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Self-Study Chinese Curriculum

Module 3: Chinese Attributives


Welcome to Module 3 of your Self-Study Chinese journey! Module 3 works closely with Module 2 and Module 1, and it is the advancement of the previous two modules. After Module 1, you learned how to say any Chinese sentence when it is technically a statement. After Module 2, you learned how to ask any question in Chinese.  

Module 3 is intended to enrich the content of your Chinese language by adding attributives in your sentences. If you are planning to study 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! Please be ready to have at least 4 weeks to finish this module. Each module includes three parts: Grammar, Pronunciation and Vocabulary. Module 3 will cover the following concepts:

1. How do you understand the role of "attributives" in Chinese language?

2. How do you understand that "attributives" can originate from a "word," "phrase," or "sentence"?

3. How do you use "adjectives" as attributives in Chinese language?

4. How do you use "non-predicate verbs" (doing, done and to do) as attributives in Chinese language and how does this relate to English language?

5. How do you use "adjective phrases" and "prepositional phrases" as attributives in Chinese language and how does this relate to English language?

6. How do you use "adjective clauses" as attributives in Chinese language and how is this different from English language?

7.  What do you need to know about Chinese pronunciation, vowels, consonants and tones? (Every module shares the same instructive readings, practices and teaching videos about Chinese pronunciation)

8. What are the advanced Chinese noun phrases and verb phrases that you need to know? Module 2 includes a separately 10-day study of another 140 advanced Chinese noun/verb phrases, and most of these phrase are formed by two words/characters.