MANDARIN CERTIFICATE COURSES

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MANDARIN CERTIFICATE COURSES2021-09-15T16:43:41+08:00

Chinese is a language spoken by the largest number of population in the world. With its long history of development, rich culture, and booming economy, it has attracted more than 100 million learners annually worldwide. UM Confucius Institute offer mandarin courses that aim to help non-native speakers to acquire the fundamental knowledge and skills of Chinese language in areas of vocabulary and grammar, the Chinese culture and society, in order to communicate fluently with the Chinese people. UM Confucius Institute offers “Elementary Mandarin I”, “Elementary Mandarin II”, “Intermediate I Mandarin”, “Intermediate Mandarin II”, “Pre-advanced Mandarin” and “Advanced Mandarin” courses in Fall and Spring semesters each academic year. The courses are free-of-charge and open to the public. The first batch of courses launched in September 2018 and were very well-received by the local community.

Description:This course is designed for students who want to have a basic command of Chinese language and culture. Course objectives are for the student to build a solid foundation and to develop their four languages skills: speaking, writing, listening, and reading. The emphasis is on correct pronunciation, accurate tones and mastery of basic grammatical structures. The relationship between language and culture and the sociolinguistically appropriate use of language will be stressed throughout.
Semester:1st Semester, Academic Year 2021/2022
Date: 18/08/2021 – 15/12/2021 (every Mondays and Wednesdays)
Time: Class A: 6:30pm-8:00pm
Class B: 8:00-9:30pm
Audience:1. Non-native Chinese speakers (i.e. mother tongue is neither Cantonese nor Mandarin)
2. Adults over 18 years old with a valid permit to stay in Macau
Venue:University of Macau
Other Details: Click here to download the course flyer
Registration: Registration is now closed. Details for the 2nd Semester, AY2021/2022 Mandarin courses will be posted here in November 2021. 
Description:This course, as a continuation of Integrated Chinese: elementary level I, aims to further enhance students’ proficiency of the Chinese language. They are expected to understand Chinese texts, use the language correctly and confidently, and know some Chinese culture through language learning. Through classroom practice, students will gain a basic command of the spoken and written language, as well as the cultural knowledge in which this living language is embedded.
Semester:1st Semester, Academic Year 2021/2022
Date: Class A: 19/08/2021 – 16/12/2021 (every Tuesdays and Thursdays)
Class B: 20/08/2021 – 17/12/2021 (every Tuesdays and Fridays)
Time: Class A: 6:30pm-8:00pm
Class B: 8:00pm-9:30pm
Audience:
1. Non-native Chinese speakers (i.e. mother tongue is neither Cantonese nor Mandarin)
2. Adults over 18 years old with a valid permit to stay in Macau
Venue:University of Macau
Other Details: Click here to download the course flyer
Registration: Registration is now closed. Details for the 2nd Semester, AY2021/2022 Mandarin courses will be posted here in November 2021. 
Description:This course is designed for students with prior knowledge in Chinese. It will further develop students’ communicative competence in listening, speaking, reading and writing in modern Chinese as well as to deepen understanding of Chinese culture and social issues. Students will carry on conversations and participate in classroom discussions in Mandarin Chinese on various topics associated with daily life. Mandarin Putonghua and simplified characters are the medium of instruction in this course.
Semester:1st Semester, Academic Year 2021/2022
Date: 19/08/2021 – 17/12/2021 (every Thursdays and Fridays)
Time: Thursday: 8:00pm-9:30pm
Friday: 6:30-8:00pm
Audience:
1. Non-native Chinese speakers (i.e. mother tongue is neither Cantonese nor Mandarin)
2. Adults over 18 years old with a valid permit to stay in Macau
Venue:University of Macau
Other Details: Click here to download the course flyer
Registration: Registration is now closed. Details for the 2nd Semester, AY2021/2022 Mandarin courses will be posted here in November 2021. 
Description:This course is a continuation of Intermediate I, aiming to enhance students’ skills and competence in using Chinese in general situations. It will cultivate students’ four basic language skills including speaking, listening, reading and writing, with substantial emphasis laid upon developing their oral communication skills and reading comprehension. Mandarin Putonghua and simplified characters are the medium of instruction in this course.
Semester:1st Semester, Academic Year 2021/2022
Date: 19/08/2021 – 16/12/2021 (every Tuesdays and Thursdays)
Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm
Audience:
1. Non-native Chinese speakers (i.e. mother tongue is neither Cantonese nor Mandarin)
2. Adults over 18 years old with a valid permit to stay in Macau
Venue:University of Macau
Other Details: Click here to download the course flyer
Registration: Registration is now closed. Details for the 2nd Semester, AY2021/2022 Mandarin courses will be posted here in November 2021. 
Description:This course is designed for students who have completed Intermediate II Chinese or the equivalent. While many of the linguistic tasks students learn to handle are similar to those of Intermediate Chinese, the level of language required to carry out these tasks is more advanced. It aims to help students to build up a more comprehensive understanding of the fundamental grammar of the language, and expand their knowledge of its core vocabulary and commonly used phrases. Students will carry on conversations and participate in classroom discussions in Mandarin Chinese on various topics associated with daily life. Mandarin Putonghua and simplified characters are the medium of instruction in this course.
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Description:This advanced Chinese course is offered to students with experience on listening, speaking, reading and writing Chinese at the intermediate level. It aims to help students to increase the sophistication of their oral and written expression, improve their reading and listening comprehension, and communicate information on autobiographical topics, as well as topics of community, national, or international interest in culturally appropriate contexts. Mandarin Putonghua and simplified characters are the medium of instruction in this course.
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Name & Description:[Cancelled] Chinese Language and Culture Interest Club
Semester:1st Semester, AY2021/2022
Date:25/09, 09/10, 23/10, 06/11, 20/11 & 04/12/2021 (Saturdays)
A total of 6 sessions
Time:10:30am – 12:00pm
Audience:
  • Non-native Chinese speakers (i.e. mother tongue is neither Cantonese nor Mandarin);
  • Adults over 18 years old with a valid permit to stay in Macau;
  • Minimum 1200 commonly used words;
  • Can handle successfully communicative tasks related to personal information and daily life with ease and confidence;
  • Can talk about some topics related to work, current events and matters of public and community interests;
  • Can use connected discourse of paragraph length to narrate, describe, explain and compare;
  • Can convey the intended message accurately, clearly; and
  • Completion of Pre-advanced and/or Advanced Mandarin Course of the Confucius Institute.
Venue:Online via Zoom (at least for the first 2 sessions)
Other Details:A “Certificate of Attendance” will be given to those who have attended all 6 sessions.
Topic:

Please note that this activity has been CANCELLED due to low enrollment. 

A specific theme will be assigned for each session, and the instructor will provide background information on the theme, and ask guiding questions to facilitate the discussion where participants are expected to actively participate in. Participants will also be learning a list of vocabularies and grammar relating to the theme of the session.

Chinese Story (Part 1): A Vibrant Country with Long History
Topic 1: The Past and Present Life of Chinese Traditional Medicine
Topic 2: Chinese Inventions and Creations in Ancient and Modern Times

Chinese Story (Part 2): Our Era
Topic 3: New Media and the Public
Topic 4: E-commerce is everywhere

Chinese Story (Part 3): This is Macao
Topic 5: The Power of Inheritance and Tolerance
Topic 6: General Views of People’s livelihood in Macao

Registration:Please register from the link below on or before 10 September 2021 (Fri) 3:00PM
https://forms.gle/tEkFkFNjS4e5MDddA