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40-hours courses

SPRING SEMESTER: 27. 2. 2023 - 5. 5. 2023

The 40-hour courses are held online, with classes twice a week for two school hours. The first lecture will be held on Monday, February 27, 2023.

 All groups will only be organised if there are at least 5 applicants.  


1.1 COMPREHENSIVE, PART 1

The 40-hour 1.1 Comprehensive, part 1 is open to those who are interested in Chinese language and culture but probably have not yet learned it. Students who wish to enroll in this course are not required to take a placement test. 

Timetable: Monday: 18:45-20:15, Wednesday: 18:45-20:15.

Timeframe: 27. 2. 2023 - 5. 5. 2023

Textbook Materials: HSK Standard Course 1 Textbook (Jiang Liping, ISBN: 9787561937099) and Workbook (Jiang Liping, ISBN: 9787561937105)

Course outline:

Lesson Function Topic School hours
1 Introduction to Chinese phonics
汉语语音入门
Pronunciations 4 hours
2 Hello
你好
Greeting 4 hours
3 Thank you!
谢谢你!
Greeting 5 hours
4 What's your name?
你叫什么名字?
Names 5 hours
5 She is my Chinese teacher.
她是我的汉语老师。
Nationality 5 hours
6 Her daughter is 20 years old this year.
她女儿今年二十岁。
Time 5 hours
7 What is the date today?
今天几号?
Time 5 hours
8 I can speak Chinese.
我会说汉语。
Space 5 hours

Final exam
2 hours

We recommend that students continue learning Chinese language at the Basic, part 2 level and then take the HSK1 and HSKK1 exams.


1.1 COMPREHENSIVE, PART 2

The 40-hour 1.1 Comprehensive, part 2 is open to everyone who successfully finished part 1. Students, who want to apply to this course, do not need to take the placement test.

Timetable: Monday: 18:45-20:15, Wednesday: 18:45-20:15.

Timeframe: 27. 2. 2023 - 5. 5. 2023

Textbook Materials: HSK Standard Course 1 Textbook (Jiang Liping, ISBN: 9787561937099) and Workbook (Jiang Liping, ISBN: 9787561937105)

Course outline:

Lesson Function Topic School hours
1 Review of previous semester
2 hours
2 Where does your son work?
你儿子在哪儿工作?
Space 4,5 hours
3 Can I sit here?
我能坐这儿吗?
Space 4,5 hours
4 I'd like some tea.
我想喝茶。
Shopping 4,5 hours
5 What is the time now?
现在几点?
Time 4,5 hours
6 What will the weather be like tomorrow?
明天天气怎么样?
Time and Space 4,5 hours
7 He is learning to cook Chinese food.
他在学做中国菜呢。
Time and Space 4,5 hours
8 She has bought quite a few clothes.
她买了不少衣服。
Shopping 4,5 hours
9 I came here by air.
我是坐飞机来的。
Transportation 4,5 hours

Final exam
2 hours

Upon completion of the Part 1 and Part 2 levels, students are encouraged to register for the HSK1 and HSKK1 exams. Find out more about HSK exams here.

60-hours courses

SPRING SEMESTER: 27. 2. 2023 – 9. 6. 2023

The courses of the Confucius Institute Ljubljana comprise 60 school hours and take place twice a week for two school hours.

The first lecture will be held on Monday, February 27, or Tuesday, February 28, 2023.

All groups will only be held if there is a sufficient number of applicants. 


BEGINNER LEVELS

1.1 CONVERSATIONAL

The 60-hour 1.1 Conversational course is designed for those who are interested in Chinese language and culture and have no prior knowledge. Students who wish to enroll in this course are not required to take a placement test. 

Schedule:
GROUP A [face-to-face]: Monday: 9:00-10:30, Wednesday: 9:00-10:30;
GROUP B: Monday: 17:00-18:30, Wednesday: 17:00-18:30;
GROUP C [face-to-face]: Tuesday: 17:00-18:30, Thursday: 17:00-18:30.

