Foreign Languages Centre

Learn Mandarin Chinese with us

FLC Mandarin Chinese studentsMandarin Chinese is the most widely spoken first language in the world and it is the second most popular language on the Internet. China boosts the world’s fast growing economy and Chinese firms and educational institutions are investing abroad in all continents.

Our course provides a popular introduction to the language.

Based on a communicative approach to learning, you will learn practical language that you will be able to use in every day conversations. In addition, you will develop cultural awareness of the Chinese speaking world. A world of over 1 billion native speakers.

Along with your teacher, Daisy Zhu, we very much look forward to welcoming you to our course.

Choosing the correct language level

Use the information below to choose the correct language level for you.

Before enroling on one of our language courses please ensure that the day and time do not clash with your academic timetable using your MyTimetable.

You may only enrol on one of our courses per semester. If you would like to enrol on more than one course please contact us by email or telephone to discuss this first.

Beginner part 2

This level has been designed for you if you have a basic knowledge of  Mandarin Chinese. This course is not suitable for complete beginners.

This level will give you a basic introduction to the language.

Enrol

Day & Time Location Enrol
Tuesday, 11:15-13:05 Claverton Down campus Enrol now
Tuesday, 14:15-16:05 Claverton Down campus Enrol now
Tuesday, 16:15-18:05 Claverton Down campus Enrol now
Wednesday, 18:15-20:15 Claverton Down campus Enrol now

Lower Intermediate part 2

This level has been designed for you if you can already use Mandarin Chinese to speak about familiar topics.

You should join this level if you can:

  • understand basic instructions
  • take part in a basic factual conversation on a predictable topic
  • understand basic written notices
  • complete basic forms, and write notes including times, dates and places.

Enrol

Day & Time Location Enrol
Monday, 16:15-18:05 Claverton Down campus Enrol now
Monday, 18:15-20:15 Claverton Down campus Enrol now

Intermediate part 2

This level has been designed for you if you are already able to interact confidently in Mandarin Chinese in common social situations, like in a shop, in a restaurant or with friends.

You should join this level if you already can:

  • express simple opinions or requirements in a familiar context
  • understand straightforward written text information on familiar matters
  • write short simple texts related to personal information.

Enrol

Day & Time Location Enrol
Wednesday, 14:15-16:05 Claverton Down campus Enrol now

What happens next

Once you have completed your online enrolment and payment, we will send you an email confirmation of your enrolment.

This will include information about:

  • the location of your class and a map with directions
  • course materials and preparation
  • what to do if you can't make a class
  • what happens if a class must be cancelled
  • getting in touch with your teacher
  • getting in touch with us.