Mandarin Modules

Student testimonials

Please read below to find out what past students who studied Mandarin modules have to say and why they would recommend the modules:

“It’s challenging but enjoyable, and is a valuable language as China is an up and coming country/ economy.” Aminah Arshad, International Relations, 1st year – Beginner Mandarin

“It is something different and really valuable to have on your CV.” Charlotte Sutton, English Language and Literature, 1st year – Beginner Mandarin

“It is a good progression from beginners level and so I would recommend it to students who have taken FLTU1901 (beginners Mandarin).” Adam Gould, Economics and Politics, 2nd year – Elementary Mandarin

“Because it will be useful especially if students want to go into business.” Jessica Ing, Economics and Spanish, 1st year – Lower Intermediate Mandarin

“Small class provides good opportunities for you to communicate with teacher and student.” Fong Li, Management and Marketing, 2nd year - Lower Intermediate Mandarin

Which levels do we offer?

We offer Mandarin Chinese modules from Beginner to Lower Intermediate level to undergraduate students at the University of Leeds. These modules are offered as 10 or 20 credit discovery modules and are taught across either both semesters or one semester only.

Please note that due to our 10 credit modules being half the content than our 20 credit modules, it is difficult to progress to the next level.  If you would like the option of progressing to higher levels over your time at the University, please consider the relevant 20 credit module or consult the module tutor regarding further options. 

MANDARIN CHINESE

Level

Number of Credits

Semester

Module Code

Beginners

20

1 & 2

FLTU1901

 

20

2

FLTU1902

 

10

1

FLTU1905

Elementary

20

1 & 2

FLTU1911

Lower Intermediate

20

1 & 2

FLTU1923

Level

Suitable For…

Beginner

Those who have no prior knowledge or previous study of the language.
*If you already know some of the language, you are not a beginner and therefore cannot enrol on a beginner module.

Elementary

Those who have already successfully completed an LfA beginner module or:
·         CEFR A1
·         About 40-50 hours of previous experience
·         An agreed equivalent.

Lower Intermediate

Those who have already successfully completed an LfA elementary module or:
·         GCSE grades A-C
·         CEFR A2 (with some competencies at B1)
·         Agreed equivalents of the above.


For any enquiries related to the Mandarin Chinese modules, please e-mail us at lfa@leeds.ac.uk  or telephone us on  +44 (0)113 343 3245.