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Learn Mandarin Chinese with the Skills Centre if you are a University of Bath student

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

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Develop your language and intercultural skills

Course Levels

We offer four levels in Mandarin Chinese in the Spring term: Introduction to Mandarin, Post Beginner, Lower Intermediate Part 2 and Intermediate Part 2.

Introduction to Mandarin

Enrol on this course if you:
have never studied Mandarin Chinese before

Post Beginner

This level is suitable for those who have completed the Complete Beginner course with FL or/and have a good knowledge of the following points:.

• can understand the basics of pinyin

• can greet people

• can talk about yourself (age, nationality, occupation)

• can count to 100 and beyond

• can express likes and dislikes

• can talk about basic personal states (e.g. busy, tired, thirst and hungry)

Lower Intermediate Part 2

Enrol on this course if you:

  • have some previous knowledge of Mandarin Chinese (completed the Lower Intermediate level with FL and/or achieved HSK 1; can read and write at least 50 simple Chinese characters).

Or if you:

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

Intermediate Part 2

Enrol on this course if you:

  • have completed the Intermediate Part 1 level with FL and/or have achieved HSK 2 and can read and write at least 150 Chinese characters

Or if you can:

  • engage in a telephone conversation and know how to leave or take a telephone message
  • can describe people and objects in detail
  • can shop for clothes and shoes
  • can write short texts in Chinese characters related to common topic areas
  • can understand straightforward written resources on familiar matters


The Spring Term will start on 3 February. Enrolments for University of Bath students will open on 20 January . To enrol yourself on the course of your choice, please click on the link below.

University students

Independent Language Learning

University students can access independent language learning resources including films, books, and online resources to help you build your knowledge and language skills from the Language Learning Zone.