Learn Chinese (Mandarin) at City Lit 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 speak 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, especialy 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.

Meet Ting, a Chinese tutor:

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  1. Discover Chinese (Mandarin)

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 22 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £29.00

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

    Chinese 1 intensive: a journey for beginners in summer

    Course Date: Mon 29 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  3. Chinese 2: revision course

    Course Date: Wed 4 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  4. Chinese 3/4: module 1

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For advanced learners of Mandarin Chinese. Suitable if you have studied Chinese for 4-5 years or equivalent.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  5. Chinese 2 lower: module 1

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Continue improving your Chinese with the emphasis on speaking and listening. Suitable if you have been studying Chinese (Mandarin) for a year or equivalent.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  6. Chinese beginners: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Suitable for complete beginners.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  7. Chinese beginners made easy: module 1

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  8. Chinese (Mandarin) advanced conversation: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Classes will be conducted on conversations (formal or daily life) focusing on one topic per class. This class is suitable for students who have learned Chinese for 4 years or longer.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  9. Chinese 3 upper: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019
    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.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  10. Chinese 3 lower: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Suitable if you have studied Chinese for about three years, know about 500 Chinese characters and have a fairly good command of the language.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  11. Chinese 2 upper: module 1

    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Further improve your Chinese (Mandarin) and develop your speaking skills. Suitable if you have studied Mandarin Chinese for about 2 years.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  12. Chinese beginners intensive: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 10 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Learn to speak Mandarin , with the emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills. You will also learn to read and write Chinese characters.These classes are ideal for those who would like to study the language over a shorter period of time.Suitable for complete beginners.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  13. Chinese (Mandarin): an introduction for beginners at the British Museum

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 15 Nov 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: The British Museum
    This eight-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). The course will be held in the Sackler room, Clore Education Centre, at the British Museum.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  14. Chinese (Mandarin) 1: writing for beginners part 1

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 7 Dec 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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: £39.00

  15. Chinese Calligraphy

    Course Date: Mon 9 Dec 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This fascinating workshop offers complete beginners the opportunity to discover the characters of Mandarin Chinese through brush stroke calligraphy.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

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