Courses for 2019/20
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Mandarin language classes offered in 2019/20 school year
Mandarin language classes with various levels are offered to school age children, starting from the minimum age of 4 and half in September 2019. The choice of language class is based on tutor’s 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: 18/09/2019
|Class Code||Class Name (Text books)||Teacher assigned||Classroom|
|HC||快乐汉语 1 Happy Chinese 1（ HC1）||Alasdair Stanton (Ali)||1-15|
|HC||快乐汉语2 Happy Chinese 2 （HC2）||王祜 (Hu WANG)||1-14|
|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）||沈菁菁 Jingjing SHEN||1-11|
|C2A||Class 2A (第二册 Text book No.2）||赵宁宁 Ningning ZHAO||1-10|
|C2B||Class 2B (第二册 Text book No.2）||刘雅杰 Yajie LIU||1-09|
|C3||Class 3 (第三册 Text book No.3）||徐翔 Xiang XU||1-08|
|C4||Class 4 (第四册 Text book No.4）||刘月新||1-07|
|C5A||Class 5A (第五册 Text book No.5）||李淑元/成姝杰 Shuyuan LI/Shujie CHENG||1-06|
|C5B||Class 5B (第五册 Text book No.5）||张慧蜃 Huishen ZHANG||1-05|
|C6||Class 6 (第六册 Text book No.6）||陶虹伽 Hongjia TAO||1-04|
|C8||Class 8 (第八册 Text book No.8）||邵美菊 Meiju SHAO||1-03|
|C9||Class 9 (第九册和中国文化 Text book No.9 and other Chinese Culture）||魏臻 Zhen WEI||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|
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 email@example.com
Please use our textbooks to assess your child’s Chinese level (exclude Happy Chinese classes and SQA classes)
2019/20 Activity (Drawing, Dance and Music) Classes offered in 2019/20 school year
The following activity Classes are running between 11:00–12:00 every Saturday during school term dates.
|Class Code||Class Name||Teacher||教室|
|张慧蜃 Huishen ZHANG||1-05|
|杨棕红 Jessica YANG||1-08|
Adult Business Chinese Beginner 1
Adult Business Chinese Post Beginner
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, 14/09/2019, from 11:00 – 12:00 on every Saturday during Chinese School term date. There will be 29 weeks for 2019/20.
The total cost for this course is £129.95 per year (30 weeks)
For registration for the Business Chinese, please follow the EventBrite links below:
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.
If you have any question about our Chinese classes or our activity classes, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org