Four levels of Chinese Language Course offered
Develop an interest and confidence in learning the Chinese language!
Take these non-credit Chinese language courses and you will acquire preliminary knowledge of learning strategies, communicative strategies, resource strategies and interdisciplinary strategies. You will gain introductory Chinese cultural knowledge too, along with preliminary cross-cultural competence and international perspectives.
HSK Level 4 Chinese
Students who take HSK Level 4 will be able to understand language materials related to social life. They can produce more correct sentences on familiar topics in their descriptions, explanations or comparisons. They can connect basic passages or compose simple passages.
HSK Level 3 Chinese
Students who take HSK Level 3 will be able to understand and learn language materials related to daily settings. They can use more complex sentence patterns to communicate on familiar topics through interactions and descriptions.
HSK Level 2 Chinese
Students who take HSK Level 2 will be able to understand and master basic language materials related to common personal and daily life. They will master basic sentence structures, make simple sentences, provide simple descriptions, and exchange some basic information.
HSK Level 1 Chinese
Students who take HSK Level 1 Chinese will be able to understand basic language materials related to common personal and daily life. They can retell, recite and copy words or sentences with fair accuracy and can write words or sentences following example.
Who can take these courses?
These Chinese language courses are open to everyone – CUE students, faculty, staff and public learners.
How do I register?
What are the course Fees?
Each Chinese language course is $200 + GST.
How long will each course take?
|Chinese HSK LEVEL 1 (X-CHN 01)||Mondays||4:00 pm – 5:30 pm||Fall & Winter||21 hours|
|Chinese HSK LEVEL 2 (X-CHN 02)||Tuesdays||4:00 pm – 5:30 pm||Fall & Winter||21 hours|
|Chinese HSK LEVEL 3 (X-CHN 03)||Wednesdays||4:00 pm – 6:00 pm||Fall & Winter||30 hours|
|Chinese HSK LEVEL 4 (X-CHN 04)||Thursdays||4:00 pm – 6:00 pm||Fall & Winter||30 hours|
To view Extension Chinese courses scheduled for each semester, please visit https://concordia.ab.ca/student-services/registrar/timetables/
These three courses are designed to give students a good command of spoken and written Chinese and an introduction to Chinese culture and civilization. Students will learn 150 characters and 150 vocabulary words in HSK Level 1 Chinese, and another 150 characters and 150 vocabulary words in HSK Level 2 Chinese. Students will learn another 300 characters and vocabulary words in HSK Level 3 Chinese. Students will learn another 600 characters and vocabulary words in HSK Level 4 Chinese. Students will learn how to type and recognize characters, rather than writing characters. It is much easier than you imagined!
Students who take these courses will challenge HSK (Chinese Proficiency Test) level 1, 2, 3 or 4 and receive the international certificate for Chinese Proficiency. Students who are able to pass the HSK Level I can understand and use very simple Chinese words and phrases, meet basic needs for communication and possess the ability to expand their Chinese language studies. Students who are able to pass the HSK Level 2 will have an excellent grasp of basic Chinese and can communicate in simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Students who are able to pass the HSK Level 3 can communicate in Chinese at a basic level in their daily, academic and professional lives. They can manage most communication in Chinese when travelling in China. Students who are able to pass the HSK Level 4 can understand language materials related to social life.
Participants in these courses will have the opportunity to participate in the Chinese Bridge Competition in 2020 spring.
 The HSK is an international standardized exam that tests and rates Chinese language proficiency. It assesses non-native Chinese speakers’ abilities in using the Chinese language in their daily, academic and professional lives. HSK level 1 and 2 is equivalent to A1 and 2 level in CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).
 The “Chinese Bridge” Competition is a large-scale international contest and show on Chinese language and talents. It is well-known in the cultural and educational exchanges worldwide.
Schedule of Events
This refers to events such as the HSK test, Chinese Bridge Competition, China Studies lectures and Chinese Festival Celebration.
This information will be provided to learners, but is subject to change if the instructor or program director deems it necessary, and is in the best interests of the students.
These courses are non-credit.