Taking the opportunity to expand the overseas Mandarin learning market, the Oversea Community Affairs Council of Taiwan is promoting the Taiwan Center for Mandarin Learning Establishment Program to assist in the creation of Taiwan Centers for Mandarin Learning (TCMLs) in overseas Chinese schools in Europe and the U.S.
These establishments provide an avenue for locals who are 18 years old and above to learn Mandarin and serve as important footholds in promoting learning Mandarin Chinese and culture. So far a total of 66 TCMLs have been established after being provided with reviews and guidance. 54 TCMLs are in the U.S., 2 in the U.K, 2 in France, 2 in Germany, and another 6 in Austria, Ireland, Sweden, Belgium, Czech and Hungary.
Overview of TCML 2:31 mins.
“No matter how much or how little time and commitment you have to learn Chinese,
TCML@Minghui Academy Boston can help you.”
TCML@MHAB Course Description
TCML Mandarin learning at Ming Hui Academy Boston is very unique. With the sponsorship from the Oversea Community Affair Council, ROC (OCAC) from Taiwan, we are able to offer a variety of Taiwanese cultural experiences. The students receive free textbooks, workbooks and audios from the generous offer OCAC. The three hours of lessons include 2 hrs of language class and 1 hr of culture class. Students will choose to attend the culture classes offered below with no extra cost:
Introduction to Mandarin book 0
This is a beginner-level language course designed for students who have little or no prior Mandarin learning experience.
Session I: Starting from book 1, lots of emphasis will be put on the phonetic system of pronunciation and tones, vocabulary building, writing characters with the correct stroke orders and sentence patterns. By the end of session I, students should be able to
In session II: continuing from session I, students will continue with vocabulary building, writing Chinese characters with correct strokes and practice sentence patterns from book 1. They will start to read short paragraphs and listen to short stories from supplementary materials. Students will expand the topics on
Basic Mandarin book 1
In session 1: Students will start the lessons by reviewing some chapters from the “book 0” course just to solidify the foundation. They will continue where they left off from previous introductory lessons. students will continue with the vocabulary building, writing characters and sentence patterns. Lots of emphasis will be put on daily conversation, comprehension of a short paragraph and listening to stories. By the end of this session, students will be able to talk about
In session 2: continuing from session 1, students will work on vocabulary building, writing characters and sentence patterns. Lots of emphasis will be put on comprehension of a reading paragraph and listening to short stories. Students start working on book 2. By the end of this session, students will be able to
Basic Mandarin book 2
In session 1: Class will start by reviewing book 2 where students left off from last session. Students will be focused on daily conversation, comprehension of a paragraph, reading and listening to stories. Quizzes at the end of each chapter will help students to assess their learning progress each week . Students will continue to build on their vocabulary, strengthening reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in order to prepare for the TOCFL examination at the end of book 2.(optional)
By the end of this session, students will be able to
In session II: By the end of the session, students should be able to:
Basic Mandarin book 3
Class starts from book 3. Students will continue to focus on daily conversation, comprehension of a paragraph, reading and listening to stories. With the increase in vocabulary, students will feel comfortable to converse in Chinese in class and prepare a quiz at the end of each chapter. Students will continue to build on their vocabulary, strengthening reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in order to prepare for the TOCFL examination at the end of book 3.(optional)