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Chinese Language Courses

WINTER SEMESTER: 16.10.2017 – 14.2.2018

Applications for Winter semester 2017/18 are closed. Summer semester 2017/18 will be called out for applications in December 2017.​

We offer Chinese Language Courses, which contain 60 hours in one semester. All levels have limited seats in order to ensure the good quality of teaching and learning. Price of our course is 180 EUR (including VAT). For students the price is 80 EUR (including VAT).

For all additional information please contact Confucius Institute Ljubljana at ciljubljana@ef.uni-lj.si or call to +386 1 5892 683.

Our course levels are standardized after the international language examination HSK or "Hanyu shuiping kaoshi" which is the only official standardized Chinese language examination of the People's Republic of China for foreigners.


PLACEMENT TEST: We have introduced a placement test, with main purpose to determine the student's level of language knowledge. Those who do not have a certificate of successful completion of a preliminary stage or prove of studying required hours must take Placement test. Beginners (taking course for the first time) are exempt from placement test – level 1.1.

Placement test will take place on 11th October 2017 at the Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, Kardeljeva ploščad 17, 1000 Ljubljana. Classroom and time of taking test will be announced later.

PLACEMENT TEST REGISTRATION



  • CONDITIONS FOR OBTAINING A CERTIFICATE: 80% of attendance at lectures


Lectures on schedule will start on 16th October 2017.

BEGINNERS COURSE

  • 60 hour course
  • The course takes place twice a week for 2 school hours

BEGINNERS COURSE 1


Timetable:

  • GROUP A: Wednesday: 9:00 am to 10:30 am, Friday: 9:00 am to 10:30 am
  • GROUP B: Monday: 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm, Wednesday: 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Content:
  • The course Beginner 1 is open to all of those who are interested in the Chinese language and culture, but likely haven’t yet studied it.

Textbook: Experiencing Chinese, volume 1

     
Lesson Function Topic Time
1 Greeting 1 Hello 4 hours
2 Greeting 2 How are you 4 hours
3 Asking for names What’s your name 4 hours
4 Asking about the nationality What nationality are you 4 hours
5 Asking about the address Where do you live 4 hours
6 Asking about the family How many people are there in your family 4 hours
7 Review and exercise 2 hours
8 Asking the time (1) What is the date today 4 hours
9 Asking the time (2) What time is it now 4 hours
10 Asking the way Where is the metro station 4 hours
11 Buying the food How much is 500g of apples 4 hours
12 Cultural lecture or activities 2 hours
13 Buying stationery What do you want to buy 4 hours
14 Buying clothes Can I try it on 4 hours
15 Going to the dining hall I want to eat some steamed stuffed buns 4 hours
16 Review and exercise 2 hours
17 HSK and HSKK preparation HSK2 level 2 hours

*We reserve the right to change syllabus.

With the study of 60 hours, students are encouraged to take HSK2 exam and HSKK primary level exam. Having obtained the certificates of HSK and HSKK (any level), the students are able to apply for the four-week study of Chinese language or cultural courses (traditional Chinese medicine, Taiji) or one semester study of Chinese cultural courses (traditional Chinese medicine, Taiji) in China through CI scholarship.

BEGINNERS COURSE 2


Timetable:

  • Monday: 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm, Wednesday: 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Content:
  • The course Beginner 2 is suitable for all those who have already had around 60 hours of study of the Chinese language at the CI Ljubljana.

Textbook: Experiencing Chinese, volume 1 & Experiencing Chinese, volume 2

     
Lesson Function Topic Time
1 Going to the library I go to library and borrow some books 4 hours
2 Going to the bank I want to exchange some money 4 hours
3 Going to the post office My mother has sent me a parcel by mail 4 hours
4 Review and exercise 2 hours
5 Renting an apartment I want to rent an apartment with a kitchen 4 hours
6 Seeing the doctor What’s wrong with you 4 hours
7 Getting a haircut How do you like your haircut 4 hours
8 Review and exercise 2 hours
9 Cultural lecture or activities 2 hours
10 Talking about Chinese learning Your Chinese is very fluent 4 hours
11 Talking about study life Have you seen my dictonary 4 hours
12 Talking about study methods How long have you been study Japanese 4 hours
13 Review and exercise 2 hours
14 Attending classes Class begins, please come in 4 hours
15 Taking exams You speak better Chinese than i do 4 hours
16 Interests (1) I’m really interested in Chinese calligraphy 4 hours
17 Review and Exercise 2 hours
18 HSK and HSKK preparation Focus on HSK2 level 2 hours

*We reserve the right to change syllabus.

