How will I be taught?
The focus will be on speaking and listening. Some reading and writing of Chinese characters will also be included. Pronunciation, intonation and Chinese culture are an integral part of the course. The course will be conducted mainly in the foreign language. Learners will work through different activities individually, in pairs and in small groups, using a variety of learning methods and resources (role-play and games etc). Homework set will provide an opportunity for self-study.
Initial assessment will be carried out at the beginning of the course to assess individual skill level. Each student' starting point will be recorded on an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) to set targets. This will be revisited regularly during the course to monitor and record your progress. Tutors will give verbal feedback.
What do I need to bring with me?
The course book will be discussed at the first session if appropriate. Students will need to bring a pen and paper and an A4 ring binder for handouts, although we advise students not to buy anything until after the first session.
What can I do next?
There is a short “Chinese Mandarin - Summer School practice for All levels” to follow-up and reinforce learning. After this, the next appropriate follow-on course is a Beginners course. The tutor will be able to advise or check www.kentadulteducation.co.uk.
What do I need to join the course
This course is for students with no previous knowledge or those with a little basic knowledge or vocabulary who want to consolidate at a Beginners pace. If you are unsure, please speak to us or to a Curriculum Leader.