Course dates

Online teaching

We are now offering many of our courses online due to the developing Covid-19 situation. Continue learning with us by taking courses remotely via live distance learning.

Starting date, Tuesday 6 Oct 2020
6:00pm - 8:00pm | 10 weeks
Starting date, Tuesday 12 Jan 2021
6:00pm - 8:00pm | 10 weeks
Starting date, Tuesday 27 Apr 2021
6:00pm - 8:00pm | 10 weeks

Course overview

We offer bespoke HSK training course for those who wish to get specialised learning and support to provide you with a systematic preparation for the tests based upon the features and curriculum of HSK.

This course offers specific targeted teaching of the language and skills tested in the HSK examinations.

Mandarin Level Assessment

This is not a beginner's course. You must have your level assessed before attending class. Assessment is a free and informal session with one of our Mandarin teachers.

It is important that all prospective students contact us before enrolling, to be assessed and determine the appropriate level for the course.

Why Study this Course?

This course is offered to anyone who is interested in preparing to take HSK examinations.

This course is ideal for those who would like to get some formal qualification of Chinese Fluency and need extra preparation or teaching towards this.

Our teacher will take you through the basics needed to sit the exams, tailored to your level and needs, which will build confidence and assistance for you to get the result.

Course Timings

The group HSK training course is 2 hours a week over 10 weeks.

Sessions take place weekly on either Tuesdays at 6:00pm - 8:00pm or Thursdays 6:00pm - 8:00pm.

Please let us know your preferred course time when signing up for the course.

We offer a 10 week group course (£300) or 1-1 Sessions (£30 per hour).


The following participants are eligible to receive a 15% discount. Concessions are available for Goldsmiths’ staff and students, over 60s, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Income Support claimants and local Lewisham residents.



£300 (£15 per hour)

Booking information

Disability Support

We are committed to providing reasonable teaching adjustments for students with disabilities that may impact on their learning experience. If you require adjustments, please complete the relevant section on the booking form and also contact us at so we can respond to your requests as soon as possible. 

Please note our short courses sell-out quickly, so early booking is advisable.

Starting date, Tuesday 6 Oct 2020
6:00pm - 8:00pm | 10 weeks
Starting date, Tuesday 12 Jan 2021
6:00pm - 8:00pm | 10 weeks
Starting date, Tuesday 27 Apr 2021
6:00pm - 8:00pm | 10 weeks


If you have any questions about this course please contact confucius ( .

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Goldsmiths, University of London

About the department

Goldsmiths Confucius Institute for Dance and Performance is an academic department of Goldsmiths, University of London. We specialise in Chinese language and culture as well being the first and currently, the only CI to specialise in dance, performance and the arts, and the proud winner of the Global Confucius Institute of the Year Award 2017.

We offer:

  • Undergraduate degree courses in Chinese language - BA (Hons) International Relations & ChineseBA (Hons) Sociology & Chinese
  • Credit courses in Chinese language, Chinese history, Chinese arts and culture and Chinese philosophy (open to all Goldsmiths students)
  • Evening and weekend short courses in Chinese language, Chinese dance, Chinese music and Chinese martial arts
  • HSK examinations and training
  • Outreach for Schools program


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