Summer Courses
27 June to 28 July 2016

Classes in our summer semester will run from 27 June to 28 July for 5 weeks.
There are three summer courses on offer.

  • Intensive Chinese for Beginners
  • Introduction of Chinese Characters
  • Chinese Revision courses.

Intensive Chinese for Beginners 

This course is designed for complete beginners with little or no knowledge of Chinese language.  On completion of this 5-week intensive course (two x 2-hour classes per week), students will be able to:

  • Master Pinyin, the Chinese pronunciation system
  • Use simple greetings and make basic conversations
  • Recognise approx. 120 Chinese characters and write the learnt Chinese characters

Start Date and Duration of the Course:
Mondays and Thursdays, 27 June-28 July 2016, 6pm-8pm
Course Fee: £130 (£86)

Book this course online via the UoE booking system.

Introduction of Chinese Characters

Join us for a 5-week Chinese character introductory course on Thursday evenings from 30 June to 28 July. 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

Start Date and Duration of the Course:
5 x Thursday evenings from 30 June 2016 till 28 July 2016
6pm -8pm
COST: £65.00 (£43.50)

Book this course online via the UoE booking system.

Chinese Revision Courses

To help ensure that earlier learning is not lost over the summer months we are offering consolidation/revision classes at two levels in the summer.

Students should note that these will not be formal taught classes but rather sessions to seek support, review areas of difficulty, and to practice speaking with other students. The teacher will respond to individual and group needs to help in consolidation of earlier learning.

Revision Course at Beginners Level

Mondays from 27 June-25 July 2016 6.00pm-8.00pm
These sessions will suit students who are studying Chinese 1 and 2 at our institute.

Revision Course at Intermediate Level

Thursdays from 30 June-28 July 2016 6.00pm-8.00pm
These session will suit students who are studying Chinese 3 and 4 at our institute.

Recognising that in the summer it is more difficult for most people to attend a class regularly we are offering a total of 5 sessions with minimum booking of 3 sessions

Course Fee: £8 for each session, minimum booking of 3 sessions

Book your revision course online via the UoE booking system.

To get more information of our summer courses and register, please visit www.ed.ac.uk/short-courses or contact us by email info@confuciusinstitute.ac.uk