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Chinese Elementary 3

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 the continuation of Elementary 2. The development of listening and speaking skills will continue to be a focus. More complex grammatical structures will be introduced and students will be able to engage in conversations in Chinese more effectively and confidently. Teachers will give more guidance and assistance to help students recognise and write Chinese characters.

Course Details

Content of Course

  • Vocabulary building and conversation/ short paragraph construction related to topics covered in the textbook;
  • Resultative complement;
  • V. + 着 to indicate the static aspect of an ongoing action;
  • Directional complement;
  • Potential complement;
  • A summary of various types of complements learnt so far

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:

  • Book tickets in Chinese;
  • Describe a traffic accident;
  • Talk about housing and renting issues;
  • Talk about recreational and sports activities;
  • Give a narrative with more details;
  • Make complaints and express dissatisfaction;
  • Make suggestions


Core Readings

Web Sources



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.