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!

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  1. Exploring Chinese characters
    Course Date:  Wed 23 Jun 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    This taster class will introduce you to the world of Chinese characters, giving you an insight to the Chinese writing, exploring the elements within that connect to nature, emotion and wisdom. We will be able to find out many interesting facts about the fascinating Chinese characters and this poetic writing system.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00
  2. Chinese beginners: module 3
    Last Few Places
    Course Date:  Wed 21 Apr 2021 (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 if you have completed 'Chinese beginners : module 2 ' or equivalent. Continue learning to speak Chinese, with the emphasis on speaking and listening skills. Consolidate your practice of Chinese characters. Suitable if you 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
  3. Chinese 1: revision course
    Evening
    Course Date:  Wed 14 Jul 2021

    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
  4. Chinese 3 lower: module 1
    Evening
    Course Date:  Wed 22 Sep 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    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 £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £134.00
  5. Chinese beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course Date:  Wed 22 Sep 2021 (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
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  6. Chinese 3 upper: module 1
    Course Date:  Wed 22 Sep 2021

    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 £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £134.00
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  7. Chinese 4: module 1
    Evening
    Course Date:  Wed 22 Sep 2021

    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
  8. Chinese advanced conversation: module 1
    Evening
    Course Date:  Wed 29 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    For advanced learners of Mandarin Chinese. Suitable if you have studied Chinese part-time for at least 5 years/ full-time for more than two years and have been self-learning and using Chinese frequently in life or work or if you have reached HSK level-5 or above (2500 vocabulary items or more).Students should be able to read Chinese characters and have learned comprehensive Chinese grammar.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £109.00

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