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).
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all of our courses are currently being delivered online. This will continue until December 2021 or further depending on the situation. Details on how to join the virtual lessons will be emailed to students by their class tutor after registration.
We offer a variety of lessons to suit people's needs:
Evening Courses: each academic term, usually commencing in October, January and April. Each course consists of 10 weekly two-hour sessions (18:00-20:00, Mondays/Tuesdays/Wednesday/Thursdays). Students are taught in a group of up to 20 students. Levels available range from Beginners to Advanced.
Private Mandarin Lessons: one-to-one tuition for individuals and private tuition for small groups, suitable for people looking for a more flexible way of learning throughout the year. Times can be arranged at an agreed time during Monday to Friday (9:00-18:00) or Saturday (10:00-14:00), subject to availability.
Saturday Courses: each academic term, usually commencing in october, January and April. Each course consists of 10 weekly two-hour sessions (10:00-12:00; 12:30-14:30 Saturdays). Students are taught in a group of up to 20 students. Levels available include HSK1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B. More levels of courses will be offered as students progress.
Free online Mandarin Lessons: We are pleased to offer a couple of courses free of charge during Autumn term 2021: Business Mandarin for Beginners and Conversational Chinese Intermmediate. Each course is of six weeks duration running from week commencing 25 October.
To register or find out more, please click on the relevant course links above. If you require any further information, please get in touch by email or phone, or simply come along to room A23 CI Library, Si Yuan Building and ask one of our members of staff.