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Mandarin (Chinese)

Generally, Mandarin modules are year-long and run over 2 teaching blocks. However, additionally, a new beginners course starts in January. Higher level students can enrol on the second part of the more advanced year-long modules.

Our Mandarin courses are taught face-to-face at Penrhyn Road.

At the end of the teaching block (semester) there will be two assessments: Reading and Writing and an Oral Assessment.

Mandarin courses offered

Mandarin Complete Beginners (starting in January)

This course is for absolute beginners. It aims to give learners a basic knowledge of reading, listening, spoken and written skills in a dynamic and communicative way, through individual, pair and group work and studio-based and authentic texts. The focus is on accuracy as well as communication.

Day and time:

  • Thursdays 6.00pm - 8.00pm

Mandarin Beginners (Part 2 of year-long course)

This course is aimed at learners who have studied Mandarin for 3 months. Students will join the second part of the Mandarin complete begineers course that started in October.

This course will provide students with the foreign language skills to enable them to interact satisfactorily in survival situations and social encounters and to further their awareness of related aspects of the foreign culture and environment.

Day and time:

  • Thursdays 6.00pm - 8.00pm

Mandarin Near Beginners (Part 2 of year-long course)

This course is for learners who have studied Mandarin for 6 months. Students will join the second part of the Mandarin Near Beginners course that started in October. The aim of this module to equip students with further linguistic skills to enable them to communicate in a number of familiar work and social situations and respond accordingly; to broaden the student's awareness of aspects of the foreign culture.

Day and time:

Tuesdays 6.00pm - 8.00pm

Duration and fees

    Duration:
  • 10 weeks.

Term dates:

  • Week commencing 14 January 2019 to week commencing 25 March 2019. No lessons in week commencing 11 February 2019 (10 weeks).

Venue:

  • Penrhyn Road campus, Kingston University.

Course fees:

  • Kingston University students: free (you will be required to purchase the course textbook independently at the beginning of the course. Your tutor will provide details in the first class).
  • Members of the public: £225 per semester or £420 for 2 semesters.
  • Kingston University alumni: £210 per semester or £400 for 2 semesters.
  • Kingston University staff: £60 per semester.

Contact us

Short Course Administrator
Kingston University
Penrhyn Road
Kingston upon Thames
KT1 2EE

Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 7042
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 7790
Email: fassshortcourse-info@kingston.ac.uk

KLS Director:  Rosa Rodriguez-Garrido

Email: R.Rodriguez-Garrido@kingston.ac.uk

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