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Summer Mandarin short courses 2019 

The Liverpool Confucius Institute (LCI) at the University of Liverpool offers Mandarin courses to university students and the general public, from beginners to advanced classes. All of our language teachers are native Mandarin speakers, fully qualified teachers of Chinese as a foreign language.

Online registration for the summer Mandarin language courses 2019 is now open. (Various dates and time from 30th April to 5th July, see details below)  

  • Chinese Taster Sessions 

The 5-week taster sessions are an opportunity for everyone who is absolutely beginner to learn daily expressions and get a glimpse of the Chinese language to improve cultural awareness, such as how to address people in Chinese. The sessions cover both language and cultural aspects of modern China.

Chinese Taster 1 Thursdays 13:30 - 15:30 (2nd May - 30th May) 

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Chinese Taster 2 Thursdays 13:30 -15:30 ( 6th June - 4th July) 

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  • HSK tutoring

The 10-week HSK tutoring sessions range from Level 1 to Level 6 specially designed to students who planned to take HSK tests.  

Although these courses are based on the HSK test materials, they are not exclusive for HSK test purposes.  Students who are interested in learning Mandarin Chinese are welcome to participate.            

HSK Level 1 Tuesdays 14:00-16:00 (30th April - 2nd July) 

With 10-week studying, the course will focus on strengthening the listening and reading comprehension with the HSK level 1 test as teaching material, and improving to strengthen their ability of listening and reading comprehension.

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HSK Level 2 Wednesdays 11:00-13:00 (1st May - 3rd July) 

With 10-week studying, the students will have an excellent grasp of basic Chinese and can communicate in simple tasks on familiar and routine matters through the training of listening and reading comprehension. 

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HSK Level 3 Tuesdays 11:30-13:30 (30th April - 2nd July) 

With 10-week studying, the students should be able to communicate in Chinese at the basic level in their daily lives. They can manage most communication tasks in Chinese when travelling in China through the training of listening, reading and writing skills.

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HSK Level 4 Wednesdays 13:30-15:30 (1st May - 3rd July) 

With 10-week studying, the students could converse in Chinese on a wide range of topics and are able to communicate fluently with native Chinese speakers through the training of listening, reading and writing.

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HSK Level 5 Thursdays 11:00-13:00 (2nd May - 4th July)  

With 10-week studying, the students should be able to read Chinese newspapers and magazines, watch Chinese films and TV programmes and give full-length speeches in Chinese through the training of listening, reading and writing. 

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HSK Level 6 Fridays 11:30-13:30 (3rd May - 5th July) 

Applicants who are able to attend the HSK Level 6 can easily comprehend written and spoken information in Chinese and can effectively express themselves in Chinese, both orally and on paper.

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If you have any queries, please email lci@liverpool.ac.uk