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Chinese Improvers

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This course is suitable for you if you learnt Mandarin Chinese part-time for one year.

You will consolidate your knowledge and further develop your language skills as well as your understanding of Chinese culture.

Topics covered include:

  • telling the date
  • asking for and giving directions
  • making and responding to requests
  • describing daily routines
  • asking and answering questions about rules and service
  • ordering dishes
  • making a telephone call
  • talking about living environment and places
  • describing people's appearances and personalities
  • talking about illness.

Grammar covered includes:

  • forming sentences
  • verbs and verb constructions
  • prepositional phrases, adverbs
  • adjectives and nouns
  • numerals, quantifiers, and verbs
  • nouns and noun phrases.

This course is for those who have a very basic knowledge of Chinese and would like to travel and live in China.

Not sure which level is right for you?  Find your level.

Learning and teaching

The emphasis of the course is on participation and students are encouraged to actively participate in class through various non-threatening forms of activities designed to stimulate communication.

Coursework and assessment

To assess the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved and to build up your confidence, we will design a combination of homework, class tests, oral continuous tests, and listening class tests. Homework will include reading, listening, and character writing practice.

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.