SOAS University of London

SOAS Language Centre

Chinese Upper Intermediate

Duration: 3 terms, 10 weeks per term, 2 hours per week. Each term classes are subject to quorum requirements.

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Mode of Attendance: Part-time

Fees: Course fees quoted are per term of 10 weeks.

This is course at SOAS Language Centre in London aims to provide a continuation for learners who have completed the Intermediate Chinese course. The course is designed to help learners in mastering the Chinese language and boosting the previously acquired language competencies. Students will perfect their knowledge of Chinese grammar and vocabulary and will improve their communication and comprehension skills in Chinese by working with authentic materials and discussing a wide range of social problems. Learners will be able to perform a considerable variety of tasks from conducting a survey and supporting an argument and taking part in a debate on a topical issue.

Method

The course is taught in English and Chinese and includes coverage of the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing and a good balance between understanding the systems of Chinese grammar and vocabulary, developing the skills of comprehending and producing Chinese in speech and writing, guided practice in language usage and use and authentic communicative activities. Class size is limited to fifteen to allow intensive interactive practice with individual feedback and advice on progress.

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