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Mandarin Language Classes List

Junior Department

Age:2-10 year-old

a Beanie Club 

• Introduction:The earliest opportunity for young children to sample the Chinese language (Mandarin) and culture with fun and games, singing and dancing
• Time:1 hour 45 minutes including 15 minutes snack time (please bring own snack)
Saturday Morning 10:00 -11:45
• Age: 2 to 4 years old
• Two-year curriculum guideline:
• Chinese language enlightenment: Learn 130 words 24 nursery songs
• Chinese literature enlightenment: Learn 4 ancient poetry
• Chinese cultural enlightenment: Learn factors about Mid-autumn Festival and Spring Festival (Chinese / Lunar New Year) 

b Fun club

• Introduction:Introduction to the Chinese language through play, working towards basic speech and comprehension. Using songs, poetry and dance. This is a beginner level of Youth Chines Test 
• Time:Each lesson last 1 hour 45 minutes. It includes 15 minutes snack time (please bring own snack pack)
Saturday morning class (Fun club A) 10:00 -11:45
Saturday afternoon class (Fun club B) 12:45 -14:30
• Average age: 4 to 5 years old
• Curriculum guideline:
Chinese language :Learn 81 vocabulary;20 strokes; 14 simple Chinese songs;Chinese number one to twenty;general conversation etc.
• Chinese literature: Learn 1 ancient poems. Review 2 poems 
• Chinese cultural: Learn factors about Mid-autumn Festival and Spring Festival(Chinese / Lunar New Year) 

c Junior Level 1 

• Introduction: Introducing reading Chinese (pinyin) and writing Chinese characters and progressing with speech and comprehension. This is the elementary level
course for Youth Chinese Test. 
• Time:Each lesson last 1 hour 45 minutes. It includes 15 minutes snack time (please bring own snack pack)
Saturday morning class (Junior Level 1 A) 10:00 -11:45
Saturday afternoon class (Junior Level 1B) 12:45 -14:30
• Average age: 5 - 6 years old
• Curriculum guideline:
• Chinese language :Learn to use 79 words; learn to write about 50 Chinese characters; 12 children's songs; 28 strokes and their position in Chinese characters
write two digits number in Chinese; count 20-40 in Mandarin; general conversation etc.  
• Chinese literature: Learn 2 ancient poems; review 3 poems
• Chinese cultural: Review factors about Mid-autumn Festival and Spring Festival (Chinese / Lunar New Year); learn factors about Dragon Boat Festival.

d Junior Level 2 /YCT 1 

• Introduction: Introducing reading Chinese (pinyin) and writing Chinese characters and progressing with speech and comprehension. This is the elementary level
course for Youth Chinese Test. 
• Time:Each lesson last 1 hour 45 minutes. It includes 15 minutes snack time (please bring own snack pack)
Saturday morning class (Junior Level 1 A) 10:00 -11:45
Saturday afternoon class (Junior Level 1B) 12:45 -14:30
• Average age: 6 - 7 years old.
• Curriculum guideline:
• Chinese language: Learn to use 100 words; learn Pinyin and basic rules, writing 50-100 simple characters, general conversation
• Chinese literature: Learn 2 ancient poems; review 5 poems
• Chinese cultural: Review factors about Mid-autumn Festival, Spring Festival (Chinese / Lunar New Year) and Dragon Boat Festival. Learn Beijing Oprah & Twelve Zoonic.
  

