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Chinese Advanced 1

Course Times & Enrolment

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Course Summary

This course is the continuation of Upper Intermediate 3. Students continue to develop all the four skills. The gap between their receptive and productive skills is further closed. The development of listening and speaking skills will remain a focus of the course, and teachers will at the same time encourage students to mainly use Chinese characters in reading and writing. Additional assistance will be provided for students who need to use more pinyin to help with their studies. Students are encouraged to reflect and internalise grammatical devices and structures that they have studied and actively use them in conversations and writings. Topics covered in the textbook can also help students know more about Chinese cultural and society.

Course Details

Content of Course

  • Vocabulary building and conversation/passage construction related to topics covered in the textbook;
  • To use 族, 品,费,式as a suffix;
  • To use 被/为X所Y,为X而VP;
  • To use time expression;
  • Learn more conjunction words to express;
  • In-class discussions in Chinese on various topics

Teaching method(s)

The course is tutorial based with a combination of joint class activities and group work. Supplementary material is prepared by the teacher. In order to fully benefit from the course and to achieve the learning outcomes, students are strongly encouraged to spend at least 1-2 hours to revise each class.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Comprehend fairly long Chinese passages on various topics;
  • Express in Chinese their thoughts and opinions more confidently and fluently in conversations and writings;
  • Gain more information about Chinese culture and society;
  • Study autonomously beyond class


Core Readings

Textbook: Ten Level Chinese (Book 5, Lessons 4-6)

Please use the following epay link to purchase the course textbook.

Please note that course materials are not included in the course fee.


If you have questions regarding the course or enrolment, please contact COL Reception at Paterson's Land by email or by phone 0131 650 4400.

Student support

If you have a disability, learning difficulty or health condition which may affect your studies, please let us know by ticking the 'specific support needs' box on your course application form. This will allow us to make appropriate adjustments in advance and in accordance with your rights under the Equality Act 2010. For more information please visit the Student Support section of our website.