Conversational Mandarin ChineseCourse Cancelled
Tutor: Xuzhuang LiCourse Code: 3318-16


This two day summer school conversational mandarin Chinese course will start from 'Pinyin' (the pronunciation) 'sisheng' (the four tones) and then focus on the general greetings from asking names, nationalities, family members, occupations, studying subjects, weather in four seasons and hobbies and interests, etc.


General conversations need basic vocabulary, simple sentence patterns and brief grammar knowledge such as word order, tenses, use of measure words etc.
With all the basic but practical and useful vocabulary and grammar knowledge students can easily move onto shopping, ordering meals, buying tickets and booking a room in a hotel while travelling in China and communicating with Chinese friends.

Please bring with you

A notebook and pen would be useful.

The following items can be purchased from your tutor



This course is suitable for all levels, including beginners and those with some prior knowledge of mandarin. If you are not sure, please ask!

Course Location

Missenden Abbey
Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD


Xuzhuang Li

Xuzhuang Li

Dr Xuzhuang Li is a retired lecturer from Exeter University, teaching Mandarin Chinese language and translation theory and practice. Teaching Chinese Mah Jongg, Chinese calligraphy and Chinese chess is his spare-time hobby. He is a scholar with a good range of knowledge and an experienced tutor in adult education as well.

16th to 17th Aug 2018
Thursday to Friday


9amCoffee on arrival
9.15amWelcome and tutor introductions
9.30am-1pmTeaching session
1-2pmLunch for all
2-5pmTeaching session
6.45 for 7pmDinner for residents
7-9.15amBreakfast for residents
9.30am-1pmTeaching session
1-2pmLunch for all
2-5pmLast teaching session