MANDARIAN LANGUAGE Programmes

Chinese Course


CHINA FACT FILE


Official Language: Mandarin


Population: 1.43 billion 


Capital: Beijing


Government: Republic, communist state


Literacy: More than 96% can read and write.


Currency:1 Renmimbi (Yuan) equals 100 Jiao


National day: 1 October  - in 1949 the People's Republic of China was formed


National symbols: dragon and giant panda


National Colours: red and yellow


National anthem: 'March of the Volunteers'


Calling Code: +86


Time Zone:GMT+8


The People's Republic of China is a global economic powerhouse. It is the world's most populous country (1.4billion) and is the world's third country by area. China is also one of the oldest known civilizations, which has immensely contributed to social development for a long time. Today, China is the second-largest economy in the world and the hub of manufacturing. There are excellent work opportunities in China and several jobs specifically related to the Mandarin-language.

CHINESE LANGUAGE

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Chinese is the largest spoken language in the world. It belongs to a family of East Asian analytic languages from a branch of the Sino-Tibetan languages. There are various dialects of Chinese, and about 16% of the world's population speaks some form of Chinese as their main language. Mandarin learning is becoming popular in schools across the United States and the west. Looking at its economic influence, Mandarin is one of the most important languages of our time.  

The official language in China is Putonghua, which is what we know as Mandarin. The language is based on Beijing's dialect; there are several other widely spoken languages in China as well. The written language (scripts) remains similar throughout China. Cantonese is the common language spoken in Hong Kong and overseas communities of China. Mandarin is one of the six official languages used by  (United Nations), Chinese character has more than 3,000 years of history. It is a kind of hieroglyphic which originated from carapace-bone-script in the Shang Dynasty (16th - 11th century BC). It then developed into different forms of calligraphic handwriting like large seal script, small seal script, official script, regular script, cursive script, and running script.

Langma School of Languages follows the levels ranging from HSK 1 for beginner to HSK 6 for advanced learners. The learner of Chinese language varies from students, businessmen, and employees who plan to shift their residence to China or Taiwan.

We provide both native and Indian trainers, as our language faculty.  Our Chinese language course is aided with plays, audio-visuals, and workshops which enhance the accuracy and usage of the language.

ART & CULTURE OF CHINA

China is widely diversified in terms of its culture and traditions. West China is vastly different from the east. Chinese people prefer Cantonese cuisines, and rice is their staple diet. Its arts depict its spiritual and mystical history. China is also home to several styles of martial arts, which is an integral part of their culture. Spring festival is one of the biggest festivals in China that indicates the beginning of Lunar New Year.

WHAT IS HSK?

The HSK examination, known as "Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi" in Chinese, is the standard Chinese language proficiency test for non-native Chinese speakers, such as foreigners, students of Chinese national minorities, and overseas Chinese. The primary objective of the HSK test is to evaluate the level of standard Mandarin that a student has learned. Your HSK test score can be used for University admissions and job applications.

WHAT IS THE  HSK CERTIFICATION COURSE?

HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi) or the Chinese proficiency test is an international standardized exam that tests and rates Chinese language proficiency similar to TOEFL and IELTS in English. It assesses Chinese speakers' abilities in using the Chinese language in their daily, academic, and professional lives.

OVERVIEW OF THE CHINESE LANGUAGE PROGRAM

Duration

Levels

Timings

  Areas Covered



100 Hrs



Elementary Level

HSK1 – 50 Hrs

     HSK2 – 50 Hrs



Weekdays Weekend


Listening

Speaking

Reading

Writing



      100 Hrs



Intermediate Level

   HSK3 – 50 Hrs

   HSK4 – 50 Hrs



Weekdays Weekend


Listening

Speaking

Reading

Writing



100 Hrs



Advance Level

 HSK5 – 50 Hrs

 HSK6 – 50 Hrs



Weekdays Weekend


Listening

Speaking

Reading

Writing

Provided in each level: Study material, Audio CDs and Dictionary

Written exams will be conducted upon completion of each level.

