Shanghai night scene. Image by Wechselberger via Wikimedia Commons

Studying Chinese

Learning Chinese through Open Languages gives you the chance to become proficient in reading, writing, speaking and listening to the language, whilst also developing your knowledge of Chinese history, society, political economy and culture.

You can take Chinese in the following ways through Open Languages:

  • Beginners 
  • Intermediate

To register, choose your module:

ModuleSemesterEquivalent Language Level (CEFR)Number of contact hoursChoose this module if...
CHIN001 

Semester 1

Complete beginners - A1.1

2 hours per week on Wednesday afternoons (1pm - 3pm) You have no knowledge at all of the language. 

CHIN002

Semester 2

Beginners - A1.2

2 hours per week on Wednesday afternoons (1pm - 3pm) You have a little knowledge of the language or you have not studied it formally. 

CHIN003

Semester 1

Intermediate (GCSE equivalent) - A2.1

2 hours per week on Wednesday afternoons (3pm - 5pm) You have studied the language formally for one course only - approximately 60 hours, or up to GCSE. 

CHIN004

Semester 2

Intermediate (GCSE equivalent) - A2.2

2 hours per week on Wednesday afternoons (3pm - 5pm) You have studied the language formally up to GCSE (at least 90 hours).