Speak-out Quickly - A modular approach for Beginner
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This course is designed to give students a practical command of spoken standard Mandarin Chinese. Students will learn both to understand and to speak it. Although Standard Mandarin is one language, there are differences between the particular form it takes in Beijing and the form it takes in the rest of the country. There are also, of course, significant nonlinguistic differences between regions of the country. Reflecting these regional differences, the settings for most conversations are Beijing and Taipei.
This course represents a new approach to the teaching of Mandarin Chinese. In many ways it redefines the roles of you and me. Of classwork and homework, and the text and other supplementary materials including audios, videos, online practices, tests. Here is what you should expect:
The focus is on communicating in Chinese practical situations – the obvious ones you will encounter upon daily talking. You will be communicating in Chinese most of the time you are in your Chinese hour with me. You will not always be talking about real situations, but you will almost always be purposefully exchanging information in Chinese.
The focus on communicating means that I am first of all your conversational partner. Anything that forces me back in to traditional roles of Chinese Teacher and drillmaster like in most of Chinese schools limits your opportunity to interact with a native speaker of Chinese and to experience the language in its full spontaneity, flexibility, and responsiveness. So from the Day one, we will listen to the language, speak the language and play the language together.
Using your class time for communicating, you will complete course activities out of class whenever possible. This is what the materials are for. They introduce the new contents of each unit and give you as much additional practice as possible without a conversational partner. Listen to the Mp3s as many times as you can and do the online exercises until you familiar with everything.
The text summarize and supplement the audios, with take you through new material step by step and then give you intensive practice on what you have covered. In my course you will spend almost all your time listening to Chinese and saying things in Chinese, either with the materials or in Class.
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