Mandarin (Remote Teaching)

Timetable Trinity Term 2020

Information for non-members of the University is here.

Course Pathway

Stage

Part

Duration

Proposed* time of live session

Date of first live session

Date of final live session
ENROLMENT NOW CLOSED FOR TRINITY TERM General (Remote Teaching) 1 3 Weeks 2-7 Tuesdays 17:00 - 18:00 05 May 2020 09 June 2020
ENROLMENT NOW CLOSED FOR TRINITY TERM General (Remote Teaching) 2 3 Weeks 2-7 Tuesdays 11:00 - 12:00 05 May 2020 09 June 2020
NOT OPENING FOR ENROLMENTS IN TRINITY TERM Fast Track (Remote Teaching) 1+2   Weeks 2-8 Tuesdays 18:00 - 19:00 05 May 2020 16 June 2020
NOT OPENING FOR ENROLMENTS IN TRINITY TERM Fast Track (Remote Teaching) 2+3   Weeks 2-8 Thursdays 17:00 -18:00 07 May 2020 18 June 2020
NOT OPENING FOR ENROLMENTS IN TRINITY TERM Fast Track (Remote Teaching) 4+5   Weeks 2-8 Wednesdays 18:00 - 19:00 06 May 2020 17 June 2020
*The live sessions will be in small groups of approximately four students and the tutors will coordinate the time with learners so that everyone can be accommodated, so the above times may be subject to change. 
**A Stage is made up of three Parts, usually Part 1 is Michaelmas term, Part 2 is Hilary term and Part 3 is Trinity term. However, in some instances we will run another Part 1 in Hilary term due to popularity, please check the timetable carefully. Please note, complete beginners (Stage 1) cannot join Parts 2 or 3 if they have not completed Part 1.

Fees, funding, enrolment and remote teaching

Please click on the link below for information on our fees.

Enrolment is first-come, first-served. If the course on which you would like to enrol is fully booked, we operate a first-come, first-served waiting list system. Simply click on the Join the Waiting List button alongside the course of your choice and we will email you if a space becomes available. 

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If you need to learn a language to support your studies, you can ask your college, department or faculty to sponsor you via our Priority Funding scheme. You'll need to seek permission from your tutor/supervisor, obtain the email address of the financial signatory in your college/department/faculty, and click on the link to the Priority Funding Application Form below. Priority Funding is not available for Fast Track courses. See our course handbook for more information. 

Unfortunately we are unable to accept new applications for priority funding for Trinity term 2020 courses. Students who have already received approval from their department/college for Trinity term priority funding and who wish to continue may do so – the Language Centre admin team will contact these students individually to confirm which remote teaching course they should move onto.

Colleges will consider refunding students up to half the Fast Track course fees on completion of the course at the end of Trinity term. Please contact your college to find out more about their arrangements before you start your course. A form to record the agreement between a student and their college of their eligibility for the reimbursement scheme is available for students to download below: it should not be returned to the Language Centre. 

Fast track college reimbursement form

For Learners with an Oxford University SSO (Single Sign-On) simply click on the enrol button next to the class that you wish to join. 

For Learners without an Oxford University SSO, or who are not members of the University, please email admin@lang.ox.ac.uk with the following details:

  • Full name
  • Email address and phone number
  • The name of the course you wish to study (including Stage and Part)
  • The start date and time of the course
  • Your connection to Oxford University, if any (to determine course fee)

We will then provisionally enrol you onto the course and send you a link to the Oxford University Online Store for payment. Once payment is received we will confirm your place on the course. 

What happens after I enrol?

After enrolment you will receive an automated booking email to confirm your payment. From Week 0 you will be added to the course on Canvas (Oxford University's Virtual Learning Environment). You will receive an invitation to join Canvas, please accept it and follow the instructions for Trinity Term Remote Teaching and make sure to go through your learning pathway before your first live session with your tutor. Course materials will be available a week before each live session. 

The Language Centre will be offering a range of remote delivery courses for Trinity term in Modern Languages. We understand that not everyone will want, or be in a position, to continue with their language learning at this time. But we know that for others, the opportunity to continue with their course or start a new one will be a welcome focus. We have been working hard to adapt some of our usual in-person courses for remote teaching and learning. Owing to the change of format at short notice, we will provide these courses at a special, lower price for Trinity term.  

Delivery is planned to include guided independent learning, communicative tasks and activities in our Canvas VLE with feedback, and, where appropriate, live oral practice and discussion. In some cases, cognate courses/stages have been merged to create the best online learning pathways to accommodate the most learners. 

