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Chinese for Essential Communication

Duration Monday 17 June to Friday 21 June 2024
Tutor Yangyang Cheng and Hongye Ye
Course code CHI23A4632A
Fee £148
Concessionary fee £127 (find out about eligibility and funding options)

50-51 Park Place
CF10 3AT

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This course is designed for those who want to learn Chinese at the beginning level. No previous knowledge of the language would be required.

With this course, you will learn some basic and essential phrases to help you engage in simple conversation in Mandarin. You will have ample opportunities to practise your oral skills in a small-sized class and learn how to pronounce Chinese tones. You will also develop your cultural understanding of some aspects of today’s China.

Pre-enrolment is essential.

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Learning and teaching

The emphasis of the course is on participation and practice. You will be encouraged to actively participate in class through various friendly activities designed to stimulate communication.

All course materials provided.

Coursework and assessment

For us 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.

In addition to the class sessions, we recommend that you spend time between the lessons, revising and practising what has been done in class.

Library and computing facilities

As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University’s library and computing facilities. Find out more about using these facilities.


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.