Courses for second semester 2018

Courses offered for the second semester in 2018 are outlined below. Some are accredited by the University of Johannesburg, and others are non-accredited. All these course are open to UJ students as well as members of the public. Non-students need to have matric certificates.

Accredited courses: Basic Mandarin, Intermediate Mandarin, Business Mandarin and Tourism Mandarin.

Non-accredited courses: HSK Mandarin I, HSK Mandarin II, HSK Mandarin III and HSK Mandarin IV. HSK is the standard Proficiency Test for non-native Chinese speakers administered by Hanban, headquarters of the global Confucius Institute system.

Chinese Martial Arts and Culture: The UJCI also offers non-accredited training in Kung Fu, Tai Ji and Wushu.

Course and registration fees: All courses are free of charge. Current UJ students need to pay a course registration free of R100, and non-UJ students as well as former UJ students need to pay a course registration fee of R300.

How to register: To download a comprehensive course registration guide, click here.

Timetable: To download a weekly timetable for the second semester in 2018, click here.

More information about these courses appears below.

ACCREDITED COURSES

These courses comprise 24 sessions, taught twice a week over a period of 12 weeks (three months). Students are required to attend all 24 sessions. The courses are offered twice a year. In the second semester of 2018, they will start on 6 August and end on 2 November. Upon completion, students will receive certificates from UJ.

Basic Mandarin

This course is designed for students with little or no knowledge of Mandarin, the standard form of the Chinese language, and aims to introduce them to its basic features.

Intermediate Mandarin

This course is designed for students who have completed the Basic Mandarin course or have some prior knowledge of the Chinese language and Chinese culture. Among other things, it will deal with grammar, Chinese characters, and daily discourse.

Business Mandarin

This course is designed for students who have completed the Intermediate Mandarin course or have some prior knowledge of Chinese language and culture. It is aimed at providing students with a basic knowledge of the Mandarin used in many business contexts.

Tourism Mandarin

This course is designed for students who have completed the Intermediate Mandarin course or have some prior knowledge of Chinese language and culture. It is aimed at providing students with a basic knowledge of the Mandarin used in the context of the tourism industry.

Registration

For a detailed course registration guide, click here.

Teaching venues

These courses will be taught at the UJCI, 9 Molesey Avenue, Auckland Park, as well as at UJ. See the timetable for details.

Timetable

To download the weekly timetable for the second second semester in 2018, click here.

NON-ACCREDITED COURSES

These courses comprise 20 sessions, taught twice a week over a period of ten weeks. Students are expected to attend all 20 sessions. The courses are offered twice a year. In the second semester of 2018, they will start on 6 August and end on 18 October 2018. We will also offer Saturday morning classes (9h00 to 12h00), starting on Saturday 11 August 2018 and ending on 3 November 2018. Upon completion, students will receive certificates of acknowledgement from the UJCI.

HSK Mandarin I

This course is  designed for beginner students who wish to write the HSK-1 exam. HSK is the standard Chinese Proficiency Test for non-native Chinese speakers, administered by Hanban, Chinese headquarters of the global Confucius Institute system. Students will learn Pinyin (the Chinese phonetic system), simple characters, as well as basic grammar.

HSK Mandarin II

This course is designed for students who have some prior knowledge of Chinese language or have already passed HSK-1, and wish to write the HSK-2 exam. It covers the HSK exam structure, HSK-2 vocabulary, topics covered in HSK-2, as well as grammar.

HSK Mandarin III

This course is designed for students who have some prior knowledge of the Chinese language, or have already passed HSK-2. It covers the HSK exam structure, HSK-3 vocabulary, topics covered in HSK-3, as well as grammar.

HSK Mandarin IV

This course is designed for students who have some prior knowledge of Chinese language or have already passed HSK-3. It covers the HSK exam structure, HSK-4 vocabulary, topics covered in HSK-4, as well as grammar.

Registration

For a detailed course registration guide, click here.

Teaching venues

All these courses will be taught at the UJCI, 9 Molesey Avenue, Auckland Park, Johannesburg.

Timetable

To download the weekly timetable for the second semester in 2018, click here.

Chinese Martial Arts and Culture

The UJCI also offers non-accredited training in Chinese Martial Arts and Culture (Kung Fu and Tai Chi). Martial Arts training sessions will held at the UJCI on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 15h00 to 17h00. Students may join these training sessions at any time until the end of the year. WuShu training and the Wushu Club will also continue. For more information, contact Ms Smangele Zwane at smangelez@uj.ac.za, or 011 559 7503.