Mandarin Chinese language classes
We offer Mandarin Chinese Language Classes for staff, students and the local community.
For all classes, learners will need to study privately for approximately 3 hours a week between lessons in order to learn vocabulary.
Starting from the Summer Term 2019 (April-June), we will be introducing a new book series to improve our Chinese Language Beginner Classes. (Improver classes book change to follow) We will be asking all attendees to our classes to use the Discover China Book Series-
- "Student Book 1" will be used for Beginner Levels 1 & 2 (Available to purchase from Blackwells on campus)
- "Student Book 2" will be used for Beginner Levels 3 & 4 (Available to purchase from Blackwells on campus)
We strongly recommend that all attendees either purchase their own copy and bring to each lesson (giving you the option to make notes in your book) or borrowing one from a local library. We are working with the Lancaster University library to ensure they stock a number of copies, and we are in the process of purchasing copies for our Resource Centre in the Roundhouse, which can be offered on loan.
If you have any questions, please contact us, or visit us in The Roundhouse.
Registration & payment can be made through our Online Store Pages. If you wish to pay by other means, please visit us in The Roundhouse.
We are also working towards all of our Extracurricular classes being available for LU staff to sign up to via Flexible Benefits.
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. 1:1 classes on campus are usually £25 per hour, and alternative classes, such as teaching off campus, or teaching to a small group may be charged differently. For all enquiries of this type, please contact us.
Beginner Level 1- For beginners with no prior knowledge. Taught primarily with Roman alphabet (Pinyin). Introductory learning to read in Chinese Characters.
Beginner Level 2- For those who have learned around 200 Chinese words. Continued teaching in Pinyin, with expansion in the use of Chinese Characters.
Beginner Level 3- For those who have learned around 400 Chinese words. Requires some knowledge & use of Chinese Characters.
Beginner Level 4- For those who have learned around 600 Chinese words. This course is designed to be taught with little to no Pinyin, almost entirely with Chinese Characters.
Improver 1-2- This course is intended as an Intermediate course, following on from Beginner Level 4. If you are interested in this class, please contact us so that we may help decide your level.
Improver 3-4- This course is intended as an Intermediate course, following on from Improver 1-2. If you are interested in this class, please contact us so that we may help decide your level.
Improver 7-8- This is the highest level of Chinese Language teaching we offer, open only to highly proficient speakers of Mandarin. If you are interested in this class please contact us so that we may help decide your level.