The Nottingham Confucius Institute

Free Online Mandarin Lessons

We are pleased to offer the following online lessons free of charge between late October and early December 2021. Each course will run one hour per week for six consecutive weeks. All Mandarin learners are welcome to attend, although priority will be given to NCI and UoN students and staff should courses be oversubscribed. 

Business Mandarin for Beginners

This beginner’s course will help you build a foundation for communication with your Mandarin speaking counterparts. You will be introduced to the basics of Mandarin and gain an insight into cultural attitudes and behaviours. There will be a particular focus on how to conduct yourself in business situations.The course assumes no previous experience of speaking Chinese.

Conversational Mandarin Intermediate

Need help getting past pleasantries, general questions and the weather? This new course is for students who are willing to improve their spoken Chinese. It is suitable for students with HSK3 and above (around 600 words). Through this course, students will be able to understand and express familiar daily topics in Chinese orally and meet basic communication needs.

How to register your interest

Please register your interest by completing the Expression of Interest Form by Wednesday 20 October 2021.

Outcome of the applications will be announced by Friday 22 October at the very latest.


For enquiries and further details, please contact

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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