Character Course

Join us for a 5-week Chinese character introductory course on Thursday evenings from 30 May to 27 June 2013. This course is designed for beginners with an interest in Chinese characters. The course will be taught in English.

Content of Course

The structure of Chinese characters
Character components and radicals
Rules of stroke order
Phonetic and semantic components of Chinese characters
How to use a Chinese dictionary
How to input Chinese characters by computer

Teaching Method

Theory combined with practice, emphasising the meaning and interesting nature of Chinese characters from principles of construction and cognitive rules to analysis of character structure in whole and in part. This will lead to the goal of recognizing characters and reading and writing in Chinese.

Teaching Goals

Students will master the structures and principles of Chinese characters and be able to recognise and use approximately 150 Chinese characters.

No textbook is required but students will receive printed materials about Chinese characters to help them learn and practice.

VENUE: Confucius Institute for Scotland
DATES: 5 x Thursday evenings from 30 May 2013
TIME: 6pm -7.30pm
COST: £65.00 (£50.00)

To register please email info@confuciusinstitute.ac.uk or call us on 0131 662 2180.

Student support
Please contact us to arrange a confidential appointment if you think you have any specific study requirements that may need to be put in place to enable you to study with us. Giving us this information will give us the opportunity to meet your requirements for studying in accordance with your rights under the Disability Discrimination Act.