The Confucius Institute's Classes at Oxford Brookes

CI00001 Conversational Chinese 1
Prerequisite: This course is for complete beginners with little or no knowledge of Mandarin Chinese.
Duration: 10 weeks
3 October – 5 December 2017
23 January – 27 March 2018
Time: Tuesdays, 18:00 - 20:00
Fee: £200 full price
£140 for Oxford Brookes University/concessions
Course description:

This course will equip students with useful words and phrases for practical use. With several levels to choose from, students can learn conversation skills such as greetings, making inquiries and fulfilling daily needs in China. Students will also learn cultural tips and to identify characters for writing practice.

* This course covers Lesson 1 to 10 in Confidence Chinese Volume 1.
Learning outcomes:
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Speak with a degree of fluency and acquire the confidence and ability to have simple conversations with native speakers, suitable for study and travel in China.
  • Have command of a core vocabulary of 200 Chinese characters used in everyday contexts.
Textbook:

Confidence Chinese, Vol.1 Getting Started by Tong Yan
Published by Cypress Book Co. UK Ltd, 2006
ISBN: 9781845700102

Taught by: Miss Xiaochen Zhang

Xiaochen Zhang obtained an MSc in E-Business and Innovation Management from Lancaster University and an MSc in Educational Research from the University of Manchester. In 2016, Xiaochen took on the role of Deputy Director for the Brookes Confucius Institute. Prior to joining Oxford Brookes University, she was the office manager and Chinese Language tutor at the Confucius Institute at the University of Manchester for seven years. She has taught Mandarin to a diverse range of students with different learning needs and abilities and has developed innovative learning methods and teaching materials.

* The content in all our courses are subject to changes as necessary.
CI00001 Conversational Chinese 2
Prerequisite: Conversational Chinese 1 or 16-20 hours intensive Chinese
Duration: 10 weeks
3 October – 5 December 2017
23 January – 27 March 2018
Time: Tuesdays, 18:00 - 20:00
Fee: £200 full price
£140 for Oxford Brookes University/concessions
Course description:

This course focuses on further developing the skills of listening and speaking in Mandarin Chinese. The course aims to equip students with useful words and phrases for practical use. It encompasses some communicative functions such as greeting, making an acquaintance, making an inquiry (about time/ directions/ reservations), and fulfilling daily needs (purchasing items / catching buses/ ordering food) etc. It also introduces some cultural tips and characters for writing practice.

This is a carry on course following from Conversational 1.

The course covers Lessons 10 to 19 in Confidence Chinese Volume 1.
Learning outcomes:
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Speak with a degree of fluency and acquire the confidence and ability to have simple conversations with native speakers, which will satisfy one's requirement in studying and travelling to China.
  • Have established a core vocabulary of 350 Chinese characters used in everyday contexts.
Textbook:

Confidence Chinese, Vol.1 Getting Started by Tong Yan
Published by Cypress Book Co. UK Ltd, 2006
ISBN: 9781845700102

Taught by: Miss Xiaochen Zhang

Xiaochen Zhang obtained an MSc in E-Business and Innovation Management from Lancaster University and an MSc in Educational Research from the University of Manchester. In 2016, Xiaochen took on the role of Deputy Director for the Brookes Confucius Institute. Prior to joining Oxford Brookes University, she was the office manager and Chinese Language tutor at the Confucius Institute at the University of Manchester for seven years. She has taught Mandarin to a diverse range of students with different learning needs and abilities and has developed innovative learning methods and teaching materials.

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

CONTACT


Angus Phillips

Director

Tel: +44 (0) 1865 484967

Email: angus.phillips@brookes.ac.uk


Xiaohong Fan

Chinese Director

Tel: +86 (0) 10-8881 9699

Email: fan618@fltrp.com


Spring Zhang

Deputy Director

Tel: + 44 (0) 1865 484414

Email: xzhang@brookes.ac.uk


Mei Di

Chinese Deputy Director

Tel: + 44 (0) 1865 484415

Email: mdi@brookes.ac.uk


Location

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


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