Mandarin Chinese Upper-intermediate (Level 4)

This is for you if you have reached a B1.1 level in the ELP self-assessment grid (equivalent to an A-Level grade F to C) and/or completed the Intermediate Level 3 course.

Key information

  • Session information: TBC
  • Timeline: Term 1: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), starting TBC; Term 2: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), resuming TBC
  • Fees: Full course, 20 weeks - £260* (60 learning hours), ; 1 term 10 weeks - £135* (30 learning hours), 

Each full course comprises 60 learning hours over two terms.  Lessons are two hours long and take place once a week.  The first ten lessons will run from TBC.  The consequent ten lessons will run from TBC, when the course will be completed.  You can enrol for the complete course - 20 weeks - or just one term - 10 weeks.

This course will be taught in a small group: Minimum 6 and maximum 12 students.

*Includes all tuition, access to VLE (virtual learning environment), handouts and any tests/exams, but not a textbook.

Entry level

You have reached a level similar to the first part of a CEFR B1 or completed the Intermediate (Level 3) or you have enough knowledge to be on track with the group.

You can use the ELP self-assessment grid to judge how competent you are in the language. Alternatively, if you require help to assess your level please contact us or come along to one of our drop-in sessions.

Our approach

This course is taught in Mandarin Chinese; English is used when necessary or requested by students in particular situations or grammar explanations. Our programme aims to develop the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as cultural awareness. It provides a good balance between understanding the culture, vocabulary, writing system (characters) and grammar structures of the Mandarin Chinese language and enhancing communication and interaction. It supports comprehensive and productive skills in speech and writing through authentic based activities and guided practice in the use of Mandarin Chinese language. Students will be encouraged to seek opportunities to learn and practise the four skills outside the classroom taking advantage of learning resources provided by tutors and the programme. The group size is limited to 12 students and planned to allow intensive interactive practice with individual feedback and advice on progress.

Progression

Upon completing the Upper-intermediate Level 4 course, you can progress onto the Advanced Level 5 course.