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Tue 17 Oct, Tue 24 Oct, ... Tue 12 Mar 2024
17:00 - 19:00

Venue: Faculty of History, Seminar Room 3

Provided by: Language Centre


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CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Basic 2
Prerequisites£

Tue 17 Oct, Tue 24 Oct, ... Tue 12 Mar 2024

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
Prerequisites

CULP Basic 1 / CEF A1

Sessions

Number of sessions: 15

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Tue 17 Oct 2023   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Faculty of History, Seminar Room 3 map Hazel Zheng
2 Tue 24 Oct 2023   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Faculty of History, Seminar Room 3 map Hazel Zheng
3 Tue 31 Oct 2023   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Faculty of History, Seminar Room 3 map Hazel Zheng
4 Tue 7 Nov 2023   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Faculty of History, Seminar Room 3 map Hazel Zheng
5 Tue 14 Nov 2023   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Faculty of History, Seminar Room 3 map Hazel Zheng
6 Tue 21 Nov 2023   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Faculty of History, Seminar Room 3 map Hazel Zheng
7 Tue 28 Nov 2023   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Faculty of History, Seminar Room 3 map Hazel Zheng
8 Tue 23 Jan   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Faculty of History, Seminar Room 3 map Hazel Zheng
9 Tue 30 Jan   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Faculty of History, Seminar Room 3 map Hazel Zheng
10 Tue 6 Feb   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Faculty of History, Seminar Room 3 map Hazel Zheng
11 Tue 13 Feb   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Faculty of History, Seminar Room 3 map Hazel Zheng
12 Tue 20 Feb   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Faculty of History, Seminar Room 3 map Hazel Zheng
13 Tue 27 Feb   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Faculty of History, Seminar Room 3 map Hazel Zheng
14 Tue 5 Mar   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Faculty of History, Seminar Room 3 map Hazel Zheng
15 Tue 12 Mar   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Faculty of History, Seminar Room 3 map Hazel Zheng
Topics covered

The Course introduces students to the following functions and notions:

  • Hiring a boat/bicycle/car, talking about sports, talking about pastime, talking about regular activities
  • Buying a ticket, enquiring at the tourist office
  • Shopping for food, shopping for clothes, shopping for presents
  • Asking your way, taking a taxi, enquiring about coaches, buying train tickets
  • At the doctor’s, at the chemist’s
  • The Spring Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival
Objectives

By the end of the Course students will be able to:

  • Listening/Speaking: Express simple opinions or requirements in a familiar context.
  • Reading: Understand straightforward information within a known area, such as on products and signs and simple textbooks or reports on familiar matters in Chinese characters (400).
  • Writing: Complete forms and write short simple letters or postcards related to personal information.
Aims

At the Basic 2 level the main aims are:

  • To further develop the understanding and an appreciation of the salient linguistic features of the Chinese language;
  • To establish the learner as a fairly confident language user in a wider range of every-day predictable situations;
  • To enhance students’ understanding of 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

Subject to demand

Related courses
Theme
CULP: Cambridge University Language Programmes

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