Chinese Language Courses

 

Conversational Chinese


Tuesdays, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

May 20 - July 29, 2014 (10 sessions), No Class on July 1

Location: NC State Centennial Campus, Engineering Building 2, Room 1220

890 Oval Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606


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Instructor: Peng Gordh bugsbugme@nc.rr.com

Minimum Enrollment: 5

Course Status: Closed

Registration Fee: $100

This course is intended to develop the participants’ oral skills for self-expression at the elementary - intermediate level of Chinese. Guided practice in conversation is led by the course instructor to enhance practical communicative competence. This course will also develop participants’ cultural awareness by introducing general topics on Chinese culture, society, history, and economy. Course materials will be provided.

 


 

Chinese Characters (Hanzi)

Thursdays, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

May 22 - July 31, 2014 (10 sessions), No Class on July 3

Location: NC State Centennial Campus, Engineering Building 2, Room 1220

890 Oval Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606


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Instructor: Peng Gordh bugsbugme@nc.rr.com

Minimum Enrollment: 5

Course Status: Closed

Registration Fee: $100

For a language without an alphabet, ever wondered how Chinese characters (Hanzi) came about? This course is designed for those who have interests in learning Chinese characters (Hanzi). As opposed to mainly focusing on verbal communication, this course will introduce Chinese characters (Hanzi) to promote better understanding of the deeper meaning of the Chinese language. Students will learn the origin and the evolution of characters familiarize themselves with the formation of characters, master basic skills to recognize characters, and deduce the meaning of unknown characters according to the context. The in-class exercises will also help students consolidate their learning of pronunciation, vocabulary, syntax, etc. Course materials will be provided.

 


Fall 2014 Chinese Language & Culture Courses

 

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Level 1: Introductory Chinese block1


Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

August 21 - October 7, 2014 (14 sessions),

Location: NC State Centennial Campus (Location and Room TBA)


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Instructor: Yang Xiaowen xyang17@ncsu.edu

Minimum Enrollment: 5

Course Status: Open for Enrollment

Registration Fee: General $150 / Current NCSU Students $100 

This course is a beginning level course of Mandarin Chinese designed for students without any Chinese Language background. Introductory Chinese will provide you with a rudimentary knowledge of the Mandarin phonetic system (Pinyin), pronunciation, tones, the writing system, daily vocabulary, and basic sentence structure. Speaking and Listening practice will be emphasized in this course. Students will learn how to greet, ask for names, ask for nationality, ask about the address, ask the date etc.

 


 

Level 2: Elementary Chinese (I) block2


Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

October 14 – December 4, 2014 (14 sessions); No class on Nov.25, Nov.27

Location: NC State Centennial Campus (Location and Room TBA)


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Instructor: Yang Xiaowen xyang17@ncsu.edu

Minimum Enrollment: 5

Course Status: Open for Enrollment

Registration Fee: General $150 / Current NCSU Students $100 

This course is designed for those who have completed Introductory Chinese or the equivalent (30 class hrs). This course will help students improve their vocabulary, enhance their Chinese speaking, listening, writing and reading abilities. At the completion of the course, students will be able to use Chinese to ask for price, order dishes in a restaurant, change money in a bank, borrow books in a library , etc. Students are expected to make short conversations related to daily life.

 


 

Level 3: Elementary Chinese (II) block1


Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

August 21 - October 7, 2014 (14 sessions),

Location: NC State Centennial Campus (Location and Room TBA)


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Instructor: Tang Xiaozhong xtang6@ncsu.edu

Minimum Enrollment: 5

Course Status: Open for Enrollment

Registration Fee: General $150 / Current NCSU Students $100 

Designed for those who have completed Elementary Chinese (I) or the equivalent (60 class hrs). This course will help students improve speaking and comprehension of complex topics related to everyday situations, and improve character recognition skills. Extra support and guidance will be offered to those who would like to improve Chinese character reading and writing skills. At the completion of the course, students will be able to use Chinese to rent an apartment, describe physical condition when visiting a doctor, get a haircut, talk about study life, talk about study methods, etc. In addition, Chinese culture will be introduced through this language experience. The completion of this course will equalize to HSK level 2.

 


 

Level 4: Intermediate Chinese block2


Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

October 14 – December 4, 2014 (14 sessions); No class on Nov.25, Nov.27

Location: NC State Centennial Campus (Location and Room TBA)


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Instructor: Tang Xiaozhong xtang6@ncsu.edu

Minimum Enrollment: 5

Course Status: Open for Enrollment

Registration Fee: General $150 / Current NCSU Students $100 

Designed for those who have completed Elementary Chinese (II) or the equivalent, have grasped several hundred Chinese words, and can communicate basic ideas in Chinese.  This course will help you to be more fluent in spoken language, increase Chinese character recognition and learn more grammar to be able to construct sentences.

 


 

Level 5: Advanced Topics block1+2


Wednesdays, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

August 27 – December 3, 2014 (14 sessions); No class on Nov.26

Location: NC State Centennial Campus (Location and Room TBA)


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Instructor: Yang Yang yyang26@ncsu.edu

Minimum Enrollment: 5

Course Status: Open for Enrollment

Registration Fee: General $150 / Current NCSU Students $100 

Designed for advanced learners whose interests extend beyond conventional textbook topics. This course will chose some hot topics to focus on. The topics are related to daily life, such as sports, movies, Chinese Calligraphy, etc. Attendants will learn some specialized vocabulary, have a general knowledge of China and Chinese people and can demonstrate their own opinions about these topics.

 


 

Doing Business in China


Mondays, 7:00pm – 8:30pm

September 29 - November 17, 2014 (8 sessions),

Location: NC State Centennial Campus (Location and Room TBA)


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Instructor: Yang Yang yyang26@ncsu.edu

Minimum Enrollment: 10

Course Status: Open for Enrollment

Registration Fee: $320 

This course covers various aspects of doing business in China. Whether you’re interested in traveling abroad for work or just want to learn the differences in business culture, this is a course you cannot miss! Business Chinese will introduce basic business communication phrases, the essential business culture and etiquette, verbal/non-verbal communication rules and hints.

 


 

Tai Chi


Wednesdays, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

September 10 – November 19, 2014 (10 sessions); No class on Oct.8

Location: Outdoor (pleasant weather) – Court of North Carolina [green field between Caldwell Hall & Poe Hall] / Indoor (inclement conditions) – Caldwell Lounge inside Caldwell Hall


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Instructor: Tang Xiaozhong xtang6@ncsu.edu

Minimum Enrollment: 5

Course Status: Open for Enrollment

Registration Fee: $100 

The purpose of this course is to introduce the philosophy and practice of Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese health exercise. Tai Chi is a sequence of gestures and movements that are gentle and fluid yet have profound power. It is a form of energy cultivation and internal martial art. You’ll learn the techniques of relaxation, breath control, balance, internal strength, mental concentration and visual focus. Tai Chi practice has been known to have tremendous health benefits such as reducing tension, high blood pressure, and arthritis. Through Tai Chi exercises students will experience improved overall health by stimulating and balancing chi flow (life energy) in the body.

 


 

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