Usually after the the 120 hours’ study at Beginner 2 level, students could easily pass the exam HSK2 and for most of the students it is also the appropriate time to take the HSKK primary level test. Having obtained the certificates of HSK and HSKK (any level), the students are able to apply for the four-week study of Chinese language or cultural courses (traditional Chinese medicine, Taiji) or one semester study of Chinese cultural courses (traditional Chinese medicine, Taiji) in China through CI scholarship.


BEGINNERS COURSE 3:


Timetable:

  • Tuesday: 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm, Thursday: 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Content:
  • The course Beginner 3 is suitable for all those students who have passed the exam HSK2 or have knowledge equivalent to the 120 hours study at the CI Ljubljana.

Textbook: Experiencing Chinese, volume 2

     
Lesson Function Topic Time
1 Interests (2) What sports do you like 4 hours
2 Interests (3) Have you seen this movie 4 hours
3 Invitation (1) Today is my treat 4 hours
4 Review and exercise 2 hours
5 Invitation (2) Let’s take a bunch of flowers when we go there 4 hours
6 Declination Let’s talk about it later 4 hours
7 Plan (1) Let’s decorate the room 4 hours
8 Review and exercise 2 hours
9 Cultural lecture or activity 2 hours
10 Plan (2) What plan do you have for winter vocation 4 hours
11 Plan (3) I’ll go back to my country as soon as i graduate 4 hours
12 Travelling (1) We’ve got the tickets 4 hours
13 Review and exercise 2 hours
14 Travelling (2) Take your boarding pass 4 hours
15 Travelling (3) Up above there is Paradise; down here there are Suzhou and Hangzhou 4 hours
16 Help (1) Could you take a picture for us 4 hours
17 Review and exercise 2 hours
18 HSK 3 and HSKK intermediate level review 2 hours

*We reserve the right to change syllabus.

After the study of the level Beginner 3 level, all those students who study well are able to pass the HSK3. Most of the students are supposed to do a very good job at the HSKK primary level, and are also able to pass the HSKK intermediate level. The students, who have no prior experience of studying in China can, by obtaining the certificate HSK3 certificate with at least 210 scores and the HSKK (any level) score report, apply for the one-semester study in China through CI scholarship.


BEGINNERS COURSE 4


Timetable:

  • Tuesday: 5 pm to 6:30 pm, Thursday: 5 pm to 6:30 pm
Content:
  • The course Beginner 4 is suitable for those who have had around 120~150 of hours of study of the Chinese language and culture at the CI Ljubljana.

Textbook: Experiencing Chinese, volume 2

     
Lesson Function Topic Time
1 Plan (2) What plan do you have for winter vocation 4 hours
2 Plan (3) I’ll go back to my country as soon as I graduate 4 hours
3 Travelling (1) We’ve got the tickets 4 hours
4 Review and exercise 2 hours
5 Travelling (2) Take your boarding pass 4 hours
6 Travelling (3) Up above there is Paradise; down here there are Suzhou and Hangzhou 4 hours
7 Help (1) Could you take a picture for us 4 hours
8 Review and exercise 2 hours
9 Cultural lecture or activity 2 hours
10 Help (2) My bag was left in a taxi 4 hours
11 Help (3) I’d like to ask her to do me a favor 4 hours
12 Apology (1) So sorry, I’m late 4 hours
13 Review and exercise 2 hours
14 Apology (2) Sorry, I forgot to tell you 4 hours
15 Conjecture (1) It seems that you have gotten used to the life here 4 hours
16 Conjecture (2) It seems to rain 4 hours
17 Review and exercise 2 hours
18 HSK 3 and HSKK intermediate level review 2 hours

*We reserve the right to change syllabus.

After the study of the course at Beginner 4 level the students are usually capable of passing the HSK3 exam. Meanwhile, the students are encouraged to take the HSKK intermediate level test. With the certificate HSK3 of 210 scores and the HSKK (any level) score report, students who have no prior experience of studying in China can apply for one-semester study in China through CI scholarship.

