Chinese Levels and Class Progression

There are 5 levels for learning Chinese. Within each level, there are multiple classes. There are 24 classes total before reaching the advanced level.

BEGINNER LEVEL – DETAILS (6 classes total)

Beginner, 1, 2, 3

Advanced Beginner 1, 2, 3

PRE INTERMEDIATE LEVEL – DETAILS (6 classes total)

Pre-Intermediate (1-6)

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL – DETAILS (6 classes total)

Intermediate (1-6)

UPPER INTERMEDIATE LEVEL – DETAILS (6 classes total)

Upper Intermediate (1-6)

ADVANCED LEVEL – DETAILS (multiple classes)

 

BEGINNER DETAILS

Classes – Beginner 1-3, Advanced Beginner 1-3

Total Hours – 72

Curriculum –
Integrated Chinese Textbook (Level 1 Part 1)

HSK Level – 1

ACTFL Level – Novice Low to Novice High

Level Description –

The Beginner Chinese class is for students eager to learn the basics of Chinese, where they will learn basic greetings and conversational skills to shop, order food, and travel. They will start by learning both the pinyin and characters. As the class goes more in depth, students will learn how to discuss weather and hobbies. Our course is designed for determined beginners who want to develop their language skills by reading and writing Hanzi (not just Pinyin) while working on their conversational skills.

In Advanced Beginner Chinese, students will develop everyday life skills in Chinese. The class will discuss weather and hobbies, as well as making appointments. Other more difficult conversational pursuits in Chinese are making phone calls. Our course is designed for the adv. beginner who’s eager to develop their language skills further by reading and writing Hanzi (not just Pinyin), as well as working on their conversational skills.

PRE-INTERMEDIATE DETAILS

Classes – Pre-Intermediate Chinese 1-6

Total Hours – 72

Curriculum –
Integrated Chinese Textbook (Level 1 Part 2)

Other various materials

HSK Level – 2

ACTFL Level – Novice High to Intermediate Low

Level Description –

In Pre-Intermediate Chinese, our class is designed to bring students beyond the beginner levels of our classes and get prepared for the intermediate level classes. Students have studied most basic grammar and vocabulary but need reinforcement and review their studies. The class covers deeper grammatical concepts such as asking opinions and making suggestions, purpose and intention and conjecture. This class prepares students to use more Chinese in everyday life. Writing and speaking practice is also emphasized in this course.

 

INTERMEDIATE DETAILS

Sample Classes – Intermediate Chinese (1-6), Conversation, Business

Total Hours – 72

Curriculum –Integrated Chinese Textbooks from Level 2 Part 1 and Level 2 Part 2, other materials

HSK Level – 3

ACTFL Level – Intermediate Mid to High

Level Description –

The intermediate level is designed to encourage students to expand their speaking, reading, and listening skills. This level will cover more advanced grammatical structures for both speaking and also being able to read and communicate in the language, ultimately gaining a deeper understanding of the language.

UPPER INTERMEDIATE DETAILS

Sample Classes – Upper Intermediate Chinese (1-6), Conversation, Business

Total Hours – 72

Curriculum – Various texts

HSK Level – 4

ACTFL Level – Intermediate High to Advanced High

Level Description –

Upper Intermediate Chinese is a series of classes designed specifically for all students who have an understanding of the intermediate levels of grammar and vocabulary, looking to improve their skills to communicate more of complex topics. This course is to encourage students to deeply understand the Chinese language around them, where they should know at least 1,200 Hanzi by the end of the classes.

 

ADVANCED DETAILS

Sample Classes – Advanced Chinese, Chinese Readings, Business Chinese, Conversation

Total Hours – Multiple Hours

Curriculum – Various texts

HSK Level – 5-6

ACTFL Level – Advanced to Distinguished

Level Description –

The Advanced series is designed for students that can function in Chinese but would like to develop their skills in specialized situations. In everyday life this includes understanding news broadcasts and newspapers, television shows about specific topics, and speeches. In the workplace this includes understanding meetings, conferences and special announcements. Classes are designed for students that have an understanding of the Chinese language and want to continue to improve their reading, listening, and most importantly, seeking new abilities in the language.