College Mandarin Chinese on Your Own Intermediate Level 2
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College Mandarin Chinese on Your Own Intermediate Level 2

Learn one semester's intermediate college Chinese curriculum in one month and save 6000 dollars of tuition
4.6 (4 ratings)
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Created by Hong Zeng
Last updated 5/2017
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Includes:
  • 7 hours on-demand video
  • 9 Articles
  • 27 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • To learn one full semester's college Chinese curriculum at intermediate level in just one month (based on the same range of vocabulary, grammar and topics); to learn writing 600 Chinese characters; and to learn the increasingly discursive Chinese language to discuss the habitability of a city, building, choosing major, Chinese schools of cuisine, criteria for purchasing goods, resolving relationship conflict in dating and courtship, and the benefits and harm of Computer Age. As the third sequel in College Mandarin Chinese on Your Own sequence, you will progress from daily situational dialogue to the discussion of more advanced social topics.
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Requirements
  • Although not required, it is highly desirable that the students of this course have also taken the College Mandarin Chinese on Your Own Beginning and Intermediate level 1 published by me, due to the continuity of vocabulary, grammar and topics in this language sequence.
Description

College Mandarin Chinese on Your Own Intermediate Level 2 is a sequel to my two previously published, unanimously five-star rated courses: College Mandarin Chinese on Your Own Beginning Level and Intermediate Level 1. This course is the second half of Intermediate level Chinese, and allows you to learn in just one month a full semester's college Chinese curriculum at intermediate level based on the same range of vocabulary, grammar, situational dialogues and discussion topics and save you 6000 dollars of college tuition, with the same proficiency achieved. It has 48 lectures, around 7 hours. As the other two courses, its design simulates to a great extent the teacher-student interaction in the classroom, such as found in oral exercises of answering questions, reading after the teacher, describing pictures, translation and grammar drill, etc. By using hundreds of entertaining pictures that immediately tests your application of learned language information after every slide, this course brings teaching, reviewing, testing and application of language into a quick succession simulating the cognitive mode of immersive learning of language. Therefore, it combines the benefits of classroom teaching, Rosetta Stone Chinese and online learning while avoiding their shortcomings. Consequently, in this course, you are not only listening to my lectures, but fully participating in practicing the learned language, with my correction provided.As the third sequel of this language learning sequence (altogether five courses), it allows you to progress from basic, daily situational dialogue to discursive language of discussion and debate on daily and social topics: such as discussion of the habitability of a city or a building; Chinese schools of cuisines; criteria  for purchasing goods; conflict resolving in dating relationship; the benefits and harm of Computer Age. Through this course, you will learn not only vocabulary for daily conversation, but also more sophisticated vocabulary and grammar for discussing increasing advanced social topics. The instructor is again Professor Hong Zeng, an awarding-winning professor of Chinese for 16 years at prestigious American liberal arts colleges and national universities. After this course, you will be fully ready to embark on studying advanced Chinese in this language sequence. 

If you find this course helpful, please check out my other courses in this sequence: College Mandarin Chinese on Your Own Beginning Level and Intermediate level 1, as well as my "Business Chinese Course", the only course on Udemy in business Chinese language.


Who is the target audience?
  • Students who have learned one year equivalence of beginning Chinese and preferably, who have taken my college Mandarin Chinese on Your Own Beginning Level and Intermediate Level.
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Curriculum For This Course
49 Lectures
06:56:20
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Introduction of the Course
1 Lecture 02:30

This lecture introduces myself, my course, and how the course combines the benefits of classroom teaching, Rosetta Stone Chinese and online teaching. The study guide in the
resource section is a must-read guide on how to study this course in
terms of methodology and schedule.

Preview 02:30
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Lesson 22, 23 How habitable is a city/place?
10 Lectures 01:26:08

This lecture teaches and practices the vocabulary and grammar of lesson 22 part1.

Imitate as closely as possible my pronunciation as you read after me
and memorize the sound, meaning and usage of vocabulary (not written
form yet), (you may pause the slide to ensure you memorize them) so that
in the very next page you can do oral exercises with these learned
vocabularies out of memory. Make sure do each oral exercise on your own
before I provide the correcting answer.

Preview 10:18

This lecture teaches and practices the vocabulary and grammar of lesson 22 part 2.

