Chinese (Mandarin) - Beginners

Course code: LPXR102P

Subject area: Languages

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Thursday

22nd Sep 2022 - 1st Dec 2022

Cheney School

Contact details

enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01235 555 585

This is a course for complete beginners. The main aim is to start to help you to begin to 'get by' in the language. The main emphasis will be on your speaking and listening along with some relevant cultural information

This is a course with fun in mind. It is about trying a new language and learning about certain related aspects of a new culture. You will learn some very basic ideas of the language and start to learn how to build sentences with encouragement from an enthusiastic tutor. All this will be with fun in mind even though there is obviously a serious content.

You will learn the basic way of greeting, courteous, farewell and how to introduce yourself with information such as your name, nationality and profession.
Please note there will be no teaching sessions on 27/10/2022

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

Chinese (Mandarin) - Beginners B
There are no formal requirements at this level. All welcome.Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2022 prior to starting the course.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2022 prior to starting the course.
A text book is used to accompany the course but it is optional to buy this (average cost £20 - £25).
The text book will support your learning for at least 1 year. You may also like to buy a small
dictionary. Your tutor will be able to advise you at the first session.

Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee
takes account of this funding. As a result of this if after the first week of this course commencing
the number of learners attending is significantly below the expected number of attendees based
on the initial enrolment figures the college retains the right to cancel the course and offer a place
on a further course of similar nature or a full refund of fees paid.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that
funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment
status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be
completed after you have enrolled and paid.


Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who

16 - 18 Fee


19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £110.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £110.00


19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
Learning activities will mainly be organised in pair work/small groups. Homework every week will be based on a summary sheet of the lesson for you to review in your own time. There will be no formal examination. The focus is on being active and having fun and learning in a supported and supportive manner