FSI - Chinese - Optional Module - Part 6

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Audios

Standard Chinese - Optional Module WLF - Unit 01

Standard Chinese - Optional Module WLF - Unit 02

Standard Chinese - Optional Module WLF - Unit 03

Standard Chinese - Optional Module WLF - Unit 04

Standard Chinese - Optional Module WLF - Unit 05

Standard Chinese - Optional Module WLF - Unit 06


Foreign Service Institute Chinese (Mandarin) - Image The FSI Chinese Personal Welfare Module (WLF) will provide you with the skills needed to take care of a variety of personal needs and handle yourself
in a number of possibly difficult situations.

Before starting Unit 1 of this module, you should have at least completed the Money Module (MON); and before starting Unit 3, you should have at least completed the Transportation Module (TRN).

OBJECTIVES

When you have finished this FSI Chinese Personal Welfare Module, you will be able to:

1. Describe the weather in all four seasons for your present locale, a Chinese city, and your hometown.
2. Describe the location, geographical setting, population, and air quality of the three areas in No. 1.
3. Give the names of five or more items of clothing.
4. Get your hair cut or styled.
5. Describe several items you ordinarily carry with you when traveling.
6. Give the names of and describe the different rooms in a house.
7. Give simple directions to a babysitter.
8. Ask and answer question about the common cold and its symptoms. Offer advice on what to do for a simple ailment. Understand the use of kaishui, "boiled water."
9. Describe what takes place during a visit to the doctor. Know how to give normal body temperature in Celsius and in Fahrenheit. Tell "where it hurts" (using a list of the parts of the body, if necessary.)
10. Describe accidents where injuries occur, and tell someone to call an ambulance.
11. Report the loss of a passport to the appropriate officials. Find out where to go to report the loss and be able to determine whether adequate translation facilities will be available.
12. Use the words for "danger" and "caution" in grammatical, situationally appropriate sentences. Describe how someone entered a restricted area and bow and for what reasons he was escorted out.

You can find the other volumes of the FSI optional modules here:
- FSI Chinese - Optional Module - Part 1
- FSI Chinese - Optional Module - Part 2
- FSI Chinese - Optional Module - Part 3
- FSI Chinese - Optional Module - Part 4
- FSI Chinese - Optional Module - Part 5

Chinese is a group of related but in many cases mutually unintelligible language varieties, forming a branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family. Chinese is spoken by the Han majority and many other ethnic groups in China. Nearly 1.2 billion people (around 16% of the world's population) speak some form of Chinese as their first language.

The varieties of Chinese are usually described by native speakers as dialects of a single Chinese language, but linguists note that they are as diverse as a language family. The internal diversity of Chinese has been likened to that of the Romance languages, but may be even more varied. There are between 7 and 13 main regional groups of Chinese (depending on classification scheme), of which the most spoken, by far, is Mandarin (about 960 million), followed by Wu (80 million), Yue (70 million) and Min (70 million). Most of these groups are mutually unintelligible, although some, like Xiang and the Southwest Mandarin dialects, may share common terms and some degree of intelligibility. All varieties of Chinese are tonal and analytic.

Chinese (Mandarin) is spoken in: China

Chinese (Mandarin) is also called: Beifang Fangyan, Guanhua, Guoyu, Hanyu, Hoton, Huayu, Hui, Hui-Zu, Hytad, Kuoyu, Mandarin, Northern Chinese, Putonghua, Qotong, Standard Chinese, Xui

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