Chinese Mandarin Beginners Refreshers (Year 2)

City University London
Course summary
10 weeks
245 GBP
Part time
Next available date: 27/04/2020 - London
Open / Scheduled
Chinese Mandarin Beginners Refreshers (Year 2)

Course description

Chinese Mandarin Beginners Refreshers (Year 2)

The course will revisit topics taught in the Beginners course with an emphasis on fluency and pronunciation, learning new grammar and extensive vocabulary. The course will help you build confidence, strengthen your ability to communicate more fluently and offer the opportunity to broaden your cultural understanding.

The course consists of one evening class a week, for a total of 30 weeks; spread across three modules, which is ideal for those with various commitments or working full-time.

Learning objectives

Module 1

  • Greeting each other;
  • Introducing oneself and others;
  • Asking about nationality and birthday place;
  • Talking about countries and people;
  • Exchanging information on language;
  • Asking about age and marital status;
  • Paying compliments;
  • Responding to comments;
  • Number of people in the family;
  • Job and occupation;
  • Numerals.

Module 2

  • Exchanging telephone number and email address.;
  • Asking and telling the time;
  • Dates and days;
  • Discussing daily routine;
  • Making enquiry on opening hour;
  • Talking about family and asking about someone's family;
  • Discussing job and work place;
  • Discussing schooling;
  • Talking about weekly plans.

Module 3

  • Making enquiry after someone;
  • Describing weather;
  • Discussing favourite seasons;
  • Talking about means of transportation;
  • Asking for directions;
  • Asking and telling prices and currencies;
  • Buying fruits;
  • Giving suggestions on buying gifts.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Prerequisite knowledge

This course is ideal if you have completed our Chinese Mandarin Beginners course or if you have between 30 and 40 hours of prior learning. You can check your level using our online guidelines.

Modules are taught at progressive levels so we strongly recommend starting with Module One in the autumn term.

English requirements

You will need to respond to instructions and read course documents in English.

Training Course Content

Topics covered

Module 1

  • Numerals;
  • Formal and informal greetings;
  • Introductions;
  • Surname and full name;
  • Nationality and birth place;
  • Country and language;
  • Age and birthday;
  • Relationship and marital status.

Module 2

  • Telephone numbers;
  • Time expressions;
  • Appointment and opening hour;
  • Days and dates;
  • Plans and duration;
  • Making phone calls and sending emails;
  • Dates and days.

Module 3

  • Jobs and occupation;
  • Weather and seasons;
  • Transportation;
  • Locations and public places;
  • Directions and positions;
  • Currencies and prices;
  • Shopping.

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