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Chinese Beginners II

Level 1 (CQFW Level 4), 10 Credits.


Available Dates:

We have 4 upcoming courses

26 January 2015
(Mondays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm)
Code:
CHI14A4638C
Download Enrolment Form
Frequency:
Mondays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Duration:
12 weekly meetings
Tutor(s):
Jing Liu
Venue:
Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning
Senghennydd Road
Cardiff
CF24 4AG
Tel: 029 2087 0000
Fax: 029 2066 8935
Cost:
Fee £176.00 (Concessionary Fee £141.00)
Funding options
27 January 2015
(Tuesdays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm)
Code:
CHI14A4638D
Download Enrolment Form
Frequency:
Tuesdays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Duration:
12 weekly meetings
Tutor(s):
Weili Wang
Venue:
Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning
Senghennydd Road
Cardiff
CF24 4AG
Tel: 029 2087 0000
Fax: 029 2066 8935
Cost:
Fee £176.00 (Concessionary Fee £141.00)
Funding options
29 April 2015
(Wednesdays from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm)
Code:
CHI14A4638E
Download Enrolment Form
Frequency:
Wednesdays from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Duration:
12 weekly meetings
Tutor(s):
Jing Liu
Venue:
Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning
Senghennydd Road
Cardiff
CF24 4AG
Tel: 029 2087 0000
Fax: 029 2066 8935
Cost:
Fee £176.00 (Concessionary Fee £141.00)
Funding options
29 April 2015
(Wednesdays from 7:00 pm to 7:00 pm)
Code:
CHI14A4638F
Download Enrolment Form
Frequency:
Wednesdays from 7:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Duration:
12 weekly meetings
Tutor(s):
Weili Wang
Venue:
Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning
Senghennydd Road
Cardiff
CF24 4AG
Tel: 029 2087 0000
Fax: 029 2066 8935
Cost:
Fee £176.00 (Concessionary Fee £141.00)
Funding options

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This module is a natural progression of Chinese Beginners (I) , intending to provide further training in listening and speaking, so that students may communicate in Mandarin Chinese with more confidence and better linguistic command.

The textbook in use will be Great Wall Chinese (I), a multimedia product that provides rich teaching resources, including on-line multimedia courseware, multimedia CD in addition to the traditional hard copies of textbook and workbook.

At this level, students will focus on the useful expressions for such topics as time, future plans, family and personal background. 

Who is this course for?

This is an ideal course for those who have learned some basic Mandarin, such as having completed a Beginners course (about 20 contact hours) or other qualifications deemed equivalent.

Learning and Teaching

Apart from face-to-face classroom sessions, you will have access to on-line courseware, to review what you have learned. You will be encouraged to take an active part in dialogues, group discussions and other interactive language exercises in class.

Coursework and Assessment

To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects.

In this regard, there will be a written class test at the end of the course, to examine what you have learned, but the overall assessment result is also based on your classroom performance during the course. Our assessments are flexible to suit the course and the students.

The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.

Reading suggestions

You will find a lot of Chinese books at Senghnnydd Library, on the first floor.

Library and Computing Facilities

As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University library and computing facilities. You can find out more about these facilities on our website www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn under Student Information, or by ringing the Centre on

(029) 2087 0000.

Accessibility of Courses

Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and Dyslexia screening. Please contact the Centre on (029) 2087 0000 for an information leaflet.

Further Information

A range of further information can be found on our web site www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn or in Choices.  This includes the times and dates of courses and an explanation of accreditation and credit levels.