China has the fastest growing economy in the world. Furthermore, Chinese students flock to foreign universities, and many companies across the globe are exploring cooperative endeavours with China. It is a goal for many business people and entrepreneurs to enter the enigmatic yet slowly unveiling and emerging Chinese market. At the same time Chinese tradition, culture, medicine, martial arts (wushu), and world-renowned cuisine enjoy widespread popularity.
The Chinese Language Course is an initiative organised by the Confucius Institute at Tallinn University (CITU). The course includes both language classes (Standard Mandarin Chinese) as well as a short introduction to Chinese culture.
One of the initial faculties of Tallinn University, the Estonian Institute of Humanities has been teaching Chinese since the mid-nineties. Currently, the Chinese language courses are conducted by the Confucius Institute, which was established at the Tallinn University in 2010. Since then the Chinese language program has enjoyed great popularity among both university students and people outside the university alike.
The CITU Chinese language teachers have specialised in teaching Chinese as a foreign language and come from Tallinn University's partner – Guangxi University in China.
The Chinese language course runs daily, three 45-minute classes per day. By the end of the course students are expected to be able to recognise, read and write about 150 Chinese characters, hold elementary conversations and have a basic understanding of traditional Chinese culture.
10.00 – 10.45 Language lesson
10.45 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 11.45 Language lesson
11.45 – 12.00 Coffee break
12.00 – 12.45 Language lesson
The course is designed not for only those interested in Chinese for travelling, study or work purposes, but for everybody willing to put effort into learning this difficult, but nonetheless useful and interesting language. The language of instruction, at least in the beginning, will be English.
150 EUR. NB! Three best students get their course fee refunded at the end of the course (applies when the course fee is paid by an individual, not by a company).
Information about course content: Kristiina Kraft | firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration, practicalities: Birgit Kirsimägi | email@example.com
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