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Chinese 2.3

Course Times & Enrolment

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Course Summary

This course is the continuation of the previous course Chinese 2.2. It is for students who have completed Chinese 2.2 or approximately 100 hours of tuition. This course enables the learners, who have the ability to communicate in social settings to further extend their topics and language skills in Chinese. By the end of the course students should be able to grasp more function items and most of the basic grammar items systematically, which enable students to feel freer to communicate in Chinese.

Course Details

Pre-requisites for enrolment

Students should have completed either Chinese 2.2 or equivalent.

Content of Course

  • Talk about house moving
  • Make complaints
  • Talk about sports and entertainment
  • Make suggestions
  • Talk about how you will arrange something
  • Talk about being unwell
  • Comfort someone and express regret

Teaching method(s)

The course is tutorial based with a combination of class activity and group work; use of audio-visual material as teaching aids (CDs and DVDs).
In order to fully benefit from the course and to achieve the learning outcomes, students are expected to spend 1-2 hours per week on revision and homework.

Learning outcomes

This course concludes the Chinese 2 studies, by the end of this level, students should be able to:

  • Have a good command of 448 new Chinese words and expressions;
  • 44 new communicative function items and 27 new grammar items;
  • Feel much freer to communicate in Chinese.


Core Readings

Textbook: Wu Zhongwei. Contemporary Chinese for Beginners. Beijing: Sinolingua, 2010.

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.