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Chinese Beginners 2

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Course Summary

PLEASE NOTE: When online enrolment is closed, you can still book this course directly via the Confucius Institute for Scotland.


Tel: +44 (0) 131 662 2180


This course is the continuation of Beginners 1. It will continue to introduce basic and simple sentence structures. Students will learn more measure words and attributive adjectives, both of which can enable students to compose longer sentences. With the learning of expressions regarding calendar and clock times, students will be able to state more details regarding everyday life in conversations. There will be ongoing work to encourage student to recognise and write Chinese characters.

Course Details

Content of Course

  • Measure words;
  • Demonstrative pronouns + nouns;
  • Vocabulary and expressions regarding asking for permission and expressing requests;
  • Vocabulary and expressions regarding shopping and ordering food;
  • Vocabulary and expressions regarding one’s hobbies;
  • Vocabulary and expressions regarding phone conversations

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. To benefit fully from the course and to achieve the learning outcomes, students are strongly encouraged to spend at least 1-2 hours revising each class.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Handle simple conversations in settings such as shopping, dining at restaurants, making appointments over the phone;
  • Talk about one’s abilities, hobbies and wishes;
  • State information regarding times and locations


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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.