Textbook: HSK Standard Course 1 textbook (Jiang Liping, ISBN: 9787561937099) and workbook (Jiang Liping, ISBN: 9787561937105)

Course outline:


Lesson Topic School hours
1 Hello
Greeting 4 hours
2 Thank you!
Greeting 4 hours
3 What's your name? Names 4 hours
4 She is my Chinese teacher. Nationality 4 hours
5 Her daughter is 20 years old this year. Time 4 hours
6 What is the date today? Time 4 hours
7 I can speak Chinese. Space 4 hours
8 Where does your son work? Space 4 hours
9 Can I sit here? Space 4 hours
10 I's like some tea. Shopping 4 hours
11 What is the time now? Time 4 hours
12 What will the weather be like tomorrow? Time and Space 4 hours
13 He is learning to cook Chinese food. Time and Space 4 hours
14 She has bought quite a few clother.
Shopping 4 hours
15 I came here by air. Transportation 4 hours

*We reserve the right to change the syllabus.

After successfully finishing 60 hours of Chinese language course, students are encouraged to take HSK2 exam and HSKK1. Obtaining the HSK certificate is a prerequisite for applying for a Confucius scholarship to study in China.

20-hour Chinese Character course: It is not a compulsory course. Students can continue studying in level 1.2, part 1 even without participating in Chinese Character course. But it is advised, since Chinese character knowledge will be needed in 1.2 Comprehensive, part 1. This course will take place in June. More details soon.


1.2 COMPREHENSIVE, PART 1

The course 1.2 Comprehensive, Part 1 is suitable for all those who have already had around 60 hours of study of the Chinese language. Students who do not have the appropriate certificates to enroll in the Beginner 1.2 course must take the placement test. 

Schedule:
GROUP A: Monday: 17:00-18:30, Wednesday: 17:00-18:30;
GROUP B [face-to-face]: Monday: 17:00-18:30, Wednesday: 17:00-18:30;
GROUP C: Tuesday: 9:00-10:30, Thursday: 9:00-10:30.
GROUP D [face-to-face]: Tuesday: 9:00-10:30, Thursday: 9:00-10:30.

Textbook: Experiencing Chinese, volume 1

Course outline:


Lesson Topic School hours
1 Review
2 hours
2 What do you want to buy? Shopping 6 hours
3 Can I try it on? Shopping 6 hours
4 I want to eat some steamed stuffed buns. Shopping 6 hours
5 I go to the library to borrow some books.     Space   6 hours
6 Midterm review
2 hours
7 I want to change some money. Space 6 hours
8 My mother has send me a parcel by mail.
Space 6 hours
9 I want to rent an apartment with a kitchen. Space 6 hours
10 What is wrong with you? Body 6 hours
11 How do you like your haircut? Body 6 hours
12 End of term review
2 hours

Final exam

*We reserve the right to change the syllabus.


1.2 COMPREHENSIVE, PART 2

The course 1.2 Comprehensive, Part 2 is suitable for all those who have already had around 120 hours of study of the Chinese language. Students who do not have the appropriate certificates to enroll in the 1.2 Comprehensive, Part 2 course must take the placement test. 

Schedule: Monday: 18:45-20:15, Wednesday: 18:45-20:15.

Textbook: Experiencing Chinese, volume 1, Experience Chinese, volume 2

Course outline:


Lesson Topic School hours
1 Review
2 hours
2 You Chinese is very fluent. School life 6 hours
3 Have you seen my dictionary? School life 6 hours
4 How long have you been studying Japanese? School life 6 hours
5 Class begins, please come in. School life 6 hours
6 Midterm review
2 hours
7 You speak better Chinese than I do. School life 6 hours
8 I am really interested in Chinese calligraphy. Interests 6 hours
9 What sports do you like? Interests 6 hours
10 Have you seen this movie? Interests 6 hours
11 End of term review
4 hours
12 HSK level 2 preparation
4 hours

Final exam

*We reserve the right to change the syllabus.

With the study of 60 hours, students should be able to easily pass the exam HSK2 and for most of the students, it is also the appropriate time to take the HSKK1.

After obtaining HSK and HSKK certificates (any level), students can apply for four-week study of Chinese language + homestay or four-week study of culture courses (traditional Chinese medicine, Taiji) or one-semester study of Chinese cultural courses (traditional Chinese medicine, Taiji) in China with the help of Confucius scholarship.


