Courses

Courses

Jan - Mar Term Adult Mandarin
Courses may be delivered in-class or online. The schedule will indicate if it is in-class (Location: Main Campus) or online (Location: Online). 
Jan - Jun Term Children Mandarin
All scheduled courses will be online. No on-campus delivery. Access to internet and an internet-enabled device is required to participate.

Courses

This beginners course starts with an introduction of the Pinyin system, a tool for mastering the pronunciation of Chinese words. The next lessons present a variety of situations which students may encounter in their everyday lives, including meeting people, asking about jobs, talking about hobbies and favorite cuisines, and chatting about weather and activities. The lessons focus on demonstrating how Chinese speakers should interact in each context. Vocabulary and grammatical structures are carefully chosen to facilitate communication. Classroom interaction exercises operationalize learnings, and supplementary words or phrases equip students with the necessary resources to express themselves. Through reading cultural notes, students gain a better understanding of Chinese customs and language. The task-based homework exercises help students practice the skills needed in different social settings. Note: Course material included in price.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
50074 10 eve Mo Jan 17, 2022 1830-2100 Jingzhu Wu $249 Main Campus (Map)
50112 10 mng Sa Apr 02, 2022 0930-1200 $249 Main Campus (Map)
50113 10 eve Tu Apr 05, 2022 1830-2100 $249 Main Campus (Map)
50114 10 eve Th Apr 07, 2022 1830-2100 $249 Main Campus (Map)

This Level 2 course provides scenarios set in a wide range of locations where students are likely to use Chinese. These settings include the clinic, the airline counter, their college or language school, a Chinese supermarket, a Canadian clothing store, and during a rental home viewing. Content-based vocabularies are tailored for each location and scenario. Grammar sections focus on basic expressions; words and structures that are unique to Chinese also make appearances in this level. During interactive classroom exercises, students are asked to role-play scenarios which follow real life closely. In a series of brief sections on culture, students gain deeper insights on common Chinese words. Weekly homework exercises apply classroom learning to everyday situations students may encounter.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
50592 10 eve We Jan 19, 2022 1830-2100 Online Lillian Kou $249 Online
50115 10 mng Sa Apr 02, 2022 0930-1200 $249 Main Campus (Map)
50116 10 eve Mo Apr 04, 2022 1830-2100 $249 Main Campus (Map)

Lessons in this level begin to introduce presentations alongside conversation in the classroom. With a solid foundation from past levels, this class will acquaint students with a narrative style of speech when sketching persons and scenarios. At the same time, conversations for each lesson reflect the community life we all experience, such as volunteering, raising children, attending community-wide activities, having a yard sale, and adhering to local bylaws. The narrations demonstrate standard elements of writing, whereas conversations focus on interacting in an agreeable and culturally sensitive manner. Vocabulary at this level becomes more complex, with more contextual implications. Students will have opportunities to practice spoken Chinese in each lesson, including oral presentations and role-play. Prerequisites: Adult Mandarin Level 2 or equivalent.Note: Course material included in price.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
50117 10 eve We Apr 06, 2022 1830-2100 $249 Main Campus (Map)

Level 4 focuses on the most cherished and significant holidays in Canada. During these holidays, at events, including Canada Day and the Lion Dance of Chinese Spring Festival, Canadians from different backgrounds and across the country congregate to celebrate and preserve our traditions. Not only is the holiday the dominant theme of each lesson, but holiday activities are also illustrated in detail, such as camping, parties, potlucks, and shopping. The lessons equip students with the necessary vocabulary and structures to describe their holiday celebrations through oral presentations. Each topic is presented in tandem with a reading passage closely related to the main text, with formal writing woven into the reading. The addition of formal writing prepares students for further newspaper readings and essay writings.Prerequisites: Adult Mandarin Level 3 or equivalent.Note: Course material included in price.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
50078 10 eve Tu Jan 18, 2022 1830-2100 Online Jingzhu Wu $249 Online

More advanced vocabulary and complicated sentence structures are taught at this level. Classic folklore stories as well as practical conversation are covered in the text content. Instructions are conducted as often in Mandarin as in English.Prerequisites: Adult Mandarin Level 4 or equivalent.Note: Course material included in price.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
50118 10 eve Tu Apr 05, 2022 1830-2100 $249 Main Campus (Map)

