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Learn Mandarin Chinese with the Skills Centre as a member of the public or University staff

Find out about our courses and how to enrol on the right one for you.

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Course Levels

We offer two levels in Mandarin Chinese in semester 2, Post Beginner and Lower Intermediate Part 2.

If you have studied Mandarin Chinese before you can try this quick placement test to find out which class would suit your level best. You will need your university login details to take this test. If you are a member of the public who does not have a University login yet, please contact us

Post Beginner

This level is suitable for those who have completed the Complete Beginner course with Foreign Languages and/or can:

  • understand the basics of pinyin
  • greet people
  • talk about themselves (age, nationality, occupation)
  • count to 100 and beyond
  • express likes and dislikes
  • talk about basic personal states (e.g. busy, tired, thirsty and hungry)

If you are a native speaker of Mandarin Chinese and wish to join the class please contact the course tutor. You can also become a PAL Leader for our Peer Assisted Learning programme.

Lower Intermediate Part 2

Enrol on this course if you have some previous knowledge of Mandarin Chinese (completed the Lower Intermediate part 1 with Foreign Languages and/or achieved HSK 1; can read and write at least 50 simple Chinese characters) and/or can:

  • introduce yourself in detail
  • ask and give directions
  • talk about the price of things
  • ask about opening times
  • talk about illnesses and treatment

If you are a native speaker of Mandarin Chinese and wish to join the class please contact the course tutor. You can also become a PAL Leader for our Peer Assisted Learning programme.

Enrolment

The Spring Term will start on 14 February 2022 and enrolments for members of the public and University staff will open on 5 January. To enrol, you should select from the appropriate link below:

I enjoyed my lessons with the Skills Centre at the University of Bath, where students, staff, and the general public can register and learn a new language through engaging lessons and taking part in discussions which pushes you out of your comfort zone and speeds up your learning. (Kamile Bagdanaviciute)

Kamile Bagdanaviciute, Marketing Officer in the School of Management, shares her experience of learning Mandarin Chinese with the Skills Centre - read Kamile's case study here.

Enquiries

If you have any questions, please contact us.