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Fri 18 Oct, Fri 25 Oct, ... Fri 6 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 1
Prerequisites£

Fri 18 Oct, Fri 25 Oct, ... Fri 6 Mar 2020

Description

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

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre webiste.

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

CULP Mandarin Chinese Basic 2 / CEF A2

Sessions

Number of sessions: 15

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Fri 18 Oct   19:00 - 21:00 19:00 - 21:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 2 map Xuan Zhang
2 Fri 25 Oct   19:00 - 21:00 19:00 - 21:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 2 map Xuan Zhang
3 Fri 1 Nov   19:00 - 21:00 19:00 - 21:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 2 map Xuan Zhang
4 Fri 8 Nov   19:00 - 21:00 19:00 - 21:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 2 map Xuan Zhang
5 Fri 15 Nov   19:00 - 21:00 19:00 - 21:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 2 map Xuan Zhang
6 Fri 22 Nov   19:00 - 21:00 19:00 - 21:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 2 map Xuan Zhang
7 Fri 29 Nov   19:00 - 21:00 19:00 - 21:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 2 map Xuan Zhang
8 Fri 17 Jan 2020   19:00 - 21:00 19:00 - 21:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 2 map Xuan Zhang
9 Fri 24 Jan 2020   19:00 - 21:00 19:00 - 21:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 2 map Xuan Zhang
10 Fri 31 Jan 2020   19:00 - 21:00 19:00 - 21:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 2 map Xuan Zhang
11 Fri 7 Feb 2020   19:00 - 21:00 19:00 - 21:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 2 map Xuan Zhang
12 Fri 14 Feb 2020   19:00 - 21:00 19:00 - 21:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 2 map Xuan Zhang
13 Fri 21 Feb 2020   19:00 - 21:00 19:00 - 21:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 2 map Xuan Zhang
14 Fri 28 Feb 2020   19:00 - 21:00 19:00 - 21:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 2 map Xuan Zhang
15 Fri 6 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 functions and notions such as:

  • How to talk to a colleague on first encounter
  • To be able to make polite conversation on weather, football etc.
  • To be able to make introductions amongst colleagues
  • To be able to understand some common office talks
  • To be able to find out about a new working environment
  • To be able to discuss about group activities and accept an invitation
  • To be able to comment on food and talk about cuisine
  • To be able to tell about one’s dietary requirements
  • To be able to understand directions
  • To be able to follow a discussion when choosing a gift
  • To be able to make basic enquiries about banking
  • To be able to open a bank account
  • To be able to enquire about renting a flat
  • To be able to express a personal opinion etc
Objectives

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

  • Listening/Speaking: Express opinions on abstract/cultural matters in a limited way or offer advice within a known area, and understand instructions or public announcements.
  • Reading: Understand routine information and articles, and the general meaning of non-routine information within a familiar area. By the end of the course students will be familiar with up to 800 characters.
  • Writing: Write letters or make notes on familiar or predictable matters.
Aims

At the Elementary 1 Level the main aims are:

  • To further develop and refine the understanding and an appreciation of the salient linguistic features of the Chinese language;
  • To establish the learner as a confident language user in a wider range of every-day predictable situations as well as in situations related to study and work.
  • To further 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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