Ottawa Chinese Language Learning Centre

Chinese Crash Course: 101 (Beginners)

This is a conversational course. It is designed to help BEGINNERS speak and understand Mandarin as much as possible. It is suitable for beginners, especially for travellers, businessmen, visitors, and exchange students. Two of the most important features of this course are as follows:

  • Diversity of Topics: We will deal with a wide range of topics and practical situations in Chinese, in order for students to be able to make practical and situational conversations in Mandarin.
  • Intensive Training: In class, every student will get substantial chance to speak and interact with the teacher in Chinese.

Conversational Chinese: 101 (Beginners)

This course will teach basic yet very practical conversations, along with essential skills to use Pin-Yin, a powerful tool for self-teaching. It contains the simplest and the most practical lessons, specifically designed for beginners who have either a little or no experience in learning Chinese before. Through the lessons, students will learn about 200 typical and situational sentence patterns, which can be extended to thousands of different sentences with simple but very useful words or characters for daily conversation. This course aims at a fastest way to speak and understand Mandarin Chinese.

Conversational Chinese: 201 (Intermediate)

If you already have some very basic knowledge with Chinese conversation, and plan to improve it to a higher level, this course is right for you. By focusing on everyday conversational Chinese, students will be able to speak more complicated sentences and express in Chinese more accurately. These lessons will enable you to use PinYin with no difficulties for self-teaching. You will learn about 300 typical and daily patterns, which can be extended to thousands of different sentences used in school, travel, work and business.

Conversational Chinese: 301 (Advanced)

This course deals with more complicated situational conversations. It is designed to help learn more words and patterns, in order for students to freely express what you want in daily life, school, travel, work and business. The lessons will enable students to speak and understand about 400 practical and complicated sentence patterns, which help students accurately express themselves. This course will provide students with strong confidence to communicate with Chinese (Mandarin) speaking people anywhere in the world.

All-in-One Chinese: 101 (Beginners)

This course is designed for beginners. It places emphasis on all four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) and incorporates into our teaching materials with detailed grammar, while speaking and listening skills will be intensively trained. Our unique teaching materials will enable you to use PinYin (or Pin-Yin), the most powerful tool for self-learning, while learning the four skills with fun and confidence. You can also make, speak and understand thousands of different situational conversations. In the meantime, you will be able to read and write basic and very useful simplified Chinese characters, including sentences.

All-in-One Chinese: 201 (Intermediate)

This course is designed for students who have learned about 100 - 200 Chinese characters and wish to improve their language skills to a higher level. While putting oral Chinese (i.e. listening and speaking) in the most important place, reading and writing skills will also be significantly improved. Our state-of-the-art teaching materials and styles will enable students to grasp the top 600 most frequently used Chinese characters and hundreds of everyday sentence patterns, which will allow students to understand about 80% of the content (on average) in modern Chinese publications.

All-in-One Chinese: 301 (Advanced)

While consolidating the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing), this course emphasizes a wide range of application of the four skills, such as complicated situational conversation, newspaper reading, and letter and note writing. Through our state-of-the-art teaching materials and styles, students can grasp the top 1,000 most frequently used Chinese characters and hundreds of everyday sentence patterns, and understand about 90% of the content (on average) in general Chinese publications.