Imitate as closely as possible my pronunciation as you read after me
and memorize the sound, meaning and usage of vocabulary (not written
form yet), (you may pause the slide to ensure you memorize them) so that
in the very next page you can do oral exercises with these learned
vocabularies out of memory. Make sure do each oral exercise on your own
before I provide the correcting answer.

Preview 16:33

This lecture is on text practice: I will at first explain the text sentence by sentence, and then you will read the text after me twice, sentence by sentence, to ensure
the accuracy of your pronunciation, for the third time just listen to my
reading and answer question about the text (better not look at the
text), and then listen to my correcting answer.

Preview 15:34

This is an acting video of lesson 22 dialogue. Enjoy, practice
listening comprehension with it, and you can also repeat after the
sentences.

Preview 01:15

  1. Same approach of instruction and practice as the corresponding sections of description in lesson 22. 
lesson 23 vocabulary and grammar part 1 My Dorm
11:04

lesson 23 vocabulary and grammar part 2 My Dorm
13:44

lesson 23 text practice
14:26

lesson 23 text acting video
00:47

Unit test 22, 23
01:13

unit test 22, 23 answer sheet
01:14
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lesson 24 and 25: Chinese Schools of Cuisine; Criteria for Purchasing Goods
14 Lectures 02:09:47
lesso 24 vocabulary and grammar 1 Chinese Schools of Cuisine
16:12

lesson 24 text 1 practice
15:43

lesson 24 text 1 acting video Chinese schools of cuisine
01:22




lesson 25 vocabulary and grammar 1 criteria for purchasing goods
11:22

lesson 25 text 1 practice
11:38

lesson 25 text 1 acting video criteria for purchasing goods
00:59

lesson 25 vocabulary and grammar 2 criteria for purchasing goods
19:55

lesson 25 text 2 practice
17:32

lesson 25 text 2 acting video criteria for purchasing goods
01:23

unit test 24, 25
01:26

unit test 24, 25 answer sheet
01:18
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lesson 26, 27, 28: choose major; dating; benefits and harm of computer
24 Lectures 03:21:25
lesson 26 vocabulary and grammar 1 part 1 choose major
16:39

lesson 26 vocabulary and grammar 1 part 2
17:19

lesson 26 text 1 practice
20:15

lesson 26 text 1 acting video choose major
01:42

lesson 26 text 2 vocabulary and grammar 2 choose major
08:35

lesson 26 text 2 practice
10:38

lesso 26 text 2 acting video choose major
00:47

lesson 27 vocabulary and grammar 1 dating
17:43

lesson 27 text 1 practice
14:37

Lesson 27 text 1 acting video dating
00:59

lesson 27 vocabulary and grammar 2 dating
10:06

lesson 27 text 2 practice
08:03

lesson 27 text 2 acting video
00:39

lesson 28 vocabulary and grammar 1 benefits and harm of computer
13:10



lesson 28 vocabulary and grammar 2 benefits and harm of computer
17:45

lesson 28 text 2 practice
16:05

lesson 28 text 2 acting video
00:59

unit test 26, 27, 28
00:55

lesson 26, 27, 28 unit test answer
01:14

final exam: lesson 22--28
02:39

final exam lesson 22-28 answer sheet
04:43

Bonus Lecture My website of Chinese language/culture of free contents and others
00:04
About the Instructor
Hong Zeng
4.6 Average rating
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5,045 Students
22 Courses
Professor of Chinese language and literature; comparative literature; film study

I am an award-winning professor of Chinese, director of "Hong Zeng's Chinese Language and Culture". I have taught Mandarin Chinese at all levels in prestigious American colleges altogether for 16 years. I have taught nine years as a tenure-track professor of Chinese at Carleton College, ranked No. 1 in undergraduate teaching in all liberal arts colleges in America, and have directed the Chinese program for two years at Hamline University (the first university in Minnesota). In both my second year coming to Carleton and Hamline, I more than doubled their Beginning Chinese Class enrollment. I have also taught at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. I have two PhDs, one in Chinese and comparative literature from UNC, Chapel Hill, the other in second language education, literary translation and English literature from Beijing Foreign Studies University. I have published five books in America (including two from Macmillan) on Chinese and comparative literature, film study, language study and language philosophy that are well-endorsed by world-renowned experts and book review journals in my field. I have earned 30000 dollars large grant from Asian Network in Chinese study.