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Confucius Institute

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Chinese language courses

All of our courses are 10 weeks in duration, with this term's teaching commencing in January 2017 and are suitable for beginner, intermediate and advanced learners.

Within each level, further division is made to accommodate the proficiency of our learners. Please take a look at our range of courses and decide which one is right for you.

Conversational Mandarin

Spread across ten levels, this series is designed for those who wish to develop their Mandarin oral communication skills but have a limited amount of time. Conversational sessions run once a week from 6 - 8pm on either a Tuesday or a Wednesday evening.

Only £140 (just £7 per hour); UoM Staff and student discounts apply.

"Learning with the Confucius Institute is made as easy and simple as possible. The tuition is kept at a steady pace with the the teacher making sure each student has understood the material before moving forward. I enjoyed my first term with Confucius and will be returning next term."

Level One Conversational Mandarin student

Comprehensive Mandarin

With four levels, this series caters for students of all abilities who wish to develop all four skills, i.e. reading, writing, speaking and listening. Participants are required to commit to two evenings per week, with Comprehensive sessions running on both Mondays and Thursdays from 6 - 8pm.

Only £260 (just £6.50 per hour); UoM staff and student discounts apply.

"I've now done five courses at the Confucius Institute and have made considerable progress which will stand me in good stead for working in China next year.  Chinese is a fascinating language and the teachers are great: very friendly and helpful, and very good at getting us to talk."

Level two Comprehensive Mandarin student

Advanced Mandarin

This course is geared towards learners who have completed our intermediate Mandarin course or had 6-months intensive Mandarin learning in China or similar. This course is delivered in partnership with the University Language Centre.

Only £140 (just £7 per hour). UoM Staff and student discounts apply.