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Chinese Upper Advanced

Course Times & Enrolment

This course is currently unavailable.

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


The goal of this course is to develop students' ability to understand and use Chinese language at an advanced level and to help students to gain insights about Chinese society and culture through readings and discussions. This course focuses on in-depth reading of authentic materials from a wide variety of topics including social, cultural and journalistic texts. Conversational exercises remain an important part of this course, which are related to reading materials used in class and according to students’ interests. Students are also encouraged to read Chinese authentic materials after class and share vocabularies and expressions with their classmates.

Course Details

Content of Course

  • Vocabulary building and conversation/passage construction related to topics covered in class;
  • Nuances between synonyms;
  • Opportunities of free talk in Chinese for each student each week;
  • Discussions and debates in Chinese on various topics

Teaching method(s)

The course is tutorial based with a combination of joint class activities and group work. All materials are 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 the course, students will be able to:

  • Comprehend (abridged/slightly revised) authentic materials on various topics;
  • Express in Chinese their thoughts and opinions more confidently and fluently in conversations and writings;
  • Gain more information about Chinese culture and society;
  • Study autonomously beyond class


Core Readings

In-house materials


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.