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.

Complete Beginner

This level has been designed for you if you have never studied Mandarin Chinese before.

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

Registration for our Mandarin Chinese Complete Beginner courses is now closed. If you wish to be informed about when registration for Semester 2 re-opens, please email us now. 

Lower Intermediate 

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.

Registration for our Mandarin Chinese Lower Intermediate courses is now closed. If you wish to be informed about when registration for Semester 2 re-opens, please email us now.

Intermediate

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.

Registration for our Mandarin Chinese Intermediate courses is now closed. If you wish to be informed about when registration for Semester 2 re-opens, please email us now.