School of Arts

  • Welcome to the Confucius Institute at Oxford Brookes

    Students have the chance to take part in the internationally recognised and certified HSK Chinese Proficiency test.

  • Mandarin Classes

    We promote socio-cultural exchanges, enhance mutual learning and reinforce international friendship by placing a strong emphasis on publishing programmes, as well as offering Chinese language courses and cultural events. Courses are 2 hours per week, for 10 weeks, excluding HSK Preparatory Courses. 

     Following each course, students have the chance to take part in the internationally recognised and certified HSK Chinese Proficiency test.

    Oxford Brookes/Concession discounts are available.

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

  • Conversational
    Chinese

    £200

    per term

    This course will equip students with useful words and phrases for practical use. With several levels to choose from, students can learn conversation skills such as greetings, making inquiries and fulfilling daily needs in China. Students will also learn cultural tips and to identify characters for writing practice.

    • 2 hours per week for 10 weeks
    • 4 categories of language difficulty
    • Tuesdays and Wednesdays  6-8pm
    • Conversational Chinese 1,2:
      Tuesdays, 5 February - 9 April 2019; 30 April - 2 July 2019  
      Conversational Chinese 3,4:
      Wednesdays, 6 February - 10 April 2019; 1 May - 3 July 2019  

    HSK 3
    Preparatory

    £400

    per term

    This course is designed for Chinese language students aiming to sit the HSK 3 Chinese Proficiency Exam. Using a combination of mock exams and lessons covering the listening, reading and writing, students of this course will be prepared to sit the exam following their final lessons. Exam fee is included in the course tuition and one-to- one advice and feedback is provided by the instructor to help students reach their highest marks.

    • 4 hours per week for 10 weeks
    • HSK 3 Proficiency Test fee included
    • Monday and Thursday 6-8pm
    • HSK 3 Preparatory Course:
      Autumn Term Only. 

    HSK 4
    Preparatory

    £700

    per term

    This course is designed for Chinese language students aiming to sit the HSK 4 Chinese Proficiency Exam. Using a combination of mock exams and lessons covering the listening, reading and writing, students of this course will be prepared to sit the exam following their final lessons. Exam fee is included in the course tuition and one-to- one advice and feedback is provided by the instructor to help students reach their highest marks.

    • 4 hours per week for 18 weeks
    • HSK 4 Proficiency Test fee included
    • Monday and Thursday 6-8pm
    • HSK 4 Preparatory Course:
      Spring terms only.
      4 February 2019 – 21 June 2019

    Intermediate
    Chinese

    £200

    per term

    This is an intermediate level language course which teaches the skills of reading, listening, speaking and writing in Mandarin Chinese. Students will learn complex sentences and passages, identifying more Chinese characters, and expressing opinions on social and cultural problems. This course is for learners aiming to take HSK 3 and 4. 

    • 2 hours per week for 10 weeks
    •  Vocabulary of 800-1000 Chinese words
    • Mondays 6-8pm
    • Intermediate Chinese
      Mondays, 4 February - 12 April 2019; 29 April - 1 July 2019

    Advanced
    Chinese

    £200

    per term

    An advanced level language course which further develops the skills of reading, listening, speaking and writing in Mandarin Chinese for professional and recreational purposes. Emphasis will be placed on training students understanding complex sentences and passages, identifying more Chinese characters, expressing opinions on social and cultural problems. This course is aimed learners testing for HSK 5 and 6.

    • 2 hours per week for 10 weeks
    •  Vocabulary of 1500-2000 Chinese words
    • Mondays 6-8pm
    • Advanced Chinese
      Mondays, 4 February - 12 April 2019; 29 April - 1 July 2019