This course is designed to enhance learner’s understanding of core issue and main points from Mandarin Chinese articles, and to form a habit that makes learner think in Mandarin Chinese by learning about the article structure and reading skills, and immerse in the scenario where articles bring in. In addition, in order to expand learner’s language abilities in professional topic, this course focus on topics that range from research conducted in daily life to business, and to let learner tie together real-life experience and Mandarin Chinese abilities.
The course contains factual contents like magazines and online articles. For the syllabus content, learners will dive straight in article structure at the beginning, and they will not only focus on deepening knowledge of key vocabulary words, but also enhance reading comprehension skills in order to establish the solid foundation leading to further development of reading skills. Also, teacher will encourage learners to promote discussion and debate. By the end of lesson 5, learners are expected to be able to read and understand the main idea from more materials which are based on past exposure. For the lesson 6 to lesson 10, learners will be grown their Informational backgrounds by practicing guessing the conclusion and describing the main idea and framework of articles. Guessing the conclusion will put learners in author’s shoes, on the other hand, describing the main idea can ensure that they can express thoughts and opinions in Mandarin Chinese.