Chinese (Mandarin): Elementary - Consolidation


This 10-week consolidation course is based on the syllabus of the previous two terms ( most recently - Chinese (Mandarin): Beginners - Part 2 ) and is primarily tailored to meet the needs of students who completed the weekly class, but new students who are at the appropriate level of proficiency are also welcome. Students who missed some classes during the first two terms and wish to catch up for the next level up in the next academic year are encouraged to join.

The class activities will focus on listening, speaking and the exploration of culture; and students will be encouraged to practise reading and writing skills in their own time. There will be plenty of opportunities to interact in the target language, leading to the development of the four language skills as well as learning basic grammar structures.

Programme details

Course starts: 23rd April 2024

Week 1:   Read Pinyin 阅读拼音 Yuèdú pīnyīn

Week 2:   Radicals 偏旁部首Piānpáng bù shǒu

Week 3:  Various Greetings 不同的问候方式 Bùtóng de wènhòu fāngshì

Week 4:   Nationality and places to live 国籍与住所 Guójí yǔ zhùsuǒ

Week 5:   Family members and jobs 家人与工作 Jiārén yǔ gōngzuò

Week 6:   Personal information 个人信息 Gèrén xìnxī

Week 7:   Daily routine 日常起居 Rìcháng qǐjū

Week 8:   Grammar overview 语法总复习 Yǔfǎ zǒng fùxí

Week 9:   Make full use of words 怎样举一反三 Zěnyàng jǔyīfǎnsān

Week 10: Overall revision 总复习 Zǒng fùxí


Students who attend a minimum of 70% of classes will receive a Certificate of Attendance.


Description Costs
Course Fee £251.00


If you are in receipt of a UK state benefit, you are a full-time student in the UK or a student on a low income, you may be eligible for a reduction of 50% of tuition fees. Please see the below link for full details:

Concessionary fees for short courses


Mrs Zhao Godfrey

Born in the city of Tangshan in North China, Huiqiu Zhao studied English at the University of Shandong. She has been working as a freelance translator, interpreter, teacher and examiner in the UK since 1995.

Course aims

The aim of the third term is to:

  • Consolidate what has been learnt throughout the first two terms, and
  • Revise more challenging aspects of the language that are appropriate for the level

Course Objectives:

  • To develop the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing for simple interaction in Chinese
  • To equip students with basic information about Chinese culture and daily life
  • To familiarize students with basic vocabulary and grammar structures to understand simple short texts

Teaching methods

You will learn through a communicative teaching approach with the emphasis on actively engaging in classroom activities in the target language. These are likely to include role-plays, pair- and small group-work, and conversational practice conducted in a supportive, friendly and informal learning environment.

The course has been structured to help you primarily to develop your speaking and listening skills and to gradually gain an insight into the culture and daily life of your target language. You will also learn and practise new grammatical structures in a communicative context and will be encouraged to develop your reading and writing skills in your own time.

Learning outcomes

The following are brief indicators of what students should be able to do in each of the skills

Speaking (S), Listening (L), Reading (R), and Writing (W) by the end of the individual stages:


S Participate in simple everyday conversation made up of familiar language

L Understand simple familiar messages and conversations

R Obtain specific information from simple written texts

W Produce simple short texts using limited structures and vocabulary items

Assessment methods

You will be set short, optional assignments to consolidate your learning and to allow you to progress at your own pace.


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