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Intensive Mandarin Summer School

Our intensive summer school offers programmes for both beginner and post-beginner Mandarin learners.

Taking place in July, each course runs for two weeks allowing students to develop skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. 

Morning sessions will consist of three hours of classroom-based learning, while afternoons will consist of a further three hours of Chinese characters, language exercises and one-to-one oral practice. The course will culminate with a mock HSK exam and mini graduation ceremony.

Beginner

Course dates: 

  • 3 - 14 July 2017 , Monday to Friday, 10am - 5pm 
  • 17 - 28 July 2017, Monday to Friday, 10am - 5pm

Fees: £380 Public / £350 UoM Staff and Students

Pre-requisite: This course is suitable for beginners who have no Chinese learning experience or with little Chinese. A-level students, university students, teachers and professionals.

Course description: Students will have the opportunity to develop skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. There will be sufficient drill practice and interactive language exercises to ensure that a grasp of the language is greatly improved in a short period.

Students who would like to learn or practice Chinese characters can join the course for one hour each day.

For more information please see the following link: 

Post-Beginner

Course dates:

  • 3 - 14 July 2017, Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm. 
  • 17 - 28 July 2017, Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm

Fees: £380 Public/ £350 UoM Staff and Students

Pre-requisite: This course is suitable for learners who have completed the intensive beginner's course or Step 1 or have had 40 hours or more of Chinese language lessons or equivalent.

Course description: Students will have the opportunity to develop their skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing through structured conversation practice and interactive language exercises.

Students who would like to learn or practice Chinese characters can join the course for one hour each day. For more information please see the following link:

Special offer 

Register for both the Beginner and Post-Beginner courses and receive a discount: £670 Public / £620 UoM

Accommodation 

Students in need of accommodation can approach the University of Manchester Halls of Residence, where there are single rooms available over the summer. Please note though that under-18s must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information please visit the Accommodation website and take a look at their Summer Vacation Residence Guide.

How to book

Applications will be accepted from early spring 2017. All applications should be made via the enrolment section of our website.

Once you have submitted an application, we will get be touch with instructions on how to proceed.

For any queries please contact Hayley Teixeira-Roxburgh using the details below: