Elementary Chinese Language Training

The University of The Gambia in partnership with The Confucius institute is introducing Chinese language and culture.

This is an introductory course designed for beginners who wish to learn Chinese language and for students who wish to move quickly through the fundamentals of Chinese grammar while developing some basic communicative skills. It aims to give students a basic knowledge of reading, listening, spoken and written skills in a dynamic and communicative way, through individual, pair and group work and authentic texts. The focus is on accuracy as well as communication. Students will be expected to use the range of resources available to them and to communicate with native speakers wherever possible, in order to develop cultural competence.

Students will get a comprehensive overview of the essentials of grammar and basic vocabulary to ensure basic communication.

Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to:

  1. Understand short, simple messages and announcements
  2. Read short simple texts and find specific information
  3. Communicate in simple, routine situations
  4. Write simple notes, messages and short personal letters using simplified Chinese characters

TARGET AUDIENCE: Anyone who wants to learn the Chinese language and culture on a personal or professional level.

START DATE: 9th September, 2019.

VENUE: Kanifing Campus

NOTE: The medium of instruction is English and all students are expected to be able to read, write and understand English language. Primary school students are also encouraged to apply.