Chinese language courses
All of our courses are 10 weeks in duration, with this term's teaching commencing in October 2019 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.
Students who complete 40 hours of learning with the Confucius Institute before 31 March 2020 will be eligible to apply to the Hanban funded BNU Summer Intensive Course in China in the summer of 2020. Please see the 'Study in China' section of our website for more details.
Spread across seven 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 a Wednesday evening.
Only £160 (£8 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 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
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.
These courses cost £320 (£8 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
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 £150 (just £8 per hour). UoM Staff and student discounts apply.
This series is designed for those who wish to develop their speaking and listening skills in a limited time.
Our Comprehensive Mandarin series caters for students of all abilities who wish to develop all four skills, i.e. reading, writing, speaking and listening.
This is an advanced level language course which teaches the skills of reading, listening, speaking and writing in Mandarin Chinese.