Star Mandarin School for Children | 谢大孔院星星中文学校

Confucius Institute Star Mandarin School provides Mandarin Chinese language (simplified characters), Maths and Arts courses to school-age children (Mandarin also offered to age 3.5-5), over the weekends. From September 2022, F2F, online and blended teaching are all available.

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From September 2022, face-to-face, online and blended teaching will all be available, including GCSE Chinese Preparation and A-Level Chinese preparation classes.  2022年9月起,线上、线下,以及混合式教学同时进行。课程还包括GCSE中文补习,A Level 中文补习。

Star Mandarin School

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

All levels and language backgrounds welcome.

  • Children are grouped according to their level of language or Year of Maths.
  • Beginners Mandarin Courses open in September every year.
  • If the child has studied Chinese before, the level will be assessed before allocating him/her into an existing class.

Timetables / Calendar / Fees / Guidelines

Timetable- Mandarin, 2022-2023. 中文课表 - PDF, 279 KB

Timetable- Maths, 2022-2023. 数学课表 - PDF, 234 KB. 

Timetable- Arts, 2022-2023, 绘画课表 - PDF, 189 KB

Star School Calendar 2022-2023 学校校历 - PDF,  193 KB;  

Star School Fees Regulations 学校学费条例 - PDF, 512 KB

Fees are paid for a school year: from 17th September 2022 to 23rd July 2023, covering 38 weekly sessions. If paid before 2 October 2022, i.e. before 3 weeks into the term, you will get 10% discount.

Fee rate: £3.50/h.

All courses are either face-to-face, online or blended/mixed. Please check the above- Timetables.

In-person venue: Bartolome House, School of Law, University of Sheffield, Winter Street, Sheffield S3 7ND

Online: via the University Google Meet or Zoom (please join a Class WeChat Group first).

Registration

Fees/Registration is at Online Shop at the University of Sheffield, Search for "Star School".

Alternatively, go to each Online Shop, register one child for one course .

Mandarin Chinese at the Star School, 2022-2023

Primary Maths at the Star School, 2022-2023

Secondary Maths at the Star School, 2022-2023

Foundation Mandarin / Arts at the Star School, 2022-2023

*** Use ONLY English to register (Chinese writing can NOT be recognised). 请使用英文填写(网站不能识别中文)。
***  Only One Order at a time is allowed. 每次只能为一位孩子注册。
** Learner's personal information (name, School Year and contact details) will be collected. 带有注册表。
* You must select a correct Course (please refer to Course Timetables or get help from your child’s teachers.) 为保证老师联系,能够加入到相应班级微信群,请一定选取正确的课程(注意:缴费链接里没有课程时间的选项。入群后,请直接和老师沟通)。

If your child is joining in the midway through, please contact us about places and fees. 

For any one class, we need at least eight enrolments to open a new class.


Preparation class for GCSE Chinese exam

Open to secondary school children, who have already achieved at least the foundation level of GCSE Chinese.

The Class is to go over the exam syllabus, polish the exam skills and aims to achieve better exam results. 

The GCSE class is not aimed to replace the systematic Mandarin study. The children are strongly advised to continue taking the study of "Zhongwen", "Jin Bu", "GCSE Chinese 9-1" 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 and above, who have normally passed GCSE Chinese and already achieved the foundation level of GCE.

The Class is to go over the exam syllabus, polish the exam skills and aims to achieve a higher exam results. 

Please note: We are not Edexcel or AQA test centre, therefore will not be able to enrol 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 and English tuition, 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 £250 (Fee rate is £25/h).

Fees paid for 33-hourly-sessions, is at £750 (Fee rate is equivalent to £22.73/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. Xinqun Hu:

Email: starschool@sheffield.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)114 222 8447 / +44 (0)7593 502130

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