INTERMEDIATE COURSES

  • 60 hour course
  • The course takes place twice a week for 2 school hours

Placement test is mandatory if you want to apply for Intermediate course, except for those that have a certificate as a proof of successfully finished level 1.4 or higher levels in previous years.

INTERMEDIATE COURSE 1


Timetable:
  • Monday: 6:40 pm to 8:10 pm, Wednesday: 6:40 pm to 8:10 pm
Content:
  • The course Intermediate 1 is open to those who have had around 180 hours of the study of the Chinese at the CI Ljubljana, or who have the equivalent knowledge.

Textbook: Experiencing Chinese, volume 2.

     
Lesson Function Topic Time
1 Help (1) Could you take a picture for us 4 hours
2 Help (2) My bag was left in a taxi 4 hours
3 Help (3) I’d like to ask her to do me a favor 4 hours
4 Review and exercise 2 hours
5 Apology (1) So sorry, i’m late 4 hours
6 Apology (2) Sorry, I forgot to tell you 4 hours
7 Conjecture (1) It seems that you have gotten used to the life here 4 hours
8 Review and exercise 2 hours
9 Cultural lecture or activity 2 hours
10 Conjecture (2) It seems to rain 4 hours
11 Conjecture (3) She seems to have some concerns 4 hours
12 Suggestion (1) Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy 4 hours
13 Review and exercise 2 hours
14 Suggestion (2) Success belongs to the persevering 4 hours
15 Praise You’ve made a really big progress in Chinese 4 hours
16 To see somebody off Have a nice trip 4 hours
17 Review and exercise 2 hours
18 HSK 3 and HSKK intermediate level review 2 hours

*We reserve the right to change syllabus.

After the study of the course the Intermediate 1, the students could be very successful at the test HSK3. In the meanwhile, most of students could pass HSKK intermediate level test. With the certificate HSK3 of 210 scores and HSKK (any level) score report, students who have no prior experience of studying in China can apply for the one-semester study in China through CI scholarship.


INTERMEDIATE COURSE 2

Timetable:

  • Monday: 6:40 pm to 8:10 pm, Wednesday: 6:40 pm to 8:10
Content:
  • The course Intermediate 2 is open to those who have had around 210 hours of the study of Chinese at the CI Ljubljana, or who have the equivalent knowledge.

Textbook: Experiencing Chinese, volume 2 & Experiencing Chinese- Intermediate level, volume 1

     
Lesson Function Topic Time
1 Conjecture (3) She seems to have some concerns 4 hours
2 Suggestion (1) Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy 4 hours
3 Suggestion (2) Success belongs to the persevering 4 hours
4 Review and exercise 2 hours
5 Praise You’ve made a really big progress in Chinese 4 hours
6 To see somebody off Have a nice trip 4 hours
7 Review and exercise 2 hours
8 Cultural lecture or activity 2 hours
9 第1单元:人际关系 家家有本难念的经 4 hours
10 第1单元:人际关系 为感情“储蓄” 4 hours
11 复习和练习 Simulation of HSKK intermediate level 2 hours
12 第二单元:理想职业 三百六十行 4 hours
13 第二单元:理想职业 有志者事竟成 4 hours
14 复习和练习 Simulation of HSKK intermediate level 2 hours
15 第三单元:身心健康 你亚健康了吗 4 hours
16 第三单元:身心健康 笑一笑十年少 4 hours
17 复习和练习 Simulation of HSKK intermediate level 2 hours
18 HSK4和HSKK中级考试准备 4 hours

*We reserve the right to change syllabus.

After the study of the course Intermediate 2, students are encouraged to try the test HSK4. They are expected to do a good job at the test HSKK - intermediate level.


INTERMEDIATE COURSE 3


Timetable:

  • Tuesday: 6:40 pm to 8:10 pm, Thursday: 6:40 pm to 8:10 pm
Content:
  • The course Intermediate 3 is open to those who have had at least 240 hours of study of Chinese in previous years or those who have equivalent knowledge. (Or those who have passed the test HSK3).