This intermediate level course aims to improve communication skills in Mandarin. Building on language skills acquired in Level 5, this course combines a review of grammatical structures while strengthening speaking and reading skills. Students will learn some practical expressions through reading and writing.Prerequisites: Adult Mandarin Level 5 or equivalent.Note: Course material included in price.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
50079 10 eve We Jan 19, 2022 1830-2100 Online Jingzhu Wu $249 Online
50119 10 eve We Apr 06, 2022 1830-2100 $249 Main Campus (Map)

This course is for students with a range of vocabulary and good conversation skills, as the instructor will converse in Mandarin only. Through a series of essays and other activities students will expand their ability to read Chinese, as well as improve verbal expression. Course materials vary between semesters to accommodate students wishing to repeat the course.Prerequisites: Adult Mandarin Level 6, or equivalent.Note: Course material included in price.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
50600 10 mng Sa Jan 15, 2022 0930-1200 Online Jingzhu Wu $249 Online
50120 10 mng Sa Apr 02, 2022 0930-1200 $249 Main Campus (Map)

This course is for students with good conversation skills and basic reading and writing ability. This in-depth study of selected readings includes well-known Chinese poetry, common expressions, and idioms. Students participate in composing short essays and presentations.Prerequisites: Adult Mandarin Level 7 or equivalent.Note: Course material included in price.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
50121 10 eve Th Apr 07, 2022 1830-2100 $249 Main Campus (Map)

Courses

Children are taught basic phonetics, the four tones in the Mandarin language, simple characters, basic keystrokes, rhyme recitals and story telling.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
50157 16 mng Sa Jan 29, 2022 0930-1200 Online Wen Shu Tsai $199 Online
50158 16 mng Sa Jan 29, 2022 0930-1200 Online Yu-Ling Hsiao $199 Online
50161 16 aft Sa Jan 29, 2022 1300-1530 Online Su Chen Liao $199 Online
50160 16 aft Sa Jan 29, 2022 1300-1530 Online Wen Shu Tsai $199 Online
50159 16 mng Sa Jan 29, 2022 0930-1200 Online Jie Zheng $199 Online

Children are taught correct intonation, an introduction to the fundamentals of the language, phrase structure, picture composition and poem recitals.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
50162 16 mng Sa Jan 29, 2022 0930-1200 Online Chiung-Yao Chen $199 Online
50165 16 aft Sa Jan 29, 2022 1300-1530 Online Chun Ying Fan $199 Online
50164 16 mng Sa Jan 29, 2022 0930-1200 Online Jian Para $199 Online
50163 16 mng Sa Jan 29, 2022 0930-1200 Online Pinhsu Chen $199 Online

Children are introduced to keystroke practice, sentence structure, homonyms, synonyms, poems, and short stories.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
50167 16 aft Sa Jan 29, 2022 1300-1530 Online Min Liu $199 Online
50166 16 mng Sa Jan 29, 2022 0930-1200 Online Shu-Hui Chen $199 Online

New words are added to children's vocabulary to stimulate the understanding of synonyms, antonyms and other Mandarin language fundamentals. Idioms are introduced.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
50168 16 mng Sa Jan 29, 2022 0930-1200 Online Pearl Chang $199 Online
50169 16 mng Sa Jan 29, 2022 0930-1200 Online Kuan-Ying Chen $199 Online
50170 16 mng Sa Jan 29, 2022 0930-1200 Online Mingyu Lu $199 Online
50174 16 aft Sa Jan 29, 2022 1300-1530 Online Mingyu Lu $199 Online
50172 16 mng Sa Jan 29, 2022 0930-1200 Online Lily Jia $199 Online
50173 16 aft Sa Jan 29, 2022 1300-1530 Online Bey-Ling Wang $199 Online
50171 16 mng Sa Jan 29, 2022 0930-1200 Online Min Liu $199 Online

Emphasis is placed on language comprehension. Children practice sentence structure, the use of antonyms and techniques to improve their Mandarin communication skills.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
50175 16 mng Sa Jan 29, 2022 0930-1200 Online Ya-Ying Chan $199 Online
50176 16 mng Sa Jan 29, 2022 0930-1200 Online Hsueh Chang $199 Online
50179 16 aft Sa Jan 29, 2022 1300-1530 Online Jun Li $199 Online
50178 16 mng Sa Jan 29, 2022 0930-1200 Online Jun Li $199 Online
50177 16 mng Sa Jan 29, 2022 0930-1200 Online Wei Li $199 Online

