SHIELD LANGUAGE INSTITUTE
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Welcome to Mandarin Chinese Course. We follow The HSK International Syllabus.
Course Duration – 3 to 3.5 months.
Total Hours: 42 hours.
Total Number of classes: 30 Classes.
No past experience is required for this course.
All resources are provided in class.
1. Imparting communication skills in Chinese Mandarin for Level 1. Teaching of basic
Chinese Mandarin language to non-native speakers. A minimum of 150 Chinese
words will be taught along with basic information on Chinese culture. The learners
shall learn to greet and to introduce themselves in Chinese Mandarin, in the Chinese
2. Facilitation of learning of basic Chinese Mandarin language by imparting reading &
writing phonetic Pinyin and Mandarin speaking & understanding skills by latest
Topics & Vocabulary Covered:
• Intro to Pinyin-Chinese phonetics system
• Greetings in normal and polite ways
• Introduce self, introduce others
• Talking about oneself
• Likes & dislikes
• Taking a taxi
• Asking about directions
• Expressing time, days and counting numbers from 0-100
• Shopping, asking about prices, sizes and colours
• Buying tickets for travel; start with “qing wen 请问”
• Talking about jobs, company and business etiquette.
• Asking for help
• Talking about day, date, month and year.
• Ordering drinks in a pub or restaurant
• Asking where somebody is from (country and city)
• Describing one’s own things (a bag, a mobile phone, etc)
• Asking for information about public transport (bus, tube, train..)
• Ordering food in a restaurant (from entering a restaurant to paying the bill)
• Arranging an appointment with somebody (time and location)
• Making inquiries when shopping (size, colour of clothes, looking for fitting room )
• Communicating with Chinese people at the dinner table (propose a toast, give compliments, etc)
• Basic sentences with to be “shi是”, to have “you有” and to do “zuo做”
• Sentences with stative verb (hen, 我很好)
• Past, and the situation has changed with a functional marker “le”
• Pronouns – subject “wo我”, plural form 我们，你们， 他们
• possessive word “de的”
• Auxiliary words e.g. “xiang 想”
• Word order in sentences (Chinese sentence orders, difference between English and Chinese)
• Sentence forms – statement, question and negative
• Measure words (e.g. a cup of tea = “yi bei cha” 一杯茶 )
• Particles with “ba 吧” “ma吗”
• Emphasize Chinese sentence order (put time and location words in front of the verb—Time+Location+Action)
• Emphasize measure words (一杯，一个，difference between 一星期 and 一个星期)
• Past and future with time words “zuo tian昨天” & “ming tian明天”
• Question words: ma, shenme, nar, shenme defang, shenme shihou, zenme, ji, duoshao.
• Chinese sentences with two words (Subject + verb1+verb2)
• Emphasize possessive word ‘de’
• Learn a large variety of sentence patterns according to textbook.
• Focus on sentence patterns instead of grammar (the importance of memorizing sentence patterns in learning Chinese)
• Various forms of Chinese
• Lucky/unlucky numbers
• Hand shaking
• Business card
• China tea
• Politeness in Chinese language (different modal words)