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Provided by: Engineering Centre for Languages & Inter-Communication

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Chinese: Advanced Intensive

  • If you are not sure whether this course suits your proficiency level, please contact the instructor for more information (

The course uses "Chinese in Steps", a series of textbooks developed within SOAS Language Centre. Communicative context, with videos, audio, texts and conversation. Exact content will be decided with students.

Target audience
  • Postgraduates in Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Materials Science, Computer Laboratory, Chemistry, Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership and Judge Business School
  • Further details regarding Engineering Language Unit's eligibility criteria are available
Topics covered
  • Going dutch in Chinese culture
  • Ways to spend leisure time
  • Privacy issues
  • Technology and human life
  • Environment protection
  • Characteristics of a "yes" man
  • Confucian scholarly attitude
  • Culture protection
  • Traditional festivals/holidays

To cover the four language skills – reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Learners start with reading language materials on specific topics, and then practice listening and speaking on the same topic.


To develop learners’ comprehensive abilities of using Chinese, with the emphasis on oral communication competence.


Class work and individual study


Course syllabus is available


Nine sessions of two hours



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