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Chinese Language Courses

WINTER SEMESTER: 15.10.2018 – 18.2.2019

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). Applications are opened untill 4th of October 2018.

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 the 8th and 9th of October 2018 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


For the placement test apply here

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

Lectures on schedule will start on 15th October 2018.

Exam dates: Final exams of all courses will be generally held on the 20th and 21st of February, unless it is differently arranged with the Chinese teacher.

For the Chinese courses apply here

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

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, Taijiquan) or one semester study of Chinese cultural courses (traditional Chinese medicine, Taijiquan) 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

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, Taijiquan) or one semester study of Chinese cultural courses (traditional Chinese medicine, Taijiquan) 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 courseBeginner 3 is suitable for all those students who have passed the exam HSK2 or have the knowledge equivalent to the 120 hours’ study at the CI Ljubljana.

Textbook: Experiencing Chinese, volume 2

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 180 of hours of study of the Chinese language and culture at the CI Ljubljana.

Textbook: Experiencing Chinese, volume 2

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.

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

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

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

After the end of the study at the level Intermediate 4, students are supposed to pass the exam HSK 4 as well as the HSKK at 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

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

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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