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The University of Southampton
The Confucius Institute

Chinese Language and Culture

Published: 15 January 2020
evening course
evening course

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Unfortunately, you can only select the staff or student price option if you are a full time/ part time student of the University or staff member. This discount is not available if you have taken a Lifelong Learning evening course before.

Course Code
Course Leader
Ying Fu
Course Description
Module Overview

 The aim of every language course at the University is to enable you to communicate in your target language (TL) at that particular level and in your particular area of interest. We use the word ‘communicate’ in its widest sense, meaning that you will not only be able to talk to people in the language but also to develop your proficiency in listening, reading, and writing. This means that the module aims for you to understand all the things which affect communication in that language, including knowledge of how the language is used, how it works and how to analyse it, and the cultural contexts in which it is spoken.

Aims and Learning Outcomes


To provide Chinese culture together with Chinese language to broaden the knowledge about China.


Apart from teaching Mandarin at the beginners’ level, this course will have Chinese culture input every lesson to display the Chinese history, arts, traditions etc. about China.


Knowledge and Understanding

To gain the knowledge of Chinese language together with some deep understand of its culture.

Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills

To learn a foreign language which is very different from European languages and its culture background.

Transferable and Generic Skills

To be equipped with not only the skills of a language but also the knowledge of its root. 

Term 2 (Thursday, 7-9pm)
23/01/2020 to 26/03/2020

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