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Chinese 5 Plus

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September, February
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Course description

Chinese 5 Plus is a course for small groups with a maximum of 8 participants. This means there is plenty of room for personal attention and supervision of the students. This course requires prior knowledge of the language. All skills are covered: speaking, listening, writing and reading. In addition, the course focuses on vocabulary and grammar. Making use of practical situations, participants can practice both informal and professional language use. Furthermore, society and culture are also covered. Every lesson includes homework and preparation of approximately three hours in total.

The course is concluded with a written test. A certificate is awarded if the test is completed successfully and the participant has attended 80% of the lessons.

Course material

  • Contemporary Chinese 2 Textbook. Sinolingua. ISBN 9787513807319. Chapter 9-12
  • Contemporary Chinese 2 Characterbook. Sinolingue. ISBN 9787513807333.
  • Contemporary Chinese 2 Exercise book. Sinolingua. ISBN 9787513807326.

The course material is not included in the registration fee. Course participants are required to purchase course materials themselves.

Target group and admission requirements

The course is intended for adults with a higher education diploma, including both students and staff members of Leiden University, as well as interested parties who have no connection to Leiden University. The course is open to persons aged 17 or older who have completed a secondary school education.

Participants who have successfully completed the Chinese 4 course of the Academic Language Centre, or who can prove in some other way that they possess the required entry level can sign up.

Other information

  • The minimum number of participants for this course is 3, the maximum 8.
  • The course load is  hours. On request a Course load declaration form can be issued. The student should enquire with their department whether course participation can be converted into credits.
  • The holiday periods can be found in the Academic Language Centre's academic calendar.
  • If classes are cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, they will be added on to the end of the course. Please take into account courses may end later than scheduled.
  • The course level is indicated with the help of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

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