School of Arts

  • Welcome to the Confucius Institute
    at Oxford Brookes University

    Speak with a degree of fluency and acquire the confidence and ability to have simple conversations with native speakers.

  • Conversational Chinese

    Each course is 2 hours per week for 10 weeks, and is available each term.

     

    Members of the public: £200 per term (£10 per hour).
    Oxford Brookes/Concessions: £140 per term (£7 per hour).

    For any course queries please contact  ci@brookes.ac.uk.

  • Conversational Chinese 1

    This course covers Lesson 1 to 10 in Confidence Chinese Volume 1.

    Learning outcomes:
    On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    Speak with a degree of fluency and acquire the confidence and ability to have simple conversations with native speakers, suitable for study and travel in China.
    Have command of a core vocabulary of 200 Chinese characters used in everyday contexts.

    Core Textbook:
    Confidence Chinese, Vol.1 Getting Started by Tong Yan
    Published by Cypress Book Co. UK Ltd, 2006
    ISBN: 9781845700102

    Conversational Chinese 2

    The course covers Lessons 11 to 20 in Confidence Chinese Volume 1.

    Learning outcomes:
    On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    Speak with a degree of fluency and acquire the confidence and ability to have simple conversations with native speakers, which will satisfy one's requirement in studying and travelling to China. Have established a core vocabulary of 350 Chinese characters used in everyday contexts.

    Core Textbook:
    Confidence Chinese, Vol.1 Getting Started by Tong Yan
    Published by Cypress Book Co. UK Ltd, 2006
    ISBN: 9781845700102

    Conversational Chinese 3

    The course covers Lessons 21 to 28 in Confidence Chinese Volume 1.

    Learning outcomes:
    On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    Speak with a degree of fluency and acquire the confidence and ability to have simple conversations with native speakers, which will satisfy one's requirement in studying and travelling to China. Have established a core vocabulary of 500 Chinese characters used in everyday contexts.

    Core Textbook:
    Confidence Chinese, Vol.1 Getting Started by Tong Yan
    Published by Cypress Book Co. UK Ltd, 2006
    ISBN: 9781845700102

    Conversational Chinese 4

    The course covers Lessons 28 to 36 in Confidence Chinese Volume 1.

    Learning outcomes:
    On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    Speak with a degree of fluency and acquire the confidence and ability to have simple conversations with native speakers, which will satisfy one's requirement in studying and travelling to China. Have established a core vocabulary of 800 Chinese characters used in everyday contexts.

    Core Textbook:
    Confidence Chinese, Vol.1 Getting Started by Tong Yan
    Published by Cypress Book Co. UK Ltd, 2006
    ISBN: 9781845700102

    Our Refund Policy

    Refund requests will only be accepted under the following terms:

    • Applications for a refund must be made in writing or via email to ci@brookes.ac.uk.
    • Full refunds will only be made if they are received by the Confucius Institute 5 working days before the start date of the course.
    • The first class of each course can be attended for free so students are able to ascertain their learning level but only if this has been discussed with the Administrative Officer. Payment must then be made before the second class.
    • Once payment has been made and the course has started, refunds will only be given for extenuating medical or personal circumstances. Requested refunds of this nature must be accompanied by evidence and will be approved on a case by case basis.
    • We encourage each student to consider the time commitment needed for each course and ensure they feel able to attend the majority of lessons.