Learn Mandarin

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9AM MONDAY 3RD OCTOBER 2022

Eligibility

All DMU students and staff are eligible to take part in this opportunity. The maximum number of places in each class is 30, and the minimum number of participants required for classes to go ahead is 5. Please check our eligibility criteria for further details.

About

With a range of different study options, you could be learning one of the world’s most spoken languages. The Confucius Institute (CI) is offering 10 weeks of Mandarin classes to DMU students and staff for free.

Each class will develop language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, as well as awareness of Chinese culture. The classes are ideal for anyone interested in learning Mandarin as well as those that would like to develop existing skills. Each class will involve independent learning and practical group work, giving you plenty of opportunities to develop your skills inside and outside the classroom. At the end of the course, you will have the option to take an HSK proficiency test which is an internationally standardised and recognised test to evaluate Chinese language abilities of non-native speakers.

See our study options below:

Daytime classes

10am-12 noon
Classes will take place on campus.

All levels will begin w/c Monday 10 October 2022 and will cover 20 hours of teaching over 10 weeks. After completing 10 weeks of classes, learners of each level can progress to the next stage. 

Evening classes

6pm-8pm
Classes will take place on campus.

All levels will begin w/c Monday 10 October 2022 and will cover 20 hours of teaching over 10 weeks. After completing 10 weeks of classes, learners of each level can progress to the next stage.

Undergraduate students that complete their Mandarin course will receive specific recognition on their Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR). 

Application

To study Mandarin, you will need to complete the online application form using the apply now button below. In the application form you will need to:

  • Choose your level and preferred class time.
  • Provide three reasons for studying Mandarin. Places are limited so refer to academic, professional or personal motivations to make your application stand out.

If your application is successful you will be offered a place by email within 5 days of the opportunity deadline closing. We will try to offer you your preferred class, but if this is
not possible we may offer you an alternative day or time.

Classes are also open to members of the public for a fee.

Please email ci@dmu.ac.uk for any queries.