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Chinese 5.1

Course Times & Enrolment

This course is currently unavailable.

Course Summary

This course is the continuation of the previous course, Chinese 4.3, for intermediate students who have established strong foundations in learning Chinese. By the end of the course, students should be able to understand more grammatical and lexical concepts, regular expressions and idioms, as well as written and spoken language, which will enable them to communicate more confidently and effectively in Chinese. In addition, students will learn more about both historical and contemporary Chinese culture, including perspectives on writing, reading, education, value systems, and social life.

Course Details

Pre-requisites for enrolment

Students should have completed either Chinese 4.3 or equivalent.

Teaching method(s)

Audio-visual materials are used as teaching aids (CDs and DVDs). The videos will help students visually understand the living environment, conditions and the mind-set of some people in China today.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course students should:

  • Be familiar with Chinese daily communication.
  • Have improved listening comprehension of spoken Chinese.
  • Know more about 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.