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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 info@accschool.org.uk

    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 CodeClass NameTeacher教室
    Classroom
    SP口语技巧
    Speech
    李洁
    Jie LI
    1-14
    AB美术小班
    Art Beginner
    吕萌萌
    Mengmeng LV
    1-11
    AI美术中班
    Art intermediate
    赵宁宁
    Ningning ZHAO
    1-10
    AA美术高班
    Art advanced
    蔡丽娜1-06
    AC书法
    Calligraphy
    张慧蜃 Huishen ZHANG1-05
    AD舞蹈
    Dancing
    杨棕红 Jessica YANG1-08
    AM音乐
    Music
    王鹏1-01
    ABC1成人商务汉语一
    Adult Business Chinese Beginner 1
    吴际
    Ji WU
    1-03
    ABC2成人商务汉语二
    Adult Business Chinese Post Beginner
    朱传茗
    Chuanming ZHU
    1-14

    The final list of activity classes, teacher names and venues information will be confirmed during start of term and be published here.

     Business Chinese

    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:

     Activity classes

    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.

     Art classes

    We provide art classes for students of different levels, with different skills. Courses are divided to two main categories:

    1. traditional style and
    2. 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

     Chinese Calligraphy

    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)

     Music

    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.

     Dance

    If you have any question about our Chinese classes or our activity classes, please contact info@accschool.org.uk