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Chinese 5.2

Course Times & Enrolment

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Course Summary

This intermediate course is a continuation of the previous course Chinese 5.1. It enables students who have already established a strong foundation in Chinese to further develop their language skills. By the end of the course, students should be able to understand a larger vocabulary and more grammatical concepts as well as sentence structures, which will enable them to communicate more effectively. In addition, students will know more about Chinese culture, customs, idioms, the lives of contemporary Chinese people and different occupations, such as fitness instructors, fashion designers, dancers, etc.

Course Details

Pre-requisites for enrolment

Students should have completed either Chinese 5.1 or equivalent.

Teaching method(s)

The course is tutorial-based with a combination of class activities, group work, and use of audio-visual material as teaching aids (CDs and DVDs). The videos are edited from the original documentaries Chinese broadcasts. The videos will help students visually understand the living environment, conditions and the attitudes of some contemporary Chinese people.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course students should be able to:

  • be familiar with Chinese daily communication.
  • have improved listening comprehension of spoken Chinese.
  • know more about Chinese culture, customs, idioms, and contemporary China.


Core Readings

Textbook: Wu Zhongwei. Ten Level Chinese (Intensive Reading). Vol. 5. Beijing: Beijing Language & Culture University - Electronic & Audiovisual Press, 2007.

There will be an additional charge for the textbook and workbook not exceeding £30. The materials can be purchased with the Confucius Institute for Scotland via the link below:
...or in the first class of the semester at the Confucius Institute for Scotland.

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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.