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.
As part of our collaboration with the British Museum, you will attend a special lecture entitled Languages, art and politics in South Africa which will use South Africa as an example to highlight the importance of art and language in the development of society and its impact on politics. The lecture will be followed by admission to the South Africa: the art of a nation exhibition.
To complement the topic taught in week two (Cuisine and Culture) you are also invited to the International Food Festival, arranged in collaboration with the University’s Social Programme. The event will happen once per term in addition to your lessons and is a great opportunity for you to socialise with classmates and other students at the Language Centre.
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
|Mandarin Beginner||Tuesdays||31 January - 21 March 2017||6pm - 8.30pm|
International Food Festival: Thursday 2 February 2017, from 7pm onwards.
British Museum Exhibition: Friday 10 February 2017, from 5pm - 7.30pm.
April 2017 start date:
Starts week commencing 18 April 2017
Ends week commencing 9 June 2017
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