Choose a start date
This intermediate level course will help you to develop fluency in the Chinese Mandarin language, understand grammatical structures and gain knowledge of Chinese culture.
Delivered over ten weeks, this Mandarin Chinese evening course will enable you to communicate with more variation and fluency, so you feel confident in most everyday situations with Chinese Mandarin speakers. It will also broaden your understanding of the Chinese culture and way of life.
The course consists of one evening class a week for a total of 30 weeks; spread across three modules, the Chinese Mandarin Lower Intermediate short course is ideal for those with various commitments or working full time.
All of our language short courses are taught by qualified native speakers and delivered at City, University of London’s main campus, in the heart of the capital.
On this Lower Intermediate Mandarin Chinese short course you will learn new structures and vocabulary around different topics to extend your range of expression. You will build on and advance your listening, speaking skills as well as reading and writing skills using Chinese characters.
You will learn new structures and vocabulary around different topics to extend your range of expression. You will build on and advance your listening, speaking skills as well as reading and writing skills using Chinese characters.
The Chinese Mandarin Lower Intermediate (Year 3) course is ideal if you have completed the Chinese Mandarin Refresher (Year 2) course or you have post GCSE level experience of Chinese Mandarin.
This course consists of three modules taught at progressive levels, starting with Module One in October. We only advise joining Module Two or Module Three if you are already familiar with the content from earlier modules (see the What will I learn? section below for module content). You can check your level using our online guidelines.
Please note that some topics of the Chinese Mandarin Year 1 short course will be revised at the beginning of the academic year. The course outline below is only a guide and topics will be studied according to students' needs and progress.
The Chinese Mandarin short course is ideal if you have one of the following:
Modules are taught at progressive levels, starting with Module One in the autumn (October).
If you wish to join Module Two of the Chinese Mandarin short course (in January), you must have completed Module One or be familiar with the content taught in Module One, specified in the What will I learn? section.
If you wish to enrol on Module Three of the short course (in April/May), you must have completed both Module One and Module Two or be familiar with the content taught in these two modules, found in the What will I learn? section.
Please check your level by using our online guidelines before enrolling.
You will need to respond to instructions and read course documents in English.
The emphasis of the Year 3 Chinese Mandarin short course is on listening and speaking. The lessons focus on language that is required in authentic situations.
Classroom activities will include:
Games and character writing practice will help to learn effectively with fun. More comprehensive grammar exercises and reading texts are generally set as homework. All evaluation will take place in a relaxed and informal setting.
Colloquial Chinese 2: The Next Step in Language Learning (Colloquial Series)
Business Chinese 20 Essential Topics