Chinese Characters: Beginner Course

Please note: this course will not be running during our autumn term but will return in 2021. This course is designed for 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: TBD

Pre-requisite: None

Fees: £160 full price/ £150 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.