Using the techniques taught in Grades 1 to 5, children are encouraged to keep a Mandarin language diary.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
50180 16 mng Sa Jan 29, 2022 0930-1200 Online Bey-Ling Wang $199 Online
50182 16 mng Sa Jan 29, 2022 0930-1200 Online Wendy Zhang $199 Online
50181 16 mng Sa Jan 29, 2022 0930-1200 Online Chun Ying Fan $199 Online

Children are taught words that will reinforce the language's pictorial origin and rich cultural background.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
50183 16 mng Sa Jan 29, 2022 0930-1200 Online Nian-En Ho $199 Online
50186 16 aft Sa Jan 29, 2022 1300-1530 Online Wei Li $199 Online
50185 16 mng Sa Jan 29, 2022 0930-1200 Online Ping Shi $199 Online
50184 16 mng Sa Jan 29, 2022 0930-1200 Online Ping Xu $199 Online

This course encourages children in the appropriate use of idioms and focuses on increasing their level of conversational fluency.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
50188 16 mng Sa Jan 29, 2022 0930-1200 Online Da Yuan Qiu $199 Online
50187 16 mng Sa Jan 29, 2022 0930-1200 Online Mei Chuan Chen $199 Online

Children practice public speaking and presentation skills in the Mandarin language. They will also learn about and gain a deeper understanding of the Chinese culture. Children will be introduced to basic Chinese brush writing.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
50191 16 mng Sa Jan 29, 2022 0930-1200 Online Miao Li $199 Online
50190 16 aft Sa Jan 29, 2022 1300-1530 Online Nian-En Ho $199 Online

Adding to Mandarin language skills taught in the lower grades, children are introduced to positive values of famous characters from around the world to stimulate the students' inter-disciplinary education.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
50192 16 mng Sa Jan 29, 2022 0930-1200 Online Meng-Tseng Chu $199 Online

Emphasizing the use of Mandarin for communication, news forums and debates are organized to stimulate the students' thinking and expression.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
50193 16 mng Sa Jan 29, 2022 0930-1200 Online Ping Li $199 Online

Through literary write-ups and critiquing articles, the student begins to use the Mandarin language more intimately. The skills learned in previous grades are reinforced.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location

This course is not offered at this time. Please email rlouie@langara.ca for details.

Currently accepting students from ages 4 to 16. This course aims to stimulate the student's interest in mathematics by strengthening their analytical skills. Individual attention and customized assignments are provided to each student so they can advance at their own pace.Note: Course material is not included.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
50196 16 aft Sa Jan 29, 2022 1430-1600 Online Miao Chen Lin $299 Online
50195 16 aft Sa Jan 29, 2022 1230-1400 Online Miao Chen Lin $299 Online

Designed for children 5 to 12 years old, this course encourages free play of ideas and free roaming imagination. Using drawing techniques to create different types of expression, the child will invent stories and enjoy their imagination and creations.Note: Course material is not included.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location

This course is not offered at this time. Please email rlouie@langara.ca for details.

An introductory course designed to expand the basic elements of good draftsmenship for children 8 years and older. All skill levels welcome.Note: Supplies are not included in course fees and may be purchased at the Langara College Bookstore before the first class.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
50197 16 aft Sa Jan 29, 2022 1230-1330 Online Shu-Hui Chen $199 Online

Pre-primary classes are subdivided into Levels 1 and 2. The emphasis is on learning through activities: singing, poems, nursery rhymes, storytelling and games. These activities are used to lay a foundation for the child's understanding of the Mandarin language.Note: Students four years of age and older are assigned to the appropriate class at registration.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
50153 16 mng Sa Jan 29, 2022 0930-1200 Online Winnie Ho $199 Online
50156 16 aft Sa Jan 29, 2022 1300-1530 Online Pinhsu Chen $199 Online
50155 16 aft Sa Jan 29, 2022 1300-1530 Online Ya-Ying Chan $199 Online
50154 16 mng Sa Jan 29, 2022 0930-1200 Online Nancy Hsu $199 Online