Are you interested in speaking Chinese language? Are you working in an organisation which needs to deal with Chinese-speaking people? Are you going to travel in China or conduct business with Chinese? Join Dodo to explore Chinese culture, and start your Chinese language learning journey.
This course offers a course fee subsidy through funding from the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) for NZ citizen and permanent migrant adults, their partners on work visas or visitor visas, and refugees. To qualify, registrants should be over the age of 16 years and not currently enrolled in a secondary school. We need to collect extra information such as age, ethnicity, educational achievement and gender for statistical purposes. You must also provide evidence of NZ citizenship, residency or refugee status if requested. A condition of accepting a course fee subsidy is that you commit to at least 80% attendance of your course.
This course is appropriate for learners with no knowledge of Chinese who wish to gain an ability to understand and produce simple everyday expressions in Chinese. This course will provide a useful foundation for those travelling to China to be able to greet others courteously and introduce themselves.
The course covers:
Vocabulary and phraseology covered in the course includes:
On completion of this course, we expect learners to be able to:
Lessons are two hours in duration, once a week, over an eight week period. To achieve the learning outcomes, students are expected to undertake some simple homework exercises each week including a few minutes practice each day.
The class is designed to teach adults who are without any Chinese language knowledge who have an interest in Chinese language and culture.
Chinese Mandarin Improvers
Dear Team ,
We wanted to send through a big thank you for putting all the effort into organising the variety of courses at Selwyn College. We loved attending the "Chinese for Beginners" Course and were able to learn about Chinese culture and their language. We especially want to thank our teacher Dodo who taught us a variety of knowledge through her fun and interactive teaching style. Thank you so much and we will definitely be back next year, eager to learn something new.
Thank you, C Family