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  • Easy Chinese

    An introductory course for learners who have no prior knowledge of the Chinese language. It is designed for those who want a short focused introduction to Chinese language learning. Running for 12.5 hours over 5 weeks, this course takes learners through basic expressions needed in typical conversational situations. Pronunciation and communicative practice will be the ... Read more
  • Twice Weekly Chinese for Beginners

    This course for complete beginners of Chinese, is an introduction to the Chinese pronunciation and writing systems. Basic listening and speaking skills are emphasized along with the study of pinyin, the official Romanisation system for Standard Chinese (普通话, Pŭtōnghuà, literally ‘common speech’) in mainland China. On completion of this 5-week intensive course (two 2-hour classes ... Read more
  • Study Clinic

    Students are invited to enrol for 5 study clinics. These are not formal classes. Attendees will be grouped based on abilities. Each group will be led by a senior teacher. As well as revision of previous learning via conversational practice, the clinics will allow for discussion on any areas of difficulty identified by the group ... Read more
  • Chinese Language Summer School Week 2 – Beginners 2

    This course is designed for those who have either completed the previous Summer School Chinese language Beginners 1 or have acquired a similar level of proficiency. Students will learn more measure words and attributive adjectives, both of which can enable students to compose longer sentences. With the learning of expressions regarding calendar and clock times, students ... Read more
  • History of Art Lecture

    The Dragon-Boat Race Paintings of Song and Yuan Dynasties — Searching for The Dragon-Boat Race in The West Lake Attributed to Zhang Zeduan 宋元龙舟题材绘画研究—以寻找张择端《西湖争标图》卷为例 Time: Monday 28th May 2018, 15:00-17:00 Venue: Hunter Lecture Theatre, Edinburgh College of Art, 74 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9DF This lecture aims to reconstruct the influence of Northern Song painter Zhang Zeduan, the ... Read more
  • Chinese Character Introductory Course

    This 5-week Chinese character introductory course is designed for beginners with an interest in visualizing and memorizing Chinese characters. The course is taught in English. By the end of the course students should be able to understand: how Chinese characters have been evolved through the history the structure of Chinese characters principles of formation radicals and rules of stroke ... Read more
  • Hanban Confucius Institute Scholarships – 2018

    This year, thanks to our sponsoring agency, Hanban, we are pleased to offer a number of Confucius Institute Scholarships.  There are five options. One Semester Scholarships One Academic Year Scholarships Master`s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL) Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (BTCSOL) Four-week scholarships Recipients of full scholarships are exempt from ... Read more
  • The Red Heroine at Hippfest Bo’ness Saturday 23 March

    For the fourth year our Institute is supporting Hippfest – Scotland’s only festival dedicated to silent cinema with world-class music, red carpet glamour, and rarely-seen silent era films. Taking place in the retro surroundings of the Hippodrome, Bo’ness. SATUYDAY 23 March 2019: 15.30 UK Premiere The Red Heroine £10 | £8 conc. The oldest surviving Chinese martial arts film, featuring Fan Xuepeng ... Read more