Chinese (mandarin)- Intermediate [online]

Course code: LPAR111P

Subject area: Languages

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

6:45pm - 9:00pm


20th Sep 2021 - 13th Jun 2022


Contact details

01235 555 585

Following on from your previous learning you will continue to understand and make yourself understood in a range of increasingly unpredictable everyday situations and begin to express your opinion. The focus of this course will be mainly on speaking and listening. The course will include writing short paragraphs in Pinyin, developing further basic skills in reading and writing Chinese characters.

You will expand your learning giving emphasis to about 100 new vocabularies around the topics below within the context of pinyin and meaning. This will enable you to communicate in a range of reality life situations: at work, in school, in a gym, on the phone, in the supermarket, in the hospital, in a restaurant or café, at home or at various social occasions.¿


Plan for a weekend, for a holiday: where to go, how to travel and what to pack.¿

Talking about a picture: introduce who they are and what they were doing¿

Describe a person’s appearance and personality.¿

Health topics: illness, chemist and hospital, doing what is good for your health¿

I saw that movie 3 times (past tense)¿


The course will equip students with some knowledge on radicals for better understanding of the Chinese characters, with grammar structures for more fluent conversation and for writing simple texts on learned topics.¿


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 25/10/2021, 20/12/2021, 27/12/2021, 03/01/2022, 10/01/2022 21/02/2022, 11/04/2022, 18/04/2022, 02/05/2022 and 30/05/2022

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) - Intermediate
There are no formal qualifications for entry however it would be ideal if you have completed years 1 and 2 (beginners and improvers) with us or studied the language for at least 120 hours previously.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2020 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 2021 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 £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 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 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 find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £250.80
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £250.80

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