business vocabulary, sentence expressions and topics like foreign trade policy, visiting company, inquiry, making an offer, negotiation, acceptance, order, commission, terms of payment, and so on.

HOURS SUGGESTED TO COMPLETE THIS COURSE:

140 -160 hours

In order to learn business Chinese systematically or complete this level successfully, a subscription of 140 – 160 hours is suggested. You teacher will create a study plan for you and prepare the lessons based on your level of Chinese and your learning goals.

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