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Intensive Mandarin Chinese for Beginners

12 days
585 GBP/full
585 GBP/full
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The Intensive Mandarin Chinese for Beginners course of The University Of Nottingham Malaysia responds to popular demand for attention to local and regional languages within the summer school context.


About the course

Primarily designed for complete beginners, drawing on core materials from the undergraduate programme, the Intensive Mandarin Chinese for Beginners course of The University Of Nottingham Malaysia provides high-intensity, small group, communicative language teaching, with an emphasis on practical and immediate results. 

Potential students with higher level language learning requirements should contact the Summer School team to explore bespoke provision.

Learning Outcomes

In completing this course, students will be able to

  • Knowing the meaning of 100 Chinese words and produce the sounds associated with the words.
  • Demonstrate comprehension of, and respond to, simple dialogues and speeches on given topics.
  • Recognize and use simple words and phrases in general social situations (e.g., to greet, introduce, thank, apologize, compliment, express pleasure or regret).
  • Talk about daily activities using basic vocabulary, grammar patterns, and standard usage with clear pronunciation and correct tones.
  • Complete both oral and listening tests on vocabulary, grammar patterns, and common usage throughout during two weeks.

Programme Structure

Topics include:

  • My family: Number, Date and Time
  • What are you doing over the weekend?: Asking Directions and Transportation
  • How much that Cost in Total?: How to Buy Things
  • Dumplings Are Delicious:  Food Names and Measure Words
  • Our School is in the Downtown: Locations and Positions
  • Learning Chinese Characters

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 days

Start dates & application deadlines

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On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

Pre-University participants who are interested in taking a Level 2 module will be considered on a case to case basis.

Applicants eligible to apply will be :

  • Pre-University, undergraduates, postgraduates and academics from any institutions worldwide.
  • Working adults who are not currently enrolled in any academic programme are also welcome to apply.
  • All the programmes are delivered in English and students are expected to have good English language ability * IELTS or other English language certificates will be considered.
  • You must be aged 18 or over.
  • Formal academic requirements not necessary.

Anyone fulfilling these entry requirements is eligible to apply.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    585 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 585 GBP for the full programme during 12 days.
  • National

    585 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 585 GBP for the full programme during 12 days.
  • The two-week programme costs RM3200 per person (approximately GBP 585)

Living costs for Kuala Lumpur

2210 - 3815 MYR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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