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Chinese Intermediate 1

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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 3, which will see the completion of Contemporary Chinese for Beginners. New grammatical structures will include 把and 被sentences pattern, with which students can speak about the dispose of an object and compose a sentence with passive voice respectively. The last two or three weeks will be devoted to the revision of the whole book. Students will be guided through key vocabulary, expressions and grammatical structures. Teachers will give more guidance and assistance to help students recognise and write Chinese characters. If time permits, a Q & A section may be included in the last week for teachers to know more about students’ thoughts and comments.  

Course Details

Content of Course

  1. Vocabulary building and conversation/ short paragraph construction related to topics covered in the textbook;
  2. 把 structure used to emphasise on the disposal of an object;
  3. 被 for passive voice;
  4. Expressions used for blaming or thanking other people;
  5. Expressions used for showing sympathy, comfort and regret;
  6. A review of Contemporary Chinese for Beginners;
  7. How to use Chinese paper dictionaries

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 objects that were lost or found;
  • Talk about certain bad experience;
  • Describe environmental changes;
  • Study more autonomously beyond class


Core Readings

Contemporary Chinese for Beginners (to complete Lessons 19-20 and review the whole book)

Please note that course materials are not included in the course fee.


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.