Chinese Language for Business

A 16 week course, 1.5 hours of class per week, on Wednesdays from 6.30pm-8.00pm starting on Wednesday 7th March and finishing on Wednesday 27th June. There will be no classes on the 4th April. 

Location: Bowland North Seminar Room 05


This Mandarin Chinese language course is designed for beginners, or those with little prior knowledge, who are interested in learning Chinese for work. 

You will start with the basics of Chinese pronunciation and learn simplified characters as used in mainland China, with a focus on daily language used in the business context.

Learning a new language requires dedication and private study between classes. We estimate you will need to spend approximately 3 hours per week in addition to your lessons, reviewing your learning, doing homework and revising new vocabulary.

With dedicated study, by the end of the course you will reach Basic User level, close to Level 2 of the Chinese proficiency test HSK (or close to A2 Waystage within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). Lancaster University Confucius Institute is a HSK test centre, therefore if your target is a formal qualification which is recognised worldwide, you could aim for HSK (written Chinese exam) and HSKK (oral and listening Chinese exam). The test dates are listed here. There are separate fees payable for each test.

To register for Chinese Language for Business, please complete the form on the Online Store and pay the fee. Registration closes on 5th March 2018. In order to deliver the course we require a minimum number of registrants therefore we will write to you to confirm that the course will take place on or by 6th March 2018.

Cancellations: We will refund the full fee minus £15.00 after the first lesson if you decide the course is not for you. No refunds are available after 14th March 2018. 


1-to-1 Classes: If you are interested in a more personal session, we can also offer tailored 1-to-1 sessions with a Chinese Teacher, who can allow flexible sessions to suit your needs and interests. Classes will be £20 per hour, please enquire if you are interested.