This course contains a variety of programs tailored to fit the individual needs of the student or group : regular programs, workshops, specialized programs. The course will be offered in French or in English.
My teaching methodologies are synthetic approaches in pedagogy which stimulate and facilitate adult language learning. Students remain engaged and confident throughout the course while building tangible, real-life language skills.
Regular programs | Programmes réguliers:
Preparatory course - basic courses - intermediate courses - advanced courses
Cours préparatoire - cours de base - cours de niveau intermédiaire - cours de niveau avancé
Workshops | Ateliers :
Pronunciation clinic ( pronunciation & intonation ) | Clinique de prononciation ( prononciation et intonation )
Learn Mandarin through music | Apprendre le mandarin à travers la musique
Chinese business etiquette | Culture des affaires en Chine
Specialized courses | Cours spécialisés :
Mandarin for travel | L'essentiel pour le voyage en Chine
Chinese characters | Caractères chinois - cours d'écrire
Communication courses | Cours de communication - mandarin à l'oral
Reading training courses | Lecture en chinois
My classes will be customized to your needs and levels. You will learn Mandarin pronunciation (Pinyin), vocabulary and conversations, as well as grammar. There will be an aural-oral emphasis, however you will learn how to write Chinese characters, too!
For speaking, I put emphasis on helping my students develop proper pronunciation, understanding the rules of sentences patterns and apply it properly.
For writing, I try to help my students understand how Chinese character represents the pronunciation and meanings, and then guide my students to memorize and write Chinese characters properly.
This course assists student to reach A2 level of Mandarin. At the end of the course, students will be able to read pinyin (the Chinese phonetic system), to greet in Chinese, to introduce oneself, to ask for directions, to make requests, etc. I strongly encourage group lessons! Bring your friends!
My approach is interactive, employing conversations, word games, video examples etc. I give clear instructions and prepare mnemonic devices to help memorize the materials.
The program consists of three semesters (2 hours/class. 22 classes/semester). Below is the schedule for the first two semesters.
Class 1-2: Pinyin+Ni hao! (Hello!)
Class 3-4: Ni shi nali ren? (Where are you from?)
Class 5-6: Nimen you kafei ma? (Do you have coffee?)
Class 7-8: Ni wanshang you shijian ma? (Do you have time tonight?)
Class 9-10: Wo xingqi tian yao jiaban! (I have to work on Sunday!)
Class 11-12: YuYuan zai nali? (Where is Yu Garden?)
Class 13-14: Ni xihuan xiaolongbao ma? (Do you like dumplings?)
Class 15-16: Wo yao yifen waimai. (I want to order take-out.)
Class 17-18: Wo zuotian ganmao le. (I was sick yesterday.)
Class 19-20: Ni bang wo, hao ma? (Could you please help me...?)
Class 21-22: Review+cultural facts
Class 1-2: Jintian waimian re jile (It's too hot outside!)
Class 3-4: Ni jingchang da gaoerfu ma? (Do you play the golf very often?)
Class 5-6: Ni yao jiantoufa haishi tangtoufa? (Do you want to have your hair cut or have your hair dyed?)
Class 7-8: Qing bangwo fa yifen chuanzhen (Please let me to make a fax)
Class 9-10: Ni chiguo Sichuan cai ma? (Have you tried Sichuan dishes?)
Class 11-12: Soushi de zhen ganjing a! (The room has been cleaned up!)
Class 13-14: Ni dasuan qu nali wan? (Where do you plan to make a trip to?)
Class 15-16: Huaihai lu tai du le (Huaihai Road is jammed)
Class 17-18: Wo qingqi liu yao jiaban (I have to work overtime on Saturday)
Class 19-20: Wo xiang mai fen liwu (I want to buy a gift)
Mandarin courses from beginning level to high level, including pin yin lessons (the pronunciation) for the starters, then the writing of Chinese characters. For intermediate level students, Chinese culture will be part of the course. Business Chinese course is also available for high level students.
Chinese culture and history will be part of the course. Homework will be demanded and corrected. Any content will be adjusted at the request of the students.