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Confucius Institute

Chinese Characters: Beginner Course

This is a new six week course designed for those learners who are specifically interested in Chinese characters. Students do not need to have any previous experience of Chinese learning but it will also suit those who have studied a little Chinese but want to reinforce their character learning.

Course dates: 10 October - 14 November 2017, Tuesdays 6-8pm

Pre-requisite: None

Fees: £84 full price/ £78 for University of Manchester staff/students. 

Course description: This course will cover basic Chinese strokes, the rules of word formation and the six traditional categories. It will also cover the common radicals of Chinese characters and their examples, the skill of using a Chinese dictionary and typing characters using a computer. The history of the evolution of Chinese characters and all characters from the HSK 1 syllabus (approximately 184 characters) will also be covered.