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CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Basic 1
Beginners£

Wed 23 Oct, Wed 30 Oct, ... Wed 11 Mar 2020

Description

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At a basic level, the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

Target audience
  • University staff and students
  • Further details regarding Language Centre eligibility criteria are available
Sessions

Number of sessions: 15

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Wed 23 Oct 2019   10:30 - 12:30 10:30 - 12:30 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4 map Hazel Zheng
2 Wed 30 Oct 2019   10:30 - 12:30 10:30 - 12:30 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4 map Hazel Zheng
3 Wed 6 Nov 2019   10:30 - 12:30 10:30 - 12:30 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4 map Hazel Zheng
4 Wed 13 Nov 2019   10:30 - 12:30 10:30 - 12:30 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4 map Hazel Zheng
5 Wed 20 Nov 2019   10:30 - 12:30 10:30 - 12:30 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4 map Hazel Zheng
6 Wed 27 Nov 2019   10:30 - 12:30 10:30 - 12:30 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4 map Hazel Zheng
7 Wed 4 Dec 2019   10:30 - 12:30 10:30 - 12:30 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 3 map Hazel Zheng
8 Wed 22 Jan   10:30 - 12:30 10:30 - 12:30 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4 map Hazel Zheng
9 Wed 29 Jan   10:30 - 12:30 10:30 - 12:30 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4 map Hazel Zheng
10 Wed 5 Feb   10:30 - 12:30 10:30 - 12:30 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4 map Hazel Zheng
11 Wed 12 Feb   10:30 - 12:30 10:30 - 12:30 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4 map Hazel Zheng
12 Wed 19 Feb   10:30 - 12:30 10:30 - 12:30 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4 map Hazel Zheng
13 Wed 26 Feb   10:30 - 12:30 10:30 - 12:30 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4 map Hazel Zheng
14 Wed 4 Mar   10:30 - 12:30 10:30 - 12:30 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4 map Hazel Zheng
15 Wed 11 Mar   10:30 - 12:30 10:30 - 12:30 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4 map Hazel Zheng
Topics covered

The course introduces students to the following functions and notions:

  • Counting 1-10, saying where one is from, telling which language(s) one speaks
  • Saying what job one does, introducing oneself and their family, talking about the family, talking about age
  • Booking a table, ordering food, ordering drinks and snacks, specifying what one needs, talking about food, asking for the bill
  • Enquiring about and book a room, specifying the room facilities you desire etc.
Objectives
  • Listening/Speaking: Understand basic instructions or take part in a basic factual conversation on a predictable topic.
  • Reading: Understand a set of basic notices, instructions or information in Pin-yin as well as some 150 Chinese characters.
  • Writing: Complete basic forms, and write notes including times, dates and places.
Aims
  • To develop a basic understanding and an appreciation of the salient linguistic features;
  • To establish the learner as a fairly confident language user in a range of every-day predictable situations;
  • To introduce students to the complex historical and cultural background of China within the context of language teaching.
Format

Presentations, practicals and online learning

System requirements
  • Raven access is required
  • Further information regarding Raven is available
Charging
  • Students Fees: £285 to be paid online. Please select ‘Concessionary’ under the course fee when you make your booking.
  • Staff Fees: £320 to be paid online. Please select ‘All charged’ under the course fee when you make your booking.
  • Links to the online store will be provided with your confirmation email.
  • Payment is required within 24 hours of your booking to secure your place.
  • Refunds available after the first lesson only.
  • Payment for the courses is made on the Online Store (CULP General Purpose courses), (Raven log in).
  • Course materials can be found on Moodle (Raven log in), once the course has started.
Notes
Duration

Fifteen taught sessions of two hours plus online learning

Frequency

Three times per year (subject to demand)

Related courses
Theme
CULP: Cambridge University Language Programmes

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