Intermediate (lower): Intermediate level is for students who can already read and write a significant number of characters and recognize most basic sentence patterns. By the end of this stage students will be able to understand and maintain daily conversation, read paragraphs of text without needing to refer to the ‘Pinyin’ and write full sentences in Chinese characters.

Intermediate (upper): By the end of this level students will be able to speak about daily topics at normal speed with the correct intonation, proper diction and in coherent sentences. Students will be able to demonstrate creativity and flexibility in using the language and will be able to read and write more advanced texts.