12 learning scenarios for the Chinese learning beginner.
The chapters of learning scenarios that collect dialogues for everyday Chinese, encompassing “Greetings,” “Accommodation,” “Shopping,” “Order,” “Transportation,” “Asking for help,” “City tour,” “Arts and cultural activities,” “Call and reservation,” “Exchange,” “Making friends,” and “Hospital and post office.”
Coursera Start from Scratch
This is a six-week introductory course in Mandarin Chinese conversation. The course will be taught completely in Mandarin, however students are not expected to have any experience learning Chinese.
This course’s main objective is to study practical conversation. By watching videos showing various kinds of situations, learners will recognize and understand vocabulary, pair everyday words together with grammar to form short phrases, and learn the correct way to express words used in day-to-day life.
Coursera Intermediate Chinese
This course uses four scenic locations in Taiwan as the main topics. Besides emphasis on teaching vocabulary, grammar, and text comprehension, each lesson’s text will feature a non-human protagonist, retelling the past and present of each location. Starting from the north and heading south, each lesson combines the historical, cultural, and modern faces of these landmarks. Using fun dialogue between characters,we will string together different stories about the lovely Taiwan one by one. Students interested in Chinese will be able to not only boost their language skills, but also learn about Taiwan’s beauty and cultural life.
FLTA Story Book Series
21 Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) grantees collaborated with Professor Hui-Chen Hsiao from NTNU, Ministry of Education, and Fulbright Taiwan and published “FLTA Storybook Series” this summer that consists of 12 picture books.
Mia Fulbright, the main character of the whole series, came to Taiwan for a year-long exchange. Following her journey, the reader will explore 12 Taiwan-related themes, including: Taking Hot Spring Baths on Cold Days (January), Worshiping the Chinese God of Love (February), Going to the Night Market (March), Weddings (April), Prides (May), Tea-Picking Fun (June), Traveling around the Island (July), The Fun of Kenting (August), Sky Lanterns (September), Food Frenzy (October), Tangyuan (November), and Celebrating New Year (December). Conversation, common expression, practical usage, and cultural tips were also included. The series will be a useful cultural teaching material for Mandarin Chinese teachers as well as must-have picture books for Mandarin Chinese learners to their cultural literacy and a deeper understanding of Taiwan.
Mandarin in 300 Sentences
We target 10 themes related to daily life in Taiwan, so you can easily plug in useful phrases, and speak Mandarin naturally.
Includes video instruction for all 10 units, along with 3 live video chat sessions, for maximum immersion.
Every lesson comes with situational animations, rearranging the phrases to review the Mandarin you just learned.
Fall in love with Mandarin
It covers making friends, ordering food, inviting someone, and introducing yourself.
Taiwan’s culture is fine and diverse. At each corner, one can find some unique stories and local sentiments to enjoy. You are cordially to travel in Taiwan and discover people’s lifestyles. Check out the different themes of videos and learn Mandarin with the fun way.