Chinese (mandarin) - beginners

Course code: LPAR111P

Subject area: Languages

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

6:45pm - 9:00pm

Monday

20th Jan 2020 - 6th Jul 2020

Abingdon Campus

Contact details

enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01235 555 585

This is a follow on course from the Chinese (mandarin) – Beginners introduction course. The main emphasis will be on your speaking and listening, also some relevant cultural information. You will learn the basic way of greeting, courteous, farewell and how to introduce yourself with information such as your name, nationality and profession.Although the writing of the characters is not the most emphasised element at this level we will go through the basic strokes and stroke order as well as do some simple writing practise. You will begin to learn about some grammatical concepts, but this will be kept to a minimum at this level.

By the end of the course you will be able to

• have familiarised yourself with pinyin and the tones.
• recognise about 10-20 Chinese characters
• Count from 0 to 100, describing the Chinese numeracy concept
• Greet others, self-introduction and get to know people
• Talk about your Nationality, profession and family
• Ask and tell the time
• Order simple snacks (food & drinks)
• Ask & follow directions
• Book accommodation
• Conduct basic shopping and bargaining trips
• Describe Daily routines and hobbies

The course will equip you with some knowledge on radicals for better understanding of the Chinese characters. We will also introduce some culture/traditions alongside the Chinese festivals, and some common sayings and taboos.

Please note there will be no teaching sessions on 17/02/2020, 06/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 04/05/2020 and 25/05/2020

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) - Improvers
There are no formal entry requirements. This is a course for those who have already studied the language for about 20 hours or have picked up a little on holidays or business trips. Even if you are an absolute beginner you will benefit from this 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 2019 prior to starting the course.
You will need to purchase a text book which normally costs around £25 if you haven’t already purchased one from the beginners introduction course.

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 £100 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 will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply. As the rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can also visit the Course Fees & Finance page under 'Info Centre' at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee


19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £171.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £171.00


19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00