Learn Mandarin at CSA-EUR!

Why Learn Mandarin?

Since China has become a significant player in the world economy, the demand for experienced professionals with Chinese language skills has expanded dramatically. For people taking their first steps into the job market, it is essential to differentiate themselves from the crowd. Learning Chinese will present you with an excellent chance to get a step forward and draw the attention of prospective employers.

Our Mandarin language course offers the ideal learning environment for people who want to learn Mandarin. CSA-EUR strives for a warm, personal and practical learning experience. This experience is offered by CSA-EUR by providing small classes, professional teaching methods and experienced teachers who are native speakers. The language course is completed by examinations at the end. Once you have passed the exams, you will receive a CSA-EUR language course certificate signed by your teacher stating that you successfully finished a certain level.

Mandarin Language Course details

Instruction language: English
Teachers: Native Mandarin speakers
Classes: Class once a week (2 hours), 11 weeks per trimesters (10 classes + 1 exam day)
Time: Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday
Time slots: 17.00-19.00 and 19.15-21.15
Location: Online
Examination: Written, oral and listening
Material: Boya Chinese
Language course certificate signed by teacher.

Please note:

A class will be opened if there are at least 4 applicants.
Applicants who have not participated in a CSA-EUR language course before are required to take an intake test (except Beginners 1 applicants). The intake tests consist of both written and oral parts. The deadline for applying for an intake test is usually at least one week before the application deadline. There are no additional costs for the intake tests.
Level Learning Goals Relevance
Beginner 1
  • Build the solid foundation of Mandarin: pinyin
  • Get the basic knowledge of Chinese characters: strokes
  • Recognising simple Chinese characters
  • Simple Chinese dialogue
  • Chinese culture introduction
HSK 1
Beginner 2
  • Recognising around 200-300 characters
  • Enhance oral speaking ability
  • Simple Chinese grammar
  • Ancient Chinese culture introduction
HSK 2
Beginner 3
  • Recognising around 400-500 characters
  • Enhance listening ability speaking ability further
  • Relatively complicated dialogue and grammar
  • Deeper Chinese culture introduction
Pre-HSK 3
Pre-Intermediate

  • Recognising around 600-700 characters
  • Being able to read long Chinese text paragraph without pinyin
  • Advanced Chinese culture introduction

HSK 3
Level Learning Goals Relevance
Intermediate 1


  • Recognising around 700-800 characters
  • Being able to read long Chinese text paragraph without pinyin
  • Advanced Chinese culture introduction

Pre-HSK 4
Intermediate 2
  • Recognising around 900-1000 characters
  • Being able to read very long Chinese text
  • Being able to watch Chinese TV programs
  • Chinese current society issues discussion
HSK 4
Intermediate 3
  • Recognising around 1100-1200 characters
  • Fluent in speaking Chinese
  • Being able to watch Chinese TV programs
  • Chinese current society issues discussion

HSK 4
Advanced
  • Recognising more than 1200 characters
  • If you want to apply for the Advanced level, but you are not sure if the level fits you, please contact us at education@csa-eur.nl to take an intake test. There are no additional costs for the intake test.
Above HSK 4

When Can I Take a Language Course?

Trimester 1 Trimester 2 Trimester 3
Period
Week of
21 September - 30 November
Week of
18 January - 29 March
Week of
12 April - 21 June
Course days
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Trial classes
Monday 14th of September 2020
16:00-18:00
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Monday 11th of January 2021
19:00-21:00
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Tuesday 6th of April 2021
19:00-21:00
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Application and payment deadlines
Wednesday 16th of September 2020 23:59
Friday 15th of January 2021 23:59
Friday 9th of April 2021 23:59

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