Jiale Zhongwen Extension classes

Jiale Zhongwen Extension classes are suitable for motivated school aged learners with prior learning and Chinese for Families class graduates. In 2020 we will be offering two levels of Chinese Text Creation (all year courses) and Intensive Input holiday blocks for upper secondary learners.

Chinese Text Creation Courses

Our Chinese Text Creation courses provide an opportunity for students with some prior learning to enrich their Chinese proficiency to exposure to a range of stories, videos or other appropriate written or visual texts in Chinese.  Genuine fluency requires a great expansion of vocabulary and wide exposure to Chinese used in many different contexts. More advanced students also need to develop skills in composition and writing.  We believe that some of the best ways to develop this kind of proficiency are extensive listening, watching and reading of a wide range of texts in Chinese followed by opportunities to create texts.  In 2020 we will be offering two levels of Chinese Text Creation.

Chinese Text Creation Level 1

The course is open to all students who have completed Chinese for Families Intermediate Level 4 or who are currently studying or have studied Chinese elsewhere and are at an appropriate level of proficiency.

Term 1 Date and Times:  Thursday afternoons 4.30-5.45, 6 Feb to 9 April (no class 30 Jan)

Location: Gartrell Church cafe, corner Alexandra Avenue and Prescott Terrace Toorak Gardens

Costs: $220 (students can try one casual lesson for $22 before committing)

Required texts and materials: AI Story Time app/webapp year subscription $35  (for reading and self learning at home – stories and texts will also be incorporated into the lesson). Please also bring a laptop or iPad to each lesson.

 

Chinese Text Creation Level 2:

This course is open to all students who have completed Chinese Text Creation Level 2 or who are currently studying or have studied Chinese elsewhere and are at an appropriate level of proficiency.

Term 1 Date and Times: Wednesday afternoons 4.30-5.45, 29 Jan to 8 April

Location: Gartrell Church cafe, corner Alexandra Avenue and Prescott Terrace Toorak Gardens

Costs: $242 (students can try one casual lesson for $22 before committing)

Input will come from a wider range of sources including authentic videos. Students will focus on creating their own digital portfolio of compositions and will also set handwriting goals.

 

Jiale Zhongwen Extension classes for senior secondary students

Boost your listening comprehension and interaction skills with these topic based intensive sessions. Sessions are run in Chinese with comprehension support provided. Listening and interaction activities are followed by reading and a chance to create texts based on the input provided. Content is designed to deepen and extend school learning.

The first two sessions were held in the 2020 summer holidays. More sessions will be running at occasional times during the term and during the summer holidays. Contact us at sales@jialezhongwen.com.au if you would like to be notified of upcoming sessions.