Language Course

Course Syllabus: Listening and Speaking
Course TitleChinese Listening and Speaking for Beginner LevelLocation: XinMin Language Center
Course Materials
1.Far East Everyday Chinese I
2.Multimedia materials:
●Speak Mandarin in Five Hundred Chinese Words.( OCAC)
●Fun With Chinese Learning (OCAC)
●謝天-台灣的米食文化 (Taiwan Panorama Ltd)
3.Handout
Pre-requisite None
Objectives
◎Communication
1.Become familiar with the pinyin system, and proper Chinese pronunciation.
2.Learn helpful Chinese words and phrases for shopping and asking prices.
3.Learn common telephone conversation phrases.
4.Be able to give effective directions.
5.Be able to describe object placement.
6.Learn vocabulary to describe and rent an apartment or house in Taiwan.
7.Learn to order dishes in a restaurant, and understand the waiter's questions.
◎Grammar
1.Learn measure words and their usage.
2.Learn the "ba-constituent" (把字句)
◎Culture
1.Learn a Chinese song.
2.Learn more about Taiwanese cuisines and food.
Teaching Method ● Lecturing ● Class Discussion ● Class Activities ● Multimedia Teaching
Course Syllabus: Reading and Writing
Course TitleChinese Reading and Writing for Beginner LevelLocation: XinMin Language Center
Course Materials
1.Practical Audio-Visual Chinese 2nd Edition 1
2.Practical Audio-Visual Chinese 2nd Edition 2
3.Multimedia Materials:
★Fun With Chinese Learning (OCAC)
★Stroke Practice
Pre-requisite None
Objectives
◎Grammar
1.Learn the Verb Object Compounds (VO) pattern.
2.Learn the present tense, past tense and future tense.
3.Learn the degree of comparison.
4.Learn the passive voice.
5.Learn the usage of particle "了" and its meaning.
6.Learn to describe with verbal suffix.
◎Writing
1.Learn the Chinese characters systematically through the radicals and components.
2.Learn the proper stroke order.
3.Learn a Chinese congratulatory speech.
4.Be able to write a short 150 word essays.
Teaching Method ● Lecturing ● Class Discussion ● Class Activities ● Multimedia Teaching
Course Syllabus: Listening and Speaking
Course TitleChinese Listening and Speaking for Basic Level Location: XinMin Language Center
Course Materials
1.Far East Everyday Chinese II (A)
2.Multimedia Materials:
●Speak Mandarin in One Thousand Chinese Words. (OCAC)
●Chinese Stories 1 (OCAC)
●魔幻今宵 (Taiwan Panorama Ltd)
Pre-requisitePass TOCFL for Beginners or above.
Objectives
◎Communication
1.Learn the different movie and TV genre names.
2.Understand travel ads and how to ask for information.
3.Learn job hunting methods and related words.
4.Understand job interview questions and be able to explicitly express one's opinions.
5.Be able to describe a situation with adequate information.
◎Grammar
1.Learn superlatives.
2.Use serial verb construction to describe matters.
◎Culture
1.Learn the night market culture of Taiwan.
2.Learn more about Chinese New Year.
3.Learn a Chinese song.
Teaching Method ● Lecturing ● Class Discussion ● Class Activities ● Multimedia Teaching
Course Syllabus: Reading and Writing
Course TitleChinese Reading and Writing for Basic LevelLocation: XinMin Language Center
Course Materials
1.Practical Audio- Visual Chinese 2nd Edition 3
2.Multimedia Materials:
★Chinese Stories 1 (OCAC)
★Chinese Fable Stories 1 (OCAC)
★台灣4季 (Taiwan Panorama Ltd)
Pre-requisitePass TOCFL for Beginners or above.
Objectives
◎Grammar
1.Learn to correctly use verb measurement.
2.Learn the meaning of abstract adjectives.
3.Learn idiomatic expressions.
◎Culture
1.Have a general idea of Taiwanese history, geography, and education system.
2.Better understand the education system and social concepts of Taiwan.
3.Learn baseball terms.
◎Writing
1.Learn to introduce the culture and geography of your home country.
2.Be able to write a 250-word essay.
Teaching Method ● Lecturing ● Class Discussion ● Class Activities ● Multimedia Teaching
Course Syllabus: Listening and Speaking
Course TitleChinese Listening and Speaking for Intermediate Level Location: XinMin Language Center
Course Materials
1.Far East Everyday Chinese II (B)
2.Multimedia Materials:
●節慶在台灣-從傳統到現代 (Taiwan Panorama Ltd)
●擁抱生命—台灣醫療的故事 (Taiwan Panorama Ltd)
●Chinese Traditional Wedding Culture
3.Hanout
Pre-requisitePass TOCFL for Basic or above.
Objectives
◎Communication
1.Learn to describe syndromes of the common cold.
2.Learn useful conversation to talk to a doctor.
3.Learn to understand announcements in an airport or train station.
4.Learn to your personal express feelings, such as sadness, regret etc.
5.Learn to understand fire emergency broadcasts.
6.Learn to understand the TV weather forecast.
