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Features
 Teachers who are friendly and caring.
Small classes
Recognized by the Ministry of Education
A great variety of cultural activities
 Free after-school tutoring
Opportunities to contact with friendly students in Taiwan
 
Course content
Chinese communication sessions
Learning Chinese characters and Chinese pronunciation (pinyin system)
Chinese reading and writing training
Experience with the traditional culture of Taiwan
To pass the TOFCL exam
Practice of daily life language
 
Cost
 NT$ 19,200 for summer program
 NT$ 23,625 for a term which lasts for 9 weeks.
 A health insurance card given to students registered for a full semester
 Costs of textbooks, lodging, and meals not included in tuition fees listed above
Teaching methods
Full-day intensive programs for education and learning
Application of multimedia videos, cartoons, and songs to teaching and learning in class
15 hours a week
Small classes of 5-8 people
Curriculum standards given in accordance with the Chinese proficiency of each individual
 
 
Descriptions of Chinese language course
 
Course Name                                    hours / week
Chinese Reading and Writing
4
Mandarin Conversation
2
Mandarin Listening and speaking drill
2
Taiwanese Culture
3
Chinese Character writing
2
Chinese pronunciation
2
 
I. Beginner Level

 Course Title and Hours Core Ability Illustration of Core Ability Criteria
Mandarin Listening and Speaking Practice(I)(II)
3 hours
The course aims at cultivating students to achieve
  1.  the ability of elementary listening comprehension
  2. the ability of elementary oral expression
1-1 Students can understand simple 800 daily life vocabulary.

1-2 Students can comprehend slower and short conversation.

2-1 Students can use simple vocabulary to describe something in their daily life.

2-2  Students can use simple Mandarin to ask and answer questions.
  1.  Students must learn 800 vocabulary.
  2. Students can present learning achievement by conversation.
 TOCFL Practice(I)(II)
3 hours

The course aims at cultivating

students to learn

  1. TOCFL and vocabulary
  2.  the ability to pass TOCFL Band A
1-1 Students can know how to use TOCFL band A vocabulary.

2-1 Students can be familiar with the types pf TOCFL Listening and Speaking band A.

2-2  Students can be familiar with the types of TOCFL Speaking and Writing band A.
  1.  Students must learn 800 vocabulary.
  2. Students must pass above Band A level 1 mock test.
Mandarin Reading and Grammar(I)(II)
3 hours
The course aims at cultivating students to achieve
  1. the ability of elementary reading comprehension
  2. the ability of elementary grammar proficiency
1-1 Students can comprehend the short and simple texts written in everyday items.

1-2 Students can understand the meaning of simple sentences.

2-1 Students can use simple sentence patterns to make sentences.

2-2  Students can have concepts about Chinese word order.
  1.  Students must learn 800 vocabulary.
  2. Students at least can learn 200 sentence patterns.
 Mandarin Character Writing(I)(II)
3 hours
 The course aims at cultivating students to achieve
  1.   the ability of elementary writing
  2.  the ability of elementary word recognition
1-1 Students can understand the stroke order of Chinese characters.

1-2 Students can understand the components of Chinese characters.

2-1 Students can understand Chinese radicals.

2-2  Students can recognize and type Chinese characters.
  1.  Students can write 800 vocabulary.
  2. Students can present learning achievement by typing.
Mandarin Pronunciation and Conversation(I)(II)
3 hours
 The course aims at cultivating students to achieve
  1.   the ability of elementary pronunciation
  2.  the ability of elementary conversation
1-1 Students can be familiar with Chinese pinyin rules and correct pronunciation.

1-2 Students can understand Chinese tones and tone changes.

2-1 Students can create a simple situational conversation.

2-2  Students can understand expressions in a short dialogue and catch the main point.
  1.  Students can learn 800 vocabulary.
  2. Students can present learning achievement by conversation.


II. Basic Level

 Course Title and Hours Core Ability Illustration of Core Ability Criteria
 Mandarin Listening Practice(I)(II)
3 hours
The course aims at cultivating students to achieve
  1. the ability of basic listening comprehension
  2.  the ability to use basic sentence patterns
1-1 Students can understand the main points of familiar matters.

1-2 Students can understand the important details of the topics.

2-1 Students can know the meaning of more complicated sentence patterns.