Placements available after successful completion of advanced level

THE BOOKS FOLLOWED IN THE CHINESE LANGUAGE PROGRAM

HSK LEVEL 1

The HSK (Level I) assesses test takers' abilities in the application of everyday Chinese (Mandarin). It is the counterpart of the level I of the Chinese language proficiency scales for speakers of other languages and the A1 Level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEF). Test takers who can pass the HSK (level I) can understand and use very simple Chinese phrases. They can meet the basic needs for communication and possess the ability to further their Chinese language studies.

HSK LEVEL 2 

The HSK (Level II) assesses test takers' abilities in the application of everyday Chinese (Mandarin). It is the counterpart of the Level II of the Chinese language proficiency scales for speakers of other languages and the A2 Level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEF). Test takers who can pass the HSK (Level II) have an excellent grasp of basic Chinese. They can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.

HSK LEVEL 3

The HSK (Level III) assesses test takers' abilities in the application of everyday Chinese (Mandarin). It is the counterpart of theLevel III of the Chinese language proficiency scales for speakers of other languages and the B1 Level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEF). Test takers who can pass the HSK (Level III) can communicate in Chinese a basic level in their daily, academic, and professional lives. They can manage most communication in Chinese when travelling in China.

HSK LEVEL 4

The HSK (Level IV) assesses test takers' abilities in the application of everyday Chinese (Mandarin). It is the counterpart of level IV of the Chinese language proficiency scales for Speakers of other languages and the B2 Level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEF). Test takers who can pass the HSK (Level IV) can converse in Chinese on a wide range of topics and can communicate fluently with native Chinese speakers.

HSK LEVEL 5

The HSK (Level V) assesses test takers' abilities in the application of everyday Chinese (Mandarin). It is the counterpart of theLevel V of the Chinese language proficiency scales for speakers of other languages and the C1 Level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEF). Test takers who can pass the HSK (Level V) can read Chinese newspapers and magazines, enjoy Chinese films and plays and give a full-length speech in Chinese.

HSK LEVEL 6 

The HSK (Level VI) assesses test takers' abilities in the application of everyday Chinese (Mandarin). It is the counterpart of the Level V of the Chinese language proficiency scales for Speakers of other languages and the C2 Level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEF). Test takers who can pass the HSK (Level VI) can easily comprehend written and spoken information in Chinese. They can effectively express themselves in Chinese, both orally and on paper.

*Programs can be customized according to the requirement of the candidate and upon his/her availability. If a student requires completing a course sooner than the above duration, we can create a crash course and focus more on the field-wise aspects for each individual.


CHINESE FACULTY AT LANGMA SCHOOL OF LANGUAGES  

We are extremely proud of our devoted and highly qualified faculty. Our faculty is comprised of native and non-native Chinese speakers with a major in teaching Chinese as a Second Language. They have years of professional teaching experience at Langma school of languages, teaching students of all ages and nationalities. Many of them have taught abroad, equipping students with a deep understanding of different cultures. They have a better understanding of the difficulties students face various linguistic backgrounds while learning Chinese. Our team boasts outstanding interpersonal skills and shares a passion for teaching the Portuguese language. (In accordance with the Common European The framework of reference – CEFR).

LANGMA VIRTUAL CLASSROOM FEATURES

Our virtual classes are real-time live streaming with native teachers who have years of experience teaching Chinese online.  You will learn and practice Chinese at your convenience without stepping out from your home or office.

Face to face-learning

Interactive online whiteboard

Interactive audio and video

Messaging and conversation mode

Private and group classes

Classroom interaction features like hand raising and virtual ticks

File and media sharing

Custom branding

Class review

Class recordings

BECOME A MASTER IN CHINESE LANGUAGE WITHOUT LEAVING HOME.

Langma School of Languages has been offering Chinese online courses since its inception. No matter whether you live in Europe, Asia, America, Africa, or Australia,  the best online Chinese language institute is at your doorstep. You can join us through your computers, Laptop, Tablet, or Smartphone. We provide online Chinese language training facilities for those who cannot make it to our school due to the time constraints. The timings will be as per the convenience of the student that matches with the particular country’s timings.