Speaking and understanding the spoken language are very important skills for most people. Our evening classes concentrate on building your confidence in the language and you can expect to be taught in the language you are learning.
The aim is to develop your ability to speak Chinese in a range of everyday social and practical situation, by means of discussion and role-play work.
Strategies for successful communication such as using intonation effectively, asking for clarification and getting people's attention will also be addressed.
Topics include - socialising, making an appointment, eating at a restaurant, asking for directions and check-in a the hotel.
Chinese (Mandarin) Pre-Intermediate classes run on Tuesday evenings from 7pm - 8.30 pm between 15th October and 11th March 2013-2014. Please note that there is no half term break.
All learners are able to use the excellent self-study facilities in the new Library and Learning Centre. Open hours can be checked at http://www.surrey.ac.uk/library
You may also be interested in attending one of our Open Evenings - These are opportunities for you to visit the School, share a glass of wine with the tutors and ask any questions you may have about the courses. The evenings are free of charge, but you do need to register with the School of English and Languages beforehand (T: 01483 682857).
Open Evenings for 2013-2014 are at 7pm to 8.30pm on the following dates:
- Autumn term: Monday 23rd September 2013
- Spring term: Monday 13th January 2014
- Summer term: Monday 7th April 2014
Language courses, all levels: £245
All levels – 8 week “Spoken” courses Summer only: £130
Payment should be made on enrolment before the start of courses. We regret that refunds cannot normally be given if you withdraw from a course. Classes will run subject to their viability.
Note - We advise early enrolment, as some courses do fill up before the start date. You must select the correct option when booking. We cannot reserve a place unless the correct fee is paid. Most students (whether from outside or within the University) who are taking a full course will pay £245 for the 16 sessions.