What is the course about?
The aim of the course is to revise and consolidate students’ basic knowledge of Chinese (Mandarin) with an emphasis on speaking and listening.
What will we cover?
A revision of introducing oneself, going to shops, telling and asking the time, describing daily activities, ordering in a restaurant.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Introduce and talk about yourself
- Order food and drinks
- Get by shopping for clothes
- Tell the dates and time
- Talk about your daily routine.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Near beginners, for students who have a sound knowledge of basic Chinese and have studied for at least one year recently. Please note that this is not a complete beginner's course and is aimed at revision for students who have studied for around three terms or equivalent.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Communicative teaching: emphasis on speaking/listening and repetition. Questions and answers. Individual, pair and group work, role play. Some homework expected.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Based on the tutor's own materials.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Chinese 2 lower: module 1 in September. Please enrol as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details