Registration for Mandarin, Business Mandarin, and Chinese Culture courses open at UJCI
The University of Johannesburg’s Confucius Institute (UJCI) is taking registration for potential students interested in studying Basic Mandarin A and B, Business Mandarin, HSK Mandarin 1 to 3, Tourism Mandarin, Kuai Le Han Yu (for under 18 students), and Chinese cultural classes for 2016 students.
Register for Mandarin and Chinese Culture courses at the University of Johannesburg Confucius Institute (UJCI).
Class registration will take place from now on until Friday, 26 February 2016. Registration forms are available on the University of Johannesburg Confucius Institute website.
Students are encouraged to visit the offices at 40 Hampton Avenue, Auckland Park, and meet with staff who can assist them in selecting their Mandarin and Chinese culture course preferences.
About UJ CI Classes offered this semester:
- Basic Mandarin A:
This course is designed for students with little or no Chinese language background. It aims to introduce students the fundamentals of Mandarin by engaging in the following aspects of the language;
- Basic Mandarin B:
This course is designed for students with some prior knowledge of Chinese language and culture. The aim of this course is to introduce students the further fundamentals of Mandarin by engaging in the following aspects of the language: grammar of the language to further help the learners to be equipped with more knowledge of Mandarin, practical exercise of Chinese radicals and the structure of Chinese characters, and oral discourse to enable the learners to express themselves more fluently with Chinese in daily life situations;
- HSK Mandarin-1:
Hànyǔ Shuǐpíng Kǎoshì (HSK) (Chinese:汉语水平考试), translated as Chinese Proficiency Test, or Chinese Standard Exam, is an international standardized exam that tests and rates Chinese language proficiency for non-native Mandarin speakers such as foreign students and overseas Chinese;
- HSK Mandarin-2:
This course is designed for students who have some prior knowledge of Chinese language or have already passed HSK-1 test. It will cover an introduction to the HSK exam structure, HSK-2 vocabulary lists, a range of topics covered in HSK-2, as well as grammar and sentence structure;
- Business Mandarin:
This 12-week course is designed for non-Mandarin speakers who have some prior knowledge of Chinese language and want to further develop their ability to use business Mandarin for the purpose of practical communication. The topics concerning how to talk appropriately for business and daily courtesy and some interesting cultural knowledge on doing business with Chinese people will be covered in the class;
- Tourism Mandarin:
A practical 12-week course for non-Mandarin speakers who require assistance in communicating while traveling in China;
- Cultural Courses:
Chinese Calligraphy; Tai Ji ((also called Tai Chi) is a Chinese martial arts which has become one of the world’s most popular forms of exercise; Chinese Art of Paper; Chinese Chess; Chinese Movies;
- Kuai Le Han Yu:
This course is designed for students under 18 studying at University of Johannesburg Metropolitan Academy (UJM);
- UJ Staff Experience Class:
We are glad to introduce a new class of Mandarin and Chinese culture for UJ staff who have interest in understanding and learning some basic Chinese language and cultural elements.
Time: All courses will start from 29th February, 2016 after your registration.
Venue: All courses will be organized at UJ Confucius Institute office located at 40 Hampton Avenue, Auckland Park, except Kuai Le Han Yu which takes place at UJM.
Payment: The registration fee for each course listed above is R100 for UJ student and staff. For non-UJ learners, the registration fee is R200 per course. As we are still continuing promotion of our courses, the tuition fee for all the courses are free to UJ student and staff. For non-UJ learners, each course will only cost R600 for twelve weeks. Please also note that for each language course that a learner has registered, he/she can enjoy one free course of our five different Cultural Courses.
Others: For those people who are not UJ staff and students, if they are interested in Business Mandarin and Tourism Mandarin, we can organize tailor-made courses for them upon their request.
Size: In order to achieve the best teaching outcome, the maximum size of each class is 20, and the minimum size is 5.
|UJCI Timetable （201602-201605）|
|9:00-10:30||Basic Mandarin A||HSK Mandarin-1||Basic Mandarin B||HSK Mandarin-2||UJ Staff Experience
|11:00-12:30||HSK Mandarin-1||Tourism Chinese||HSK Mandarin-2||Basic Mandarin B||Business Chinese|
|UJ Staff Experience
|Basic Mandarin A|
|16:00-17:30||Chinese Calligraphy||Taiji||Chinese Art of Paper||Chinese Chess||Chinese Movies|