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Mandarin Level 1, Part 3 (Evening 5 week Intensive)

Key information

Subject area:


Course type:


Credit level:

Not for credit


15 hours

Available course dates:

From: 04 June 2024 To: 02 July 2024

Course overview

By studying Mandarin Level 1, you will be able to communicate in very basic everyday-life situations, including greetings, daily activities, finding your way, telling the time and date, making simple purchases, ordering a meal, etc, be able to understand very simple oral and written texts and ascertain specific information on simple topics, have developed an insight into Mandarin -speaking life, culture and society.

What does this course cover?

Part 3


  • School life
  • Leisure activities and hobbies
  • Telephone conversations
  • Setting a date
  • Making an appointment
  • Time and daily routine
  • Holiday plans
  • Appearances


  • Making telephone calls
  • Talking about hobbies
  • Finding out about abilities
  • Inviting people for an event, activity or meal
  • Making an appointment
  • Making, accepting and refusing offers
  • Organizing meetings and appointments
  • Communicating by phone
  • Talking about one’s routine/free time
  • Talking about holiday plans
  • Describing people


  • Questions with interrogative pronouns 几点
  • Questions with interrogative pronouns 什么时候
  • 有点儿+Verb/adj.
  • Alternative choice using 或者VS还是
  • Reduplication of verbs
  • Attributives
  • Expressing the date and days of the week
  • Verb phrases in series 想 and 让
  • Time expressions with 以前 and 以后
  • Reduplication of adjectives
  • The position of the adverbs 还
  • Sentences with the modal verbs 能

What will I achieve?

When Mandarin Level 1 is complete, you will achieve the equivalent of A1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), entry level of the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).


*The above is an indication of content that may be covered over the duration of the course but it could vary depending on the level and progress of students in the class.

Course status:

Places available

Full fee £250

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