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Basic Chinese - Talking About Your Family Course


Basic Chinese - Talking About Your Family
Basic Chinese - Talking About Your Family

Learn how to talk more in Chinese about your family.


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Course Description

While China has increasingly adopted Western influences, the traditional family structure is still highly valued and holds a prominent position in Chinese culture. This free online Chinese language course will help you converse confidently about your family. You will learn how to tell people more about your family, from how many brothers and sisters or children you have, what age they are, what they are studying, and what your parents work at. You will get an overview of the Chinese family and its role in Chinese life and well as a detailed list of how family members are referred to. 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 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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To qualify for your official ALISON Diploma, Certificate or PDF you must study and complete all modules and score 80% or more in each of the course assessments. A link to purchase your Diploma certificate will then appear under the My Certificates heading of your My Account page.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Having studied this course learner will be to:
- Explain the patriarchal Chinese family structure and how family members are addressed;
- Describe their family in more detail, from their age to the year the person were born and the number of siblings, aunts and uncles to where they live and work;
- Describe how Chinese numbers, fractions, percentages and enumerators are constructed, written and spoken.

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Course Rating (By Learners): 5 stars based on 18 votes
Course Title: Basic Chinese - Talking About Your Family
Course #: 713
Course Publisher: Cambridge University
Course Category: 97
Content Origin:
Course Description: While China has increasingly adopted Western influences, the traditional family structure is still highly valued and holds a prominent position in Chinese culture. This free online Chinese language course will help you converse confidently about your family. You will learn how to tell people more about your family, from how many brothers and sisters or children you have, what age they are, what they are studying, and what your parents work at. You will get an overview of the Chinese family and its role in Chinese life and well as a detailed list of how family members are referred to. 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 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:
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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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  • Neil Gallagher
    Neil Gallagher China Fantastic lesson, I am even more delighted I got a higher score than my friend!! 2014-04-15 12:04:30
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