Our Mandarin language courses are perfect for the absolute beginner (stage 1) and for the more advanced learner (stage 4.). The Liverpool Confucius Institute collaborates with Continuing Education for a number of our Mandarin courses and this is indicated were relevant. For more information on the Confucius Institute click here.

To book your place click on the relevant course. 

Stage 1

Stage 1 is for absolute beginners or for participants with a very limited knowledge of the language. At the end of this 20 week course, participants will be able to carry out relevant tasks such as introducing themselves and others and asking and answering questions about personal details such as where they live, people they know and things they have. By the end of the course students will be able to interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help. They will have a basic understanding of significant aspects of life and culture of the country and intercultural skills necessary for their language proficiency level. All Stage 1 courses are worth 15 credits.The fees for Stage 1 are £241/£204/£121.

Course Information sheet for stage 1

Mandarin Stage 1 (Confucius Institute)

20 meetings from Monday 14 October 12:30 - 2:30pm

With Yang Yang

CRN 22916/MODL943 

Mandarin Stage 1

20 meetings from Thursday 17 October 6 - 8pm

With Helen Wu

CRN 22915/MODL943

Stage 2

Stage 2 is for those with some knowledge of the language, up to the level reached at Stage 1. At the end of this 20 week course, participants will be able to communicate routine tasks and short social exchanges, such as making invitations, giving directions, talking about daily activities or describing people and places. Students will be able to understand simple sentences and will develop a better understanding of the relevant culture and society, and some frequently used expressions related to areas of importance. All Stage 2 courses are worth 15 credits. The fees for Stage 2 are £241/£204/£121.

Course Information sheet for stage 2

Mandarin Stage 2

20 meetings from Tuesday 15 October 6 - 8pm

With Helen Wu

CRN 22917/MODL944

Mandarin Stage 2 (Confucius Institute)

20 meetings from Wednesday 16 October 10am – 12pm

With Chunxi Zhou

CRN 22918/MODL944

Stage 2+

Stage 2+ is for those who have either completed Stage 2, or who can use the language at an appropriate proficiency level. Over 20 weeks students will learn to communicate confidently through the written and spoken word about a range of topics. Themes will be introduced through authentic texts in the target language, such as newspaper articles, news items, blogs and songs. On successful completion students will be able to understand simple texts taken from popular culture and media, to discuss them and to express an opinion. They will have developed an awareness of the relevant issues and discussions in contemporary societies of native speakers, for example relating to work, travel or daily life in the country.  All Stage 2+ courses are worth 15 credits. The fees for Stage 2+ are £241/£204/£121.

course Information sheet for stage 2+

Mandarin Stage 2+

20 meetings from Monday 14 October 6 - 8pm

With Helen Wu

CRN 22920/MODL994 

Mandarin Stage 2 + (Confucius Institute)

20 meetings from Tuesday 15 October 11am - 1pm

With Chunxi Zhou

CRN 22919/MODL994

Stage 3

Stage 3 is for those who have either completed Stage 2+ or who can use the language at an appropriate proficiency level. After 20 weeks students will be able to communicate effectively in a wide range of situations and to comprehend written and spoken material without the need for repetition or a dictionary. Students will be able to follow discussions on familiar matters in the standard language as they may encounter them in work, school, leisure etc. They can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. The students will be aware of many cultural differences and know how to behave and communicate appropriately. All Stage 3 courses (except Mandarin) are worth 15 credits. The fees for Stage 3 are £241/£204/£121.

Course Information sheet for stage 3

Mandarin Stage 3 (Confucius Institute)

20 meetings from Tuesday 15 October 2 – 4pm

With Chunxi Zhou

CRN 22921/MODL000 

Mandarin Stage 3

20 meetings from Wednesday 16 October 6 - 8pm

With Helen Wu

CRN 23123/MODL9006

Stage 4

Stage 4 is for those who have completed Stage 3, who have learned the language up to a rusty A level or who otherwise have learned the language to a comparable level. Students on this course should previously have covered the principle categories of grammar and be able to communicate effectively in fairly demanding situations. On successful completion of Stage 4 they will be able to understand extended speech and written text with complex lines of argument and carry out a wide variety of tasks in the language, such as giving presentations and contributing to in-depth discussions on topical issues. By the end of this course students should be able to behave and communicate appropriately in the target language culture, considering cultural differences.  All Stage 4 courses (except Mandarin) are worth 15 credits. The fees for Stage 4 are £241/£204/£121.

Course Information sheet for stage 4

Mandarin Stage 4 (Confucius Institute)

20 meetings from Wednesday 16 October 12:30 - 2:30pm

With Yang Yang

CRN 22922/MODL000