Mandarin (Chinese)

Our Mandarin courses are taught face-to-face in their entirety. Students will attend classes at Penrhyn Road campus, Kingston University.

At the end of each semester-long module, there will be two assessments: Reading & Writing and an Oral Assessment.

Please note that KLS assessments cannot be rescheduled.

Mandarin courses offered

Mandarin Level 1

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.

  • Entry requirements: None
  • Level 1 module is offered in October 2020 and January 2021.
  • Timetable information will be added in September 2020.

Mandarin Level 2

This module is designed to provide near-beginners with the foreign language skills to enable them to interact satisfactorily in survival situations and social encounters in the foreign country and to be aware of related aspects of the foreign culture and environment.

  • Entry requirements: completion of Level 1 or three months' prior language learning
  • Level 2 module is offered in October 2020 and January 2021.
  • Timetable information will be added in September 2020.

Mandarin Level 3

This course is designed to develop the language competency already acquired by students. It focuses on developing the levels of communication in all four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing). Students will improve and consolidate the knowledge of grammar and vocabulary acquired previously. The module also engages with aspects of the language's culture and society as it aims to provide students with a wider context for language learning.

  • Entry requirements: completion of Level 2 or six months' prior language learning
  • Level 3 module is offered in January 2021.
  • Timetable information will be added in September 2020.

Duration and fees

Duration

  • 10 weeks.

Term dates

Teaching Block 1 (semester 1):

Week commencing 28 September 2020 to week commencing 7 December 2020 (10 weeks). No lessons in week commencing 26 October 2020.

Teaching Block 2 (semester 2):

Week commencing 11 January 2021 to week commencing 22 March 2021 (10 weeks). No lessons in week commencing 8 February 2021.

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 two semesters.
  • Kingston University alumni: £210 per semester or £400 for two semesters.
  • Kingston University staff: £80 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