Learn Mandarin

In the Spring Semester Richmond will be running three programmes.

Beginner Level Course: Chinese Language & Culture I-1
Beginner Level Course: Chinese Language & Culture I-2

More information is available below on each programme.

Contact the Centre for Modern Language:

Email: cml@richmond.ac.uk
Phone: 020 8332 8283

Beginner Level Course: Chinese Language and Culture I-1

Start Date: 24 September – 26 November 2018, Mondays (no class on 22 October 2018), Mondays
Duration: 10 Week Programme
Venue: Kensington campus
Time: 6:30pm – 8pm
Course level: Beginner
Type of Course: Evening, Short Course (not for credit)

This is an introductory course to Mandarin Chinese language, with an integrated approach to the Chinese language and Chinese culture. While the course primarily focuses on oral communication based upon key structures and vocabularies, reading Chinese characters and some writing are an integral part of the course. The course will introduce about 20 essential speech patterns with over 100 characters and 150 words, with which the participants should be able to communicate in a limited range of contexts in everyday life situation.

What you will learn

  • Greeting in everyday life and business content
  • Self introduction
  • Asking for and giving personal information (name. age, nationality, occupation, etc.)
  • Describing and asking time and date
  • Talking about what one does, likes and dislikes (food and drink etc)

Who should apply

This short course is ideal for interested learners who have no or limited knowledge of Mandarin.

Entry Requirements
No prior knowledge of Mandarin is required.

Fees

£ 245.00

Beginner Level Course: Chinese Language and Culture I-2

Start Date: 28 January – 8 April 2019 (no class on 25 February 2019), Mondays
Duration: 10 Week Programme
Venue: Kensington campus
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Course level: Beginner
Type of Course: Evening, Short Course (not for credit)

This is the second part of the introductory course to Mandarin Chinese language, with an integrated approach to the Chinese language and Chinese culture. While the course primarily focuses on oral communication based upon key structures and vocabularies, reading Chinese characters and some writing are an integral part of the course. The course will introduce an additional 20 essential speech patterns with another 100 characters and 150 words, with which the participants should become able to communicate in a wider range of contexts in everyday life situation.

What you will learn

  • Order food and drinks
  • Talk about family and work
  • Making comparison
  • Talk about weather and places
  • How to go some for activities
  • Ask for directions

Who should apply

This short course is ideal for the learners who have completed Chinese Language and Culture I or some prior knowledge of Mandarin.

Entry Requirements

See above. If you have learned Mandarin and are interested in joining the course, please contact Centre for Modern Languages (cml@richmond.ac.uk) for an assessment.

Fees

£ 245.00