Last updated: 22Mar2018

Happy and Easy Learning Chinese

Register Online: https://goo.gl/sDn6fW
Blog: https://happyeasylearningchinese.wordpress.com/
Concept note: Link to concept note

 

Details of main coordinator/focal person

Name: Ms Cao Yi
Position: Project Assistant
Organisation: SEAMEO Secretariat, Bangkok, Thailand
Email: caoyi@seameo.org

Name: Ms Wang Yi
Position: Project Assistant
Organisation: SEAMEO Secretariat, Bangkok, Thailand
Email: wangyi@seameo.org

Background

With the rapid development of the economy and the continuous improvement of its international status, PR China has been open for extensive cooperation with overseas in including Southeast Asia.

There were growing numbers of development projects between PR China and countries in Southeast Asia, both by government and private sectors. In response of this growth, there were demands for students in Southeast Asia for abilities to communicate in Chinese.

Happy & Easy Learning Chinese” is a programme introduced by SEAMEO Secretariat to provide basic knowledge of Chinese language and culture. It is a total 24 hours of courses which welcomes participants from all over the Southeast Asian region.

Participants will be equipped with basic spoken Chinese and exposed to a part of Chinese history and culture after attending the program.

Each session will contain two teaching hours. The topic covers from Pin Yin (Chinese phonetic notation), greeting and other simple conversation to Chinese festival, lifestyle, etc.

All sessions will be mainly organized through WebEx. More importantly, the participants are required to practice after class and submit their recorded video of practice via Email: caoyi@seameo.org. The assessment will be given in the final session.

Objectives

The objectives of Happy & Easy Learning Chinese training program are as follows:

  1. To enhance cultural understanding between SEAMEO member countries and China.
  2. To develop basic skills and knowledge of Chinese language to the participants.

At the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  1. Use Pin Yin to read Chinese.
  2. Greet in Chinese.
  3. Shopping in Chinese.
  4. Introduce themselves in Chinese.
  5. Make simple conversation in Chinese.
  6. Understand a part of traditional Chinese culture.

Who can apply:

High School or Vocational college students and teachers from the 11 SEAMEO Member Countries, namely Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam, are the targeted participants of this programme.

How to apply:

To join in the training, the participants should register through the following Online Registration.

Click here!

No registration/training fee is required.

Requirements

The participants are strongly recommended to possess a laptop/notebook/smart phone completed or well connected with a webcam, mouse, external microphone and headset/earphone.

The device must be readily installed with Cisco WebEx and the participants should be well prepared 15 minutes before each session.

Training Duration

The training will be started from 9th April to 4th May, including 12 lessons. Each lesson is approximately 2hours. It will be delivered at 14:00- 16:00 Bangkok Time (GMT+7).

In the final assignment, participants are required to make up a team of two to four people. Every team is tasked to make conversation in Chinese and send a video record to the facilitators.

Training Schedule

The training will be started from 9th April to 4th May, including 12 lessons. Each lesson is approximately 2hours. It will be delivered at 14:00- 16:00 Bangkok Time (GMT+7).

In the final assignment, participants are required to make up a team of two to four people. Every team is tasked to make conversation in Chinese and send a video record to the facilitators.

Time Class Activities Facilitator WebEx Meeting room
5th Apr.
14:00-15:00
WebEx Tutorial Wang Yi Meeting number: 571 658 847
Meeting password: 1234
Meeting link: 
https://goo.gl/QNPjN9

1st Week: Topic-“Pin Yin”

Time Class Activities Facilitator WebEx Meeting room Materials
9th Apr.
14:00-16:00
1) Introduction to the training
2) Introduction to Pin Yin
3) Pin Yin: a o e i u ü b p f m d t n l g k h j q x r z c s zh ch sh
4) Song: Pin Yin
Cao Yi Meeting number:
571 658 847
Meeting password: 1234
Meeting link: 
https://goo.gl/QNPjN9

Slide:
http://bit.ly/SEAMEOChineseCourseMaterials

Video:
https://youtu.be/j2d3-DgsKMU

10th Apr.
14:00-16:00
1) Review
2) Pin Yin: er ia ua uo ie üe ai uai ei uei ao iao
Wang Yi Meeting number:
571 658 847
Meeting password: 1234
Meeting link: 
https://goo.gl/QNPjN9

Slide:
http://bit.ly/SEAMEOChineseCourseMaterials

Video:
https://youtu.be/n0Qt3PUIZmE

11th Apr.
14:00-16:00
1) Review
2) Pin Yin: ou iou an ian uan üan en in un ün ang iang uang eng ing ueng ong iong w y
Wang Yi Meeting number:
571 658 847
Meeting password: 1234
Meeting link: 
https://goo.gl/QNPjN9

