Courses for 2018-19
2018-2019 Registration of new pupils is open now, Please sign up your child
2018-2019 Mandarin language classes offered in 2018-2019 school year
Mandarin language classes with various levels are offered to school age children, starting from the minimum age of 5 in September. The choice of language class is based on tutor’s classroom tests, school’s assessment and feedback from parents/guardians.
From 2016, the school started to offer Mandarin lessons (Happy Chinese) to children from non-Mandarin speaking family. The class is tailored to their needs by using the purposely designed textbooks and arranging an experienced tutor in teaching non-Mandarin speaking children.
Note: Information below may be subjected to changes and updates.
Update date: 31/07/2018
|Class Code||Class Name （Previous Class Code) (Text books)||Teacher assigned||Classroom|
|C1A||Class 1A (New) (第一册 Text Book No.1）||冯多利 Duoli FENG||1-12|
|C1B||Class 1B (New) (第一册 Text book No.1）||刘雅洁 Yajie LIU||1-11|
|C2A||Class 2A (C1A) (第二册 Text book No.2）||吕艳 Yan LYU||1-10|
|C2B||Class 2B (C1B) (第二册 Text book No.2）||赵宁宁 Ningning ZHAO||1-09|
|C3||Class 3 (C2A + C2B) (第三册 Text book No.3）||马晓韦 Xiaowei MA||1-08|
|C4A||Class 4A (C3A + C4A) (第四册 Text book No.4）||沈菁菁 Jingjing SHEN||1-07|
|C4B||Class 4B (C3B + C4B) (第四册 Text book No.4）||徐翔 Xiang XU||1-06|
|C5||Class 5 (C5) (第五册 Text book No.5）||刘月新 Yuexin LIU||1-05|
|C7||Class 7 (C6) (第七册 Text book No.7）||邵美菊 Meiju Shao||1-04|
|C8||Class 8 （C7） (第八册 Text book No.8）||蔡丽娜 Lina CAI||1-03|
|C9||Class 9 （C8） (第九册 Text book No.9）||何罗雨茜 Yuxi HELUO||1-13|
|CN5||SQA National 5 and Pre-National 5 (C10 + Pre-National 5) (进步 1, 2; 轻松学汉语)||赵宇薇 Weiyu ZHAO||1-02|
|CSH||SQA Higher and Advanced Higher (N5) (考试材料;轻松学汉语 4-6册)||戴君桦 Chunhua TAI||1-01|
|HC1||快乐汉语 Happy Chinese level 1 （New）||孔院老师 Teachers from Confucius Institute||1-15|
|HC2||快乐汉语 Happy Chinese level 2 （HC1）||Alasdair Stanton (Ali)||1-14|
Due to the same textbook, the last school year (2017-18)’s C4A are combined into the new school year’s C4A. the last school year (2017-18)’s C4B are combined into the new school year’s C4B.
For the purpose of aligning the class code with the number of textbooks, the last school year (2017-18)’s Class 5 are numbered as the same code Class 5 in new school year.
The current students are progressed into same class (Class A or Class B) in next level automatically. If any student want to stay in same level, change class or is not sure which level/class to choose, please contact the school via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please use our textbooks to assess your child’s Chinese level (exclude Happy Chinese classes and SQA classes)
2018-19 Activity (Drawing, Dance and Music) Classes offered in 2018-2019 school year
|Class Code||Class Name||Teacher||教室
Adult Business Chinese
Teachers from Confucius institute
Prof. Wenjuan Zheng
The final list of activity classes, teacher names and venues information will be confirmed during start of term and be published here.
This course is to introduce the basic knowledge of the Chinese economy, the essential aspects of contemporary Chinese human relations and behaviour and major business etiquette and aims to enable the learners with basic knowledge about Chinese language in business environment, to enable the learners to read simple business materials in Chinese, and to communicate effectively with Chinese businessmen as well as Chinese people as a whole.
By the end of the course, students are expected to recognise and write 260 Chinese characters related to business, to master related grammar patterns and enable them to have a better grasp of basic Business Chinese and can communicate in the routine tasks.
This course is organized by Scottish Confucius Institute for Business and Communication at Heriot-Watt University and Alba Cathay Chinese School.
The course will start from Saturday, 06/10/2018, from 11:00 – 12:00 on every Saturday during Chinese School term date. here will be 26 weeks for 2018/19.
The total cost for this course is £129.95
To register to this course, please follow this registration link on Eventbrite web site.
The school provides a nubmer of activity classes from 11:00 to 12:00 after the Chinese Language class. These classes are only open for student who enrolled into our language class.
It requires a minimum of 5 students to run an activity class. If an activity class can not run, student who has paid can enter other activity classes or the fee will be refunded.
We provide art classes for students of different levels, with different skills. Courses are divided to two main categories:
- traditional style and
- animation/illustration style
Students are advised to choose and will be arranged into equivalent classes according to their age and current drawing levels.
Art (beginner class): basic training – topics of daily life, animals and so on
cartoon characters – basic shapes and mood of cartoon characters
Suitable for 5 to 7 years old
learning skills: pencil holding, shape, size and balance, color awareness
Art (junior class): cultural and art – Eastern & Western culture, festivals etc.
cartoon motions – mood and actions of cartoon figures
Suitable for 8 to 10 years old
learning skills: three-dimensional, perspective, shadow, highlight and creative expression
Art (senior class): sketch exercises – still life and character performance
illustration exercises – story, poetry interpretation
Suitable for ages 11 and above
learning skills: composition, texture, characteristics, highlight and personal style
This class studies hard and soft pen calligraphy. From the beginning of copying Chinese characters strokes to learn to write Chinese regular script and Arabic numerals. Students can learn to write official script, Chen Wei, Xingkai , running script and other fonts after they have a certain foundation and interest.
Age: 6 to 7 years age or above
Students need bring their own stationery: Brush, ink, pen,water writing paper and calligraphy exercise book for children (The teacher will provide where to buy)
We are looking for students who can read music and play a string instrument to join our Chinese school orchestra. We would require the students to audition to find out if they would meet the standard required.
Meng Jin, the teacher of drama class, graduated from Beijing International Studies University, majoring in English Literature, then went to study drama in Beijing Film Academy. She worked as a journalist in Beijing Television and participated in some TV shows in Beijing Television and other TV channels.
Now she is studying drama in Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and Creative Industries (Performing Arts) in Edinburgh College. She has been performed in Churchill Threater, Roxy Assembly and Lyceum Theatre which all received good response from the audience and also 4 stars from the critics.
Calligraphy for Adult
Archive of courses for previous years
- 2017-2018: 2017-2018 /Course
- 2016-2017: 2016-2017 /Course