e Junior Level 3 / YCT 2

• Introduction: Introducing reading Chinese (pinyin) and writing Chinese characters and progressing with speech and comprehension. This is the intermedium level
course towards Youth Chinese Test 2.
• Time:Each lesson last 1 hour 45 minutes. It includes 15 minutes snack time (please bring own snack pack)
Saturday morning class (Junior Level 3A) 10:00 -11:45
Saturday afternoon class (Junior Level 3B) 12:45 -14:30
• Average age: 7- 8 years old.
• Curriculum guideline:
• Chinese language: Learn to use 100 words; revise Pinyin and basic rules, writing 100-150 、 characters and 42 radicals; learn to write short essay with 30-50
characters.
• Chinese literature: Learn 7 ancient poetry;
• Chinese cultural: Review learn factors about Mid-autumn Festival, Spring Festival (Chinese / Lunar New Year) and Dragon Boat Festival Chinese painting and Wenfang Sibao (The Tools of Calligraphy) 

f Junior Level 4 / YCT 3&4

• Introduction: Introducing reading Chinese (pinyin) and writing Chinese characters and progressing with speech and comprehension. This is the upper-intermedium
level course towards Youth Chinese Test 2.
• Time:Each lesson last 1 hour 45 minutes. It includes 15 minutes snack time (please bring own snack pack)
Saturday morning class (Junior Level 4A) 10:00 -11:45
Saturday afternoon class (Junior Level 4B) 12:45 -14:30
• Average age: 8- 9 years old.
• Curriculum guideline:
• Chinese language: 300-600 vocabulary summary learning; learning YCT 3/4 grammar. Learn to write a short essay with 50-100 characters.
• Exam preparation: Basic level YCT 3: Listening, reading practice; answer sheet use; time control; mock test practice; Challenge level YCT 4: Listening, reading, writing practice; answer sheet use; time control; mock test practice; Note: Students who plan to prepare for YCT Level 4 may need to take additional courses.
• Chinese literature: Review 7 ancient poetry;
• Chinese cultural: Review learn factors about Mid-autumn Festival, Spring Festival.
(Chinese / Lunar New Year) and Dragon Boat Festival; Beijing Opera ; Twelve Zoonic; Chinese painting and Wenfang Sibao (The Tools of Calligraphy) 

g Native Class  Y1 

• Introduction :This class is a synchronized course for Chinese primary school Chinese textbooks. Courses include: Mandarin-speaking language learning and
literature edification.
• Time:Each lesson last 1 hour 45 minutes. It includes 15 minutes snack time (please bring own snack pack)
Saturday afternoon class 12:45 -14:30
• Average age: 6-8 years old.
• Curriculum guideline:
• Chinese language: Primary School Chinese Volume 1 Unit 1-4. Learn all Chinese Pinyin letters and Pinyin rules. Know 120 new words, learn to write 31 simplified
characters.
• Chinese learning: learn 30 songs and ancient poems.
• Chinese cultural: learn traditional festival Mid-Autumn Festival, Spring Festival, Dragon Boat Festival.
 

h Native Class Y2

• Introduction: This class is a synchronized course for Chinese primary school Chinese textbooks. Courses include: Mandarin-speaking language learning and
literature edification.
• Time:Each lesson last 1 hour 45 minutes. It includes 15 minutes snack time (please bring own snack pack)
Saturday afternoon 12:45 -14:30
• Average age: 7 - 9 years old.
• Curriculum guideline:
• Chinese language: Primary School Chinese Volume 1 Unit 5-8. Learn all Chinese Pinyin letters and Pinyin rules. Know 189 new words, learn to write 69 simplified
characters.
• Chinese learning: learn 30 songs and ancient poems.
• Chinese cultural: learn traditional festival Mid-Autumn Festival, Spring Festival, Dragon Boat Festival. 

