Confucius Institute at the University of Sheffield (SCI)

英国谢菲尔德大学孔子学院

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Confucius Institute at the University of Sheffield is an international collaboration between the University of Sheffield, the Office of Chinese Language Council International (OCLCI, commonly known as Hanban, Confucius Institute Headquarters), Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU) and Nanjing University (NJU).

SCI Documentary: "Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the CI", filmed in 2014.

SCI Documentary: "China in your Eyes" 西方人眼中的中国,released in October 2016.

The University relationship with China 我们与中国的关系: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/sheffieldinternational/chi


Study in China_Confucius Institute Scholarship

The Scholarship can be applied for all year round. Individual applicant needs to register, log in and fill in online Application Form. For more information, e.g. Host Institutes in china, please visit: 孔子学院奖学金 


Mandarin Language Courses for Adults

- "Survival Chinese" 5-evening Intensive Course

Survival ChineseOpen twice a year (end of September and early February), Survival Chinese suits for absolute beginners and runs from Monday to Friday, 5 evenings, aiming at introducing Chinese language, focusing on listening and speaking skills, and covering practical vocabulary and expressions that are useful for everyday situations.

Fees: £60 standard and £50 for Students/people over 60.  Registration via the University Online Store at the near time (input "Survival" in the search box)

NOTE: “Survival Chinese” will be refunded if the same student continues to take 12-week Beginners Mandarin course. The Refund takes place after 3 weeks into the semester.

- 12-week "Chinese for Everyone" Mandarin language courses

SCI coursesThese courses follow the University semester dates, but are not-university-credited, therefore they are open to everyone.

University semester dates, weekday evenings, 7-9pm.

Courses can be followed up for several semesters.

The current round of courses started from Monday 6th February 2017.

Click for Timetable Spring Semester 2017.

Registration is open via the University Online Store (input "Mandarin" in the search box).

- Private Tuition, meeting your demands

Specifically designed to meet personal learning objectives, Private Tuition, based on 1-1 or 1-2, is offered all year round. Prior to a private tuition, a meeting should be held to assess the learner's Mandarin level, discussing specific needs and aims, and making decisions on learning resources and regular sessions. This meeting can take up to one hour and is free of charge.

The fee rate is £25/h, paid in advance for every 10 hourly-block, i.e. £250. One could choose 1h/w, or two of 1h/w, or 2h/w. The tuition normally takes place at the CI office.

Registration is open via the University Online Store (input "Mandarin" in the search box)

- Chinese Brush Calligraphy Course

Currently we do not offer Calligraphy course.

- Wu-Style Tai Chi Course, Sunday 4-6pm

Following the University semester dates. The course has already started from Sunday 12th February 2017.     Registration is open via the University Online Store (input "Tai Chi" into the search box).

Sino-English Corner (SEC)

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Held on Tuesday evenings 7-9pm, at Students Union (opposite Santander Bank on Level 3), during university semester time, SEC provides opportunities for those interested in learning either Chinese or English to practice their target language and learn more about the target culture.

In addition, SEC is a place where you can find a peer tandem learning partner.

Furthermore, SEC organises outdoor activities and cultural events for all its members. The membership is free.

Mandarin Language Courses for Children and Parents at Weekends

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Mandarin language tuition for children is offered through the CI's affiliated Star Mandarin School, which is open to children aged 4-18, on Saturdays.

Two streams of teaching programmes are offered for English-speaking children (aged ~5  and aged >8) and for Chinese-heritage children.

Beginners' Courses start in September every year.  Children who have learned Mandarin Chinese before can enroll at any time.

All courses follow school calendar, 34 weeks a year.  Please contact: starschool.shef@gmail.com /07846262870


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For more information, please contact:

email : confucius@sheffield.ac.uk