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Intermediate Mandarin Lesson
Target: This course is designed for learners who have learnt Mandarin before but who still have limited knowledge of the language or are a little out of practice. It will be suitable for you if you meet the following 3 criteria: 1. Have learnt Mandarin for at least half a year 2. Have developed a basic grasp of Pinyin (the Romanised phonetic system) 3. Know at least 100 characters PS. If you are not sure which level you are at, please feel free to get in touch via inbox and we shall arrange a free assessment for you. PPS. We also organize regular social events including pub night outs, dinners, and karaokes, especially when it comes to Chinese festivals! Specialty: 1. The content of this course will be taken from (but not limited to) HSK, an official curriculum set out by Beijing Language and Culture University, which covers the most useful and basic vocabulary and grammar you need in daily conversations. 2. 2 hours duration gives you a decent amount of time to learn and practice. 3. You will learn the language from native Mandarin speakers with proper accent. Content With the goal to enable you to hold basic conversations in Mandarin, our weekly lessons will cover: 1. Topic based vocabulary and grammar. Within a year, you will grasp: • Pronunciation and recognition of over 300 most commonly used simplified Chinese characters • How to put them into sentences and daily conversations. 2. Regular revision. Looking back to what you have already learnt will only take a little time but help you to truly internalise the language. 3. Social activities ranging from hotpot eating to karaoke singing and anything else you fancy! Although each lesson is independent - as we will always be teaching you new vocabulary and grammar points - the more lessons you attend, the more likely you will be able to connect the dots together! We look forward to seeing you then:)

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Ni hao! Welcome to Dragonfly Mandarin. 你好,欢迎加入龙飞汉语!

Our aim is to help you hold basic conversations in Mandarin. We will cover the grammar and vocabulary necessary for topics including introductions and greetings, asking for directions and ordering food in restaurants. We will also offer you insights into diverse elements of Chinese culture including folk songs, festivals and histories.

Our lessons are suitable for anyone who is interested in Chinese language and culture. We offer beginner lessons on Mondays and intermediate lessons on Wednesdays. We also organize regular social events including pub night outs, dinners, and karaokes, especially when it comes to Chinese festivals!

Our course will focus on guided speaking practice using vocabulary taken from HSK, an official curriculum set out by Beijing Language and Culture University. Gradually over the course of the year you will realise you have acquired the proper accent of a native Mandarin speaker!

We believe that there is no shortcut in language learning. Fluency can only be acquired through constant accumulation and revision. We also think language learning is a fine art rather than science - learning a new Chinese character is just as fun as a picking up a shell on the seashore!

We look forward to you joining us.

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