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Thu 17 Oct, Thu 24 Oct, ... Thu 5 Mar 2020
19:00 - 21:00

Venue: 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 2

Provided by: Language Centre


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CULP: Chinese (Mandarin) Elementary 2
Prerequisites£

Thu 17 Oct, Thu 24 Oct, ... Thu 5 Mar 2020

Description

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

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre.

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

CULP Mandarin Chinese Elementary 1 / CEF B1

Sessions

Number of sessions: 15

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Thu 17 Oct   19:00 - 21:00 19:00 - 21:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 2 map Xuan Zhang
2 Thu 24 Oct   19:00 - 21:00 19:00 - 21:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 2 map Xuan Zhang
3 Thu 31 Oct   19:00 - 21:00 19:00 - 21:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 2 map Xuan Zhang
4 Thu 7 Nov   19:00 - 21:00 19:00 - 21:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 2 map Xuan Zhang
5 Thu 14 Nov   19:00 - 21:00 19:00 - 21:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 2 map Xuan Zhang
6 Thu 21 Nov   19:00 - 21:00 19:00 - 21:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 2 map Xuan Zhang
7 Thu 28 Nov   19:00 - 21:00 19:00 - 21:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 2 map Xuan Zhang
8 Thu 16 Jan 2020   19:00 - 21:00 19:00 - 21:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 2 map Xuan Zhang
9 Thu 23 Jan 2020   19:00 - 21:00 19:00 - 21:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 2 map Xuan Zhang
10 Thu 30 Jan 2020   19:00 - 21:00 19:00 - 21:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 2 map Xuan Zhang
11 Thu 6 Feb 2020   19:00 - 21:00 19:00 - 21:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 2 map Xuan Zhang
12 Thu 13 Feb 2020   19:00 - 21:00 19:00 - 21:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 2 map Xuan Zhang
13 Thu 20 Feb 2020   19:00 - 21:00 19:00 - 21:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 2 map Xuan Zhang
14 Thu 27 Feb 2020   19:00 - 21:00 19:00 - 21:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 2 map Xuan Zhang
15 Thu 5 Mar 2020   19:00 - 21:00 19:00 - 21:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 2 map Xuan Zhang
Topics covered

The Course introduces students to the following:

  • To be able to contact a real estate agent, enquire about different types of rental properties, describe one’s own requirements, understand the rental conditions and modes of payment;
  • Shopping: discuss some popular products and their taste and price, return faulty goods;
  • Plan a holiday in China, describe some of the tourist attractions including Great Wall in Beijing, Terra-Cotta warriors in Xi’An, Hangzhou and Hainan Island;
  • Understanding a situation when an accident happened. How to describe types of pain and other symptoms, to report an illness and seek assistance, including a prescription, from a doctor; to understand how to improve one’s health by following Chinese food balance concepts and a developed awareness of alternative medicines;
  • To be able to exchange information by telephone and e-mail, describe what is happening among friends and colleagues; to arrange for a reunion with friends, help to make an arrangement when a friend is visiting China for the first time.
Objectives

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

  • Listening/speaking: Understand spoken Chinese in a variety of both predictable and unpredictable situations and be able to express themselves in a variety of situations where a fair amount of detail is necessary;
  • Reading: Understand written Chinese when texts are intended for native speakers, where visual information is not necessarily available and where the text relies on language structure and lexical refinement to convey specific messages. Be familiar with up to 1200 characters;
  • Writing: Write both formally and informally to a single recipient in a variety of topics, using the appropriate register and formulae to achieve communication;
Aims

At the Elementary 2 Level the main aims are:

  • To develop a good understanding of the language structure and vocabulary;
  • To develop the ability to engage in conversation in Mandarin Chinese, where the learner is able to express his or her opinion in a variety of topics;
  • To reinforce and further develop in the learner an awareness of the complex historical and cultural background of China within the context of language teaching.
  • To develop an awareness of the cultural diversity among Chinese speaking regions.
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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