Chinese beginners 2

Chinees - Language & Training Centre (2017)


During the course Chinese beginners 2, Mandarin Chinese will be taught. This is the official Chinese language spoken in all of China, Taiwan, Singapore and…

Key Facts & Figures

10 weeks
Instruction language
Mode of instruction

Start dates

Mondays23 January 2023 - 27 March 202317.30 - 20.00Campus

Exam in week 14

This course consists of ten weekly sessions of 2,5 hours each. The final exam takes place after the course on a predetermined date (see schedule below). One course level will have been covered by the end of this course.

What will you learn?

This course is a continuation of the course Chinese beginners 1. During this course you will continue with the previously learned topics of the Chinese language, with emphasis on reading, speaking, listening and writing skills in an everyday context. Topics that are covered include:

  • asking and giving directions;
  • shopping and eating outside;
  • grammar;
  • vocabulary;
  • the Chinese culture.

Furthermore, you will be able to write about 200 new words in Pinyin and recognize 20 new basic Chinese characters. You will also have a small vocabulary with which you can formulate simple and composed sentence structures for common and everyday situations. The final level of the course is beginners 2, similar to the level A1.2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) and level 1 according to Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK).

Good to know

  • The Language & Training Centre offers Chinese courses, three times a year (October-December / January-March / April-June).
  • This course is available for participants with an academic background (hbo/university).
  • English is the language of support during classes. However, the language of instruction is Chinese and will be commonly used.
  • The course material costs approximately € 45, - and is not included in the course fee. You will receive a confirmation letter with further details when the course starts.
  • Course participants are expected to spend approximately three hours a week on course preparation and self-study.
  • Our groups are small: the minimum number of participants is 12, the maximum is 16. 
    Please note that the LTC reserves the right to cancel this course if the required minimum number of participants is not reached. Whenever a course is canceled due to few registrations you will be informed and your fee will be refunded.
  • Attendance is not compulsory, but advisable. Please note that the last class consists of an oral test and a listening test. To pass the course, you should be present on that particular day.
  • A final written exam is part of this course. A final written exam is part of this course. Dyslectic students can get extra time to complete the written test. To arrange this, you need to contact the LTC via email. You will also have to send a copy of your official statement of special needs.
  • A certificate is awarded to participants who achieve a total score of 5.5 or higher.
  • Read our requirements and general terms and conditions carefully before registering.


Telefoon: 010 4081997
Website: Language & Training Centre


Facts & Figures


Rate 1: Student & employees): € 295,-
Rate 2: Others): € 395,-

Which rate is applicable to you? Read on.

Not applicable
Application deadline

12 January 2023

10 weeks
Offered by
Language & Training Centre
Language and Culture
Course type
Instruction language
Mode of instruction



You need to apply and pay for Chinese beginners 2 via our web shop

Only if the course will be paid for by your employer and the payment needs be done via invoice, we ask you to contact us upfront via email to make the necessary arrangements. Explanation about the payment procedure for EUR staff can be found here.

If it's not possible for you to join this period, please click on this link to get an email about dates for the next period.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to this course, your current level of the language needs to be at beginners 1.
As proof of this entrance level we accept the following:

  • the beginners 2 (A1.2) advice of an LTC’s assessment (less than 12 months old);
  • the LTC certificate of the beginners 1 course (less than 12 months old);
  • If you are currently participating in the Chinese beginners 1 course of the LTC, you are allowed to register for a beginners 2 course. Passing for your final exam and thus completing the course with a 5.5 or higher is necessary to start the following level.

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