Chinese 4

Chinese 4 is a course for independent users of the language. It is a continuation of the independent stage where students will continue to learn more complex grammar. The aim of this level is to enable you to deal with most situations likely to arise when travelling in an area where Chinese is spoken and to interact with a degree of fluency.

Chinese 4.1 requires prior taught learning up to 3.3 or equivalent – Enrol
Chinese 4.2 requires prior taught learning up to 4.1 or equivalent – Enrol
Chinese 4.3 requires prior taught learning up to 4.2 or equivalent – Enrol

Any student with prior learning who is unsure which level would best suit their ability should arrange to drop into the Institute for an assessment by one of our language teachers.

Chinese 4 Content

  • Talking about the purpose of hard work in Chinese cities
  • Talking about interpersonal relationships
  • Talking about the lives of Chinese people
  • Talking about contemporary education in China
  • Talking about Chinese lottery
  • Talking about the development of cities in China
  • Talking about the internet lives of Chinese people
  • Talking about contemporary relationship between man and woman in China
  • Chinese drinking at social occasions
  • Chinese ways of parenting
  • Chinese views on euthanasia
  • Different education concepts in the East and West

Learning outcomes

  • be familiar with the rules of Chinese phrase formation
  • know more about contemporary Chinese society
  • be able to communicate more freely in social activities
  • be familiar with the rules of Chinese phrase-formation, such as prefix and suffix, greatly enlarge their Chinese vocabulary
  • know more about contemporary Chinese society
  • know more about the customs and the lives of Chinese people
  • communicate more freely in social activities
  • be familiar with the rules of Chinese phrase-formation, such as prefix and suffix rules
  • have an expanded knowledge of Chinese vocabulary
  • know more about Chinese understatement
  • understand more about contemporary Chinese society, especially the Chinese system of education
  • know more about the lives of Chinese people
  • communicate more freely in social activities

Learning Materials

Textbook: Wu Zhongwei. Contemporary Chinese. Vol. 4. Beijing: Sinolingua, 2010.

The textbook and workbook required for Chinese 4 covers all three terms of Chinese 4.  The cost is £23. The materials can be purchased at the Confucius Institute for Scotland in the first class of the first term.