Chinese short courses now start to apply

11 Jan 2016 - 12:15

Welcome to the Confucius Institute (CI)  at University of Cape Town (UCT). We are delighted that you are considering studying Chinese at CI-UCT, an institution promotes a healthy exchange of language and culture between South Africa and China. CI offers a Chinese short course for students, staffs and community who intends to learn Chinese. This course comprises two levels: Level One and Level Two.

This is a beginner’s course and is mostly conversational at the beginning. It teaches the standardised spoken Chinese (Mandarin, or Putonghua, in Chinese, which means ‘the common speech’) and simplified characters that are commonly used in mainland China. It begins with the sound system (Pinyin) and fundamentals of Chinese characters, and moves on to learn the most useful expressions and common characters in Chinese. After that, it covers the topics of conversations in daily life, short passages of reading, with the knowledge of vocabulary and grammar. In the meantime, it offers cultural experience activities and the basic introduction of Chinese culture. By the end of the course, learners should have a general understanding of the Chinese language and culture, learn about 300 words and 80 characters, be able to understand spoken Chinese on daily topics, and make short conversations accordingly. The course is suitable for both beginners and those who have the rudimentary of Chinese.

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2016 Dates: 
Follows UCT 2016 academic calendar, start the week of 15th Feb, 2016

The course costs R400.00/term, and once off R100.00 teaching material is required at the beginning of each course.

Please fill in the registration form and send back to: 
Ms Qiling Ying: 
Tel: 021- 650 3039