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Mandarin, Arts and Culture Language Course

Mandarin, Arts and Culture Language Course

Evening Mandarin Chinese course at the UAL Language Centre in London. Learn Mandarin and explore Chinese arts and culture. Classes start from beginner level.

Why choose this programme?


Your Mandarin course at UAL Language Centre will expose you to authentic language through listening and reading activities with an emphasis on functional uses. The classes also focus on speaking, pronunciation, reading and written communication.

Over the 8 weeks of this Mandarin Chinese course you will explore a variety of interesting topics such as architecture, design, fashion and society, whilst learning how to communicate in Mandarin Chinese.

Fees, Location and Time


Course Fees

The price per 8 week course is £215 and this includes all learning materials.

Time

Classes are from 6pm to 8.30pm one evening a week.

Location

The weekly evening classes take place at UAL Language Centre, 272 High Holborn WC1V 7EY, which is just a 3 minute walk from Holborn underground station in central London.

Course dates


Mandarin, Arts and Culture Beginner Part 2

Wednesday 23 January 2019

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Additional information


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Please contact us by emailing LAC@arts.ac.uk.

Terms and conditions

Please read these before booking your course:

Languages, Arts and Culture Terms and Conditions 2018-19 (PDF 68KB)

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Syllabus and course details

The Arts and Culture content includes some of the topics you might cover. They may differ according to student needs and interests.

Our evening language courses are built around an arts and culture context. You will explore a variety of topics including architecture, cuisine, culture, design, fashion, society and more.

Over the 8 weeks of the Mandarin Beginner Part 2 course, you will

  • review Chinese Pinyin, radicals and verbs and vocabulary related to nationalities, occupation and family
  • learn functional language in a restaurant context and asking for directions
  • learn about specific elements of Chinese arts and culture such as food etiquette, modern architecture, interior design and fashion through the dynasties.
  • Learn stative and modal verbs, interrogative pronouns, 吧 and了 particles and past actions.
  • Learn to write a personal profile on social media using descriptive language
  • Learn vocabulary related to lifestyle, daily activities, the city and clothing
  • be introduced to asking and answering simple questions on familiar topics
  • work on your interactional, listening and speaking skills
  • learn about the history of Chinese characters

There is a focus on speaking and pronunciation skills as well as using language for functional and practical purposes.

Week 1: Introduction to Languages, Arts and Culture

Language Content: Review Chinese Pinyin; Review nationalities, occupation and family members; 20 most important radicals; Chinese verbs

Arts and Culture Content: Talking about the Chinese Zodiac

Week 2: Cuisine and Culture

Language Content: Learning how to order food; Make requests and pay the bill in the restaurant; Use stative verbs; Talk about Chinese dishes

Arts and Culture Content: Chinese meal etiquette

Week 3: Art and Politics

Language Content: Talking about interests and hobbies; The modal verb “会”; about verb-object(VO); The story of Chinese characters

Arts and Culture Content: Chinese traditional art;  Chinese character and politics

Week 4: Urban Spaces

Language Content: Identifying locations and places; Asking for directions in the city; Questions with interrogative pronoun 哪里; Radicals and Chinese characters

Arts and Culture Content: Major cities in China

Week 5: Movement and Time

Language Content: Identifying different types of transport; Review months and dates; Daily activities on a weekly planner; Using the particle 吧

Arts and Culture Content: Transport in China

Week 6: Modernism

Language Content: Writing a personal profile in social media; Learning how to describe yourself; WeChat and China; Adjectives in Chinese

Arts and Culture Content: The most amazing modern architecture in China

Week 7: Fashion and Society

Language Content: Learning how to express the size and colour of clothes; Measure words in Chinese; Particle “了”

Arts and Culture Content: Chinese fashion through the dynasties

Week 8: Design and Architecture

Language Content: Identifying different types of sports and activities; A lifestyle questionnaire; Talking about past actions with 过

Arts and Culture Content: Chinese interior design and Feng Shui

Not sure of your level? Take our self-assessment questionnaire to find out if Beginner Part 2 is the right level for you.

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