Glasgow University Centre for Open Studies

Chinese Stage 2

Glasgow University Centre for Open Studies
Blended learning in Glasgow

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Important information

Typology Short course
Level Intermediate
Methodology Blended
Location Glasgow (Scotland)
Class hours 40h
Duration 20 Weeks
  • Short course
  • Intermediate
  • Blended
  • Glasgow (Scotland)
  • 40h
  • Duration:
    20 Weeks
Description

. The course detail is explained in terms of language topics plus the main areas of vocab and structures covered. The focus of all stages is the spoken language, using the pinyin system of romanisation, but some indication of amount of Chinese script to be covered is also given. Please note that exact detail and order may vary depending on choice of class, coursebook and particular needs of the group. The tutor will assume that students will have completed stage 1 or equivalent.

Important information

Government funding available

Facilities (1)
Where and when
Starts Location
On request
Glasgow
St Andrew'S Building Eldon St, G12 8QQ, Glasgow, Scotland
Starts On request
Location
Glasgow
St Andrew'S Building Eldon St, G12 8QQ, Glasgow, Scotland

To take into account

· What are the objectives of this course?

3 Main structures covered: By the end of the course you should be able to communicate with a native Mandarin speaker who asked you the following questions: Tudou duoshao qian yijin? Nide laoshi bi wode laoshi hao ma? Tade zhongwen zenmeyang? Qingwen, qu Tiananmen zenme zou? Ni zui xihuan chi zhongguo cai haishi yindu cai? Xiansheng xiang chi shenme? 4 Chinese script covered: Including the characters covered in Stage 1, you should be able to recognise a minimum of around 120 characters by the end of this stage.

· Who is it intended for?

Post beginners

· Requirements

completion of stage 1 or equivalent

· Qualification

10 credits at University level 1

· What marks this course apart?

Delivered by experienced trained tutors in modern teaching facilities combining classroom sessions with blended on-line support

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What you'll learn on the course

Listening and speaking
Mandarin

Teachers and trainers (1)

Shu-Chen Chiu
Shu-Chen Chiu
Mandarin tutor

Course programme

Revision and Consolidation of Stage 1:

· talk about yourself, friends and family, where you live and your phone number

· explain your likes and dislikes and plans for the week

· give the time, and make arrangements to meet someone

2 Main Topic areas covered in Stage 2:

· buying and selling; bargaining

· making comparisons

· describing things or situations

· asking for and giving directions

· talking about what you like to eat

· ordering from a menu in a restaurant

3 Main structures covered:

By the end of the course you should be able to communicate with a native Mandarin speaker who asked you the following questions:

Tudou duoshao qian yijin?

Nide laoshi bi wode laoshi hao ma?

Tade zhongwen zenmeyang?

Qingwen, qu Tiananmen zenme zou?

Ni zui xihuan chi zhongguo cai haishi yindu cai?

Xiansheng xiang chi shenme?

4 Chinese script covered:

Including the characters covered in Stage 1, you should be able to recognise a minimum of around 120 characters by the end of this stage.

Additional information

Funding and fees   If you plan to study credit courses totalling 30 credits or more in the year 2015-16, you may be eligible to apply for the SAAS Part-time Fee Grant (PTFG) which can contribute towards course fees. Students in receipt of certain state benefits or those who are earning £25,000 or less per year, including any private and state pensions, may be eligible. Please note if you are applying for a SAAS PTFG you will need to enrol in person. For further information visit gla.ac.uk/study/short/ and to download an application pack with completion guidelines please visit the SAAS website at saas.gov.uk or telephone 0300 300 3137.It is important that you apply for funding for all your courses at the same time at the start of the 2015-16 session. If you add further courses during the year you are unlikely to receive additional SAAS funding and you will need to fund them yourself.   Centre for Open Studies / Ionad an Oilein Fhosgailte, University of Glasgow, St Andrew's Building, Glasgow G3 6NH
Tel 0141 330 1823
Web: www.glasgow.ac.uk/centreforopenstudies Facebook: www.facebook.com/universityofglasgowcentreforopenstudies Twitter: https://twitter.com/GUopenstudies&n10 credits at University level 1 The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401

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