Slide:
http://bit.ly/SEAMEOChineseCourseMaterials

Video:
https://youtu.be/Mpb0hGFPyRw

 

2nd Week: Topic-“Greeting”

Time Class Activities Facilitator WebEx Meeting room Materials
18th Apr.
14:00-16:00
1) Review Pin Yin
2) Greeting vocabulary
3) Greeting conversation
Cao Yi Meeting number:
571 658 847
Meeting password: 1234
Meeting link: 
https://goo.gl/QNPjN9

Slide:
http://bit.ly/SEAMEOChineseCourseMaterials

Video:
https://youtu.be/uUupjvdnBEM

19th Apr.
14:00-16:00
1) Review greeting
2) Name vocabulary
3) Name conversation
Cao Yi Meeting number:
571 658 847
Meeting password: 1234
Meeting link: 
https://goo.gl/QNPjN9

Slide:
http://bit.ly/SEAMEOChineseCourseMaterials

Video:
CLICK

20th Apr.
14:00-16:00
Culture: Life in China
1) Life style in China
2) Interesting phenomenon
Cao Yi Meeting number:
571 658 847
Meeting password: 1234
Meeting link: 
https://goo.gl/QNPjN9

Slide:
http://bit.ly/SEAMEOChineseCourseMaterials

Video:
https://youtu.be/5ijA72ZfKq4

 

3rd Week: Topic-“Number”

Time Class Activities Facilitator WebEx Meeting room Materials
23rd Apr.
14:00-16:00
Culture: Traditional Chinese Festival
1)The different kinds of Chinese Festival
2)The story of Chinese Festival
3) Song: Happy New Year
Wang Yi Meeting number:
571 658 847
Meeting password: 1234
Meeting link: 
https://goo.gl/QNPjN9

Slide:
http://bit.ly/SEAMEOChineseCourseMaterials

Video:
https://youtu.be/hd_j7KpXZLo

25th Apr.
14:00-16:00
1) Number vocabulary
2) Number conversation
Wang Yi Meeting number:
571 658 847
Meeting password: 1234
Meeting link: 
https://goo.gl/QNPjN9
Video:
CLICK
27st Apr.
14:00-16:00
1) Review number
2) shopping vocabulary
3) shopping conversation
Cao Yi Meeting number:
571 658 847
Meeting password: 1234
Meeting link: 
https://goo.gl/QNPjN9
Video:
CLICK

 

4th Week: Topic-“Nationality”

Time Class Activities Facilitator WebEx Meeting room Materials
30th Apr.
14:00-16:00
1) Review shopping
2) Age vocabulary
3) Age conversation
Cao Yi Meeting number:
571 658 847
Meeting password: 1234
Meeting link: 
https://goo.gl/QNPjN9
Video:
CLICK
2nd May
14:00-16:00
1) Review age
2) Nationality vocabulary
3) Nationality conversation
Wang Yi Meeting number:
571 658 847
Meeting password: 1234
Meeting link: 
https://goo.gl/QNPjN9
Video:
CLICK
4th May
14:00-16:00
Culture: Traditional Chinese Food
1) Different kinds of Chinese Food
2) The process of making dumplings
Wang Yi Meeting number:
571 658 847
Meeting password: 1234
Meeting link: 
https://goo.gl/QNPjN9
Video:
CLICK
Before 18th May Submission Assignment Email via: caoyi@seameo.org
Total teaching hours: 24 hours

Certification

Students who submit the final projects will receive “Certificate of Completion”. The winners will receive “Certificate of recognition. The Certificates will be signed by SEAMEO Secretariat Director, Dr Gatot Hari Priowirjanto.

The result will be posted on the website on 18th May.

Criteria

The overall academic results will be examined as follows:

Criterion Credit in percentage
Attendance and Class Performance 60%
Assignment 40%
Total 100%

Facilitator

Cao Yi
Master degree from University of Sheffield, UK
An officer of Guizhou Medical University,
Guizhou, China
Recently a volunteer at SEAMEO Secretariat,
Bangkok, Thailand
caoyi@seameo.org

Wang Yi
Master degree from Guizhou University, China
An officer of Guizhou University of
Finance and Economics, Guizhou, China
Recently a volunteer at SEAMEO Secretariat,
Bangkok, Thailand
wangyi@seameo.org

Rules and Conditions

  1. Participant who is unable to attend the class need to email the facilitator ahead of time.
  2. ALL the participants are required to show active participation towards in-class practice.
  3. Only the participants who passed the criteria will receive the Certificate of Participation

Timeline

Online Registration 19th March – 3rd April
WebEx Tutorial 5th April
Training Session 9th April – 4th May
Submission of Assessment 18th May
Announcement of Winner 30th May