Courses

Courses

Sep - Dec 2022 Adult Mandarin
Courses may be delivered in-person or online. The schedule will indicate if it is in-person (Location: Main Campus) or online (Location: Online).
Sep 2022 - Jan 2023 Children Mandarin
All scheduled Courses will be online. No on-campus delivery. Access to internet and an internet-enabled device is required to participate. Students must ensure they are able to access the following technology:
  • Stable and secure internet connection (Wifi recommended)
  • Computer, laptop, or tablet
  • Zoom, a free video conferencing software.

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
70080 10 mng Sa Sep 17, 2022 0930-1200 Betty Tu $275 Main Campus (Map)
70081 10 eve Tu Sep 20, 2022 1830-2100 Lillian Kou $275 Main Campus (Map)
70082 10 eve Th Sep 22, 2022 1830-2100 Ling Zhu $275 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
70083 10 eve Th Sep 22, 2022 1830-2100 Jingzhu Wu $275 Main Campus (Map)
CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location

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
70084 10 eve Mo Sep 19, 2022 1830-2100 Jingzhu Wu $275 Main Campus (Map)
CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location

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
70085 10 eve Tu Sep 20, 2022 1830-2100 Online Jingzhu Wu $275 Online

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
70086 10 eve We Sep 21, 2022 1830-2100 Online Jingzhu Wu $275 Online

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
70087 10 mng Sa Sep 17, 2022 0930-1200 Jingzhu Wu $275 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
70092 3 mng Sa Sep 10, 2022 0930-1200 Online Wen Shu Tsai $219 Online
  and 4 mng Sa Oct 15, 2022 0930-1200 Online    
  and 9 mng Sa Nov 19, 2022 0930-1200 Online    
70093 3 mng Sa Sep 10, 2022 0930-1200 Online Yu-Ling Hsiao $219 Online
  and 4 mng Sa Oct 15, 2022 0930-1200 Online    
  and 9 mng Sa Nov 19, 2022 0930-1200 Online    
70097 3 aft Sa Sep 10, 2022 1300-1530 Online Jie Zheng $219 Online
  and 4 aft Sa Oct 15, 2022 1300-1530 Online    
  and 9 aft Sa Nov 19, 2022 1300-1530 Online    
70095 3 aft Sa Sep 10, 2022 1300-1530 Online Wen Shu Tsai $219 Online
  and 4 aft Sa Oct 15, 2022 1300-1530 Online    
  and 9 aft Sa Nov 19, 2022 1300-1530 Online    
70096 3 aft Sa Sep 10, 2022 1300-1530 Online $219 Online
  and 4 aft Sa Oct 15, 2022 1300-1530 Online    
  and 9 aft Sa Nov 19, 2022 1300-1530 Online    
70094 3 mng Sa Sep 10, 2022 0930-1200 Online Jie Zheng $219 Online
  and 4 mng Sa Oct 15, 2022 0930-1200 Online    
  and 9 mng Sa Nov 19, 2022 0930-1200 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
70098 3 mng Sa Sep 10, 2022 0930-1200 Online Chiung-Yao Chen $219 Online
  and 4 mng Sa Oct 15, 2022 0930-1200 Online    
  and 9 mng Sa Nov 19, 2022 0930-1200 Online    
70099 3 mng Sa Sep 10, 2022 0930-1200 Online Pinhsu Chen $219 Online
  and 4 mng Sa Oct 15, 2022 0930-1200 Online    
  and 9 mng Sa Nov 19, 2022 0930-1200 Online    
70102 3 aft Sa Sep 10, 2022 1300-1530 Online Ya-Ying Chan $219 Online
  and 4 aft Sa Oct 15, 2022 1300-1530 Online    
  and 9 aft Sa Nov 19, 2022 1300-1530 Online    
70101 3 aft Sa Sep 10, 2022 1300-1530 Online Chiung-Yao Chen $219 Online
  and 4 aft Sa Oct 15, 2022 1300-1530 Online    
  and 9 aft Sa Nov 19, 2022 1300-1530 Online    
70100 3 mng Sa Sep 10, 2022 0930-1200 Online Jian Para $219 Online
  and 4 mng Sa Oct 15, 2022 0930-1200 Online    
  and 9 mng Sa Nov 19, 2022 0930-1200 Online    

