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Language Summer School for Beginners 1.1

Course Times & Enrolment

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Course Summary

This course is designed for complete beginners with little or no knowledge of Chinese language. In 25 hours of intensive learning over one week, students will cover Chinese 1.1. materials that take 10 weeks in evening classes.

Course Details

Content of Course

  • The Chinese pronunciation system “pinyin”;
  • Making introductions;
  • Presenting personal information, such as nationality and age;
  • Using numbers and time;
  • Talking about family.

Teaching method(s)

The course is tutorial based with a combination of joint class activities and group work. Supplementary material is prepared by the teacher.

Learning outcomes

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

  • have a good command of about 120 Chinese characters
  • be familiar with basic grammar and sentence structures that can be used in every-day conversations and to express events related to the present.
  • have an understanding of China and its customs and ways of life.

Sources

Core Readings

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

www.chinesecio.com.  This book will be provided to registered students at the start of the course.  Please contact info@confuciusinstitute.ac.uk if you already have a copy of this book

Student support

If you feel you have specific requirements to enable you to study with us, please contact our Student Support Team by email StudentSupport.COL@ed.ac.uk or by phone 0131 650 4400 to arrange a confidential discussion. Giving us this information will enable us to make arrangements to meet your requirements for studying in accordance with your rights under the Equality Act 2010.