Domino Chinese started in 2013. Today, 8 years later, we are infinitely proud and excited to announce Domino Classroom.
I just read that this course is primarily for complete beginners and you learn some basic concepts, that we go through in the fluency course. At what level in the domino Chinese ranking system would you say, that this course is not worth the time? I just don`t want to waste my time and take the place from someone else. ;)
The current 20 levels will be reduced and compressed to 12 levels over the next 5 months. We are preparing to offer level 1-12 of DC as a program. That will cover HSK 1,2,3,4. (Eventually we'll cover HSK 5 also). We strongly suggest all our students to start with this course regardless as we cover all key aspects and start having conversations completely in Chinese already at this stage. When you finish this course you can proceed to the next one, which will cover domino level 3,4.
I hope that answered your question!
Hi Felix! This new course sounds great, and I'm sure the remaining places will be snapped up! I'll recommend it to any beginners who ask. 加油！
I was about to ask the exact same question as Jackie. I honestly don't think I could face any beginner course again, even if I could afford the time or money. 😅
I hope in the future you might consider offering an intermediate level course for the many Domino students who have progressed well past the beginner stage in their Chinese studies, and who don't have the need or time for a beginner level course. 谢谢🙏
So we will more advanced courses. We will always recommend our students start from scratch but I understand if you really don't want to. We are thinking about a way to give you a test you can pass, then you can start with the next course. Something like that.
I had already studied Chinese for 1 year before joining domino Chinese and did beginning from level 1 at domino Chinese and would recommend that for anyone. Not starting from the beginning at domino Chinese is like starting at page 400 in a Harry Botter book, because you have seen the first 30 min of the movie. Anyway. I don`t want to start over a third time. xD Would have loved, if this course was there when i started learning though. :)
Hi Felix! Regarding the HSK levels covered: Up to the new HSK 4 level or the old HSK 4 level. Since the new one seems a lot more ambitious with more vocabulary as well and if I heard correctly you'll need to be able to handwrite a couple of characters from memory.
I was going to register for Classroom but I keep getting an error message, is the Class full?
Hi Claire, There are currently 3 seats left. Would you mind trying again on the classroom page? https://classroom.dominochinese.com/#enroll_container
I have already sent you an email. Let's talk there :)
Hi Felix! (and everyone else) I am back after a little break to do some stuff that wasn't so important before, then it became important, and now this is important for an important reason. Hehe... I'm sure that makes sense. Even though I've been here for years (and even wrote the old instructions for the flashcard decks) I've just signed up to start from scratch with CLASSROOM, and I couldn't be more excited! That wasn't an option and it seems beautiful. You might consider anyone who wants to start at the next level (3&4) might take a test for the first class at a 30% rate of the tuition, and if they pass they can start the next level, if they don't pass, apply the test fee to the first level charge so they can complete that level first. Just an idea. See you in class!
I have a question about the class schedule for the upcoming 2023 Beginner Chinese Course. What time of day is the Friday live teacher driven meeting?
I tried asking the chat bot and even setup a meeting with Gavin to discuss this but nobody showed up for the meeting and I go no answer to my question from either sources.
I have similar questions Larry Dawson outlined and I had exactly the same experience of no show on two meetings I scheduled and no replies to my emails. I'm worried - is everything alright?