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The Confucius Institute

“We Love Mandarin” Free Summer Courses 2019  Event

18:00 - 18:00
6 May 2019 - 26 June 2019

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Wang Yifan on 02380597800 or email .

Event details

The Confucius Institute is delighted to be offering free Mandarin courses for beginners. From 6 May – 26 June, courses will run from 18:00 to 19:30 Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday each week. Both courses are aimed at those with no prior knowledge of the Chinese language, and will focus on teaching the basics in terms of language as well as culture.

Below you’ll find a brief description of each course, as well as dates:

 Mandarin and Calligraphy Course

Class A:

Mondays, 18:00 to 19:30, 6 May – 24 June, 8 lessons

Class B:

Wednesdays, 18:00 to 19:30, 8 May – 26 June, 8 lessons

 You will learn :

  • Pronunciation
  • Basic expressions
  • Chinese characters
  • The history of the Chinese characters you will be writing
  • Basic calligraphy strokes
  • Chinese characters
  • Your name in Chinese

 Mandarin and Chinese Music Course

Tuesdays, 18:00 to 19:30, 7 May – 25 Jun, 8 lessons

 You will learn to:

  • Understand Chinese vocabulary and expressions through Chinese music.
  • Solve Chinese pronunciation methods (breath and sound location).
  • Through the appreciation of Chinese instrumental music, folk songs,
  • to understand different Chinese regional dialects, customs, culture.
    Create your own Chinese songs

To book your place on either course or for more information, please contact us by emailing:



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