College Mandarin Chinese on Your Own Intermediate Level 1
What you'll learn
- Learn one semester's intermediate college Chinese curriculum in just 1 month based on the same range of vocabulary, grammar and situational dialogue topics; Be able to converse fluently on daily topics such as seeing a doctor; dating and courtship; renting an apartment; popular sports in China and America; Travel; buying air ticket from travel agency; check-in luggage and seeing people off at the airport; the kinship terms of the extended Chinese family; the historic/mythic origin and real-life practice of major Chinese festivals; Being able to write 600 Chinese written characters.
- Any students at intermediate level Chinese can choose this course. However, it is strongly advised the students would have taken my beginning level of college Chinese published previously, as it has a systematic introduction of Chinese sound and writing system, character stroke order and meaningful components that are basis of this course or any intermediate Chinese course.
This course, College Mandarin Chinese on Your Own Intermediate Level 1 allows you to learn in just one month a full semester's (six months) college Chinese curriculum based on the same range of vocabulary, grammar and situational dialogue topics, and allows you to achieve the same degree of proficiency at the convenience of your home and available time. It is a sequence of my course "College Mandarin Chinese Course on Your Own Beginning Level" published one month ago on Udemy, which is rated as a five-star course, and was praised unanimously by my students as "an extremely thorough and systematic introduction of Chinese language". Through studying this course, you will be able to converse fluently on daily topics such as seeing a doctor; dating and courtship; renting an apartment; popular sports in China and America; Travel; booking air tickets from travel agency; checking in luggage and boarding at the airport; and the historic/mythic origin and real-life practice of major Chinese festivals, etc. in terms of methodology, this course combines the benefits of Rosetta Stone Chinese, classroom teaching, and online Chinese courses and avoid their shortcomings. For example, it adopts the proficiency-based instantaneous instruction-testing methods at every short turn similar to that of Rosetta Stone, but avoids its lack of the presence of a personal instructor as in classroom setting who explains and clarifies; it has a personal instructor as in a classroom teaching and simulates the same degree of teacher-student interaction through its diverse, image-entertaining exercises which are adapted from classroom teaching methods, but avoids shortcomings of classroom teaching: the students' lack of individual attention and practice because of the class size, the hearing of many inaccurate pronunciation of other students,etc; it benefits from the convenience of online teaching, at the same time avoids most online language courses' lack of systematic and thorough introduction of grammar, sound and writing system, as grammar and systematic study are extremely important for the students' ability of re-creating and multiplying of language on their own, and the introduction of sound system is important for the students' accuracy of pronunciation, while the knowledge of writing system can immensely simplifying the students' memory of the written form of Chinese characters.
Through your persistent study in this sequence of college Mandarin Chinese courses at beginning, intermediate and advanced level, you will truly be able to learn three years' college Chinese curriculum in just six months and save 30000 dollars of college tuition and achieve the same degree of proficiency. You will be equipped to learn further in specialized Chinese such as business Chinese and advanced level of cultural and social Chinese with me in my future published courses. Through learning this sequence of courses, middle and high school students will be well-placed in Chinese AP test and college placement test, college students can save tons of tuition while speeding up learning process. Any open learner would acquire a truly systematic and thorough knowledge and skill (both spoken and written) in Mandarin Chinese. As the students in my previous course in this language sequence proclaimed enthusiastically, "it really works!"
Who this course is for:
- This course targets at any Chinese learners whose Chinese reaches approximately intermediate level: can be students who studied one year's college Chinese, secondary school students who studied one to three years' of Chinese, or open learners who have taken my beginning college Chinese course before.
I am an award-winning professor of Chinese, director of "Hong Zeng's Chinese Language and Culture”. (You may google it to know more about me). 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 comparative literature from UNC, Chapel Hill, the other in 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.