1.3 COMPREHENSIVE

The 1.3 Comprehensive course is suitable for all those students who have passed the HSK2 exam or have knowledge equivalent to the 180 hours of study at CI Ljubljana. Students who do not have the appropriate certificates to enroll in the 1.3 course must take the placement test. 

Schedule: This group will not take place in the spring semester 2022/2023.

Textbook: HSK Standard Course 3 textbook (Jiang Liping, ISBN: 978-7561938188) and workbook (Jiang Liping, ISBN: 978-7561938157)

Course outline:


Lesson Topic School hours
1 Review
4 hours
2 What is your plan for the weekend? Daily life 5 hours
3 When will he come back? Daily life 5 hours
4 There are plenty of drinks on the table. Daily life 5 hours
5 She always smiles when talking to customers. Work life 5 hours
6 Midterm review
2 hours
7 I am getting fatter and fatter lately. Life and health 5 hours
8 Why are they suddenly missing? Life and health 5 hours
9 I have known her for five years. Work life 5 hours
10 I will go wherever you go. Future and plans 5 hours
11 She speaks Chinese like a native. School life 5 hours
12 Math is much harder than history. School life 5 hours
13
End of term review
4 hours

Final exam

*We reserve the right to change the syllabus.

After the study of the level 1.3 Comprehensive, all those students who study well are able to pass the HSK3. Most of the students are supposed to do a very good job at the HSKK primary level, and are also able to pass the HSKK intermediate level.

Students who have no experience of studying in China can apply to study in China for one semester through the Confucius Scholarship with the HSK3 certificate with at least 180 points and the HSKK score report.


1.4 COMPREHENSIVE

The 1.4 Comprehensive course is suitable for those students who have passed the HSK3 exam or who have had approximately 240 hours of learning Chinese language at CI Ljubljana. Students who do not have the appropriate certificates to enroll in this course must take the placement test. 

Schedule:
GROUP A: Tuesday: 17:00-18:30, Thursday: 17:00-18:30;
GROUP B [face-to-face]: Tuesday: 17:00-18:30, Thursday: 17:00-18:30.

Textbook: HSK Standard Course 3 textbook (Jiang Liping, ISBN: 978-7561938188) and workbook (Jiang Liping, ISBN: 978-7561938157)


Lesson Topic School hours
1 Review
3 hours
2 Don't forget to turn off the air conditioner. Work life 4,5 hours
3 Leave the important things with me. Work life 4,5 hours
4 I walked back. Daily life 4,5 hours
5 Please bring the fruits here. Daily life 4,5 hours
6 Midterm review
2 hours
7 The rest of them are all ok. Time and space 4,5 hours
8 I am so tired that I want to do nothing but sleep after work. Life and health 4,5 hours
9 Everybody is able to cure your "disease". Life and health 4,5 hours
10 I believe they will agree. Opinions 4,5 hours
11 Didn't you recognize him? Opinions 4,5 hours
12 I have been influenced by him. Opinions 4,5 hours
13 End of term review
4 hours
14 HSK 3 preparations
6 hours

Final exam

*We reserve the right to change the syllabus.

After the study of the course at Beginner 4 level the students are usually capable of passing the HSK3 exam. Meanwhile, the students are encouraged to take the HSKK intermediate level test.


INTERMEDIATE LEVELS

INTERMEDIATE COURSE 2.1

The Intermediate 2.1 course is open to those who have studied approximately 240-260 hours of Chinese at CI Ljubljana or have equivalent knowledge. Students who do not have the appropriate certificates to enroll in the Intermediate 2.1 course must take the placement test.

Schedule: This group will not take place in spring semester 2022/2023.

Textbook: HSK Standard Course 4 上 (Textbook and workbook)

Sessions Lesson Topic School hours
1 to 3
Reviewing HSK 3
6 hours
4 to 8 Simple love Love 10 hours
9 to 13 A true friend Friendship 10 hours
14 to 18 I have made a good impression on the manager Seeking jobs 10 hours
19 to 20 Don't be anxious to make money Professionalism 10 hours
21 to 28 Buy the right, not the expensive Shopping habits 10 hours
29 to 30 Review
4 hours

*We reserve the right to change the syllabus.


