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Mandarin Beginners Level 1

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Learn the fundamentals of Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin)!

In Mandarin Chinese, pronunciation and writing follow different principles from the English Language. The Romanized transcription (Pinyin) is used as the phonetic system in pronouncing or reading a word while the characters are the foundation of the Chinese writing system.

In this course, you will learn pinyin, which will enable you to speak Mandarin Chinese without knowing the more complicated writing script based on Chinese characters. You will learn basic Chinese pronunciation and grammar, as well as Chinese cultural tips.

By the end of the course you should be able to:

  • Speak Mandarin at a basic conversational level, including offering situational greetings, self-introduce and ask for people’s names
  • Highlight major differences between English and Chinese sentence structure
  • Count to large numbers
  • Identify and talk about family members.

Course details

Dates: Tuesdays, Jan. 26 to March 9, 2021 (6 weeks - no class March 2)
Times: 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Offered online
Course fee: $149 (+ HST) *Save 15% if you register before Jan. 12, 2021*
Instructor: Yanhong Liu

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About the instructor

Yanhong Liu immigrated to Canada in 2008 from China and has been teaching Mandarin courses for credit at Fredericton High School and Leo Haye’s High School for 12 years. She has also taught Chinese courses at UNB and adult Mandarin classes at the Chinese School associated with the Chinese Culture Association. Her students include grade 11 and grade 12 students, university students, businessmen, government employees, and educators. She holds a master’s degree in education from UNB.

Yanhong’s students thrive in a positive learning environment and are inspired to learn about the Chinese language and culture.

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