If you have already had experience with Mandarin through a conversational beginner course, this is the right level for you. Add to your basic vocabulary in everyday situations involving travel, food, shopping, transportation, family and business, and focus on correct pronunciation of the tonal system. Native-speaking instructors provide you with insight into the culture, traditions and etiquette of China.
These courses will run as a Beginner 2/Lower Intermediate class. Please read more about multi-level teaching here.
This course can be applied to the UBC Award of Achievement in Chinese.
This course is offered 100% online.
About Online Learning
Our online conversational language courses offer you a real-time virtual classroom experience where you can see and interact with your teacher and classmates. Each week, you log in at a set time to your class using our intuitive learning management platform, Canvas. Through Canvas, you access Zoom, a web conferencing app, for your live class. Just like in a classroom, you do individual, pair and group work, ask questions and receive verbal feedback from your instructor.
Outside of class time, you can access handouts and other materials online at your own pace and rhythm. You might be doing readings or watching videos to prepare for your next class, or practising with the material you have learned in your previous class. You do get out what you put in.
In order for a virtual classroom to be successful, we want to see your faces! Please be prepared to participate with your video turned on. We provide virtual drop-in sessions for you to test out the Zoom app before your first day of class. We will also send you instructions on accessing Canvas before your course begins.