Hànyǔ chū xuézhě kèchéng

Lesson 0: Introduction to Chinese

1. Chinese Language and Dialects

2. Syllabic Structure and Pronunciation of Modern Standard Chinese

3. The Chinese Writing System

4. Useful Expressions

Lesson 1: Greetings

Dialogue I: Exchanging Greetings

Dialogue II: Asking about Someone’s Nationality



1 The Verb 姓 (xìng)

2 Questions Ending with 呢 (ne)

3 The Verb 叫 (jiào)

4 The Verb 是 (shì)

5 Questions Ending with 吗 (ma)

6 The Negative Adverb 不 (bù)

7 The Adverb 也 (yě)

Lesson 2: Family

Dialogue I: Looking at a Family Photo

Dialogue II: Asking About Someone’s Family



1 The Particle 的 (de) (I)

2 Measure Words (I)

3 Question Pronouns

4 有 (yǒu) in the Sense of “to Have” or “to Possess”

5 有(yǒu)  in the Sense of “to Exist”

6 The Usage of 二 (èr) and 两 (liǎng)

7 The Adverb 都 (dōu, both; all)

Lesson 3: Dates and Time

Dialogue I: Taking Someone Out to Eat on His/Her Birthday

Dialogue II: Inviting Someone to Dinner



1 Numbers (0, 1–100)

2 Dates and Time

3 Pronouns as Modifiers and the Usage of the Particle 的 (de) (II)

4 The Sentence Structure of 我清你吃饭(Wǒ qǐng nǐ chī fàn)

5 Alternative Questions

6 Affirmative + Negative (A-not-A) Questions (I)

7 The Adverb 还 (hái, also, in addition)

Lesson 4: Hobbies

Dialogue I: Talking about Hobbies

Dialogue II: Would You Like to Play Ball?



1 Word Order in Chinese

2 Affirmative + Negative (A-not-A) Questions (II)

3 The Conjunction 那(么) (nà{me}, then, in that case)

4 去 (qù, to go) + Action

5 Questions with 好吗 (hǎo ma)

6 The Modal Verb 想 (xiǎng, want to; would like to)

7 Verb+Object as a detachable compound

Lesson 5: Visiting Friends

Dialogue I: Visiting a Friend’s Home

Narrative: At a Friend’s House



1 一下 (yí xià) and 一点儿({yì} diǎnr) Moderating the Tone of Voice

2 Adjectives as Predicates

3 The Preposition 在 (zài, at; in; on)

4 The Particle吧 (ba)

5 The Particle 了 (le) (I)

6 The Adverb 才 (cái, not until)

Lesson 6: Making Appointments

Dialogue I: Calling One’s Teacher

Dialogue II: Calling a Friend for Help



1 The Preposition 给 (Gěi)

2 The Modal Verb 要 (yào, will; be going to) (I)

3 The Adverb别 (bié, don’t)

4 Time Expressions

5 The Modal Verb 得 (děi, must)

6 Directional Complements (I)

Lesson 7: Studying Chinese

Dialogue I: How Did You Do on the Exam?

Dialogue II: Preparing for a Chinese Class



1 Descriptive Complements (I)

2 The Adverbs 太 (tài, too) and 真(zhēn, really)

3 The Adverb 就 (jiù) (I)

4 Double Objects

5 Ordinal Numbers

6 有(一)点儿 (yǒu (yī) diǎnr, somewhat, rather; a little bit)

7 怎么 (zěnme, how come) in Questions

8 The 的(de) Structure (I)

9 The Use of Nouns and Pronouns in Continuous Discourse

Lesson 8: School Life

A Diary: A Typical School Day

A Letter: Talking about Studying Chinese



1 The Position of Time-When Expressions

2 The Adverb 就(jiù) (II)

3 一边 ….一边 (yìbiān … yìbiān)

4 Series of Verbs/Verb Phrases

5 The Particle了(le) (II)

6 The Particle 的(de) (III)

7 The Adverb正在(zhèngzài, be doing…)

8 除了…以外, 还… (chúle… yǐwài, hái…, in addition to…, also…)

9 能(néng) and 会 (huì) (I) Compared

10 The Adverb就 (jiù) (III)

Lesson 9: Shopping

Dialogue I: Shopping for Clothes

Dialogue II: Exchanging Shoes



1 The Modal Verb 要 (yào, want to, desire to do something) (II)

2 Measure Words (II)

3 The 的(de) Structure (II)

4 多(duō) Used Interrogatively

5 Amounts of Money

6 跟/和…不一样 (gēn /hé… {bù} yíyàng, {not the} same as …)

7 虽然…可是/􀌟􁆯(suīrán…, kěshì/dànshì…, although…, yet…)

Lesson 10: Transportation

Dialogue: Going Home for the Winter Vacation

An Email: Thanking Someone for a Ride



1 Topic-Comment Sentences

2 或者(huòzhě, or) and还是 (háishi, or)

3 先…再(x iān …zài…, first…, then…)

4 还是 …吧 (háishi…{ba}, had better)

5 每 …都 (měi …dōu …, every)

6 要…了 (yào…le, soon)

Lesson 11: Review & Test

Review functional expressions from lessons 1–10

End of Class Test

Course Duration

12 Weeks (Weekdays: 2 days a week, 2 hrs per day)

Course Fee

N 50,000 per month