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Mandarin Chinese (Level 5) - October 2019 | PFC-03-007 | Tuesday, 08. October 2019

Mandarin Chinese (Level 5):  
Tuesday 19:00 - 21:00 for 10 weeks
Course Dates:  Tuesday 8, 15, 22, 29 October; 5, 12, 19, 26 November; 3, 10 December 2019

Learning Objectives:  Students taking the level 5 course should either have completed level 4, or for anyone who’s Mandarin Chinese is at intermediate level. The course is suitable for you if you can already hold short conversations in Mandarin CHinese, read simple texts using a word list, and are able to use different kinds of verbs in the present and past tense and plural nouns and adjectives.
Learning outcomes:At the end of Mandarin Chinese level 5, you will be able to understand work-related conversations, read texts, such as personal emails and short news reports, talk about travel and tourism, food and cooking, clothes and colours and education, and write texts on a range of simple subjects.

Please note: In order to receive a certificate of completion, you must attend a minimum of 7 out of 10 classes.

Is there a minimum age to register for a Language Centre course?
You must be over 18 to attend any Language Centre course.
What are the course fees?
There are different fees depending on registration type. All course fees are payable on enrolment. --Student fee: £20.00 --Staff fee: £20.00 --General Public: £88.00
Are these courses accredited?
A Queen's Certificate will be awarded to all students who attend regularly. A minimum of 70% attendance is required for certification. Note QUB Students, all Language classes (Languages for Non-Specialist courses) now count towards the University's Degree Plus Award (Route B).  Degree Plus Award is a new award for Queen’s students designed to provide official recognition of extra-curricular activities including Language Centre language courses which are open to all students whatever their degree subject. Employers are looking for graduates who can demonstrate that they have the skills needed for workplace success – the Degree Plus Award will help you do this!
How often do I attend?
Classes, which usually last two hours, are held weekly, as far as possible outside normal university teaching hours (e.g. late afternoon, early evening, some are scheduled for Wednesday afternoon) and run for 10 weeks starting in October and again in February.
Is my registration fee transferrable?
Yes, if you feel after your first class that the level of language is too high/low, you can transfer to another class, provided that there is available space.
What's the refund policy?
All refunds before the start of the course must be requested in writing.   Refunds are paid as follows:
Semester 1
Before 29 September – full refund
30 September to 6 October – 50% refund
No refunds available from 7 October
Refunds are not normally paid after the beginning of classes. Any such request must be made in writing to the Language Centre Manager and must be related to reasons beyond your control and supported by written evidence. These refunds will be at the Language Centre Manager’s discretion.  All refunds, where agreed, will be subject to an administrative fee of £10.00 for QUB staff and students and £40 for members of the public.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
You can email any queries you have to language@qub.ac.uk