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Mandarin (Chinese)

Our Mandarin courses are taught face-to-face on its entirety, students will attend classes at Kingston University in Penrhyn Road.

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

Please note that KLS assessments cannot be rescheduled.

Mandarin courses offered

Mandarin Beginners

Starting in January  No prior language knowledge

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.

  • Days/times: Thursdays 6.00pm – 8.00pm
  • Venue: Penrhyn Road

Mandarin Beginners (Part 2)

Part 2 of year-long course – 3 Months prior language knowledge

This course is aimed at learners who have studied Mandarin for 3 months. Students will join the second part of the Mandarin complete beginners course that started in October 2019. 

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.

  • Days/times: Tuesdays 6.00pm – 8.00pm
  • Venue: Penrhyn Road

Mandarin Near Beginners (Part 2)

Part 2 of year-long course – 6 Months prior language knowledge

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 4.00pm – 6.00pm
  • Venue: Penrhyn Road

Duration and fees

Duration

  • 10 weeks.

Term dates

Teaching Block 2 (semester 2):

Week commencing 13 January 2020 to week commencing 23 March 2020. No lessons in week commencing 10 February 2020 (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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