How will I be taught?
The focus will be on oral communication (speaking and listening) and some reading and writing of Chinese characters will also be included. Pronunciation, Intonation and Chinese culture are an integral part of the course. The course will be conducted mainly in the foreign appropriate language to your level. Learners will work through different activities individually, in pairs and in small groups, using a variety of learning methods and resources (role-play and games etc). Homework set will provide and opportunity for self study
Initial assessment will be carried out at the beginning of the course to assess individual skill level. Each student's starting point will be recorded on an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and targets will be set. This will be revisited from time to time during the course to monitor and record progress. Tutors will mark homework and give written or verbal feedback.
What do I need to bring with me?
The course book will be discussed at the first session if appropriate. Students will need to bring a pen and paper and an A4 ring binder for handouts, although we advise students not to buy anything until after the first session.
What can I do next?
After completing module B you should continue with Module C.
The appropriate follow-on course after completion of the 3 modules of Beginners is a Beginners Plus course. The tutor will be able to advise or check www.kentadulteducation.co.uk..
What do I need to join the course
This course is for students with either no previous knowledge or those who have completed Module A or have a little basic knowledge or vocabulary who want to consolidate at a Beginners pace.
It is possible to join Module B without having completed Module A as topics studied are different. The introductory session will enable new students to catch up on Greetings and Numbers as these will be necessary for Module B.
If you are unsure please speak to us or to a Curriculum Leader.