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

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70103 3 mng Sa Sep 10, 2022 0930-1200 Online $219 Online
  and 4 mng Sa Oct 15, 2022 0930-1200 Online    
  and 9 mng Sa Nov 19, 2022 0930-1200 Online    
70106 3 aft Sa Sep 10, 2022 1300-1530 Online Min Liu $219 Online
  and 4 aft Sa Oct 15, 2022 1300-1530 Online    
  and 9 aft Sa Nov 19, 2022 1300-1530 Online    
70105 3 mng Sa Sep 10, 2022 0930-1200 Online Min Liu $219 Online
  and 4 mng Sa Oct 15, 2022 0930-1200 Online    
  and 9 mng Sa Nov 19, 2022 0930-1200 Online    
70104 3 mng Sa Sep 10, 2022 0930-1200 Online Kuan-Ying Chen $219 Online
  and 4 mng Sa Oct 15, 2022 0930-1200 Online    
  and Nov 19, 2022 0930-1200 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
70108 3 aft Sa Sep 10, 2022 1300-1530 Online Chun Ying Fan $219 Online
  and 4 aft Sa Oct 15, 2022 1300-1530 Online    
  and 9 aft Sa Nov 19, 2022 1300-1530 Online    
70107 3 mng Sa Sep 10, 2022 0930-1200 Online Pearl Chang $219 Online
  and 4 mng Sa Oct 15, 2022 0930-1200 Online    
  and 9 mng Sa Nov 19, 2022 0930-1200 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
70109 3 mng Sa Sep 10, 2022 0930-1200 Online Ya-Ying Chan $219 Online
  and 4 mng Sa Oct 15, 2022 0930-1200 Online    
  and 9 mng Sa Nov 19, 2022 0930-1200 Online    
70110 3 mng Sa Sep 10, 2022 0930-1200 Online Hsueh Chang $219 Online
  and 4 mng Sa Oct 15, 2022 0930-1200 Online    
  and 9 mng Sa Nov 19, 2022 0930-1200 Online    
70133 3 aft Sa Sep 10, 2022 1300-1530 Online Bey-Ling Wang $219 Online
  and 4 aft Sa Oct 15, 2022 1300-1530 Online    
  and 9 aft Sa Nov 19, 2022 1300-1530 Online    
70112 3 mng Sa Sep 10, 2022 0930-1200 Online Jun Li $219 Online
  and 4 mng Sa Oct 15, 2022 0930-1200 Online    
  and 9 mng Sa Nov 19, 2022 0930-1200 Online    
70113 3 aft Sa Sep 10, 2022 1300-1530 Online Jun Li $219 Online
  and 4 aft Sa Oct 15, 2022 1300-1530 Online    
  and 9 aft Sa Nov 19, 2022 1300-1530 Online    
70111 3 mng Sa Sep 10, 2022 0930-1200 Online Chun Ying Fan $219 Online
  and 4 mng Sa Oct 15, 2022 0930-1200 Online    
  and 9 mng Sa Nov 19, 2022 0930-1200 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
70114 3 mng Sa Sep 10, 2022 0930-1200 Online Bey-Ling Wang $219 Online
  and 4 mng Sa Oct 15, 2022 0930-1200 Online    
  and 9 mng Sa Nov 19, 2022 0930-1200 Online    
70115 3 mng Sa Sep 10, 2022 0930-1200 Online Lily Jia $219 Online
  and 4 mng Sa Oct 15, 2022 0930-1200 Online    
  and 9 mng Sa Nov 19, 2022 0930-1200 Online    
70118 3 aft Sa Sep 10, 2022 1300-1530 Online Wendy Zhang $219 Online
  and 4 aft Sa Oct 15, 2022 1300-1530 Online    
  and 9 aft Sa Nov 19, 2022 1300-1530 Online    
70117 3 mng Sa Sep 10, 2022 0930-1200 Online Wendy Zhang $219 Online
  and 4 mng Sa Oct 15, 2022 0930-1200 Online    
  and 9 mng Sa Nov 19, 2022 0930-1200 Online    
70116 3 mng Sa Sep 10, 2022 0930-1200 Online Wei Li $219 Online
  and 4 mng Sa Oct 15, 2022 0930-1200 Online    
  and 9 mng Sa Nov 19, 2022 0930-1200 Online    

