Learn Chinese (Mandarin) at City Lit in London and Online

Chinese (Mandarin) is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. Did you know that one in five people all over the world speaks Chinese (Mandarin)? That is over 900 million speakers. There's no ignoring the fact that being able to speak Chinese (Mandarin) is going to be a key skill in the future, especially in business.

At City Lit, we offer a range of Chinese (Mandarin) courses at various levels to take you from a complete beginner to a confident speaker of the language.

Find out what it's like studying Mandarin at City Lit in this interview with student David Parton.

Designed to meet the needs of the busy Londoner, we offer courses during the week, weekend, daytime or evening. We also offer intensive courses for those looking to take on an exciting challenge.

You can now study in the comfort of your home with our online courses.

For a limited time you can enjoy 20% off our online courses with a start date from 1 September 2020 using discount code: NEWONLINE. (Terms & Conditions apply )

To participate in online classes you will need an email address, a reliable internet connection, a computer/laptop/tablet with fully updated browser (preferably Google Chrome). Your device will need a microphone, and preferably a camera. Once you are enrolled on the course, you will receive detailed instructions for taking part in the class.

Browse our Chinese (Mandarin) courses below and enrol today!

Meet Ting, a Chinese tutor:

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  1. Chinese beginners: intensive

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 7 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Suitable for complete beginners.This is a stand alone course to introduce you to the basics of Mandarin Chinese.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  2. Chinese 2 revision

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 7 Jul 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Consolidate your elementary/intermediate knowledge of Chinese (Mandarin). Suitable if you have studied Mandarin for two years or have an equivalent level. Based on the tutor's own materials.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  3. Chinese 2 upper revision

    Course Date: Wed 8 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Consolidate your intermediate knowledge of Chinese (Mandarin). Suitable if you have studied Mandarin for 3 years or have an equivalent level. Based on the tutor's own materials.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  4. Chinese 3 upper revision

    New Evening
    Course Date: Thu 9 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    A revision course for students who have completed the Chinese 3 upper course.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  5. Chinese (Mandarin): an introduction for beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 10 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This four-week course, presented in partnership between the British Museum and City Lit, uses British Museum objects related to ancient China to provide a foundation in Chinese (Mandarin). Please note, this course will be taught online and not at the British Museum.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  6. Chinese 1: revision course

    New
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jul 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Consolidate your elementary knowledge of Chinese (Mandarin). Suitable if you have studied Chinese (Mandarin) for a year or have an equivalent level. Based on the tutor's own materials.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

  7. Discover Chinese (Mandarin)

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 21 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Get a flavour of Mandarin and its basic sentence structure. Learn some useful phrases and some pronunciation guidelines. A fascinating introduction for complete beginners and those who might like to take it further.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £29.00

  8. Chinese 1 intensive: a journey for beginners in summer

    Chinese 1 intensive: a journey for beginners in summer

    Course Date: Mon 27 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn to speak Chinese (Mandarin) in this lively and intensive course which will enable you to handle some simple social/personal conversations in Chinese. Suitable for complete beginners.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  9. Chinese 2 lower: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Continue improving your Chinese with the emphasis on speaking and listening. Suitable if you have been studying Chinese (Mandarin) for a year or have an equivalent level.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  10. Chinese beginners made easy: module 1

    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Never learnt Mandarin before? Or have you tried and found it a challenge? Then try this class! Start from the very beginning at a gentle pace, and gain confidence in a friendly and relaxed group.Learn to speak Mandarin, with the emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills. You will also learn to read and write Chinese characters.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  11. Chinese 2 upper: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 15 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Further improve your Chinese (Mandarin) and develop your speaking skills. Suitable if you have studied Mandarin Chinese for about 2 years.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  12. Chinese beginners: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 15 Sep 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn to speak Chinese, with the emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills. You will also learn to read and write Chinese characters.Suitable for complete beginners.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  13. Chinese 3 lower: module 1

    Course Date: Wed 16 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Suitable if you have studied Chinese for about three years, know about 500 Chinese characters and have a fairly good command of the language.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  14. Chinese 3 upper: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 16 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Develop your fluency in this course taught in Chinese (Mandarin), with the emphasis on speaking and listening. Suitable if you have studied Mandarin for about four years, know around 500-600 Chinese characters and have a good command of the language.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  15. Chinese 4: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 16 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online


    You will consolidate your knowledge of grammar and vocabulary and will work towards achieving better fluency at an intermediate level. You will develop your competence in reading Chinese characters. Suitable if you have studied Chinese for 5 years part time or have an equivalent level.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

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