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College Spoken Chinese Intermediate 2: The Quickest Way of Learning Conversational Chinese

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Course Description

I am excited to announce to you that here comes the fourth sequel of College Spoken Chinese Fast Class: the quickest way of learning conversation Chinese. I am an award-winning professor of Chinese for 16 years at prestigious American colleges with two PhDs in Chinese and comparative language and literature. The quickest way of acquiring spoken language is the way we learned a language during our childhood: from mouth to mouth, without any written script. While without an explaining medium language, a baby has to figure out the meaning of the sentences from recurring situations, we, as adult learners, can even further enhance the speed by minimal, explaining medium language (here is English). The sequence of "College Spoken Chinese Series: The quickest way of learning conversational Chinese" has four courses. Each course takes you only 4 hours (30-40 minutes each day for the two dialogues of each lesson, you can finish the course in a week), the four courses will allow you to master spoken Chinese included in two year's college Chinese curriculum (without the written character requirement of course) in just 16 hours. You will be able to conduct conversation fluently in all realms of daily life, including greeting, family, time, hobbies, visit friends, make appointment, study Chinese, school life, go shopping, weather, traffic, dining, library, renting apartment, book air ticket, traveling, etc. Not just random teaching of some key sentences in a situation, but full-body real-life conversation that encompasses exactly two year's college Chinese curriculum (based on the same range of vocabulary, grammar and situation dialogues)! This sequence can be for any new-learners of Chinese, but don't mistake it for just new learners! It is immeasurably valuable for those students who have already studied Chinese for years but need to make his pronunciation as accurate, his speech as fluent as native speakers through the teacher's all-talking head videos emphasizing the mouth shape of pronunciation, the correct tone and sentence cadence that you cannot acquire otherwise. This course is the fourth sequel, encompass topics such as ideal location of residence, Chinese schools of cuisine, criteria for purchasing goods, choosing the major, dating and resolution of conflicts, very important topics in daily life.


Each dialogue is taught in three lectures. The first lecture will teach you the meaning of each phrase and sentence in the dialogue with the help of medium language---English, but the main emphasis is to lead you speak after me through the whole dialogue as soon as you understand them. During this lecture, you may glance at the printed out PDF of the text with its pinyin text for identifying the sound with my talk-head pronunciation, particularly students who have never studied pinyin and not familiar with Chinese pronunciation. In the second lecture, I will lead you to speak through the text twice and practice the dialogue with you in a new, invented context where we act as two sides speaking the dialogue. The third lecture is an acting video in which you can review your dialogue and speak after me again. I didn't put in pinyin subtitles in the talking head videos, because I think it will distract you from recalling the full sentence you speak after me, instead, you will just spell out the pinyin one by one mechanically, without being able to duplicate the full sentence language out of your memory when you speak after me. After the first lecture, you should not even look at the PDF while speaking after me, you should speak after me like a child learning his first language---from mouth to mouth, observing the mouth shape in pronunciation, imitate the pronunciation and tones as closely as possible, draw from memory the whole sentence structure after you heard it, on the spot. That is how you can maximize the speed of learn spoken language. 
You will see after four hours, you are able to speak, with near native-speaker accuracy and fluency some major situational dialogues, the content of which a college student has to learn in one full semester (without the written requirement), in five months.

    After taking this course, you will be able to:

    • Converse with native speaker fluency and accuracy intermediate level of Chinese
    • Expand vocabularies on the topics such as ideal location of residence, Chinese schools of cuisine, criteria for purchasing goods, choose the major, dating and conflict resolution, the benefits and harm of the computer age

    This course is for professionals within the following business functions:

    • Students of Chinese at intermediate spoken level, preferably having taken college spoken Chinese Beginning 1, 2 and intermediate 1

      1. Introduction - 5 Minutes

        1. Introduction of the Course
      2. Lesson 22, 23: Better to live in New York or Minnesota; My Dorm - 50 Minutes

        1. Lesson 22 dialogue 1 text PDF
        2. Lesson 22 dialogue 1 part 1 Better to live in New York or Minnesota
        3. lesson 22 dialogue 1 part 2-1
        4. Lesson 22 dialogue 2 part 2-2 Better to live in New York or Minnesota
        5. Lesson 22 dialogue 1 acting video Better to live in New York or Minnesota
        6. Lesson 23 dialogue 1 text PDF
        7. Lesson 23 dialogue 1 part 1 My Dorm
        8. Lesson 23 dialogue 1 part 2 My Dorm
        9. Lesson 23 dialogue 1 acting video my dorm
      3. Lesson 24, 25: Chinese Schools of Cuisine; Criteria for purchasing goods - 90 Minutes