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

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70119 3 mng Sa Sep 10, 2022 0930-1200 Online Nian-En Ho $219 Online
  and 4 mng Sa Oct 15, 2022 0930-1200 Online    
  and 9 mng Sa Nov 19, 2022 0930-1200 Online    
70121 3 mng Sa Sep 10, 2022 0930-1200 Online $219 Online
  and 4 mng Sa Oct 15, 2022 0930-1200 Online    
  and 9 mng Sa Nov 19, 2022 0930-1200 Online    
70120 3 mng Sa Sep 10, 2022 0930-1200 Online Ping Shi $219 Online
  and 4 mng Sa Oct 15, 2022 0930-1200 Online    
  and 9 mng Sa Nov 19, 2022 0930-1200 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
70122 3 mng Sa Sep 10, 2022 0930-1200 Online Mei Chuan Chen $219 Online
  and 4 mng Sa Oct 15, 2022 0930-1200 Online    
  and 9 mng Sa Nov 19, 2022 0930-1200 Online    
70125 3 aft Sa Sep 10, 2022 1300-1530 Online Wei Li $219 Online
  and 4 aft Sa Oct 15, 2022 1300-1530 Online    
  and 9 aft Sa Nov 19, 2022 1300-1530 Online    
70124 3 mng Sa Sep 10, 2022 0930-1200 Online Da Yuan Qiu $219 Online
  and 4 mng Sa Oct 15, 2022 0930-1200 Online    
  and 9 mng Sa Nov 19, 2022 0930-1200 Online    
70123 3 mng Sa Sep 10, 2022 0930-1200 Online Ping Xu $219 Online
  and 4 mng Sa Oct 15, 2022 0930-1200 Online    
  and 9 mng Sa Nov 19, 2022 0930-1200 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
70127 3 mng Sa Sep 10, 2022 0930-1200 Online Miao Li $219 Online
  and 4 mng Sa Oct 15, 2022 0930-1200 Online    
  and 9 mng Sa Nov 19, 2022 0930-1200 Online    
70126 3 mng Sa Sep 10, 2022 0930-1200 Online Meng-Tseng Chu $219 Online
  and 4 mng Sa Oct 15, 2022 0930-1200 Online    
  and 9 mng Sa Nov 19, 2022 0930-1200 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
70129 3 aft Sa Sep 10, 2022 1300-1530 Online Nian-En Ho $219 Online
  and 4 aft Sa Oct 15, 2022 1300-1530 Online    
  and 9 aft Sa Nov 19, 2022 1300-1530 Online    
70128 3 mng Sa Sep 10, 2022 0930-1200 Online $219 Online
  and 4 mng Sa Oct 15, 2022 0930-1200 Online    
  and 9 mng Sa Nov 19, 2022 0930-1200 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
70130 3 mng Sa Sep 10, 2022 0930-1200 Online $219 Online
  and 4 mng Sa Oct 15, 2022 0930-1200 Online    
  and 9 mng Sa Nov 19, 2022 0930-1200 Online    

Building on skills learned in Grade 11 Mandarin, this course provides the student with more practice in developing their Mandarin communication skills. The course prepares the students to take the Challenge Test.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70131 3 mng Sa Sep 10, 2022 0930-1200 Online Ping Li $219 Online
  and 4 mng Sa Oct 15, 2022 0930-1200 Online    
  and 9 mng Sa Nov 19, 2022 0930-1200 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
70088 3 mng Sa Sep 10, 2022 0930-1200 Online Becca Chang $219 Online
  and 4 mng Sa Oct 15, 2022 0930-1200 Online    
  and 9 mng Sa Nov 19, 2022 0930-1200 Online    
70091 3 aft Sa Sep 10, 2022 1300-1530 Online $219 Online
  and 4 aft Sa Oct 15, 2022 1300-1530 Online    
  and 9 aft Sa Nov 19, 2022 1300-1530 Online    
70090 3 aft Sa Sep 10, 2022 1300-1530 Online Nancy Hsu $219 Online
  and 4 aft Sa Oct 15, 2022 1300-1530 Online    
  and 9 aft Sa Nov 19, 2022 1300-1530 Online    
70089 3 mng Sa Sep 10, 2022 0930-1200 Online Nancy Hsu $219 Online
  and 4 mng Sa Oct 15, 2022 0930-1200 Online    
  and 9 mng Sa Nov 19, 2022 0930-1200 Online    

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
70136 3 aft Sa Sep 10, 2022 1430-1600 Online Miao Chen Lin $299 Online
  and 4 aft Sa Oct 15, 2022 1430-1600 Online    
  and 9 aft Sa Nov 19, 2022 1430-1600 Online    
70135 3 aft Sa Sep 10, 2022 1230-1400 Online Miao Chen Lin $299 Online
  and 4 aft Sa Oct 15, 2022 1230-1400 Online    
  and 9 aft Sa Nov 19, 2022 1230-1400 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
70132 3 aft Sa Sep 10, 2022 1300-1400 Online Ping Xu $219 Online
  and 4 aft Sa Oct 15, 2022 1300-1400 Online    
  and 9 aft Sa Nov 19, 2022 1300-1400 Online