Language Courses 

The Liverpool Confucius Institute (LCI) at the University of Liverpool offers Mandarin courses to university students and the general public, from beginners to advanced classes.  All of our language teachers are native Mandarin speakers, fully qualified teachers of Chinese as a foreign language. Registration will open soon. 
 

Non-Accredited Summer Term Refresher Mandarin Courses 2018

Mandarin Stage One

The course starts at Wednesday 18th April and ends on Wednesday 20th June 2018, every Wednesday from 14:00 to 16:00, at Confucius Institute. Course Fee:  £60   (2 hours/ week, 10 weeks)

This course will provide absolute beginners with a basic knowledge in Mandarin, including some daily characters and conversation patterns. The basics of the Chinese language (pinyin, tones and character composition) will be introduced.  

Upon completion of Chinese Stage One, learners are expected be able to communicate on some daily topics and read simple, short texts in Chinese.

Textbook for Stage One:  Discover China: Student Book One, Macmillan, London: 2010

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Mandarin Stage Two  

The course starts at Tuesday 17th April and ends on 19st June 2018, every Tuesday 14:00 to 16:00 at Confucius Institute. Course Fee:  £60   (2 hours/ week, 10 weeks)

This course is a continuation from Chinese Stage One. It aims to provide Mandarin learners with basic competence in listening, speaking, reading and writing.  Learners will be introduced to more commonly-used Chinese characters and daily words. Prerequisite: Those who have completed Chinese Stage I,or have studied Chinese for 40 hours, and have mastered around 170 Chinese characters.

Upon completion of Chinese Stage Two, learners are expected be able to communicate on daily topics and read simple short texts in Chinese.

Textbook for Stage Two:  Discover China: Student Book Two, Macmillan, London: 2011

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Mandarin Stage Two plus

The course starts at Tuesday 17th April and ends on 19st June 2018, every Tuesday 11:00 to 13:00, at Confucius Institute. Course Fee:  £60   (2 hours/ week, 10 weeks)

This course is designed to further develop the four key language skills in Chinese. Students’ vocabulary and understanding of grammar will be expanded. There will be more communicative activities, structure practice, grammar, reading and writing. Prerequisite: Those who have completed Chinese Stage Two plus, or have learned Chinese for 80 hours, and have mastered around 300 Chinese characters.

Upon completion of Chinese Stage Two Plus, Learners should be able to complete communication tasks in daily life when living, studying or travelling in China.

Textbook for Stage Two Plus:  Discover China: Student Book Two, Macmillan, London: 2013

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Mandarin Stage Three 

The course starts at Wednesday 18th April and ends on Wednesday 20th June 2018, every Wednesday from 11:00 to 13:00 at Confucius Institute. Course Fee:  £60   (2 hours/ week, 10 weeks)

This course is designed to help learners to become familiar with the major grammatical structures, be able to communicate with competence on various topics in life and study, and to further expand their vocabulary, and expressiveness in Mandarin. Prerequisite: Those who have completed Chinese Stage Two Plus, or have studied Chinese for 120 hours, and have mastered around 600 Chinese characters.

Upon completion of Chinese Stage Three, learners should be able to communicate freely in day-to-day situations, to describe events and to express their own ideas and views on various topics.  They should be able to recognize around 1200 words, and write short passages in Chinese.

Textbook for Stage Three:  Discover China: Student Book Two, Macmillan, London: 2014

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Mandarin Stage Four  

The course starts at Thursday 19th April, and ends on Thursday 21st June 2018, every Thursday from 12:00 to 14:00, at Confucius Institute. Course Fee:  £60 (2 hours/ week, 10 weeks)

It is designed to help learners to be more competent in all language skills, be able to communicate with confidence on a large of range of topics in life and study, and to further expand their vocabulary, including Chinese characters and words.  Prerequisite: Those who have completed Chinese Stage Three - Upper Intermediate Part One, or have studied Chinese for 140 hours, and have mastered around 900 Chinese characters.

Textbook for Stage Four: Various reading Materials; Discover China: Student Book Three, Macmillan, London: 2014

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