Chinese for Travellers 5 weeks daytime course from 24 April

This term, as well as our usual evening class programme we will offer a short daytime class running on Tuesday mornings for 2.5 hrs for five weeks. This is an introductory course for learners who have no prior knowledge of the Chinese language. It is designed for those who are planning to visit China for tourism purposes – or for those who want a short focused introduction to Chinese language learning.

With a total teaching time of 12.5 hours over 5 weeks, this course takes learners through basic expressions needed in typical conversational situations. Pronunciation and conversation will be the focus of this course.  After taking this course, learners will be equipped with  basic vocabulary and expressions to deal with some typical situations when travelling in China, and will have become more familiar with cultural features of these situations.

During the class you will learn how to:

  • pronounce Chinese names
  • understand cultural aspects and key vocabulary on greetings
  • express gratitude or objections
  • order food
  • take transportation in China
  • check in/out at a hotel

Running for five consecutive Tuesday mornings 1000-1230 from 24 April-29 May the cost is £85 for the 12.5 hour course. There is a concession rate of £70 available to full time students. The fee includes all materials.

Classes will take place at the Confucius Institute for Scotland in the University of Edinburgh, Abden House, 1 Marchhall Crescent, Edinburgh, EH16 5HP.  Those arriving by car, should park within the grounds of Abden House itself.