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3-day Intensive Courses in Japanese / Mandarin Chinese for Y9 pupils

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Monday, 6 April, 2009 - 11:00 to Wednesday, 8 April, 2009 - 16:00
Event Type: 
West Midlands
The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston Campus

These 3-day courses are held at the University of Birmingham for gifted and talented Year 9 pupils (6 to 8 April 2009) and Year 12 pupils (27 to 29 July 2009). They combine an introduction to each language with an insight into Chinese and Japanese culture.


Intensive 3-day Mandarin Chinese and Japanese Language Courses at the University of Birmingham for Gifted and Talented Y9 Pupils

6 - 8 April 2009

About the courses:

You have a choice of either a Chinese or a Japanese three-day course at the University. You will be studying on campus and will be taught by tutors from the University's Centre for Modern Languages. Each day starts at 10am and finishes at 3.30pm, with a lunch break from 12.45-1.30. You will learn the basics of the language, such as introducing yourself, giving personal information, counting, telling the time, shopping, talking about your family. You will also gain some insight into the Chinese/Japanese writing system and will explore interesting facts about China and Japan. In the afternoon, activities will centre on cultural topics and activities such as: origami, calligraphy, songs, role play...

Please note that these courses are non-residential, i.e. the participants do NOT stay over night at the University.

Download the flyer and the booking form 

For booking and further information contact:

Sonja Bernhard

University of Birmingham 

School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music 

Tel: 0121 414 2564