A distinctive feature of the Edge Hill Confucius Institute is its provision of language and cultural activities and opportunities that are available for University Students, Teachers, Primary and Secondary Schools, Colleges,  members of the local community and businesses.

All of our language teachers are native Mandarin speakers, fully qualified teachers of Chinese as a foreign language.

Edge Hill University can offer:

  • Activity sessions for children of all ages.
  • Professional Development for teachers and trainee teachers wanting to enhance the quality of Mandarin Chinese teaching.
  • Opportunities for students studying at Edge Hill, the local community and businesses to gain a greater understanding of Chinese Language and Culture through classes which are FREE.

Mandarin Language Course

HSK Level 3 Course

Course dates:  Saturday 4th May – 29th June 2019 10 am – 12

Pre-requisite: Students should have passed HSK Level 2; have completed 80 hours Mandarin learning, or have the equivalent learning experience, and be keen to further improve their Chinese proficiency level.

Course description: This course will cover an introduction to the HSK exam structure, HSK 3 vocabulary lists, a range of topics covered in HSK 3, as well as grammar and sentence structure. The tutor will work through several past exam papers with the students in order to improve their exam confidence alongside their listening, reading and writing skills.

To book at place:  HSK3 registration






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Introductory Language and Cultural Courses

Two new courses running one on  Wednesdays and one on Saturday mornings

Wednesday Evening course

Introduction to Chinese Language and Culture  (8 week course)

starting Wednesday 1st May 2019 – 26th June 2019
5.30 pm – 7.30 pm 

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Saturday Mornings

Introduction to Chinese Language and Culture  (8 week course)

starting Saturday 4th May 2019 – 29th June 2019
10 am – 12 noon

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The courses are free and open to University students, staff and the general public.

The two-hour sessions include:IMG_9097

  • Basic Mandarin language
  • Calligraphy and Chinese Characters
  • Paper cutting and Lantern Making
  • Use of chopsticks
  • Chinese Brush paintingIMG_9077
  • Dragon Making
  • Chinese festivals – including Chinese New Year
  • Chinese lunar calendar and associated animals

If you require further information, please contact
01695 657765

EHU Students

Mandarin Language Courses for University Students

Students studying at Edge Hill University may have the opportunity to study Mandarin Chinese alongside their degree programme as an optional 20-credit language module.  This language module is offered in collaboration with the Language Centre.

This language module will be tailored to your current level of understanding and experience and will offer both University academic credits and also the opportunity to undertake the Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) and offer a valuable addition to your CV.

The taught element is free and you will only pay a small fee for the exam at the end of each level of study. The termly programmes will have weekly two hour sessions and will be available for all students.

There will be sponsored opportunities to visit China for those who have achieved 30 hours of Mandarin or a HSK qualification.

Mandarin Language Café

Mandarin Language Café

starting Friday 25th January
10.30 am – 12.00 pm 

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The aim of the Mandarin Café is to provide a relaxed, informal learning environment where you can develop your Mandarin language skills.

All levels are welcome from beginners just starting to learn Mandarin to those who want to improve their language skills.

This programme is free and open to University students, staff and the general public.

Short Courses

The Confucius Institute is able to provide short courses to meet the needs of anyone in the community, schools, local businesses and the university. We will tailor these to the audience and their needs. Please contact us and the Confucius institute Manager will meet with you to discuss your needs and the options available.
01695 657765

How to enrol

If you are interested in any of these programmes, please book a free place here:

Language and Culture



or contact
01695 657765

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