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Daily Chinese - HSK Programme

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Daily Chinese – HSK programme is customised to the needs of anyone who wish to learn Chinese language and culture. It consists of ​Basic, Intermediate and​Advanced levels, which covers a wide range of familiar topics; such as talking about personal information, living, working, as well as social interaction etc. The theme-based lessons will help learners develop their skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. At each level, they will learn an average of 400 words and 50 language points. 

Course Highlights and Objectives
In this course, you will be able to:

  • Improve speaking, listening and reading skills through many daily life themes, as well as techniques and phrases for many types of situation.
  • Integrate linguistic learning with cultural learning to achieve the development and improvement in the four skill areas of speaking and listening, reading, writing, and intercultural understanding.
  • Enjoy interesting and interactive classes to make learning of Chinese a memorable learning experience.
  • Participate in activities that are specially designed to help you to make use of the skills learnt in class, which also help to boost your confidence.​

C​ourse Structure
Daily Chinese – HSK consists of 300 hours of learning from Basic, Intermediate to Advanced, divided into 14 levels adapted from the latest HSK syllabus. 


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Course Outline
Basic Level 1 and Basic Level 2

  • Learn and master the Chinese Phonetics, thus understanding and getting familiarised with the Chinese pronunciation.
  • Understand and use simple Chinese words and phrases, meet basic needs for daily conversation.
  • Understand the structure of Chinese characters and recognise characters. 
  • Demonstrate basic writing skills of strokes of characters and radicals.
  • Learn and understand the interesting Chinese culture and social interaction.
  • Learn and build vocabulary of 150 words most frequently used Chinese words and 45 language points to help in understanding different Chinese contexts better.

Basic Level 3 and Basic Level 4

  • Able to use Chinese in a simple and direct manner, applying it in a basic fashion to their daily lives.
  • Understand the structure of Chinese characters and recognise characters. 
  • Learn and understand the interesting Chinese culture and social interaction.
  • Obtain a cumulative vocabulary of 300 words and learn 45 language points to help in understanding different Chinese contexts better.​

Intermediate Level 1 and Intermediate Level 2
 
  • Able to use Chinese to serve the demands of their personal lives, studies and work, and are capable of completing most of the communicative tasks they experience during their Chinese tour.
  • Improve reading and writing skills through many common everyday themes.
  • Improve awareness of language use, in terms of accuracy, fluency and appropriateness.
  • Learn and understand the interesting Chinese culture and social interaction.
  • Obtain a cumulative vocabulary of 600 words and learn 45-50 language points to help in understanding different Chinese contexts better.

Intermediate Level 3 to Intermediate Level 6

  • Able to discuss a relatively wide range of topics in Chinese and are capable of communicating fluently with native Chinese speakers.
  • Improve reading and writing skills through many common everyday themes.
  • Improve awareness of language use, in term
  • Learn and understand the interesting Chinese culture and social interactions of accuracy, fluency and appropriateness.
  • Obtain a cumulative vocabulary of 1200 words and learn 100 language points to help in understanding different Chinese contexts better. ​

Advanced Level 1 and Advanced Level 4

  • Able to read Chinese newspapers and magazines, watch Chinese films and are capable of writing and delivering a lengthy speech in Chinese.
  • Can easily understand any information communicated in Chinese and are capable of smoothly expressing themselves in written or oral form.
  • Learn and understand the interesting Chinese culture and social interaction.
  • Obtain a cumulative vocabulary of 1500-2000 words and learn 50 language points to help in understanding different Chinese contexts better. 

Course Content

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​Medium of Instruction
Mandarin / English (partial)

Trainers
This course will be led by certified trained teachers (through the National Institute of Education, NIE). They have been teaching in local universities, government schools and language schools.

Post-course Internal Test

  • ​​Test fee is included in the course fee.
  • Trainees must complete post-course test in the last session of the course.

Certificate

  • ​Trainees will be awarded with a Certificate of Attainment from CI-NTU after having met the requirements stated as follows:
    - Achieved a minimum attendance rate of 70% per course;
    - Passed post-course test by the stipulated deadline;
    - Participated in post-course surveys.
  • ​​Trainees who fail to meet any of the above criteria and with a minimum attendance rate of 50% per course, will only be issued a Certificate of Participation.​​​

Pre-entry Requirement: Placement Test 

  • ​Placement tests are available for applicants to match their Chinese proficiency to the appropriate level (applicants with no prior knowledge of Chinese are exempted).
  • Applicants who have previously enrolled and completed the Daily Chinese – HSK programme may use their test results for course enrolment to the next level.
  • The placement tests can be taken from Mon - Fri, 9am - 6pm. Please call 6592 2538 / 6592 2539 or email to aclp@ntu.edu.sg for an appointment.

Enrolment​ Procedure

  • ​​Enrolment form can be downloaded from CI-NTU website requested via email, or obtained from CI-NTU reception counter.
  • Please read all the terms and conditions stated in the enrolment form.
  • Submit the completed Enrolment Form, together with a photocopy of your NRIC/FIN/Passport via email to aclp@ntu.edu.sg or our CI-NTU reception counter during office hours. Note to Company-Sponsored Applicant: The Enrolment Form must be signed by a company official and endorsed with the company stamp.
  • All course enrolments are accepted on first come first served basis, subjected to seat availability.
  • Payment will be advised after the enrolment has been accepted. 
  • Participants will receive a confirmation notice at least 5 – 7 working days prior to class commencement date, when a class is confirmed.

