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Easy Chinese

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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


An introductory course for learners who have no prior knowledge of the Chinese language. It is designed for those who want a short focused introduction to Chinese language learning. Running for 12.5 hours over 5 weeks, this course takes learners through basic expressions needed in typical conversational situations. Pronunciation and communicative practice will be the focus of this course. By the end of the course students will have started to tune in to the sounds of Chinese language and the tones, and have learned some basic phrases used in for social interaction.

Course Details

Content of Course

  • Pronouncing Chinese names
  • Understand cultural aspects and key vocabulary on Greetings
  • Daily useful expressions
  • Expressing gratitude or objections
  • Health Topics

Teaching method(s)

The course is lively and engaging with a combination of joint class activities and group work. Supplementary material is tailored by the teacher. Students will be taught in a small group with the emphasis on the skill of social communication in Chinese.


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.