2-2  Students can use more complicated sentence patterns to answer questions.
  1.  Students must learn 2500 vocabulary.
  2. Students must pass TOCFL Band B level 3 listening mock test.
 TOCFL Reading Practice(I)(II)
3 hours
The course aims at cultivating students to get the ability to pass TOCFL Reading Band B level 3.
  1.  Students can know the vocabulary of TOCFL Band B. 
  2. Students can enhance their reading speed.
  3. Students can understand the types of TOCFL Reading Band B level 3.
  1.  Students must learn 2500 vocabulary.
  2. Students must pass TOCFL Band B level 3 reading mock test.
 Mandarin Conversation and Grammar(I)(II)
3 hours
The course aims at cultivating students to achieve
  1.  the ability of basic conversation
  2. the ability of basic grammar proficiency
1-1 Students can explain plans or events in sequence.

1-2 Students can briefly give reasons for their opinions and plans.

2-1 Students can speak out correct grammatical sentences to express their ideas.

2-2  Students can use more complicated sentence patterns to create a new conversation. 
  1.  Students must learn 2500 vocabulary.
  2. Students can present learning achievement by drama performance.
  3. Students must pass TOCFL Band B level 3 speaking mock test.
 Mandarin Reading and Character Writing(I)(II)
3 hours
The course aims at cultivating students to achieve
  1. the ability of basic reading comprehension
  2.  the ability of basic writing
1-1 Students can understand on subjects related to their interests.

1-2 Students can comprehend straightforward factual texts.

2-1 Students can express their ideas by writing a paragraph.

2-2 Students can write in relative details which describe experiences, feelings and events. 
  1.  Students must learn 2500 vocabulary.
  2. Students must pass TOCFL Band B level 3 writing mock test.
 Daily Life Mandarin(I)(II)
3 hours
The course aims at cultivating students to achieve basic listening, speaking, reading and writing abilities.
  1.  Students can use daily life phrases to communicate with others.
  2. Students can know Chinese characters in their daily life. 
  3. Students can understand texts related to the daily life.
  1.  Students must learn 2500 vocabulary.
  2. Students can present learning achievement by drama performance.


III. Intermediate Level

 Course Title and Hours Core Ability Illustration of Core Ability Criteria
Intermediate Mandarin Listening and Speaking(I)(II)
3 hours
 The course aims at cultivating students to achieve
  1. the ability of intermediate listening comprehension
  2. the ability of intermediate oral expression
1-1 Students can understand the main point of abstract or concrete concepts.

1-2 Students can understand the main ideas of propositionally and linguistically complex speech delivered in a standard dialect.

2-1 Students can give clearly detailed descriptions on topics of interest and experiences.

2-2  Students can develop a clear argument, expanding and supporting their points of view with relevant examples.   
  1.  Students must learn 5000 vocabulary.
  2. Students must pass TOCFL Band B level 4 listening mock test.
Mandarin Reading and Vocabulary(I)(II)
3 hours
 The course aims at cultivating students to achieve
  1. the ability of intermediate reading comprehension
  2.  the ability to use intermediate vocabulary
1-1 Students can use reading skills to find out the main point of the essay.

1-2 Students can take different reading strategies and speed on different types of texts.

2-1 Students can guess the meanings of words by reading contexts.

2-2 Students can know and compare the usage of synonym.
  1.  Students must learn 5000 vocabulary.
  2. Students must pass TOCFL Band B level 4 writing mock test.
 Intermediate Mandarin Writing
(I)(II)
3 hours
The course aims at cultivating students to achieve the ability of writing.
  1.  Students can know how to summarize the article.
  2. Students can express their opinions on the articles by writing.
  3. Students can realize the basic structure of the articles.
  1. Students must learn 5000 vocabulary.
  2. Students must pass TOCFL Band B level 4 writing mock test.
 Mandarin Conversation and Taiwan Culture(I)(II)
3 hours
The course aims at cultivating students to learn
  1. topics related to Taiwan

    culture

  2.  the ability of intermediate conversation

1-1 Students can understand Taiwan food culture, festivals, etc.

1-2 Students can express their opinions on cultural topics.

2-1 Students can present the similarities and differences about culture.

2-2 Students can discuss the relationship between culture and life.
  1.  Students must learn 5000 vocabulary.
  2. Students can present learning achievement by delivering a speech.
 Practical Mandarin(I)(II)
3 hours
 The course aims at cultivating students’ listening, speaking, reading and writing abilities.
  1.  Students can simulate authentic contexts to solve the problems.  
  2. Students can use Mandarin to communicate with others and complete language tasks.
  3. Students can understand the difference between written and oral texts.
  1.  Students must learn 5000 vocabulary.
  2. Students can present learning achievement by role play or drama performance.



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