Mandarin Beginners Level 1


Programme fact file

Programme title: Mandarin Beginners Level 1
Qualification: CPD hours
Start date: Tuesday 12th January 2016 - Tuesday 15th March 2016 (Class A)
Wednesday 13th January 2016 – Wednesday 16th March 2016 (Class B)
Duration: 10 weeks
Maximum places available: 20
Fees: £120
Available on weekends/evenings: Yes
School: School of Contemporary Chinese Studies

Programme overview

Course description

This module is designed for English-speaking adults who are complete beginners with little or no knowledge of Chinese language.

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Master Pinyin, the Mandarin phonetic system.
  • Exchange simple greetings.
  • Introduce themselves and a third party.
  • Ask and respond to simple questions such as dates, age and nationality.
  • Participate in day-to-day routines.
  • Develop a speaking and listening vocabulary of 150 words and frequently used phrases.
  • Develop a written vocabulary of 100 characters.
  • Understand simple Chinese etiquette and customs related to the course content.

Programme detail

Course details

HSK Standard Course 1 & HSK Standard Course Workbook 1 is covered in the course fee.

Please note that a minimum of 5 students is required in order for a course to run. Should any course not recruit sufficiently, a full refund will be provided.


Venue details

All Mandarin evening classes will be held in the Amenities Building on the Jubilee Campus.

Free parking is available from 5pm, Monday to Friday. 

The Amenities Building is building No. 11 on the Jubilee Campus map.

Maps and directions to the Jubilee Campus.


Nottingham Confucius Institute
t:   +44 (0) 115 748 4502

Continuing Professional Development Services

Jubilee Conference Centre
Jubilee Campus
Triumph Road
Nottingham, NG8 1DH

telephone: +44 (0) 115 748 4352