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Mandarin Courses

A wide range of Mandarin courses are open to all University staff, postgraduate students, PhD candidates and local residents. These courses are taught by experienced language teachers from Chinese universities and subsidised by Nottingham Confucius Institute (NCI).

NCI runs three rounds of Mandarin evening courses each academic year. Courses commence in October, January and May. 

In addition, we offer private mandarin lessons including one-to-one tuition for individuals and private tuition for small groups who are looking for a more flexible way of learning throughout the year. 

Registration for evening courses starting from May 2017 is now open. Click on the following links below for course details (starting week commencing 1 May 2017).

Course fees

£120 per 10 week course for all levels (the cost of the course books is included in the fees).

Please click here to see details about the course books.

Please note: for Advanced Level 2, the coursebook will be HSK 4 Lesson6-lesson10.

How to book

Registration is now open 

To book a course and pay for your tuition fee, please visit and follow the below instructions:

  • Click on "Short Courses" on the left hand side menu
  • Select "Nottingham Confucius Institute"
  • You will see a list of courses for selection
  • To book a place, you will need to create an account online first (this should only take a minute). Once your account is created, you can log in with the username (usually your email address) and the password you have entered.

Registration deadline: 26 April 2017

Please note that a minimum of five students is required in order for a course to run. Should any course not recruit sufficiently, a full refund will be provided.

Your place will be confirmed as soon as five or more students have enrolled on the course or by Friday 28 April 2017 at the very latest.


For enquiries and further details, please contact


Writing Mandarin



Nottingham Confucius Institute

Room A23, CI Library
Si Yuan Building
Jubilee Campus
Nottingham, NG8 1BB

telephone: +44 (0)115 748 4502
fax: +44 (0)115 846 6324