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Five Modules

of

Self-Study Chinese Curriculum

 

Welcome to your Self-Study Chinese journey! We're very excited to provide you with the resources you need to succeed in your Mandarin language learning. Each day of this course has a teaching and a practice session with over 70 teaching videos accompanying the lessons. You can navigate through the modules and days of this course on the side menu or through the links at the bottom of each day.

The course is broken into five modules based on the five major components of Chinese grammar covered in this curriculum: 

Module 1:

Detailed Analyses on Three Primary Verb Types: Linking, Transitive and Intransitive

You will find out all Chinese sentences can be categorized into: Linked Sentence, Transitive Sentence and Intransitive Sentence. Learning these three primary verb types sets you up with a strong foundation of learning Chinese sentence structures. No matter which Chinese level you are at right now, the absence of this knowledge would cause you to study Chinese language ineffectively and inefficiently. Module 1 does not only include the grammar teachings on Three Primary Verb Types, it also attaches all the teachings for Chinese pronunciation (Chinese vowels, consonants and tones), and a list of 120 commonly-used Chinese noun phrases plus 12 long and in-depth teaching videos with many practices. Finishing Module 1 means that you are able to say whatever simple Chinese sentences you want, and traveling in China would be more enjoyable for you since language is no longer a barrier! 

Module 2:

Detailed Analyses on Three Primary Sentence Patterns: Statement, General Question and Complicated Question

Module 2 will uncover the mystery for you that Chinese people often ask questions in a "statement tone," and you will find the cultural reasons why most Chinese are indirect and how that culture impacts Chinese people to ask questions differently than western ways. If you want to build a strong relationship with your Chinese connections, you need Module 2 to know how to ask questions in an appropriate and grammatically sound manner. Module 2 does not only include the grammar teachings on Three Primary Sentence Patterns in the three primary question types, it also attaches all the teachings for Chinese pronunciation (Chinese vowels, consonants and tones), and a list of 130 advanced Chinese noun phrases plus 17 long and in-depth teaching videos with many practices. If you want to stay in China for more than a short trip and you already have some basic Chinese knowledge, Module 2 is your best choice. 

Module 3:

Detailed Analyses on Chinese Attributives

Module 3 works closely with Module 2 and Module 1, and it is the advancement of the previous two modules. Module 3 is intended to enrich the content of your Chinese language by adding attributives in your sentences. You will find out the secret that Chinese language only has prepositive attributives due to cultural reasons. You will enjoy the subtle beauty of how the indirect Chinese culture impacts our logic to a degree that our sentence structures are influenced too. You will be amazed to see that attributives can take form of "a word", "a phrase" and "a sentence."

Module 3 does not only include the grammar teachings on all types of Chinese Attributives, it also attaches all the teachings for Chinese pronunciation (Chinese vowels, consonants and tones), and a list of 95 advanced Chinese verb phrases plus 16 long and in-depth teaching videos with many practices.  If you are planning to study and/or teach in China for a year and you already have a good grasp of Chinese language. Module 3 is your best choice to reach that goal!

Module 4: 

Detailed analyses on chinese adverbials

Module 4 is going to enhance your understanding about the role of adverbials in Chinese language whether they take the form of "statement" or "question." In order to understand Module 4, you should either finish the previous 3 modules, or your Chinese is already at a native level at this point. Module 4 uncovers the mysterious elegance of Chinese language and literature by including adverbials in sentences. You will be amazed that the philosophy applied in attributives shadows the philosophy applied in adverbials. You will thus be impressed by how many similarities that Chinese language share with English language, and those similarities bring hope to the translatability between these two languages. 

Module 4 does not only include the grammar teachings on all types of Chinese Attributives, it also attaches all the teachings for Chinese pronunciation (Chinese vowels, consonants and tones), and a list of 89 advanced Chinese verb phrases plus 22 long and in-depth teaching videos with many practices. If you want to study at a university in China, Module 4 is your best choice to reach that goal!

Module 5: 

detailed analyses on chinese tense and voice

Module 5 enables you to create even the most complicated Chinese sentences, which involve more than "attributives" and "adverbials" in whatever form they take. This module focuses on different tenses, such as past, present, future and continuous tenses, and different voices, such as active and passive voice. In order to understand Module 5, you should either finish the previous 4 modules, or your Chinese is already at or even better than a native level at this point. Module 5 would eventually disclose the truth concerning space and time in linguistics for you. 

Module 5 does not only include the grammar teachings on all types of Chinese Attributives, it also attaches all the teachings for Chinese pronunciation (Chinese vowels, consonants and tones), and a list of 106 advanced Chinese adjective and adverbial phrases plus 18 long and in-depth teaching videos with many practices. If you are planning to enable yourselves to read local Chinese classics of books and works equal to or even better than a normal native Chinese, Module 5 can help you to reach that goal. 

 

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