INTERMEDIATE COURSE 2.2

The course Intermediate 2 is open to those who have had at least 300-320 hours of study of Chinese or those who have equivalent knowledge (or those who have passed the test HSK3).  Students who do not have the appropriate certificates to enroll in Intermediate 2.2 must take the placement test. 

Schedule: Tuesday: 18:45-20:15, Thursday: 18:45-20:15.

Textbook: HSK Standard Course 4 上 (Textbook and workbook)

Sessions Lesson Topic School hours
1 to 5 The higher the price, the better the quality Shopping 10 hours
6 to 10 The best doctor is yourself Health 10 hours
11 to 15 Beauty is not rare to life Attitudes towards life 10 hours
16 to 17 Review
4 hours
18 to 22 The sun will shine again after the storm Success 10 hours
23 to 27 Standards of happiness Happiness 10 hours
28 Review
2 hours
29 to 30 Mock exam
4 hours

*We reserve the right to change the syllabus.

This course will comprehensively cultivate the five aspects of "listening, speaking, reading, writing and translation" and prepare students with all the knowledge and skills required for taking the HSK 4 proficiency test. Upon completion of Intermediate 2, students are expected to pass both HSK 4 and HSKK Intermediate. 


HIGHER LEVELS

If you are interested in higher levels, please contact us at ciljubljana@ef.uni-lj.si. Chinese language courses at higher levels are offered only in case of a sufficiently large number of applicants.

A group is formed by a minimum of three individuals. If there are not enough applicants, participants will be offered individual lessons.

Introduction: The higher levels are open to all who have passed the HSK4 exam and are able to communicate freely in Chinese and have completed at least 360 to 380 hours of Chinese classes at the Confucius Institute Ljubljana or have equivalent knowledge.

Proposed group-class Textbook: HSK Standard Course 4 下

The content of the courses is adapted to the level of knowledge of the applicants.


BUSINESS CHINESE PROGRAM

We offer Individual Business Chinese and Culture to individuals or intensive groups (2-5) from business community. All the content will be tailor-made to your time, needs and requirements, including:

  • Language training based on your needs
  • Presentation of Chinese culture values, Chinese mindset, Chinese life etc.
  • Seminars on business negotiations, cross-culture management, Chinese economics etc.

For more information, please contact Confucius Institute Ljubljana at ciljubljana@ef.uni-lj.si.

Individual courses

INDIVIDUAL HOURS OF GENERAL CHINESE LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

One-to-one Chinese language classes are recommended for those who:

  • wish to focus mainly on oral Chinese language;
  • cannot follow the fixed group lesson schedule;
  • prefer the lessons to be slower or more intensive;
  • have special requirements for the curriculum and other lesson contents.

The content of each lesson is fully customizable according to the students' needs.

The price for one lesson (45 minutes) is 24,00 EUR (including VAT). Quantity discounts are available.

To register, please contact the Confucius Institute Ljubljana ciljubljana@ef.uni-lj.si.


INDIVIDUAL HOURS OF BUSINESS CHINESE LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

The Business Chinese course is designed for individuals or small groups. The content of the course is adapted to the needs of each individual or group. With the Business Chinese course you will acquire:

  • Language training according to your needs;
  • Lectures on negotiating with Chinese companies, intercultural management, Chinese economy, etc;
  • Lectures on Chinese culture, Chinese opinion, Chinese way of life, etc.
  • Individual courses can be customized for all age groups.

Price for one lesson is EUR 24,00 (including VAT). Discounts are available on individual lesson packages.

For more information write to ciljubljana@ef.uni-lj.si or call +386 1 5892 748.


INDIVIDUAL PREPARATION FOR HSK AND HSKK EXAM

HSK or "Hanyu shuiping kaoshi" is the only official standardized examination of the People's Republic of China for foreigners.

Price for 1 individual hour: 24,00 EUR (including VAT).

For registration please write to ciljubljana@ef.uni-lj.si.

All necessary information regarding the HSK exam is available here.

Confucius Institute Ljubljana


University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business


Kardeljeva ploščad 17
1000 Ljubljana
T: (01) 5892-748
E: ciljubljana@ef.uni-lj.si  

Accreditations School of Economics and Business



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