Netherlands, Tilburg

Chinese Beginners

when 18 July 2016 - 29 July 2016
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 ECTS
fee EUR 450

This beginners' course focuses on 10 topics from every day and school life. The attention is drawn to the topics in the field of social communication: greeting each other, family, jobs, food & drinks, expressing numbers, time, place words (at home and school), activities & hobbies, invitation of going out and weather, etc.

Course leader

Ms. Ya-Ping (Amy) Hsiao.

Target group

Students who prepare their exchange in China or Taiwan. All people who are interested in China and Chinese. No prior knowledges of Chinese is required.

Course aim

• Describe the characteristics of the Chinese language .
• Apply basic grammar rules to construct simple sentences .
• Recall 200 Chinese words of 10 topics in Pinyin transcriptions.
• Recall (not reproduce with hand-writing) the meaning and Pinyin of 100 commonly used Chinese characters.
• Recognize the meaning of phrases and sentences based on the combination of these 100 Chinese characters.
• Use a number of common spoken expressions to deal with real-life dialogues.
• Differentiate the cultural differences between the Dutch and Chinese etiquette.

Fee info

EUR 450: The course fee does not include any study materials. Tilburg University students 'pay' with 6 language vouchers. If you do not have enough vouchers, you pay € 65 per language voucher.

• Tilburg University students pay € 390.
• Prospective Tilburg University students who register from September 2015 pay € 450 and can use their
language vouchers to get a refund of € 390.
• Tilburg University members of staff: pay € 410.
• Alumni who graduate less than four years ago, can participate in this course at the internal rate of € 410.
• External participants pay € 450.
• In addition: all participants must pay a participation fee of € 70 to facilitate the summer school.

Tilburg University Summer School charges a fee of € 70 per participant for the organization of the event.


There are no scholarships available.