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Chinese for Absolute Beginners I (autumn 2020)

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    Course description:
    This is a course for absolute beginners of Chinese. No prior knowledge of the language is required. The course is taught in English.
    Textbook: To be assigned in class.
    Course Objectives
    After the course, students will be able to:
    • identify and comprehend conversation situations and reproduce conversation schemes in basic conversation situations given by the textbook,
    • apply the conversation schemes and acquired vocabulary to other interactive conversation situations,
    • read and write basic conversation texts given in the textbook, and
    • apply acquired grammar, vocabulary and increase necessary reading and writing comprehension.
    Tentative Schedule
    1. Week 1: Greetings: Chinese phonetics, Grammar of shì.
    2. Week 2: Greetings: Grammar of yě, Chinese phonetics.
    3. Week 3: Greetings: Grammar of ma, Chinese phonetics.
    4. Week 4 Family: Grammar of yöu, Chinese phonetics.
    5. Week 5 Family: Grammar of shéi, Chinese phonetics.
    6. Week 6 Family: Grammar of liăng, Chinese classifiers, Chinese phonetics.
    7. Week 7 Family: Grammar of shénme, Chinese classifiers, Chinese phonetics.
    8. Week 8 Invitation: Numbers, how to express time and dates in Chinese.
    9. Week 9 Invitation: How to talk about place and activities.
    10. Week 10 Invitation: How to make an invitation.
    10 weeks, 2 x 45 min. per week
    Monday, 16:00-17:30
    MU Language Centre, Komenského náměstí 2, 602 00, Brno
    Students, MU employees, public
    Native speaker - Wei-lun Lu, Yu-min Chang,

Total: 1 200 CZK incl. VAT

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