        1. Lesson 24 dialogue 1 text PDF
        2. Lesson 24 dialogue 1 part 1 Chinese Schools of Cuisine
        3. Lesson 24 dialogue 1 part 2-1 Chinese Schools of Cuisine
        4. Lesson 24 dialogue 1 part 2-2 Chinese Schools of Cuisine
        5. Lesson 24 dialogue 1 acting video Chinese Schools of Cuisine 
        6. Lesson 24 dialogue 2 text PDF
        7. Lesson 24 dialogue 2 part 1 Chinese Schools of Cuisine
        8. Lesson 24 dialogue 2 part 2 Chinese Schools of Cuisine
        9. Lesson 24 dialogue 2 acting video Chinese Schools of Cuisine
        10. Lesson 25 dialogue 1 text PDF
        11. Lesson 25 dialogue 1 part 1 Criteria for Purchasing Goods
        12. Lesson 25 dialogue 1 part 2 Criteria for Purchasing Goods
        13. Lesson 25 dialogue 1 acting video Criteria for Purchasing Goods
        14. Lesson 25 dialogue 2 part 1-1 Criteria for Purchasing Goods
        15. Lesson 25 dialogue 2 text PDF
        16. Lesson 25 dialogue 2 part 1-2 Criteria for Purchasing Goods
        17. Lesson 25 dialogue 2 part 2-1 criteria for purchasing goods
        18. Lesson 25 dialogue 2 part 2-2 Criteria for Purchasing Goods
        19. Lesson 25 dialogue 2 acting video
      4. Lesson 26, 27, 28 -  110 Minutes

        1. Lesson 26 dialogue 1 text PDF
        2. Lesson 26 dialogue 1 part 1 choose a major
        3. Lesson 26 dialogue 1 part 2 choose a major
        4. Lesson 26 dialogue 1 acting video choose a major
        5. Lesson 26 dialogue 2 text PDF
        6. Lesson 26 dialogue 2 part 1 choose a major
        7. Lesson 26 dialogue 2 part 2 choose a major
        8. Lesson 26 dialogue 2 acting video
        9. Lesson 27 dialogue 1 text PDF
        10. Lesson 27 dialogue 1 part 1 dating
        11. Lesson 27 dialogue 1 part 2 dating
        12. Lesson 27dialogue 1 acting video dating
        13. Lesson 27 dialogue 2 text PDF
        14. Lesson 27 dialogue 2 part 1 dating
        15. Lesson 27 dialogue 2 part 2 dating
        16. Lesson 27 dialogue 2 acting video dating
        17. Lesson 28 dialogue 1 text PDF
        18. Lesson 28 dialogue 1 part 1 The benefits and harm of computer
        19. Lesson 28 dialogue 1 part 2 The Benefits and Harm of Computer
        20. Lesson 28 dialogue 1 acting video The Benefits and Harm of Computer
        21. Lesson 28 dialogue 2 text PDF
        22. Lesson 28 dialogue 2 part 1 benefits and harm of computer
        23. Lesson 28 dialogue 2 part 2 benefits and harm of computer
        24. Lesson 28 dialogue 2 acting video

      About the Expert

      Hong Zeng

      Hong Zeng

      I am an award-winning professor of Chinese. I have taught Mandarin Chinese at all levels in prestigious American colleges altogether for 16 years. I have taught nine years as a tenure-track professor of Chinese at Carleton College, ranked No. 1 in undergraduate teaching in all liberal arts colleges in America, and have directed the Chinese program for two years at Hamline University (the first university in Minnesota). In both my second year coming to Carleton and Hamline, I more than doubled their Beginning Chinese Class enrollment. I have also taught at Swarthmore College, College of William and Mary and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. I have two PhDs, one in Chinese and comparative literature from UNC, Chapel Hill, the other in second language education, literary translation and English literature from Beijing Foreign Studies University. I have published five books in America (including two from Macmillan) on Chinese and comparative literature, film study, language study and language philosophy that are well-endorsed by world-renowned experts and book review journals in my field. I have earned 30000 dollars large grant from Asian Network in Chinese study.
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