Chinese Mandarin - Beginners and Returners | Tonbridge Adult Education Centre

Chinese Mandarin - Beginners and Returners at Tonbridge Adult Education Centre

Chinese Mandarin - Beginners and Returners at Tonbridge Adult Education Centre

Price: £178.00 Starts: 25/02/2020 Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Tutor: Florence Lee Ends: 19/05/2020 Location: Tonbridge Adult Education Centre
Level: Level 1 Day of Week: TUE Duration: 11 weeks

About this course


Are you interested in starting Chinese Mandarin or have you learnt some of the language in the past?
Do you want to be able to speak Chinese Mandarin at the basic level when visiting China?
This course is classroom based because we know that it is difficult to learn a language on your own.
Exchanging face to face with your tutor and other students will give you the opportunity to practice speaking in Mandarin with other learners and develop your language skills further.

By the end of the course, successful students will be able to
- Give and receive perosnal information
- Use numbers (to talk about times and distances)
- Ask for use direction and travelling information
- Shop for items around the place you visit
- Discover a few new Chinese characters

Grammar will be studied. You will learn to use expressions and forms appropriate to get by. You will be given small amounts of homework (1 hour max) each week to reinforce classroom learning.

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?

The appropriate follow-on course is a Beginners Plus course. The tutor will be able to advise or check

What do I need to join the course

This course is for Beginners and those with a little knowledge or vocabulary who want to consolidate at a Beginners pace. The course is ideal fo students who have completed the introduction course. 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/79047/H/LC.
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