The Confucius Institute's Classes at Oxford Brookes

CI00002 Complete Chinese
Prerequisite: This course is for complete beginners with little or no knowledge of Mandarin Chinese.
Duration: 30 weeks
12 October – 14 December 2017
18 January – 22 March 2018
12 April – 14 June 2018
*There will be no classes on the bank holidays 7 May and 28 May 2018.
Time: Thursdays , 18:00 - 20:00

£620 full price
£440 for Oxford Brookes University/concessions

*10% Discount available for all fees paid in full for this course*
*If you require a termly payment plan please email

* Fee includes HSK Level 1 examination fees
Course description:

This course is suitable for complete beginners keen to acquire a basic knowledge of reading, listening, spoken and written skills in Chinese Language and to build a foundation for further study. The course covers the basics of the language including pronunciation (pinyin & tones), characters (strokes & radicals), grammar and sentence structures. There is also the opportunity to practise daily conversation. The communication topics include greetings, countries and nationalities, doing business, and meeting socially with family and friends. Students are expected to do a certain amount of homework and preparation for each lesson. Regular attendance is required.

* This course covers Unit 1 to 12 in Discover China 1.
Learning outcomes:
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Master the Chinese pronunciation system;
  • Become familiar with basic grammar and sentence structures;
  • Use greetings and communicate in simple, routine situations;
  • Write and read simple texts, using 100 Chinese characters;
  • Pass the Chinese proficiency test HSK Level 1 (Listening and Reading).
Discover China Student's book 1 Macmillan ISBN: 9780230405950 (can be borrowed from the CI)
Discover China Workbook 1 Macmillan ISBN: 9780230406384 (optional)(can be borrowed from the CI)

The course book will be supplemented as necessary by handouts provided by the tutor. Materials and reference books are available in the Confucius Institute resource centre and students are free to borrow from the Confucius Institute office.
Taught by: Wei Wei

Wei Wei is an experienced Mandarin teacher, and qualified as a teacher in China before taking a Master’s in Education in the UK. She has developed new teaching methods and looks to combine in her work the best of both education systems. She is devoted to creating an enjoyable learning environment for every student.

* 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



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