Courses, Timetables and Calendars


We cater for all ages, from infants to seniors, including university staff, students and general public. Courses are offered either in-house, at the Confucius Institute, or on site, at an organisation or schools. 

All Courses

Mandarin for Anyone aged 18 and above  成人部

Interested in learning Mandarin? No matter what your current proficiency is, we have a course available for you.

If you want a taster of learning Mandarin, why not try 'Survival Chinese' 5-evenings' class, in September and early February, just before 12-w courses start. 

"Chinese for Everyone" 12-week Mandarin courses are for varying abilities, which follow the University's semester timetable, therefore are offered twice a year, starting in September and February, respectively.

Private Mandarin tuition is for those who want 1-1 or 1-2 Mandarin sessions, progressing at your own pace and efficiency. Prior to starting this, a free meeting will be arranged to assess your level of Mandarin.

For anyone who is aged 18 and above, 成人部 2017-2018

Click for Timetable (Mandarin, Qigong, Tai Chi and Dance),  and  Calendar: University Semester Dates

Cultural Courses for Anyone who is aged 18 and above  成人部

We have a variety of cultural courses on offer, ranging from Chinese music to martial arts.

Chinese Zither (Guzheng) Beginners’ class will teach you about traditional Chinese music and is for all. Adult and Children's classes will be seperated and there is a maximum of 3 people in a particular class.

Calligraphy classes teach you the basics of Chinese characters and their cultural significance. (currently not offered).

Tai Chi is an extremely popular form of martial art, which has beneficial effects on health, coordination and the ability to focus. We offer Yang-style Tai Chi and Wu-Style Tai Chi

Chinese Folk Dance is unique and colourful. Through the coordination of hands, arms, feet, head, neck and facial expression, the graceful Chinese dance especially express the happiness and the hope.

Health Qi-Gong, sometimes referred to as "Chinese Yoga",  aligning physical movement, breath and mind adjustments, and forming the basics for Chinese Martial Arts. 

Click for Timetable (Mandarin, Qigong, Tai Chi and Dance), and Calendar: University Semester Dates

Mandarin, Math, Arts, Kungfu, Dance for Children aged 3.5 and above 青少部/星星中文学校

Mandarin language tuition for children is offered through the CI's affiliated Star Mandarin School, which is open to children aged 3.5-18, on Saturdays.

Two streams of teaching programmes are offered for English-speaking children (aged ~5 and aged >8) and for Chinese-heritage children.

Beginners' Courses start in September every year. Children who have learned Mandarin Chinese before can enroll at any time.

We also offer Foundation classes for very young children aged 3.5 to 5; Math, Arts, Kung Fu and dance for children aged 5 and above. 

Click for Timetable (Foundation, Mandarin, Math, Arts, Kung Fu and Dance);  and  School Calendar 2017-2018.

Mandarin for Business 商务汉语

For any business and civic organisation, "Vocational Chinese" and "Survival Chinese" allow the staff to be trained in Mandarin in order to improve their services and businesses, or to be equipped with with the language and cultural skills necessary to work and travel to China.

These are tailor-made courses, time is flexible.

Mandarin for Schools 快乐汉语行

Mandarin language for Schools can be introduced for FREE, either during school time (within curricular time) or  after school (as an extra-curricular subject).

These are tailor-made courses, time is flexible.

For more information, please contact us.