Textbook: Experiencing Chinese-intermediate level, volume 1

     
Lesson Function Topic Time
1 第1单元:人际关系 家家有本难念的经 4 hours
2 第1单元:人际关系 为感情“储蓄” 4 hours
3 复习和练习 Simulation of HSKK intermediate level 2 hours
4 第二单元:理想职业 三百六十行 4 hours
5 第二单元:理想职业 有志者事竟成 4 hours
6 复习和练习 Simulation of HSKK intermediate level 2 hours
7 HSK4 mock test 2 hours
8 第三单元:身心健康 你亚健康了吗 4 hours
9 第三单元:身心健康 笑一笑十年少 4 hours
10 复习和练习 Simulation of HSKK intermediate level 2 hours
11 文化讲座或者电影影评等 4 hours
12 第四单元:愉快旅行 旅行百科书 4 hours
13 第四单元:愉快旅行 读万卷书,行万里路 2 hours
14 复习和练习 Simulation of HSKK intermediate level 2 hours
15 HSK4 mock test 2 hours
16 第五单元:网络购物 你“网购”过吗? 4 hours
17 第五单元:网络购物 谁是“网购”迷 4 hours
18 复习和练习 Simulation of HSKK intermediate level 2 hours
19 HSK 和 HSKK 准备 4 hours

*Experiencing Chinese-intermediate level, volume 1

After the study of the course of the Intermediate 3, students are encouraged to try the test HSK4. They are supposed to be successful at the test HSKK - intermediate level.


INTERMEDIATE COURSE 4


Timetable:

  • Tuesday: 6:40 pm to 8:10 pm, Thursday: 6:40 pm to 8:10 pm
Content:
  • The course Intermediate 4 is open to the students who have passed the test HSK3 with at least 160 points. Students could freely express themselves in Chinese, thus, they have had around 300 hours of the study of Chinese.

Textbook: Experiencing Chinese-intermediate level, volume 1

     
Lesson Function Topic Time
1 第六单元:合理消费 快乐的消费者 4 hours
2 第六单元:合理消费 “富翁”还是“负翁” 4 hours
3 复习和练习 Simulation of HSKK intermediate level 2 hours
4 第七单元:中国功夫 我是功夫迷 4 hours
5 第七单元:中国功夫 拜师学艺 4 hours
6 复习和练习 Simulation of HSKK intermediate level 2 hours
7 HSK4 mock test 2 hours
8 第八单元:汉字趣话 无所不在的汉字 4 hours
9 第八单元:汉字趣话 汉字知识知多少 4 hours
10 复习和练习 Simulation of HSKK intermediate level 2 hours
11 文化讲座或者电影影评 2 hours
12 第九单元:美味饮食 小菜肴,大智慧 4 hours
13 第九单元:美味饮食 民以食为天 4 hours
14 复习和练习 Simulation of HSKK intermediate level 2 hours
15 HSK4 mock test 2 hours
16 第十单元:独生子女 只生一个好 4 hours
17 第十单元:独生子女 隔代教育 4 hours
18 复习和练习 Simulation of HSKK intermediate level 2 hours
19 HSK 和HSKK 准备 4 hours

*We reserve the right to change syllabus.

After the end of the study at the level Intermediate 4, students are supposed to pass the HSK 4 as well as the HSKKat the intermediate level.

ADVANCED LEVEL 1


The schedule will be published later, in case that enough applicants apply.


The content of advanced level will be tailored to the level of applicants. Necessary adaptation will be conducted in accordance to the diversities of applicants. At least four to five applicants form a group; otherwise, individual classes will be suggested to applicants.

Proposed group-class content:

Advance 1 - 60 hours

Introduction:

  • The course Advanced 1 is open to the students who have passed the HSK4. Students are expected to freely express themselves in Chinese and have had at least 300 hours of the study of Chinese.

