1 How do we teach Chinese?
The author of the teaching materials used at MY Chinese Study is Prof. Lv Bisong, a former President of Beijing Language and Culture University who has since served as a member of Office of Chinese Language Teaching Abroad, and as an officer of Hanban, the executive body of the Chinese Language Council International.
We teach Chinese according to the students’ requirements, which we first analyze to make the class as effective as possible. We provide general and formal education to help our students to build a solid foundation. We teach by a teaching method called “first read, and then write again.”
Chinese Language is based on characters, so we integrate written Chinese teaching with oral Chinese. This allows the students to talk and write purer and more standard Chinese in a short time, and understand more about Chinese culture and thinking.
In our Survival Course, the focus is on practical and useful Chinese that can be put to use after a short period of study. The students can have simple conversations and practise in daily life. We take students outside the school to see how the locals use the phrases practised in the classroom.
For Children’s Course, we have a specially designed classroom. We use toys and video games to make the class fun and full of laughter. Not surprisingly, children will memorize the words very fast if they are having fun.
MY Chinese teachers have a solid knowledge of teaching and different teaching methods. We hold regular training to teachers every Wednesday in an open class. There, teachers can freely offer their views and observations on efficient teaching methods, to share experience and to drive the quality of teaching even higher.
2 What are our teaching materials?
《Learn Chinese in 48 hours》
《Conversational Chinese 301》
《My Chinese Classroom》
3 Examples of class arrangement
Here are a couple of examples on how we teach Chinese and how the courses are scheduled.
For 10 Days Intensive Course:
TOPIC 1 、Hello
TOPIC 2、Changing money
TOPIC 3、A roast duck, please.
TOPIC 4、What size do you want?
TOPIC 5、A ticket for QingDao, please.
TOPIC 6、Where is Houhai?
TOPIC 7、Renting an apartment
TOPIC 8、Could you help me?
TOPIC 9、Phone call
TOPIC 10、An appointment
For Intensive Chinese Course:
Lesson 1 Pinyin, Lesson 2 Self-introduction
Lesson 3 Numerals Lesson 4 Currency
Lesson 5 Menus, foods Lesson 6 Ordering food
Lesson 7 Shopping, price Lesson 8 Colors，clothes
Lesson 9 Year, Month, Date, Day Lesson 10 booking expressions
Lesson 11 Means of transportation Lesson 12 Position and directions, asking the way
Lesson 13 Address Lesson 14 Bargaining
Lesson 15 Useful expressions Lesson 16 Chinese customs
Lesson 17 Telephone Lesson 18 Asking somebody out
Lesson 19 Table manners Lesson 20 Eating habits, family
New HSK Course
MY Chinese Study offers a specialized 9-week course to prepare our students to excel in the new HSK-exam. Here is our schedule:
Period Time Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Step 1 3 hrs Grammar New HSK Vocabulary New HSK Grammar
1st-6th wk test skills (Hanzi) test skills
Step 2 3 hrs Listening Reading Writing & Simulated Leak
7th-8th wk comprehension blank filling tests filled
Step 3 1.5 hrs Question answering and analyzing HSK examination
9th week 1 hrs One to one individual tutoring
Notice: Step 3 (9thweek) for Free!
This level system is designed by MY Chinese Study teaching team. For every level we have a relevant textbook, teaching materials and activities. The placement test will be arranged on your first day.
Beginning level: This level starts from the Hanyu Pinyin learning, then moves on to the basic listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Students can have general daily conversations after the course.
Level 1: On this level, you will learn 150 frequently used words, 25 sentence patterns, 150 sentences in common use. It will enable you to introduce yourself, order in a restaurant and communicate with your house maids.
Level 2: You will learn 250 new words, 35 sentence patterns, 200 sentences in common use. After finishing this level, you can express simple requests, for example in a barber shop and a restaurant. You can also explain your plans clearly.
Intermediate level: This course is mainly about spoken Chinese used in daily communication. Students can communicate fluently with people on various topics under different circumstances.
Level 3: Here you can learn 400 new words, 45 sentence patterns, 250 sentences in
common use. Express your feelings and living conditions.
Level 4: You can continue to expand your vocabulary. At this level, you will learn 600 words, 55 sentence patterns and 300 sentences in common use. You can not only comment on things but also get to know a little Chinese culture.
Advanced level: Students can expand vocabulary and improve fluency in spoken Chinese to be equivalent to native speakers. They also get to better know Chinese culture and society.
Level 5: 800 new words, 70 sentence patterns and 350 sentences in common use. Learn more about the use of associated words as well as expressing your point of view.
Level 6: A vocabulary of more or less 1200 words, 80 sentence patterns and 400 sentences in common use. You will also learn more about Chinese culture, local customs and habits.
Hanzi lessons: Korean and Japanese students can progress to level 7 directly. Students from other countries should have extra Hanzi classes before progressing to level 7.
Expanded level: Close to a native speaker, learn slangs and idioms.
Level 7 Learn some idoms and their common use and read newspapers and Chinese books.
Level 8 Discuss news and specific topics with local Chinese people.