The live sessions will be in small groups of approximately four students and the tutors will coordinate the time with learners so that everyone can be accommodated. Therefore, the times in the above timetable may be subject to change. 

After enrolment you will receive an automated booking email to confirm your payment. From Week 0 you will be added to the course on Canvas (Oxford University's Virtual Learning Environment). You will receive an invitation to join Canvas, please accept it and follow the instructions for Trinity Term Remote Teaching and make sure to go through your learning pathway before your first live session with your tutor. Course materials will be available a week before each live session. 

Pathways

Choose the pathway that works best for you by consulting our handbooks (see right hand column) or watching the "How to Choose your Pathway" video via the link below. 

 VIDEO: HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR PATHWAY

GENERAL PATHWAY
  • Wide variety of Stages available, from beginners up
  • Term by term commitment
  • Taught in weeks 2-7 every term (part 1 in Michaelmas, part 2 in Hilary and part 3 in Trinity)
  • Number of live online sessions per week: 1 
  • Length of live online session: 1 hour
  • Expected hours of self-guided study learning outside the classroom (supported by Canvas, the University’s new Virtual Learning Environment): 12
  • Most popular courses are also available in a Week 9 Intensive format 
  • Entry: first-come, first-served
  • Fully-funded Priority places available for students sponsored by their college/department (see Priority Funding box on this page for further information)
  • Certificates of course completion and attendance are available, please see the course handbook for conditions
FAST TRACK PATHWAY
  • Ideal for learners motivated to learn faster
  • Taught throughout the academic year in weeks: 2 – 8 in Michaelmas, 1 – 8 in Hilary, and 2-8 for remote teaching in Trinity, with entry points at the start of Michaelmas and Hilary
  • Number of live online sessions per week: 1 plus live oral practice and discussion
  • Length of live online session: 1 hour
  • Expected hours of self-guided study learning outside the classroom (supported by Canvas, the University’s new Virtual Learning Environment): 21 in Michaelmas, 24 each in Hilary and Trinity
  • Total hours of tuition per year: 69 (or 48 for the two term version)
  • Enrolment and fee is for the academic year
  • Entry: first-come, first-served
  • College partial reimbursement scheme available (see Fast Track partial reimbursement scheme on this page for further information, or read our Fast Track handbook)
  • Certificates of course completion and attendance are available, please see the course handbook for conditions
WEEK 9 INTENSIVE PATHWAY

Short on time...?

We will run our most popular courses in an Intensive format in Week 9. Enrolment for these courses will open in Week 6. Join our mailing list to receive an enrolment reminder.

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Further resources

Library shelfmark: CH

At Oxford

General

  • Chinasoft Publisher of the Ni Hao series of Chinese learning materials.
  • Chinese Language Information Page contains an excellent range of links and resources
  • FSI language course from Foreign Service Institute, U.S.A.
  • Peking University free online courses
  • Real Chinese is a course for beginners on video and on line, from the BBC. Video segments available for viewing in the Language Centre Library. Study the text and listen to dialogues
    on the web. Click on the topics in order to see the slideshow and hear the language, including useful phrases, tips on pronunciation and grammar, cultural notes and short quizzes to check what you've learnt. At the end of each slideshow there's
    a chance to watch a short (approx. 1 min) videoclip taken from the TV series
  • Remembr.it Chinese a series of free-online lessons based from the FSI, with also dictionaries
  • UK Database of Chinese Research Materials Records from the British Library, Cambridge, Durham, Edinburgh, Leeds, Oxford and SOAS
  • XuetangX China's biggest MOOC provider

Dictionaries

The Language Centre Library wishes to thank Yi Wu, Library Assistant, for offering many useful weblinks.

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Study

Course fees


 
We have been working hard to adapt this classroom-based course for remote teaching and learning. Owing to the change of format at short notice, we will provide this course at a special, lower price for Trinity term. The above link reflects these new prices. 
 
 

Useful links


GENERAL COURSE HANDBOOK

FAST TRACK COURSE HANDBOOK

HELP GUIDE

COURSE TEXTBOOKS

 

Blackwell's offers our students 15% off all foreign language textbooks and literature, and promises to match any cheaper prices that students find elsewhere. You can also buy and sell second hand textbooks via our Virtual Language Centre (only available to members of Oxford University and Language Centre learners).

 

 

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