Textbook: Experiencing Chinese-intermediate level, volume 1 & Experiencing Chinese- intermediate level, volume 2

     
Lesson Function Topic Time
1 第十一单元:戏剧文化 神秘的东方歌剧 4 hours
2 第十一单元:戏剧文化 墙里开花墙外香 4 hours
3 复习和练习 Simulation of HSKK intermediate level 2 hours
4 第十二单元:爱心传递 世界因谁而美丽 4 hours
5 第十二单元:爱心传递 爱的奉献 4 hours
6 复习和练习 Simulation of HSKK intermediate level 2 hours
7 HSK4 mock test 2 hours
8 第一单元:电脑和手机 我和电脑的故事 4 hours
9 第一单元:电脑和手机 丢了手机还是丢了世界 4 hours
10 复习和练习 Simulation of HSKK intermediate level 2 hours
11 文化讲座或者电影影评 2 hours
12 第二单元:宠物时代 快乐是它,烦恼也是它 4 hours
13 第二单元:宠物时代 有爱就会有关怀 4 hours
14 复习和练习 Simulation of HSKK intermediate level 2 hours
15 HSK4 mock test 2 hours
16 第三单元:多彩人生 “颜”外之意有多少 4 hours
17 第三单元:多彩人生 多彩人生 4 hours
18 复习和练习 Simulation of HSKK intermediate level 2 hours
19 HSK 和HSKK 准备 4 hours

*We reserve the right to change syllabus

BUSINESS CHINESE PROGRAM


Introduction:

  • Business Chinese Program aims to those who want to get familiar with working environment as well as professional terms in Business. Lectures will be conducted mainly in Chinese, and focus more on oral Chinese as well as listening. The class activities will be designed based on real practice and context. Related business culture will also be lectured.

Requirement: Participants are required to have already had at least 90 to 120 hours study of basics of Chinese, or at least passed HSK2 and HSKK primary level lest.

Textbook: Experiencing Chinese--Business

Function Topic Time
FIRST PART
1.初次见面 Greetings 3 hours
Practice & Presentation 1 hour
2.工作团队 Structure of firm; Working team; Job interview 6 hours
Practice & Presentation 2 hour
3.日程安排 Air-plane ticket (hotel) booking; Schedule; Business trip agenda 4 hours
Practice & Presentation 2 hour
4.办公地点 Location; Express delivery; working environment description 4 hours
Practice & Presentation 2 hour
5. 商务宴会 Reserve the hotel; toasting; Banquet manners 4 hours
Practice & Presentation 2 hour
6. 网上办公 Working in distance 4 hours
Practice & Presentation 2 hour
BCT (Business Chinese Test) preparation 4 hour
40 hours
SECOND PART
7. 市场营销 Marketing 6 hours
Practice & Presentation 2 hour
8. 财务管理 Financial management 6 hours
Practice & Presentation 2 hour
9. 商业咨询 Business consultation 6 hours
Practice & Presentation 2 hour
10. 战略管理 Strategic management 6 hours
Practice & Presentation 2 hour
11. 企业文化 Enterprise culture 4 hours
Practice & Presentation 2 hour
12. 社会贡献 Social responsibility and contribution 4 hours
Practice & Presentation 2 hour
BCT (Business Chinese Test) preparation 4 hour
48 hours

*We reserve the right to change syllabus.

Note: With the BCT exam, students from CI Ljubljana can also apply for the scholarship studying in China.


INDIVIDUAL BUSINESS CHINESE AND CULTURE


We offer Individual Business Chinese and Culture to individuals or intensive groups (2-5) from business community. All the content will be tailor-made to your time, needs and requirements, including:

  • Language training based on your needs
  • reparation of Chinese culture values, Chinese mind-set, Chinese life etc.
  • Seminars on business negotiations, cross-culture management, Chinese economics etc.

For more information, please contact Confucius Institute Ljubljana at ciljubljana@ef.uni-lj.si

INDIVIDUAL HOURS OF GENERAL CHINESE LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

Individual Chinese program is recommended to those who meet following criteria:

  1. Don’t want to learn any Chinese characters (only focus on oral Chinese)
  2. Can’t follow the fixed group study schedule
  3. Have special requirement on learning Chinese and culture

For REGISTRATION please contact Confucius Institute Ljubljana at ciljubljana@ef.uni-lj.si.

Price (1 hour): 19 EUR including VAT

INDIVIDUAL PREPARATION FOR HSK AND HSKK EXAM

HSK or "Hanyu shuiping kaoshi" is the only official standardized examination of the People's Republic of China for foreigners.

For registration please write to ciljubljana@ef.uni-lj.si.

All necessary information regarding the HSK exam is available here.

Price (1 hour): 20 EUR including VAT

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