Mandarin Summer School for Children | 儿童暑期班

Since 2012, the Sheffield Confucius Institute has been organising Summer School for local school-age children, exploring Mandarin Chinese language and incorporating STEM projects.

Confucius Summer School pupils outside of the Octagon Centre

NOW OPEN- Summer School for Children 2021, Online

26 July - 6 Aug 2021, Monday to Friday, 1h/day, 10 days

Open to all school-age children including English-speakers.
Chinese-speakers , 11:15am - 12:15pm
English-speakers ,  1:30pm - 2:30pm

Activities include Chinese Language Tasters and Study Skills; Chinese Songs and Vocal Training; Chinese Brush Painting and Watercolour.

Delivered online via university approved Zoom.

Fees and Registration: £10 per child, heavily subsidised, at

Contact:  Dr. Hu. 07593502130.  Email:

Online Mandarin Summer School 2020

Summer Care, Fun, Inspired and Aiming Higher!

Let’s talking in Chinese; exploring Chinese Characters; retelling stories; singing songs; playing games and engaging STEM activities. Open to all aged 5-16.

Being able to speak Mandarin is NOT a prior requirement.
Two sessions a day, 1h/session, Monday-Friday, 3 - 15 August 2020.

Open three groups depending on the number of children registered and their ages.
Group 1, for children at KS1, open at 9am and 1pm;
Group 2, for children at KS2, open at 10:15am and 2:15pm;
Group 3, for children at secondary schools and above, open at 11:30am and 3:30pm.

Real-time classrooms involve presentations, demonstrations, interactions and home assignments.
Teachers: experienced, friendly, empathetic and passionate.
Children: stimulated, engaged and peer-collaborated. Maximum 15 children/class.
Parents: ensured online safety at home and encouraged to join in themselves.

For more information, please contact:

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