Chinese 2 upper: module 1

Course Dates: 26/09/22 - 05/12/22
Time: 19:35 - 21:05
Location: Online
Tutors: 
Further improve your Chinese (Mandarin) and develop your speaking skills. Suitable if you have studied Mandarin Chinese for about 2 years.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
90% of 100
Download
Book your place
In stock
SKU
193075
Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00

Course Code: LC215

Available start dates 

Mon, eve, 26 Sep - 05 Dec '22

Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)

Or call to enrol:020 7831 7831

Lines open Monday-Friday 12:00-18:00

Please note: We offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. Just visit our online Help Center for more information on a range of topics including fees, online learning and FAQs.

What is the course about?

The course aims to:
- build on the skills/languages acquired in level 2 lower
- extend your range of spoken vocabulary and written characters
- increase your communicative competence and familiarise you with variations of voice/accent (male and female).

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

Weather
Chinese festivals
Places of interest in China
Directions.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Talk about the weather
- Talk about Chinese festivals
- Ask for and give directions
- Identify places of interest in China
- Learn about 60-80 new characters

By the end of level 2 upper module 3, students should know the characters for approximately 300 of the most commonly known words.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Students will need to have attended beginners and 2 lower levels or have an equivalent intermediate level of Chinese.

For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self-assessment chart, using the link at the top of this page. You can also find the chart at the start of the languages section in our course guide. You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and read course documents in English and be at ease with the use of numbers for daily activities (e.g using money, telling the time, etc). It would also be useful if you had some knowledge of intermediate grammar terminology.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Our courses are characterised by spoken interaction and communication. Typical activities include pair work, group work, role plays and games. A range of resources will be used to support your learning including presentations, hand-outs, and audio-visual material.
Homework is highly recommended to consolidate learning.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

The tutor will advise students in the first session.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Chinese 2 upper module 2. Please ask your tutor or check our website for information on our range of courses and workshops.

Fei Wang

I have been teaching Mandarin Chinese as a foreign language in the UK for over a decade. I found myself being attracted to languages and cultures while working as a journalist for the national broadcaster in Beijing China and later for the BBC in the UK. My teaching methodology is significantly influenced by Princeton University Mandarin Teaching Methods which makes classroom teaching a lot of fun whilst applying repetitive exercises. I take advantage of my journalistic background and produce a lot of audio-visual materials to assist my teaching and this has been widely welcomed by my students. As a consequence, my students’ pronunciation and intonation is always exceptionally good. My deep understanding between the languages also drives me to explore not only the subtleties between English and Chinese but also the cultural differences between the East and the West. I naturally impart a lot of Chinese culture into my language teaching and make the language learning process more interesting. Teaching language and culture is my passion and I would love to embark upon this interesting, exciting, and also challenging journey with you, and assist you with my expertise.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.