Extracurricular Classes

Our Extracurricular Classes are open to members of the public, students and staff.

Language Classes for Mandarin Chinese are held every term. We have multiple classes to suit any level of ability.

We also offer Chinese cultural classes in:

  • Calligraphy
  • Painting
  • Dance
  • Ba Duan Jin
  • Tai Chi

The cultural classes are subject to teacher availability and may not be available every term.

Language classes

Weekly Mandarin language classes, open to members of the public, as well as University staff and all students.

Mandarin Language classes

Chinese dance

Weekly Chinese folk dance classes for staff, students and members of the community.

We offer Chinese dance classes for children age 5-11 years old too.

Chinese dance

Lancaster Chinese weekend classes for children

Learn about Chinese language and culture!

Sundays, 10am-12pm at The Confucius Institute

For children aged between 5-11 years old.

Beginner and advanced classes available.

Lancaster Chinese weekend classes for children


Open to beginner and advanced level learners to learn and practice calligraphy together.

Chinese calligraphy and painting

Ba Duan Jin

Shaolin Ba Duan Jin can be translated as 8 Brocade (Valuable) Exercises. It belongs to the classic repertoire of Qi Gong exercises in the Shaolin Kong Fu. It enhances physical health by stretching muscles and invigorating meridians. During practice, it enables individuals to clearly perceive changes in their breath and muscles.

Ba Duan Jin

Tai Chi

Tai Chi is a Chinese martial art practised for both its health benefits and defence training which has its roots in Taoism. It combines profound principles, theories and martial art techniques. It is the cultivation of one's internal energy, mind and the physical body that makes it so unique and challenging.

Tai Chi

Guzheng practice

Staff, students and visiting scholars at Lancaster University are welcome to use the Guzheng in the Lancaster University Confucius Institute Research Hub.

Please use the link below to book your slot:

Guzheng booking in B09 Research Hub