Mandarin for ages 3.5–18 | 语言和文化学校青少年部 / 星星中文学校

The Star Mandarin School provides Mandarin Chinese language (simplified characters), Maths and Arts courses to young people, aged 3.5-18, over the weekends. Also included: GCSE Chinese and A-Level Chinese preparation classes, and private tuition.

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From September 2021, we will continue online teaching and learning, for weekend classes, private tuition, and any other cultural activities.

Star Mandarin School

  • All levels and language backgrounds welcome!
  • Children are grouped according to their level of Chinese language or year of Maths.
  • Beginners Mandarin Courses open in September every year.
  • If the child has studied Chinese before, we will assess his/her level before allocating him/her into an existing class.

Courses

Two streams of Mandarin courses are offered, to English-speakers and to Chinese heritage-speakers, respectively.

Timetable for Mandarin, Arts and Maths Courses

Timetable for Mandarin, Arts and Maths Courses- PDF, 621 KB

School Calendar - PDF, 248 KB. 18 Sept 2021 - 23 July 2022.

School Fees Regulations - PDF, 605 KB

Fee rate: £2.50/h  

£160/year (contains 10% discount), for courses at 2h/w

  • Beginners Mandarin, English-speakers (New)
  • Youer Hanyu, Chinese-speakers (New)
  • Any other Mandarin Courses, i.e. existing classes
  • Maths (Y7-Y11) for secondary children

£120/year (contains 10% discount), for courses at 1.5h/w

  • Foundation Chinese, aged 3.5-5 (New)
  • Arts/Drawing, aged 5-7
  • Arts/Sketch, aged >8
  • Maths (Y1-Y6) for primary children

Registration

Fees/Registration is via Online Shop at the University of Sheffield.

How to use the online shop?

  1. Book the Event, the cost is ZERO.
  2. Select all courses for one child ONLY.  Add to Basket.
  3. Click on Add Attendee for the second child. Select all courses for this child ONLY.
  4. Click on Add Attendee for the third child.  Select all courses for this child ONLY.
  5. Repeat (3) and (4) for more child.
  6. Proceed to Checkout.
  7. You will get exact number of Registration Forms, i.e. one Questionnaire for one child.

Please note: Only English can be recognised when filling in Questionnaires (no Chinese characters).

For any one class, we need at least six enrolments to open the class.

From September 2021, it is online teaching and learning!

Venue's teaching (for face-to-face) will be at Bartolome House, School of Law, the University of Sheffield, Winter Street, Sheffield S3 7ND.


Preparation class for GCSE Chinese exam

Open to secondary school children, who have already achieved the level of GCSE.

The Class is to go over the exam syllabus, polish the exam skills and aims to achieve better exam results. The individual child should already be at GCSE foundation level.

The GCSE class cannot replace the systematic Mandarin study. The children are strongly advised to continue taking the study of "Zhong Wen", "Jin Bu", or "Happy Chinese", alongside with this GCSE class.

Please note: We are not Edexcel or AQA test centre, therefore will not be able to enrol a child for GCSE Chinese exam. Our students go back to their English mainstream schools for the exam registration.


Preparation class for A Level Chinese exam

Open to secondary school children, who have already achieved the level of GCE.

The Class is to go over the exam syllabus, polish the exam skills and aims to achieve a higher exam results. The individual child should have already be at the GCE foundation level.

Please note: We are not Edexcel or AQA test centre, therefore will not be able to enroll you for A-Level Chinese exam. Our students go back to their English mainstream schools for the exam registration.


Private Tuition for Children

Open to children at primary school or secondary school, and designed to meet personal learning objectives, private Mandarin, Maths, English and Science tuition, based on 1-1 or 1-2, is offered all year round. Prior to the first session, a meeting is required to assess the prior knowledge and develop a learning programme. This meeting can take up to one hour and is free of charge.

Fees paid for a minimum 10-hourly-sessions, is at £210 (Fee rate is £21/h).

Fees paid for 33-hourly-sessions, is at £630 (Fee rate is £19.10/h)

Fees payment is via the University Online Shop. 

Currently, all private tuition takes place online.

Contact Dr. Hu for more information at 07593502130 or email: starschool@sheffield.ac.uk


Quality Framework Awards, NRCSE

The Star Mandarin School has been awarded with Quality Framework, Bronze Award, Silver Award, Gold Award and Distinction Award, over the years, endorsed by National Resource Centre for Supplementary Education, NRCSE.


Contact

For more information, contact Dr. Hu:

Email: starschool@sheffield.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 114 222 8447 / +44 7593502130

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