Hi what are the advanced chinese classes like? Overall, what's your rating of the textbooks used and the teachers in general?THanks
The advanced classes are fast, but managable for the first 3 books. The textbooks are great. Translations are pretty good. But the important part is to go to class, you'll understand alot more from the teacher. I think my school is the one who wrote the textbook too. Teachers are all great! But it's important to find one that matches your learning style.
Hi B Huangthanks for your reply...thinking about taking advanced classes at MTC NTNU Sep or Dec, not sure yet.what's the average class size? Is there a lot of writing involved for advanced classes? The intensive classes that run 3 hours, is it 3 different classes each lasting an hour, so it's 3 courses per term?What kind of final exams are there?Thanks a bunch..
Average class size? 8-10 for normal, max 8 for advancedWriting involved? I take the practical A-V chinese course, which is the most common course taken. It concentrates on all four: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking. normal and advanced are the same, only the speed is different.3 hours? One 3 hour long class a day, 5 classes a week, 1 term is 3 months.Final Exam: There are two, one from the teacher, one from the school. One from the teacher is usually a speach or a play, or maybe a test, depends on the teacher. The school's is a TOP test. Computerized multiple choice with sections for voice recording speech and section for written (written starts at book 3). The TOP test is really easy for book 1 & 2.