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Chinese Language Centre

Chinese Programs

Introduction

The Chinese Language Centre is a three-partner collaboration between Villa College, and Chang’an University and Hunan Mass Media and Vocational and Technical College from China, under an agreement between Villa College and the Chinese International Education Foundation. The centre was inaugurated on 28 September 2020 and is set to launch its programmes in November. Most courses will be conducted face-to-face at the QI campus in Male’, though some customer-tailored programmes may be conducted virtually, with additional face-to-face time. The class size will be up to 20 per group, and the classes will be interactive, enabling participants to learn spoken Chinese initially, useful for general conversation, as well as tourism & hospitality, and other occupations. Classes will normally be held between 4PM and 8PM, and some at the weekend. The programmes will also enable younger learners to have easier access to tours and opportunities for further studies in China.  
Chinese Language Programmes

Scheduled Programs

Program TopicDurationFeeApply
Easy Approach to Chinese January 2023 VIHS Students Monthly : 950
One off : 1900
Other School Monthly : 1500
One off : 3000
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Tourism Chinese / Chinese for Resorts 21-29 Nov 2022 (8pm-10pm) 1600
Online Chinese Class for Kids 10 days (1 hr/day) 450
Easy Chinese for Schools (level 1 - 4) 0
Business Chinese (primary and intermediate level)

Easy Approach to Chinese

COURSE DURATION : January 2023
COURSE FEE VIHS Students Monthly : 950
One off : 1900
COURSE FEE Other School Monthly : 1500
One off : 3000

COURSE DETAILS :

This course, designed for beginners to experience Chinese, enables learners to learn some Chinese vocabulary and dialogues in daily life, like greetings and topics on weather, food, traffic, shopping, etc.This course focuses on listening and speaking skills.

Contact hours– 36hrs


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liboplays:Tourism Chinese / Chinese for Resorts

COURSE DURATION : 21-29 Nov 2022 (8pm-10pm)
COURSE FEE : 1600

COURSE DETAILS :

This customer-tailored programme caters to the needs of learners with zero Chinese language foundation, aiming to enable learners to communicate with tourists from China in resorts, duty free shops and airport, etc. It focuses not only on dialogues useful in those workplaces but also relevant Chinese etiquette and culture.
Contents covered include
  • Commonly used Chinese in front desk
  • Commonly used Chinese in room service
  • Commonly used Chinese in catering service
  • Relevant Chinese culture and workshop
 

Contact hours - varies from 36-54hrs according to the depth of content

Entry criteria – anyone with competent English-speaking skills


liboplays:Online Chinese Class for Kids

COURSE DURATION : 10 days (1 hr/day)
COURSE FEE : 450

COURSE DETAILS :

This course is a live online holiday course offered by Chinese Language Centre at Villa College for primary school students across the Maldives. The course is designed for beginners and aims to enable learners to have an initial understanding and learning of Chinese. The course combines language teaching, cultural introduction and game activities, enabling students to learn Chinese language and China through perceptual activities.


The course content focuses on vocabularies and topics close to life including greetings, numbers, body parts, colors, animals, fruits and vegetables and interesting Chinese characters. The topics could be introduced through games and discussions involving students both physically and mentally in learning process. At the end of the course, students will get to know some culture about Chinese Spring Festival.


liboplays:Easy Chinese for Schools (level 1 - 4)


COURSE DETAILS :

This programme is a series of courses for grades 1-7. It focuses on general Chinese communication, ranging from Chinese phonetics, vocabulary, grammar and cultural workshops. It enables learners to have a solid foundation of integrated Chinese language competence in listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Contents covered include

Easy Chinese 1: Basic knowledge of Chinese phonetics and Chinese character

50 commonly words for daily communication Practice activities based on language points Classic Chinese songs  

Easy Chinese 2: Basic knowledge of Chinese phonetics and Chinese character

50 new words for daily communication Practice activities based on language points Classic Chinese songs Students will receive the YCT 1 certificate  

Easy Chinese 3: Basic knowledge of Chinese phonetics and Chinese character

70 new words for daily communication Topic games based on language points Classic Chinese songs Students will receive the YCT 2 certificate  

Easy Chinese 4: Basic knowledge of Chinese phonetics and Chinese character

80 new words for daily communication Topic games based on language points Classic Chinese songs Students will receive the YCT 3 certificate  

Contact hours

  • Easy Chinese level 1 - 36hrs
  • Easy Chinese level 2 - 48hrs
  • Easy Chinese level 3 - 60hrs
  • Easy Chinese level 4 - 90hrs
 

Entry criteria – youngsters with competent English-speaking skills can join the first level, and continue to progress through the levels


Business Chinese (primary and intermediate level)


COURSE DETAILS :

This content-based programme aims to enable learners to use Chinese language in business communication. The primary level focuses on conversation for business transactions. The intermediate level emphasizes on reading and writing for business communication.
Contents covered include
    • Meeting guests and self-introduction in business
    • Business visiting
    • Business deals
    • Relevant Chinese culture and workshop
 

Contact hours – 48hrs for primary level, 126hrs for intermediate level

Entry criteria – anyone with competent English-speaking skills can join the primary level, which is a pre-requisite for the intermediate level