Chinese Mandarin - Introduction for Beginners and Returners | Tonbridge Adult Education Centre

Chinese Mandarin - Introduction for Beginners and Returners at Tonbridge Adult Education Centre

Chinese Mandarin - Introduction for Beginners and Returners at Tonbridge Adult Education Centre

Price: £113.00 Starts: 15/10/2019 Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Tutor: Florence Lee Ends: 03/12/2019 Location: Tonbridge Adult Education Centre
Level: Level 1 Day of Week: TUE Duration: 7 weeks

About this course


Are you interested in starting Chinese Mandarin or have you learnt some of the language in the past but have not had the opportunity to continue? This course is an introduction to help you identify what it takes to learn Mandarin and what could be the best approach for you to speak Chinese Mandarin at a basic level or develop your skills at a higher level

By the end of the course, you should be able to
- Explain the characteristics of Chinese Mandarin language in relation to culture in China and abroad
- Identify your approach to learning Mandarin
- Give and receive personal information
- Use numbers (to talk about prices)
- Order and pay for food and drink in a restaurant/café
- Recognise/use some Chinese characters
- Basic grammar will be studied. You will learn to use expressions and forms appropriate to the language.

You may be given homework (1 hr max) each week to reinforce classroom learning.

How will I be taught?

The focus will be on speaking and listening. 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' 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?

The appropriate follow-on course is Chinese Mandarin - Beginners and Returners.
The tutor will be able to advise or check

What do I need to join the course

This course is for students with no previous knowledge or for those with a little basic knowledge or vocabulary who want to consolidate at a Beginners pace. If you are unsure please speak to us or to a Curriculum Leader.

About the Tutor: Florence Lee

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Getting there

Tonbridge Adult Education Centre
Avebury Avenue
Tonbridge And Malling

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 2222 and quote the Course Code TON/79043/H/LC.
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