Senior Department

Age:9-18 year-old

a Senior Level 1 

• Description: Classes designed for older children, using the book "Secondary School Chinese for Beginners" with the option of studying towards GCSE Chinese.
• Class time: The total length of each class is 1 hour and 45 minutes. Including 15 minutes of snack time (bring your own snacks)
Saturday 10:00 – 11:45, 12:45-14:30
• Average age of students: 11-years old No mandarin learning background
• Teaching Content Guide:
• Language learning: Preliminary learning simple dialogue, Chinese pinyin, radicals, Knowing at least 100 Chinese characters. Learn to write essays
with 20-50 Characters.
• Cultural study: Learn traditional festival Mid-Autumn Festival, Spring Festival, Dragon Boat Festival.
 

b   Senior Level 2 

• Description: Classes designed for older children, using the book "AQA GCSE BOOK1" with the option of studying towards GCSE Chinese.
• Class time: The total length of each class is 1 hour and 45 minutes, including 15 minutes of snack time (bring your own snacks)
Saturday 10:00-11:45 pm 12:45 – 14:30
• Average age of students: 11-13 years old,
• Language requirements for transfer students: YCT Level 3 and above
• Teaching Content Guide:
• Language Learning: Learn 4 related units of the three topics under the GCSE exam. Able to write essays with 50-100 Characters.
• Chinese literature: learn 3 ancient poems.
• Cultural study: learn traditional festival Mid-Autumn Festival, Spring Festival, Dragon Boat Festival.

c Senior Level 3

• Introduction: Classes designed for older children, using the book "AQA GCSE BOOK1”
with the option of studying towards GCSE Chinese.
• Class time: The total length of each class is 1 hour and 45 minutes, including 15
minutes of snack time (bring your own snacks)
Saturday Morning 10:00-11:45 12:45 – 14:30
• Average age of students: 12-14 years old,
• Teaching Content Guide:
• Language Learning: Learn 4 related units of the three topics under the GCSE AQA curriculum. Able to write 50-100 short essays
• Chinese literature: Learn 3 ancient poems.
• Cultural study: Revise traditional festival Mid-Autumn Festival, Spring Festival, Dragon Boat Festival; Learn Double 9 Festival. 

d  Senior Level 4

• Introduction: Classes designed for older children, using the book "AQA GCSE BOOK 1 & 2" with the option of studying towards GCSE Chinese.
• Class time: The total length of each class is 2 hour and 15 minutes, including 15 minutes of snack time (bring your own snacks)
Saturday 10:00-12:15
• Average age of students: 13-15 years old,
• Teaching Content Guide:
• Language Learning: Learn 9 related units of the three topics under the GCSE AQA curriculum. Learn to write essays with 150-200 characters.
• Chinese literature: Learn 4 ancient poems.
• Cultural study: Revise traditional festival Mid-Autumn Festival, Spring Festival,Dragon Boat Festival & Learn Double 9 Festival. Learn Tomb Sweeping Day. 

e  Senior Level 5

• Introduction: Classes designed for older children, using the book "AQA GCSE BOOK 2" with the option of studying towards GCSE Chinese.
• Class time: The total length of each class is 2 hour and 15 minutes, including 15 minutes of snack time (bring your own snacks)
Saturday 12:45 - 15:00
• Average age of students: 14-16 years old,
• Teaching Content Guide:
• Language Learning: Learn the 10 related units of the three topics under the GCSE AQA curriculum. Learn to write essays with 150-200 characters.
• Chinese literature: Learn 5 ancient poems.
• Cultural study: Revise traditional festival Mid-Autumn Festival, Spring Festival,
Dragon Boat Festival & Learn Double 9 Festival. Learn factors about
Tomb Sweeping Day. 

f Senior Level 6

• Introduction: This is an Upper-intermediate level course
• Class time: The total length of each class is 1 hour and 45 minutes, including 15 minutes of snack time (bring your own snacks)
Saturday 12:45 - 14:30
• Average age of students: 15-18 years old,
• Teaching Content Guide: This class is an innovative experimental class established in the Autumn of 2018. It does not take the test as the learning goal, but simply maintains the students' existing
Chinese standard and enthusiasm for learning. The teaching still includes listening, speaking, reading and writing. However, classroom teaching will focus on oral communication skills supplemented by reading and writing. The textbook ESC5 plays a media role in this class. It is the source of the topic, and the classroom teaching style is flexible and diverse, such as: impromptu discussion, situational dialogue, watching videos, interesting creation stories,appreciation of good texts, etc. In short, this class aims to improve students' oral English proficiency.

