Chinese (Mandarin)

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.

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.

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

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

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

Meet Ting, a Chinese tutor:

Some of our courses take place in the classroom — learn more about Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit.

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  1. A taste of Chinese
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 11 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Get a flavour of a new language and its basic sentence structure. Learn some useful phrases and some pronunciation guidelines. A fascinating introduction 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 £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  2. Chinese 2 lower: module 2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 10 Jan 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Continue improving your Chinese with the emphasis on speaking and listening. Suitable if you have completed 'Chinese 2 lower: module 1' or equivalent.



    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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  3. Chinese Calligraphy
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 15 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    This fascinating workshop offers complete beginners the opportunity to discover the characters of Mandarin Chinese through brush stroke calligraphy.



    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
  4. Chinese beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Jan 2022 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    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.







    Please note: we are offering an online Chinese taster class in December (course code LXDLC1) if you would like to try out Chinese before you enrol.



    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
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  5. Chinese 2 upper: module 2
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Jan 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Suitable if you have completed 'Chinese (Mandarin) 2 upper: module 1' or equivalent.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £134.00
  6. Chinese 3 lower: module 2
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Jan 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Develop your fluency on this course taught in Chinese, with the emphasis on speaking and listening. Suitable if you have studied Chinese (Mandarin) for three years or have a fairly good command of the language.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £134.00
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  7. Chinese 3 upper: module 2
    Course start date:  Wed 19 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    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 takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £134.00
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  8. Chinese 4/5 module 2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 19 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Consolidate your intermediate to advanced level of Chinese through communicative activities which focus on speaking and pronunciation, reading, listening, and writing.



    Revise some of the more complicated grammatical points of Chinese while learning more about Chinese culture and traditions.



    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
  9. Chinese 4: module 2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 19 Jan 2022

    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 £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £115.00
  10. Chinese beginners: module 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 19 Jan 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Continue learning Chinese on this beginners course.You should have completed Chinese beginners: module 1 or equivalent.



    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
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  11. Chinese (Mandarin) writing for beginners
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 26 Mar 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn the basics of Chinese characters. This interactive workshop provides plenty of opportunity to practise yourself, and is 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 £39.00 Senior fee £31.00 Concession £24.00
  12. Chinese 2 lower: module 3
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 18 Apr 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Continue improving your Chinese with the emphasis on speaking and listening. Suitable if you have completed 'Chinese 2 lower: module 2' or equivalent.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £115.00
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  13. Chinese 4: module 3
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 27 Apr 2022

    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 £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £115.00
  14. Chinese beginners: module 3
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 1 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Continue learning Chinese on this beginners course.You should have completed Chinese beginners: module 2 or equivalent.



    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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