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Chinese 6.1

Course Times & Enrolment

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Course Summary

This course is the continuation of the previous course, Chinese 5.3, for intermediate/advanced students who already have strong foundations in learning Chinese. By the end of the course, students should be able to understand more advanced grammatical and lexical concepts, regular expressions, as well as more complex written and spoken language. Students will be able to communicate confidently and effectively. In addition, students will learn about Chinese culture and customs through both the textbook and documentaries shown in class. These represent the living and working conditions and attitudes of Chinese people today in an intuitive and vivid manner.

Course Details

Pre-requisites for enrolment

Students should have completed either Chinese 5.3 or equivalent.

Teaching method(s)

The course is tutorial based with a combination of class activities and group work. Audio-visual material is used as teaching aids (CDs and DVDs). The videos are edited from the original documentaries broadcast by China Central Television. The videos will help students visually understand the living environment, conditions and the mindset of people living 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. 6. 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.