Chinese Mandarin - Absolute Beginners | Sevenoaks Adult Education Centre

Chinese Mandarin - Absolute Beginners at Sevenoaks Adult Education Centre

Chinese Mandarin - Absolute Beginners at Sevenoaks Adult Education Centre

Price: £113.00 Starts: 15/10/2019 Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Tutor: Florence Lee Ends: 03/12/2019 Location: Sevenoaks Adult Education Centre
Level: Level 1 Day of Week: TUE Duration: 7 weeks

About this course


If you are interested in learning Chinese Mandarin and are completely new to the language, this short course is for you. You will be guided on how to approach learning Mandarin and will discover and learn some basic words, sentences and characters in the language. There is a structured but relaxed learning plan which will encourage you to practise with the tutor and others in the group.

By the end of the course, you should be able to
- Explain the characteristics of Chinese Mandarin language in relation to culture
- Identify your approach to learning Mandarin
- Say your name, give some personal information and ask others
- Count to 100
- Recall vocabulary of the topics studied
- Recognise some Chinese characters

You may be given homework (1 hr max) each week to reinforce classroom learning.

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, adapted to your level. 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 and 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) and targets will be set. This will be revisited from time to time during the course to monitor and record progress. Tutors will mark homework and give written or 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?

The appropriate follow-on course is Chinese Mandarin Beginners - Modular course - A.
The tutor will be able to advise or check

What do I need to join the course

This course is for students with no previous knowledge of Chinese Mandarin.

About the Tutor: Florence Lee

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Getting there

Sevenoaks Adult Education Centre
Hatton House
Bradbourne Road
TN13 3QN

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 2222 and quote the Course Code SEV/79037/H/LC.
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