Prerequisite for entry
Successful completion of Mandarin syllabus level 3+ at UCL Centre for Languages & International Education or a low A level grade (or equivalent).
10 x 2-hour classes.
Aims and objectives
The aim of the course is to enable students who already have a good knowledge of Mandarin to acquire an advanced level. Students will be able to communicate in most situations with native speakers and follow debates on environmental issues and express themselves with more complex and linguistically accurate structures. Cultural awareness will be further developed.
- Expressing opinions and reactions
- Giving explanations
- Expressing concern
- Bringing up a topic of discussion
- Stressing one’s point
- Reproaching and questioning
Main topics/themes to be covered:
- Environment Protection
- Legends and history
- Working in China
Linguistic structures/ Phonetics
Introduction to various accents
- 3 different structural de
- Summary of ba sentences
- Potential complement
- Duplication of nouns, measure words.
- Zhao and zhu as resultative complements
- Yi…ye/dou + negatives
Course book: 《Discover China – 4》 (From Unit 1 to Unit 6)
- Langenscheidt dictionary
- Macmillan-FLTRP Chinese Character Dictionary
In addition there are supplementary materials for self-study in the Self-Access Centre.