Chinese (Mandarin) - Higher Intermediate - Online (usual venue OAL Cowley)

Course code: LPXR301P

Subject area: Languages

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

4:30pm - 6:30pm


22nd Sep 2020 - 29th Jun 2021

Oxford Adult Learning Cowley

Contact details

01235 555 585

It is planned that this course will be running online, using Teams, for the Autumn Term. This may change, depending on Government guidelines.

This is a course for those of you who have studied the language at least to Intermediate level and would like to continue practicing the language by learning new vocabulary as well as new grammar structures. All of the topics will enable you to learn to discuss and express your own opinion in a greater depth from different perspectives.
The focus of this course will be mainly on speaking and listening. The course will include writing short paragraphs in Pinyin and develope further basic skills in reading and writing Chinese characters.

You will study about 100 further new vocabularies around the topics below with an emphasis on pinyin and meaning. This will enable you to have basic conversations in a range of really life situations.

• House hunt – seeing a new place – make a comparison in finer details.
• To ask other people to do something
• Children are always listening to music while doing homework..
• Apart from Chinese, I also speak French.
• If I have money and time, I would go to Beijing for holiday.
• I think everybody can solve your problem.

The course will equip students with some knowledge on radicals for better understanding of the Chinese characters, with grammar structures for more fluent conversation and for writing simple texts on learned topics.

We will also introduce some culture/traditions alongside the Chinese festivals, and some common sayings and taboos.

Please note there will be no sessions on 27/10/2020, 22/12/2020, 29/12/2020, 05/01/2021, 16/02/21, 06/04/2021, 13/04/2021, 01/06/2021

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

Chinese (Mandarin) - Working Towards Fluency
You should have studied Chinese at least 3 years (approximately 180 hours), or attended and completed the Chinese Intermediate level, and have knowledge of the basic grammar of the present, past and future tenses.
Although this is a continuation course from Intermediate, but it is open for all who consider themselves competent at this level.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2020 prior to starting the course.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2020 prior to starting the course.
Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply. As the rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can also visit the Course Fees & Finance page by searching 'Fees and bursaries' at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £250.80
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £250.80

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
Learning activities will mainly be organised in pair work/small groups. Homework every week will be based on a summary sheet of the lesson for you to review in your own time. There will be no formal examination. The focus is on being active and having fun and learning in a supported and supportive manner