Discover Chinese (Mandarin)
Time: 10:30 - 13:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LBTC1
Duration: 1 session
What is the course about?
This taster aims to give you a flavour of the Chinese (Mandarin) language.
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.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
Greetings andf introducing yourself, some useful everyday phrases.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Say your name
Useful phrases e.g sorry, thank you, nice to meet you
Learn some Chinese characters
Gain an insight into the Chinese language and culture.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is a taster for complete beginners. No previous knowledge of Chinese (Mandarin) necessary.
For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self-assessment chart at the start of the languages section of our course guide, or at http://www.citylit.ac.uk/courses/Languages/74. You will also need to be able to understand basic spoken and written information in English (e.g. simple instructions, course documents) and be at ease with the use of numbers for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time etc).
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Classroom activities will include: repetition of words and sentences, individual work, pair work, group work, role-plays and mingling activities.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Based on the tutor's own materials.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
- Chinese (Mandarin) beginners: module 1 in September or January.