Course dates

Saturday 17 Sep 2022
Richard Hoggart Building (RHB 304)
10:00 - 10:45 | 10 weeks

Course overview

Saturday Mandarin and Culture Courses

This course is paused for Autumn 2021. Please check again for Spring 2022 entry.


Goldsmiths Confucius Institute will be offering a series of Saturday classes to cater to children of all ages in order to offer a taste of Chinese culture.

Weekend courses include YCT Mandarin classes as well as martial arts and Chinese dance classes for children.

All courses run for 5 weeks. 

Saturday 11:00 - 11:45

Children Dance Class - £30

Students will be taught in line with Beijing Dance Academy children's dance grading test materials. This course also combines dance with Chinese song and Chinese traditional etiquette education to give children a fun and well-rounded experienceof the difference between cultures.

Saturday 10:00 - 10:45

YCT Beginners Mandarin Class - £60

The content of the course is according to the new primary and middle school students' Chinese test (YCT) teaching material. This course will offer students study of Chinese systematically. It can also help students to study towards YCT and HSK certificates.

The beginners class is aimed at students aged 5 years and above. 




YCT Mandarin Class  - £60 Chinese Dance for Children - £30  

Goldsmiths offers a 15% concession rate on short courses to Lewisham Local cardholders, Students and Goldsmiths Alumni.

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.

Saturday 17 Sep 2022
Richard Hoggart Building (RHB 304)
10:00 - 10:45 | 10 weeks


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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 & Chinese BA (Hons) Sociology & Chinese
  • Credit courses in Chinese language, Chinese history, Chinese arts and culture and Chinese philosophy
  • 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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