Chinese 1.1 (Intensive)
Course Times & Enrolment
This course is currently unavailable.
This 5 week intensive course is for absolute beginners. Basic teaching content includes the three main aspects below:
- Basic Chinese pronunciation
- Basic Chinese conversations
- Teaching of pinyin
Pre-requisites for enrolment
The only requirement for the course is interest in Chinese language.
Content of Course
Basic knowledge of pronunciation, pinyin system and social language skills in Chinese:
- Greeting people;
- Making introductions;
- Giving personal information;
- Talking about occupations
- Talking about numbers and age;
- Describing people;
- Giving information about places;
- Talking about family;
- Talking about time;
- Talking about daily arrangements.
The course is tutorial based with a combination of whole class activity and group work. Supplementary material is prepared by the teacher and students can revise using complementary audio CD and online resources as recommended.
In order to fully benefit from the course and to achieve the learning outcomes, students are expected to spend 1-2 hours per class on revision and homework.
By the end of the course students should be able to:
- Master basic Chinese pronunciation
- Conduct dialogues correctly with moderate fluently based on the topics covered
- Understand and use Pinyin at a certain level
Textbook: Ma, Jianfei (ed), Great Wall Chinese: Essentials in Communication 1, Beijing, China: Beijing Language and Culture University Press, 2005.
There will be an additional charge for textbook and workbook not exceeding £30. The materials can be purchased at the Confucius Institute for Scotland in the first class of the semester.
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