Kong Zi Institute

Mandarin Programme

Important Notice of Mandarin Classes for 1st Semester in 03/2015 in Kong Zi UM

Dear all,

For the coming semester in March 2015, we are sorry to inform that we won’t be able to open new  classes for public Mandarin classes in Kong Zi Institute, due to lack of teachers as more teachers has been sent to work outstation in other universities in Malaysia. For the date of  new intake of public Mandarin classes, please kindly wait for the further notice.

Thanks for your understanding!

If you have and suggestions, advice, ideas or needs about Mandarin Learning and Teaching, please do let us know, you could also contact:

Ms Farah 03-7967-7022 (ext. 2203)

Ms Adawiyah 03-7967-7347

Kong Zi Institute, University of Malaya

27th, Feb, 2015


Mandarin Language Course (Beginner Level 1 & Level 2)

This starting course outlines the basic skills of Mandarin through various exercises in spelling, grammar, speaking and basic writing. By attending this course, participants will be able to converse in Mandarin using precise intonation as well as read and write basic characters. Participants can also communicate using simple phrases and sentences, the necessity of communication. After being familiar with the basics of Mandarin, participants will proceed to Level 2.

Course Structure
• Mandarin Language Course Level 1 & Chinese Character Course Level 1
• 10 weeks Duration of each course
• Every Monday & Wednesday from 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm

Course Structure

• Mandarin Language Course Level 2 & Chinese Character Course Level 2
• 10 weeks Duration of each course
• Every Tuesday & Thursday from 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm

Chinese Character Course (Beginner Level 1 & Level 2)

This course is specially designed for those who can speak Mandarin but have difficulty in learning the characters systematically. Through the study of the Mandarin characters amounting to a total of 40 hours, participants can acquire basic knowledge of the main components of Mandarin characters including the radicals, strokes, pronunciations, meanings and inter-relationships. This will be beneficial to those who wish to improve their reading skills. After completing the 40-hour duration, participants will proceed to Level 2.

Business Mandarin Course (Beginner: Level 1)

This course is developed to cater professionals working in any field of business or commerce that requires Mandarin as a way of conversing. This coursed is based on authentic textbooks to provide a full learning environment primarily focusing on daily executive activities, client interaction, and meeting with negotiations practices. Experienced lecturers will use a variety of methods to boost your confidence and improve communicative skills in a supportive, encouraging atmosphere.

Course Structure
• Business Mandarin Course Level 1
• 10 weeks Duration of each course
• Every Monday & Wednesday from 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm

Confucius Institute Headquarters
Hanban (Chinese Language Council International)

The Chinese Language Council International Office, (Hanban) was established by the Chinese Government in 1987. Hanban is well renowned in Kong Zi Institute and is also one of the main sponsors of the Chinese Bridge competition, a competition among non-native speakers based on their Chinese language proficiency. Hanban commits itself in advancing the teachings of the Chinese language and providing better insights of the Chinese culture resources as well as making its services available worldwide. Hanban works relentlessly in meeting the demands of global Chinese learners to the utmost fluency not forgetting the contribution of global cultural diversity and harmony. Generally, the Council is in charge with cultivating adequate knowledge and interest in the Chinese language and culture throughout the world.

Chinese Bridge

The “Chinese Bridge” is an international contest sponsored by Hanban. It is well known worldwide in terms of its cultural and educational exchanges. It set sights on building enthusiasm in students to learn Chinese and strengthening their knowledge and understanding of the Chinese culture. This competition consists of three parts which are Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students, Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign High School Students and Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign Students…

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Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK)

The new HSK test, launched by Hanban is an effort to boost the learning rate of the Chinese language students. This state of the art examination is the result of coordinated efforts by elite experts from different disciplines including Chinese teachings, linguistics, psychologists and educational measurements. Moreover, this examination format combines the advantages of the original HSK whilst taking into account the most recent trends of the Chinese language training…

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Confucius Institute Scholarship Program

The Confucius Institute Scholarship Program intends to support the development of the Confucius Institute by facilitating Chinese language and culture promotion on a wide spread basis. It also helps to cultivate qualified teachers and allow talented students to excel. This particular program provides financial aid for students, scholars and Chinese language teachers alike who wish to precede a higher-level education of the Chinese Language…

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