Chinese language courses


Chinese language courses offered by the Confucius Institute at Goldsmiths.

Our degrees

BSc (Hons) Computing & Chinese

BA (Hons) International Relations & Chinese

BA (Hons) Sociology & Chinese

Credit courses

Our Chinese language (Mandarin) credit courses are available as optional courses to students at Goldsmiths. We offer 15/30 credit courses from beginners to advanced Mandarin. You are more than welcome to join us to acquire Chinese language skills and to learn about the culture.

Note: Please confirm with your head of department/department office before taking our credit course. A signed agreement from your department office may be needed. If you'd like more information, please contact us at confucius (

In addition to Chinese language credit courses, we also offer 15/30 credits contextual courses in:

Culture and Arts of Contemporary China

History of Contemporary China 

Chinese Literature

Chinese Philosophy 

More information about these credit courses can be found here Confucius Institute Contextual Credit Module Fact Sheet

Short Courses

We also offer a range of short courses including Chinese Mandarin language classes of different levels, business Chinese, conversational Chinese, and HSK certificate. Classes are designed to give you specific skills in the language in the shortest possible time.

Short Course - Mandarin Chinese for Beginners

Short Course - Lower-Intermediate Mandarin Chinese

Short Course - Intermediate Mandarin Chinese

Short Course - Advanced Mandarin Chinese

Short Course - Mandarin Chinese for Business

Short Course - Conversational Mandarin Chinese

Short Course - HSK Training

Personal tuition

In addition to the classes above, we offer tailored one-to-one Mandarin tuition at a rate of £30 per hour.

Please email confucius ( for more details and teaching availabilities.

How to enrol

You can now pay for courses online via the "Enrol now" link on the chosen Short course page. 

Course term dates

Autumn 1 October 2018 - 14 December 2018
Spring 14 January 2019 - 29 March 2019
Summer 29 April 2019 - 21 June 2019

Note: During reading weeks, there will be no classes unless specified by the teacher. There will also be no classes on bank holidays.


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