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Chinese 6.2

Course Times & Enrolment

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Course Summary

This course is the continuation of the previous course, Chinese 6.1, for intermediate/advanced 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, institutionalised expressions, written language and spoken language, which will enable them to communicate more confidently and effectively. In addition, students will know more about Chinese culture, customs, the lives of contemporary Chinese people and their families at all levels , such as taxi drivers, young BMX riders, retired senior Chinese, etc.

Course Details

Pre-requisites for enrolment

Students should have completed either Chinese 6.1 or equivalent.

Content of Course


  • Gao Wenli's Kite Dream
  • Young BMX Rider
  • Best Business Card of Beijing
  • Passing down China's Folk Arts
  • Beijing Opera Fans


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). The videos are edited from the original documentaries of same title broadcast in China Central Television. The videos will help students visually understand the living environment, conditions and the mindset of some contemporary Chinese people.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course students should:

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



Core Readings

Textbook: Huayuhanfeng Studio, Intensive Audiovisual and Reading Course of Intermediate Chinese (1) Beijing, China: Beijing Language and Culture University Press, 2009.


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.