 

g Senior HSK 4

• Introduction: This is an exam preparation course working towards HSK 4. Candidates who pass HSK (Level 4) can use Chinese for a wider range of fields. Talk about the
topic and communicate fluently with native Chinese speaker.
• Class time: The total length of each class is 2 hour and 15 minutes, including 15 minutes of snack time (bring your own snacks).
Saturday 10:00 – 12:15
• Average age of students: 16-18 years old,
• Teaching Content Guide:
• Language learning: 1200 vocabulary summary learning; learning HSK4 grammar; learning to write an essay with at least 200 characters.
• Exam preparation: answer sheet use; time control; mock test practice; 

Adult Department

Age:18+ year-old

a Adult HSK 1 

• Introduction: This course is an entry level for adult Chinese and is available to students who
plan to apply for HSK1. Candidates who pass HSK (Level 1) can understand and
use some very simple Chinese words and sentences to meet specific communication needs and can learn Chinese further.
• Class time: The total length of each class is 1 hour and 45 minutes, including 15 minutes of
snack time (bring your own snacks)
Saturday 10:00 – 10:45 12:45 – 14:30 pm
• Teaching Content Guide: 
• Language learning: 150 vocabulary aggregation learning; learning HSK2 grammar; learning to
write Chinese strokes and simple characters.
• National Studies: Learn 1 new poem.
• Cultural study: Review traditional festival Mid-Autumn Festival, Spring Festival, Dragon Boat
Festival. 

 b Adult HSK 2

• Introduction: This course is a Chinese beginner class for adult Chinese. It helps students who
plan to take HSK Level 2 exam. Trough studying HSK 2, Candidates can use
Chinese to communicate easily in familiar daily topics.
• Class time: The total length of each class is 1 hour and 45 minutes, including 15 minutes of
snack time (bring your own snacks)
Saturday 10:00 – 10:45 12:45 – 14:30 pm
• Teaching Content Guide: 
• Language learning: 300 vocabulary aggregation learning; learning HSK2 grammar; learning to
write an essay with 50-100 characters.
• National Studies: Review 1 ancient poem. Learn 2 new poems.
• Cultural study: Review traditional festival Mid-Autumn Festival, Spring Festival, Dragon Boat
Festival. Learn about the Double Ninth Festival. 

c Adult HSK3

• Introduction: This is an intermedia Chinese course for adult. It is intended to help adult
students who plan to take HSK Level 3 exam. Through studying HSK 3, Candidates can complete basic communication tasks in life, study, work, etc. in Chinese. When travelling in China, they can handle most of the
communication tasks encountered.
• Class time: The total length of each class is 1 hour and 45 minutes, including 15 minutes of snack time (bring your own snacks)
Saturday 10:00 – 10:45 12:45 – 14:30 pm
• Teaching Content Guide: 
• Language learning: 600 vocabulary aggregation learning; learning HSK3 grammar; learning to write about 100-150 words essay.
• National Studies: Review 3 ancient poems. Learn 3 ancient poems.
• Cultural study: Review traditional festival Mid-Autumn Festival, Spring Festival, Dragon Boat
Festival, Double Ninth Festival. Learn about the Ching Ming Festival. 

After school Clubs

Age:4-18 year-old

Nihao Mandarin Language School has opened its first after school club in Wilson boys’ school since 2009. It has been more than ten years now. Every year, in mid-June, regular “Beginner Class” will be offered to freshmen in the seventh grade; for those who have the desire to continue learning, there will also be relevant intermediate classes, advanced classes and preparation courses (for GCSE). The class size is between 6 and 10 people,the textbook we currently used is the HSK series of international Chinese proficiency test. Among the students in the history, many of them have achieved good results in Chinese GCSE and A level, making Chinese the key to their life.