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Chinese 2.2

Course Times & Enrolment

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Course Summary

This course is the continuation of the previous course, Chinese 2.1. It is for students who have completed Chinese 2.1 or approximately 80 hours of tuition. This course enables learners, who have established basic foundations in learning Chinese, to further develop the four language skills as well as the ability to communicate in social settings. By the end of the course students should be able to grasp more grammatical concepts and sentence structures systematically, which will enable them to communicate more fluently. Students should recognize most of the characters in the textbook and be able to write more characters.

Course Details

Pre-requisites for enrolment

Students should have completed either Chinese 2.1 or equivalent.

Content of Course

  • Talk about the weather
  • Make comparisons
  • Talk about a location
  • Express the duration of an action
  • Express the frequency of an action
  • Express the result of an action
  • Talk about the action in progress

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

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

  • Understand frequently used sentences and expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance.
  • Use what they have learnt to generate new sentences.
  • Have certain knowledge of characters and be able to write more characters.


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.