Course Fees

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  • Prevailing 7% GST is applicable based on full course fee.
  • A non-refundable registration fee of $64.20 (incl. 7% GST) is applicable for first-time registration, $53.50 (incl. 7% GST) for each subsequent registration.
  • Course fee includes teaching materials.

Customising

  • This programme is available for customising.
  • The above price list is only applicable for enrolment of more than 8 trainees per class. Customised pricing for less than 8.
    Subsidies do not apply for customised courses.


Discount Scheme​

  • ​​10% off​ course fee for NTU staff,student,NTU Alumni Club Member.^*
  • 10% off course fee for Seniors (Singapore Permanent Residents /Foreigners) aged 50 and above.^*
  • 10% off course fee for group of 3 pax and above (only applicable for new sign up /current trainees).^*
  • 15% off course fee for group of 5 pax and above (only applicable for current trainees).^*

    Note:
    ^Proof of identity status or relevant documents are required for verification pur​​​pose
    *Applicant is eligible for only ONE of the abovementioned funding/discount schemes at a time.


Fee Support
Applicants may apply for the following subsidies and/or credits/funds usage provided by the Singapore Government and National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) for the payment of course fee.

I)​​ Fee Subsidies

a) National Silver Academy (NSA)

Benefit:

  • ​Enjoy 50% subsidy of the course fee.​

Eligibility Criteria: 

  • Applicable to Singapore Citizens, aged 50 years and above.

For more information, please visit www.nsa.org.sg , or call NSA hotline at 6478 5029, or email to nsa@c3a.org.sg​.


b) Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)

Benefit:

  • NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support, capped at $250 each year.*

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Paid-up NTUC membership before course commencement, throughout whole course duration and at the point of claim.
  • Course must commence within the subsidy supported period.
  • Unfunded course fee must be $20 and above.
  • Applicants must be self-sponsored.
  • Achieved a minimum attendance rate of 70%.
  • Passed post-course test by the stipulated deadline.
  • UTAP application must be submitted within 6 months after course completion.


*Unfunded course fee refers to the balance course fee payable after applicable government subsidy. This excludes GST, registration fees, miscellaneous fees etc.

For more information, please visit http://skillsupgrade.ntuc.org.sg , or email to utap@e2i.com.sg .


II) Credit/Fund Usage

a)
SkillsFuture Credit (SFC)
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Benefit:

  • Receive an opening credit of $500 that will not expire and periodic top-ups from the Government to offset the course fee of approved skills-related courses.

Eligibility Criteria: 
  • Applicable to Singapore Citizens, aged 25 years and above.
  • Applicants must be self-sponsored.

For more information, please visit www.skillsfuture.sg/credit or contact SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) hotline at (65) 6785 5785.


b) Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA) Fund

Benefit:

  • May utilise the funds in their own and/or their sibling(s)’ PSEA for the payment of tuition fee and selected, on top of the above-mentioned government course subsidies.

Eligibility Criteria: 

  • Applicable to Singapore Citizens (SC) or applicants with SC siblings who have PSEA funds, aged 30 years and below (for PSEA holders).
  • Applicants must be self-sponsored. 


For more information, please visit www.moe.gov.sg/psea.​ 

To check the amount of available funds in your PSEA, please contact the PSE Scheme hotline at
6260 0777, or email your enquiries to contact@moe.edu.sg​​​.


Refund Policy​​
Course fees paid to CI-NTU may be refunded if:

Type Percentage of refund*
Written request for refund is received:
Registration FeeNon-refundable-​
Course Fee100%More than 30 working days prior before the course commences.
50%Between 15 to 30 working days prior before the course commences.
0% Less than 15 working days prior before the course commences.
*For SkillsFuture Credit applicants, the refund amount considered is inclusive of SkillsFuture Credit used.


Contact Details​​

Date:Please refer below for the course schedule
Contact Person:Ming Ming/Candy
Tel:6592 2539 / 6592 2538
Email:aclp@ntu.edu.sg
Fax:6779 7859​​​
​​Venue:
​Confucius Institute, NTU, 11 Slim Barracks Rise, NTU @One-north campus, 
Executive Centre, #08-01, Singapore 138664 (near Buona Vista MRT station)

 

Course Schedule 

​Intake
​JAN 2019
​APR 2019
​JUL 2019
OCT 2019​
WEEKEND
AM/PM 
WENESDAY
9am-12pm/
7pm-10pm​
​09 Jan – 20 Mar
​10 Apr – 26 Jun
​10 Jul – 11 Sep
​09 Oct – 11 Dec
WEEKEND AM​
SATURDAY
9am-12pm
​05 Jan – 23 Mar
​13 Apr – 22 Jun
​13 Jul – 21 Sep
​12 Oct – 14 Dec
Details refer Course Calendar. Schedule is subjected to change without prior notice. Please email or call to enquire further.

*In case of discrepancy between the English and Chinese version of course relevant information, the English version shall prevail.

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