School of Chinese Studies
New! Pre-Advanced Chinese through Videos
10 sessions (20 hours)
Tuition: $465 members / $505 non-members
(plus a $30 non-refundable registration fee)
This course is a necessary bridge between high intermediate Chinese and advanced level courses. Students will be trained to develop real-life competence in pronunciation, spoken communication and active listening skills mainly through watching selected authentic videos. Skills in writing, reading, vocabulary and grammar will progress as well. In addition, students will become familiar with Chinese customs, popular idioms, phrases and expressions used in daily life. Discussion topics are designed to allow students to apply content, language, grammar and linguistic style learned in the videos to guided speeches and presentations. This course has been designed for those who have completed high intermediate level courses (206~209) but lack the proficiency competence for the advanced courses.
holds a MSED in Literacy Education from Queens College, CUNY. She is a certified NYS Chinese teacher, and holds the certificates in ACTFL’s (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and Written Proficiency Test (WPT). Lan has joined China Institute since 2010. She is also an adjunct faculty at Pace University.