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Chinese Intermediate 5

Course Times & Enrolment

Thursdays from 23rd April 2020 (Code CH070-302) Add to Basket Thursdays from
23rd April 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm • (10 classes)
Confucius Institute •
£136.00 Concessions and discounts

Course Summary

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

Website: http://www.confuciusinstitute.ac.uk/

Tel: +44 (0) 131 662 2180

Email: info@confuciusinstitute.ac.uk

This course is the continuation of Intermediate 4. Students continue to develop all four skills starting to slowly close the gap between their receptive (listening and reading) and productive (speaking and writing) skills. The development of listening and speaking skills will remain a focus of the course, and teachers will, at the same time encourage students to rely less on pinyin. Compared to lower levels of courses, slightly more emphasis will be attached to the recognition and writing of characters. Students are encouraged to reflect and internalise grammatical devices and structures that they have studied and actively use them in conversations and written exercises. Topics covered in the textbook will also help students know more about Chinese family relations, Confucius and Confucian culture

Course Details

Content of Course

  • Vocabulary building and conversation/ short paragraph construction related to topics covered in the textbook;
  • A summary of a few commonly used adverbs;
  • A summary of a few commonly used conjunctions;
  • Cohesion and coherence of a discourse.

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 part-time jobs and occupations in Chinese;
  • Have a better understanding of Chinese family relations and develop an awareness of the Chinese concept of 孝 (filial piety);
  • Know more about Chinese festivals and related customs;
  • Talk about festivals and associated celebrations in Chinese;
  • Study more autonomously beyond class.

Sources

Core Readings

Textbook: Contemporary Chinese (Book 3, Units 10-12)

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

https://www.epay.ed.ac.uk/product-catalogue/college-of-humanities-and-social-science/school-of-literatures-languages-and-cultures/confucius-institute-for-scotland/contemporary-chinese-3

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

Queries

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.