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 Evening
    Course Date:  Tue 20 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 beginners: intensive
    Evening
    Course Date:  Tue 13 Jul 2021

    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 £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £85.00
  4. 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
  5. Chinese 1 intensive: a journey for beginners in summer
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 17 Jul 2021

    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
  6. Discover Chinese (Mandarin)
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 17 Jul 2021

    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
  7. Chinese beginners: an introduction
    Course Date:  Mon 26 Jul 2021

    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.

    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 £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £66.00
  8. Chinese beginners at a gentle pace: module 1
    Course Date:  Tue 21 Sep 2021

    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 £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £134.00
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  9. 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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  10. Chinese (Mandarin) 1: writing for beginners
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 27 Nov 2021

    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
  11. Chinese characters the balance of life
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 11 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  Online



    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 £15.00 Concession £12.00

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