Chinese (Mandarin)

Learn Chinese (Mandarin) Online & in London

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.

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of courses allowing you to choose between online and in-person learning. All our courses are live, interactive, and taught by expert tutors. No matter how you prefer to learn, you’ll receive the same great City Lit experience. See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

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

Meet Ting, a Chinese tutor:

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  1. Chinese 3 upper: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 28 Sep 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ting Poon
    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.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
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  2. Chinese 2 lower: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 29 Sep 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ting Poon
    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.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
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  3. Chinese beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 5 Oct 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Ting Poon
    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.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £209.00 Concession £136.00
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  4. Chinese 5: module 1
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 5 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Fei Wang
    For advanced learners ( Citylit advanced level) of Mandarin Chinese to improve their speaking, listening and command of the Chinese language at a higher level (equivalent to HSK-4).







    Suitable if you have studied Chinese part-time for at least 5-6 years/ full-time for more than two years and have been self-learning and using Chinese occasionally in life/work or if you have passed HSK level-3 or equivalent (1500 vocabulary items or more).Students should be able to read Chinese characters.



    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 £123.00
  5. Chinese 4: module 1
    Course start date:  Wed 5 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ting Poon




    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.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £229.00 Concession £149.00
  6.  The 24 solar phases - an ancient Chinese understanding of time, nature and ways of living
    Course start date:  Fri 7 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Xiaolan Bi
    In this interactive workshop you will discover key Chinese Characters representing the 24 solar phases - an ancient Chinese understanding of time, nature and ways of living. A brilliant insight into Chinese culture.
    Full fee £9.00 Senior fee £9.00 Concession £9.00
  7. Chinese: writing for beginners
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 26 Nov 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ting Poon
    Learn the basics of Chinese characters. This interactive workshop provides plenty of opportunity to practise yourself, and is suitable for complete beginners.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £25.00
  8. Chinese calligraphy
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 14 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Xiaolan Bi
    This fascinating workshop offers complete beginners the opportunity to discover the characters of Mandarin Chinese through brush stroke calligraphy.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00
  9. Chinese 2 lower: module 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Jan 2023 (and 2 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Fei Wang
    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 £129.00
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  10. Chinese 3 upper: module 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Jan 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ting Poon
    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.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
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  11. Chinese 2 upper: module 2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Fei Wang
    Suitable if you have completed 'Chinese (Mandarin) 2 upper: 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 £129.00
  12. Chinese 3 lower: module 2
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ting Poon
    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.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
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  13. Chinese beginners: module 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Jan 2023 (and 2 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Fei Wang
    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 £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
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  14. Chinese 4/5: module 2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Fei Wang
    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 £129.00
  15. Chinese 4: module 2
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ting Poon




    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.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £229.00 Concession £149.00

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