Mandarin, Arts and Culture
Evening language course at the UAL Language Centre in London. Learn to speak Mandarin for beginners and explore the Chinese arts and culture.
During this 8-week course you will be exposed to authentic language through listening and reading activities with an emphasis on functional and practical uses. The classes focus on speaking, pronunciation and where relevant, on written communication.
Over the course of the programme, you will explore a variety of interesting topics such as architecture, design, fashion and society, whilst improving your ability to interact in the language.
The course includes 2 unique cultural experiences which are built in to your language development:
British Museum experience
To complement the topic taught in week 3 (Art and Politics) you will visit the British Museum for a unique lecture entitled Art and politics in the USA: from the 1960s to the present day followed by the highly anticipated exhibition: The American Dream: Pop to the Present. This experience forms a key part of the course and your tutor will help to guide your learning in this unique cultural context.
International Food Festival
To complement the topic taught in week 2 (Cuisine and Culture) you will also attend the International Food Festival, arranged in collaboration with UAL’s Social Programme. This event also forms a key part of the course and will provide a great opportunity to socialise with classmates and other students at UAL.
Classes take place at our High Holborn building, 3 minutes walk from Holborn underground station in central London. They take place 1 evening per week between 6pm and 8.30pm.
Dates and fees
This course will resume in September 2017. Register your interest to be the first to hear about it.
Beginner course overview
Beginner course details
|Lesson||Language Content||Arts & Culture Content|
|Cuisine and Culture|
Presenting yourself in a Meeting
Symbolism in Food
|Art and Politics|
Talking About Your Background (Nationality, Where you live)
Controversial Works & Artists
Jobs and Professions, where you study/work
Transition From University To Work
|Movement and Time|
Describing a city
Migrant Workers With Globalisation
|Fashion and Society|
Money and Currency
Aesthetics and Generation
|Design and Architecture|
Traditional Interiors and Exteriors