The Chinese economy is continuing to play an important role for European business and leisure travel, prompting a growing demand for Asian and Arabic studies. These languages are not widely taught in the UK and we are very proud to be able to run courses here at different levels to suit all abilities. All our tutors are native speakers of the language they teach and our courses are taught in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. If you want to step outside the world you live in and see it from a new perspective, then look no further!
The Centre’s Confucius Institute has been thriving since its launch in 2008. Xueyi Zhu has been appointed as the new academic director and is currently working on exciting new events for the Centre.
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This Chinese Listening and Speaking course is ideal for those who have studied Chinese for over two years part-time with a working vocabulary of more than 400 characters.
This is the ideal course for you if you would like to learn some essential Chinese for communication at basic level. No previous knowledge of the language is needed, just join the course and enjoy learning a new foreign language..
This course is for you if you know some basic Mandarin but would like to keep up your language skills. You will receive further training in listening and speaking, and develop your communication skills.
This is the ideal course for you if you have learnt Mandarin before, such as completing a beginner’s course or equivalent. You will receive more intensive training in language skills and build up your confidence in communicating in Chinese.
This course is suitable for you if you have learnt Mandarin Chinese part-time for more than one year and reached an acceptable level of proficiency, which may include having completed Chinese Improvers I. The course will enable you to use a broader, though still limited range of oral and aural skills, to meet the practical needs in daily communication.
This is an ideal course for you if you have learnt Chinese for three years part-time and have built up a working vocabulary of 600 words. You will continue to be trained in language skills in a broader range and to develop your overall communicative competence.
This is an ideal course for you if you have studied Chinese for two years part-time and have built up a working vocabulary of about 400 characters. You will continue to be trained in listening and speaking skills, and reading and writing will now also be included. While learning the language, you will develop an understanding of the culture of China as well.
This course is for you if you want to learn some basic Chinese, either for your career or for holidays. No previous knowledge of the language is required. You will get ample opportunity to practise conversational skills in a small group environment and to develop some cross-culture awareness for communication.
This is an ideal course for you if you have learnt some Chinese (1 year part-time study) and would like to keep up your language skills. You will get ample opportunity to refresh what you have learnt and have further access to new materials.