◎Grammar
1.Learn the Chinese letter format ex. Top to bottom.
2.Learn the common-used literary language in broadcasting, billboard and payment notice, such as "本", "於", "未", "由", "將", "之" and "亦" etc.
◎Culture
1.Obtain a greater understanding Taiwanese wedding culture.
2.Learn the history of medical practices in Taiwan.
3.Learn a Chinese song.
Teaching Method ● Lecturing ● Class Discussion ● Class Activities ● Multimedia Teaching
Course Syllabus: Reading and Writing
Course TitleChinese Reading and Writing for Intermediate LevelLocation: XinMin Language Center
Course Materials
1.Practical Audio-Visual Chinese 2nd Edition 4
2.Chinese Folk Stories 1 (Cheng-Chung Group )
3.Multimedia Materials:
★台灣原住民翦影 (僑委會)
★台灣原住民樂舞—我的部落我的歌 (Taiwan Panorama Ltd)
★Cloud Gate Dance Theatre DVD
Pre-requisitePass TOCFL for Basic or above.
Objectives
◎Grammar
1.Understand the usage and meaning of homographs.
2.Learn common oral literary terms, such as "由於", "與其~不如", "相當", "的確", "即使" and "甚至於" etc.
3.Learn idiomatic expressions and common idioms.
4.Clarify expressions of approximation.
◎Writing
1.Be able to write an essay about the most famous fairy tale from your own country.
2.Be able to write an essay on specific topics in 400 words.
◎Culture
1.Understand the origin and meaning of Spring Festival Couplets.
2.Get to know the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre.
3.Get to know the Taiwan aborigines.
Teaching Method ● Lecturing ● Class Discussion ● Class Activities ● Multimedia Teaching
Course Syllabus: Listening and Speaking
Course TitleChinese Listening and Speaking for Upper-Intermediate LevelLocation: XinMin Language Center
Course Materials
1.Far East Everyday Chinese III
2.Multimedia Materials:
●至聖先師孔子(OCAC)
●隋唐五代(OCAC))
●蛻變中的故宮 (Taiwan Panorama Ltd)
Pre-requisitePass TOCFL for Intermediate or above.
Objectives
◎Communication
1.Look up information online according to the teacher's direction.
2.Learn common computer jargon.
3.Better understand Chinese business culture and related terms.
◎Grammar
1.Learn stock market and investment terms.
2.Learn environmental protection terms.
2.Be able to make a 20 min. oral report on an assigned topic.
◎Culture
1.Get to know an important era in Chinese history.
2.Know more about Chinese art through the Jade Article and Zhang Da-Qian's works.
3.Know more about Chinese philosophy through the Memorial Ceremony and Confucius and Zhuangzi's story.
3.Learn a Chinese song.
Teaching Method ● Lecturing ● Class Discussion ● Class Activities ● Multimedia Teaching
Course Syllabus: Reading and Writing
Course TitleChinese Reading and Writing for Upper-Intermediate LevelLocation: XinMin Language Center
Course Materials
1.Practical Audio-Visual Chinese 2nd Edition 5
2.Multimedia Materials:
★Chinese Idiom Story (OCAC)
★茶鄉流金 (Taiwan Panorama Ltd)
★Li Tian-Lu Taiwan Puppet Theatre
Pre-requisitePass TOCFL for Intermediate or above.
Objectives
◎Grammar
1.Learn express discontent, irony, advisement, etc.
2.Learn literary language terms such as "導致", "萎縮", "忽視" etc.
3.Learn idiomatic expressions and common idioms.
4.Clarify expressions of approximation.
◎Writing
1.Be able to write a commentary on the social phenomenons in 500words.
2.Learn vocabulary related to envitonmental protection.
3.Make an oral report on assigned topics.
◎Culture
1.Get to know the story of the Chinese zodiac.
2.Get to know the art of Chinese tea.
3.Get to know the Taiwan puppet show.
Teaching Method ● Lecturing ● Class Discussion ● Class Activities ● Multimedia Teaching
Course Syllabus: Listening and Speaking
Course TitleNews ReadingLocation: XinMin Language Center
Course Materials
1.新聞選讀I (師大國語中心)
2.Handout
Pre-requisitePass TOCFL for Upper-Intermediate or above.
Objectives
1.Be able to make a general report according to different topics.
2.To understand the common used phrases in news.
3.Learn the terminology in varied fields.
4.To familiar with the news writing style.
5.To accelerate the vocabulary step by step.
Teaching Method ● Lecturing ● Class Discussion ● Class Activities ● Multimedia Teaching
Course Syllabus: Reading and Writing
Course TitleAdvanced WritingLocation: XinMin Language Center
Course Materials
1.Handout
Pre-requisitePass TOCFL for Upper-Intermediate or above.
Objectives
1.Learn to express in a correct way.
2.To enhance the language order concept.
3.Use the language freely.
4.Learn to use the right Chinese character.
5.Learn the idiomatic Chinese writing.
Teaching Method ● Lecturing ● Class Discussion ● Class Activities ● Multimedia Teaching