The Confucius Institute's Classes at Oxford Brookes

Advanced Chinese
Prerequisite: Students should have passed HSK level 3; or have taken 240 hours of Mandarin, already have a vocabulary of about 800-1000 words and master basic grammar knowledge, can communicate with native-speakers in everyday situations. If you are not sure about your level please call in the office for an assessment before register on the course
Duration: 10 weeks
9 October – 11 December 2017
22 January – 26 March 2018
Time: Mondays, 18:00 - 20:00
Fee: £200 full price
£140 for Oxford Brookes University/concessions
Course description:

This is an intermediate to advanced level language course which teaches the skills of reading, listening, speaking and writing in Mandarin Chinese. Emphasis will be placed on training students understanding complex sentences and passages, identifying more Chinese characters, expressing opinions on social and cultural problems. Writing and conversational practices will help you to communicate effectively and properly in different situations.

In the first lesson you will have an assessment with the teacher in class, and then according to the students’ level and learning requirement, the teacher will select articles from various sources on social and cultural themes
Learning outcomes:
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Express complex ideas in Chinese with a degree of fluency and develop competence in interaction with native speakers.
  • Have command of a core vocabulary of 200 Chinese characters used in everyday contexts. Have developed a vocabulary of 3000 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 the HSK Grade 4/5.
All teaching materials have been specifically developed by our teachers, using a variety of sources. All learning materials used throughout the course will be provided by the Confucius Institute.
Taught by:

To be confirmed.

* The content in all our courses are subject to changes as necessary.


Angus Phillips


Tel: +44 (0) 1865 484967


Xiaohong Fan

Chinese Director

Tel: +86 (0) 10-8881 9699


Spring Zhang

Deputy Director

Tel: + 44 (0) 1865 484414


Mei Di

Chinese Deputy Director

Tel: + 44 (0) 1865 484415



G36 & 37
Headington Hill Hall
Oxford Brookes University
Oxford, OX3 0BP

Admin Office

tel: +44 (0)1865 484285


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