The courses will cover the four macro skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Level 1 assumes no prior knowledge of Chinese.
Modern Chinese Courses Levels 1 to 3
Pronunciation: master the pinyin system, proper pronunciation and tones.
Vocabulary: cover simple conversation topics including greetings, food, travel and business necessities.
Grammar: use basic sentence structures and follow simple grammar rules.
Reading: understand important characters, read basic sentences and paragraphs.
Writing: Write simple, commonly used characters.
Modern Chinese Courses Levels 4 to 6
Vocabulary: develop further conversational vocabulary related to topics including personal life, travel and business.
Grammar: understand and follow common rules including modal verbs and prepositions, comparative structures, progressive aspect, and particle and negative sentences.
Reading: understand important and commonly used characters, read simple sentences and paragraphs.
Writing: use common Chinese characters to write simple messages.
Modern Chinese Course Levels 7 to 9
Vocabulary: recognise and use common Chinese words and phrases related to personal life, news and current events, media, personal opinions and business in the appropriate context.
Grammar: use correct grammar in text and speech.
Reading: understand contemporary Chinese language media.
Writing: express yourself clearly, personally and professionally.