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Chinese Elementary 2

Course Times & Enrolment

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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 a continuation from Elementary 1. The emphasis remains on the development of listening and speaking skills. There will also be a summary of some important grammatical devices and structures to help students consolidate what they have learnt so far. New grammatical structures introduced, will include those for comparison, time durations and frequencies. Teachers will give more guidance and assistance to help students in recognising and writing Chinese characters.

Course Details

Content of Course

  • Vocabulary building and conversation/ short paragraph construction related to topics covered in the textbook;
  • Various structures for comparison;
  • A summary of prepositions introduced;
  • A summary of adverbs introduced;
  • Expressions regarding time duration;
  • Expressions regarding frequency of actions

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 to revise each class.

Learning outcomes

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

  • Talk about weathers and seasons;
  • Talk about one’s hometown and home;
  • Correctly use prepositions and adverbs learnt so far in utterance and writing;
  • Correctly express time in terms of durations and frequencies


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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.