The Nottingham Confucius Institute

Saturday Mandarin Courses

Due to high demand, we began to offer Mandarin group lessons on Saturdays from October 2019. The initial level of course on offer is suitable only for complete beginners or those with a very basic grasp of the language, but as students progress, all levels of courses from Beginners to Advanced will be available. Like the evening courses, Saturday lessons are also expected to run for each of the academic year's three terms, commencing in October, January and April/May. Lessons will run from 10:00-12:00 OR 12:30-14:30. 

Registration for Saturday courses starting from April 2021 is now open. Click on the link below for course details (Start date: 24 April 2021).

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation, all of our courses are currently being delivered online. Details on how to join the virtual lessons will be emailed to the students by the class tutor in due course. 

Course fees

£100 per 10 week course for all levels (the cost of the course books is not included in the fees. Books are  available to purchase from Amazon or other book stores).

Please click here to see details about the course books.

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: 12:00 noon, Wednesday 13 January 2021

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 Saturday 26 September 2020 at the very latest.


For enquiries and further details, please contact



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