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Confucius Institute 曼彻斯特大学孔子学院

Advanced Mandarin

This is an advanced-level language course which teaches the skills of reading, listening, speaking and writing in Mandarin Chinese.

Advanced Mandarin (HSK Level 4-5)

Course dates

9 October - 11th December 2019, Wednesdays 6-8pm

Pre-requisite

Students should have passed HSK level 4, or have taken 240 hours of Mandarin. They should already have a vocabulary of about 1200 words and have mastered basic grammar knowledge, are able to communicate with native speakers in everyday situations, read and talk about some short passages on social and cultural topics.

Fees

£160 full price / £150 for University of Manchester staff and students

Course description

This is an advanced level language course which teaches the skills of reading, listening, speaking and writing in Mandarin Chinese. Aside from the main textbook (lesson 1-3), the teacher will also select articles and videos from various sources on Chinese people's daily life, social and cultural themes. Emphasis will be placed on training students in understanding complex grammar, sentences and passages and expressing opinions on social and cultural issues. Conversational practices will help you to communicate effectively and properly in different situations.

Learning outcomes

  • Express complex ideas in Chinese with a degree of fluency and develop competence in interaction with native speakers.
  • Have developed a vocabulary of 320 Chinese words and use them with a degree of proficiency.
  • Read and write complex sentences and articles, as well as translate into English.
  • Improve Chinese level to reach HSK Grade 5 level. We recommend taking 3 semesters of this Advanced course to reach this level. If a student wishes to then take the HSK 5 exam, we also recommend the HSK 5 Preparation Course to enhance knowledge of the exam syllabus and skills. 

Textbook

New Practical Chinese Reader (Volume 5)

Please note: for students wishing to take the HSK 5 Exam, we recommend that you take the Advanced course for three terms to allow you enough time to cover all the necessary vocabulary. 

Please email our senior language tutor (luxi.yang@manchester.ac.uk) if you have any queries about this.

Advanced Mandarin (HSK Level 5-6)

Course dates

9 October - 11 December 2019, Wednesdays 6-8pm

Pre-requisite

Students should have completed Advanced Mandarin (HSK level 4-5) for three semesters or passed HSK level 5. They should already have a vocabulary of about 2500 words and have mastered basic grammar knowledge, are able to communicate with native speakers in everyday situations, read and talk about some short passages on social and cultural topics.

Fees

£160 full price / £150 for University of Manchester staff and students

Course description

This is an advanced level language course which teaches the skills of reading, listening, speaking and writing in Mandarin Chinese. Aside from the main textbook, the teacher will also select articles and videos from various sources on Chinese people's daily life, social and cultural themes. Emphasis will be placed on training students in understanding complex grammar, sentences and passages and expressing opinions on social and cultural issues. Conversational practices will help you to communicate effectively and properly in different situations.

Learning outcomes

  • Express complex ideas in Chinese with a degree of fluency and develop competence in interaction with native speakers.
  • Have developed a vocabulary of 200 Chinese words and use them with a degree of proficiency.
  • Read and write complex sentences and articles, as well as translate into English.
  • Improve Chinese level to reach HSK 6 level after completing 8 semesters of the Advanced course. If a student wishes to take the HSK 6 Exam, we also recommend an HSK 6 Preparation Course to enhance exam skills and enhance knowledge of the exam syllabus. 

Textbook

Standard Course HSK 6 (Two volumes), Beijing Language and Culture University Press. 

Please note: for students wishing to take the HSK 6 Exam, we recommend that you take the Advanced course for eight semesters (160 hours) to allow you enough time to cover all the necessary vocabulary. 

Please email our senior language tutor (luxi.yang@manchester.ac.uk) if you have any queries about this.