january, 2023

2023mon09jan(jan 9)6:00 pmmon20mar(mar 20)7:30 pmChinese: Improvers 2£120 (£72 concession)Parkside Community CollegeDay:Monday length of course: 10 weeks


January 9 (Monday) 6:00 pm - March 20 (Monday) 7:30 pm


Parkside Community College

Parkside, Cambridge, CB1 1EH

length of course

10 weeks


Course details

Brief Description

This course is for learners who have already completed a beginners course or its equivalent. Participants will have the opportunity to enhance their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Chinese by learning more vocabulary and sentence patterns that you may find useful in daily life. You will also learn more about Chinese characters and Chinese culture as well as learning how to use expressions appropriately in a specific social context.

On completing this course, you will be expected to be able to engage in simple daily conversations on the topics covered and read and write simple texts in Chinese.

The course is priced for 10 weeks (one term); to complete the full course and cover all the learning outcomes listed below you will need to attend 3 terms (there is no obligation to attend more than one term).

Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?

To enrol on this course, you are expected to be familiar with the Chinese Piniyin and already have a very basic knowledge of the vocabulary and sentence patterns for the following topics: kinship terms, numbers, time, daily routines, weather, jobs and hobbies, money, transport, shopping, food, colour terms and visits to a doctor. Every effort will be made to revisit those topics so that prospective participants who might not be familiar with any of the topics above will not be negatively impacted.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the first term you will have learned how to

  • dine out, give instructions on food preparation and comment on food
  • talk about clothing
  • attend a birthday party

By the end of the second term you will have learned how to

  • describe a person
  • make a booking
  • check in at a hotel and at the airport

By the end of the third term you will have learned how to

  • talk about location and ask for and give road directions
  • take a taxi
  • describe your home and furniture

For the first session you will need to bring….

Pen and paper

On completion of this course, what might your next steps be?

The Intermediate Chinese Course after the full year.

Adult Learn and Train offer courses through-out the year.
Try similar courses or maybe look at learning something completely new.
You will find provision on some Saturday and Sunday’s , you will also find courses available in the day and evening at different venues in Cambridge. Courses vary in length from one-off sessions to 10 weeks or more



£120 (£72 concession) To book your place please call 01223 712340


Longbiao HuHe has taught degree courses in Chinese at Newcastle University and Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. He has been working with in lexicography for over 20 years, having worked on dictionary projects such as the Oxford Chinese Dictionary, Oxford Intermediate Learner's English-Chinese Dictionary, The Oxford Pocket Chinese Dictionary and Collins Mandarin Chinese Dictionary.


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