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Chinese Intermediate 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 a continuation of Intermediate 2. Students are now at lower intermediate level and have developed good autonomous learning skills. The textbook for this course is topic based and students are encouraged to not only master the new grammar and words but also to actively use as wide a rage of vocabulary and structures as possible to express their thoughts. Teachers will continue to guide students in the development of their listening and speaking skills and also encourage them to rely less on pinyin. More emphasis will be attached to the recognition and writing of characters.

Course Details

Content of Course

  • Vocabulary building and conversation/ short paragraph construction related to topics covered in the textbook;
  • Terms of popular sports in various countries and regions;
  • Rhetorical questions (难道…;不是吗?能不…吗?);
  • To use了(liăo) and 着(zháo) as potential complements;
  • Reduplication of verbs;
  • Numerical phrases and fractions

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:

  • Engage in conversations related to sports and hobbies;
  • Talk about travel;
  • Communicate through letters/emails in Chinese;
  • Compare life and environment in China with that of other countries;
  • Study more autonomously beyond class


Core Readings

Textbook: Contemporary Chinese (Book 3, Units 4-6)

Please use the following epay link to purchase the course textbook.

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.