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Basic Chinese - Introduction to Social and Leisure Activities Course


Basic Chinese - Introduction to Social and Leisure Activities
Basic Chinese - Introduction to Social and Leisure Activities

Learn basic Chinese for social and leisure activities.


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Course Description

Basic Chinese – Introduction to Social and Leisure Activities is a free online Chinese language course that will take you through the basics of talking about your social and leisure time, from your hobbies and sports interests to making plans to meet with friends or go to the movies as well as talking about your planned vacation. You will also learn about the Chinese festivals and how they are celebrated. You will be able to go the mall and buy something to wear or a gift for a friend. Words and phrases are presented via audio, Chinese script, Pinyin and English to facilitate learning. The content is broken down into key terms and vocabulary. There are also video clips accompanied by a transcript and translation with additional key cultural and grammatical points being highlighted and explained. This free online Chinese language course will be of great interest to anybody wanting to travel to China, either as a tourist or for business, business people who have regular contact with Chinese colleagues and for any learner who has an interest in speaking or reading Chinese.

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LEARNING OUTCOMES

Having studied this course the learner will be will be able to:
- Talk about hobbies and interest, what sport you like and how good you are;
- Make plans to meet friends and talk about vacation plans, including the Chinese festivals and other holidays;
- Describe how to buy some basics, such as some fruit, a blouse or a gift.

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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 52 votes
Course Title: Basic Chinese - Introduction to Social and Leisure Activities
Course #: 739
Course Publisher: Cambridge University
Course Category: 97
Content Origin:
Course Description: Basic Chinese – Introduction to Social and Leisure Activities is a free online Chinese language course that will take you through the basics of talking about your social and leisure time, from your hobbies and sports interests to making plans to meet with friends or go to the movies as well as talking about your planned vacation. You will also learn about the Chinese festivals and how they are celebrated. You will be able to go the mall and buy something to wear or a gift for a friend. Words and phrases are presented via audio, Chinese script, Pinyin and English to facilitate learning. The content is broken down into key terms and vocabulary. There are also video clips accompanied by a transcript and translation with additional key cultural and grammatical points being highlighted and explained. This free online Chinese language course will be of great interest to anybody wanting to travel to China, either as a tourist or for business, business people who have regular contact with Chinese colleagues and for any learner who has an interest in speaking or reading Chinese.
License: This course is available from Cambridge University OpenCourseWare through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
Release Date: 4th June 2014
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner): 1-2 Hours
Video/Audio: None
Audio Only: High
Animation: None
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 16+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level: Lower High/ Secondary School
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Meerim Ibraimova
    Meerim Ibraimova Kyrgyzstan very useful! 2015-01-18 12:01:15
  • Okoye David
    Okoye David Nigeria I am happy to be a part of this course as entitled above. I believe this is what I actually needed to be introduced to the social world of Chinese language speakers, especially as it has to do with giving me the basic knowledge to operate in this world. 2014-12-31 02:12:58
  • Noor Adira
    Noor Adira Malaysia I think its a good class 2014-12-05 09:12:34
  • Charles Lee Nicholas
    Charles Lee Nicholas Malaysia Great! 2014-11-24 06:11:27
  • Joanne Jeremie
    Joanne Jeremie United States of America Awesome, good quality authentic language. I would have liked to see some more help with tones, position of tongue modeled, but overall I really enjoy the challenge. 2014-10-20 01:10:27
  • Kine Bry
    Kine Bry United States of America i learned some chinese 2014-07-02 06:07:33
  • James Stalker
    James Stalker Australia good refresher 2014-06-25 08:06:16
  • Mani Kandan
    Mani Kandan India I am enjoying 2014-06-09 10:06:35
  • Judith Cool
    Judith Cool Northern Mariana its good gained lot of knowledge. 2014-06-08 07:06:17
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