Chinese Language Summer School for Beginners 1.1 & 1.2 (Block Discount)

This course is designed for complete beginners with little or no knowledge of Chinese language. In 50 hours of intensive learning over two weeks, students will cover Chinese 1.1 and 1.2 materials (usually taught across 20 weeks)

Students who enrol on this 1.1 and 1.2 combined course will receive a discount.

By the end of the course students should be able to:

  • have a good command of about 420 Chinese characters
  • be familiar with basic grammar and sentence structures that can be used in every-day conversations and to express events related to the present.
  • have an understanding of China and its customs and ways of life.

Chinese Language Summer School for Beginners 1.1 & 1.2 (Block Discount)

Confucius Institute, 1 Marchhall Crescent, Edinburgh
Start date
10 days
Day(s) and Times(s)
Mon 3 – Fri 7 July and Mon 10 – Fri 14 July, 10.00am – 4.00pm
Subject Area
Confucius Institute, 1 Marchhall Crescent, Edinburgh
Time of Day
  • The Chinese pronunciation system “pinyin”;
  • Making introductions;
  • Presenting personal information, such as nationality and age;
  • Using numbers and time;
  • Talking about family.
  • Measure words ;
  • Buying things and ordering food;
  • Talking about time and daily arrangements;
  • Talking about events in the future;
  • Describing a person's appearance.

The course is tutorial based with a combination of joint class activities and group work. Supplementary material is prepared by the teacher.

Wu Zhongwei. Contemporary Chinese for Beginners. Beijing: Sinolingua, 2010.  This book will be provided to registered students at the start of the course.  Please contact if you already have a copy of this book


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