Practice your pronunciation and learn to read short scripts with part 2 of our Chinese Mandarin Lower Intermediate course, taught over 10 weeks in January term.
No starting dates
Starting date to be confirmed
- Duration: 10 weeks (unconfirmed)
- Fees: £245 (unconfirmed)
- Location: Northampton Square (unconfirmed)
Chinese Mandarin Lower Intermediate Part 2 Course overview
In Part 2 you’ll be taught ways to get the most out of a trip to China. You’ll get to grips with hotel check-in procedures, describe room facilities and interaction with staff. You’ll also learn to write short reviews for other travellers.
You’ll build a basic understanding of historical periods and objects in China and learn vocabulary useful for visiting museums and ancient sites.
You’ll be introduced to the passive voice using bèi and be able to describe a continuing action using zhe.
Taught in small groups, you’ll get plenty of time to improve your pronunciation, so you feel more comfortable using your new-found skills in real life.
Who is it for?
You should have already taken part 1 of the lower intermediate syllabus or studied with another provider for a total of 140 hours. You will find more information in the eligibility section.
Find out more about our Chinese Mandarin courses
This course takes place one evening a week at 18:30 for 10 weeks.
- Learn in the evening to fit around your daytime commitments
- We teach in small group sizes and our classes are led by a qualified Mandarin tutor
- We emphasise practical communication, useful for travel and socialising.
What will I learn?
By the end of this course, you will be able to
- understand hotel check-in procedures
- understand and talk about room furniture and location
- describe dimensions of rooms and objects
- make and respond to requests
- write comments about a hotel’s location, facilities and service
- ask and answer questions about rules and signs
- understand simple descriptions about historical periods and objects
- write about a historical period.
- express possession, existence or location with yǒu
- express adequacy with gòu bú gòu
- questions about size duō dà /cháng/kuān
- use the passive voice using bèi
- express a continuing action or state with zhe
- shì…de constructions.
Assessment and certificates
You will be awarded an official City, University of London certificate on completion of the course if you attend over 70 per cent of the classes. The course is not formally accredited.
Your tutor will monitor your progress and give regular feedback, based on your homework and your involvement in class.
All our courses are designed to improve your skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Lessons are interactive and engaging – you’ll converse with your tutor and fellow classmates and be challenged with questions and tasks to help you learn. Role-play is used to practice your pronunciation and develop your listening skills.
Alongside traditional teaching, we support your development through digital education. This includes using audio clips and Moodle, our e-learning platform where you’ll find lesson content and course material.
To join this course, you’ll need around 140 hours of prior learning. You may have taken our part 1 of the lower intermediate course or have learned with another provider.
We’d like you to have a solid grasp of Pinyin, understand rules on Chinese character formation and be able to write basic characters.
You should already be able to:
- talk about the weather and seasons in detail
- describe a place and give directions
- order a meal and express what you like or dislike
- use common irregular verbs and interrogatives
- use common adverbs of frequency.
You will need a good level of spoken and written English to enrol on this course.