Mandarin

Information about the different courses we offer in this language is available by clicking on each course pathway type. Please read this information carefully to ensure you pick the course that is right for you.

The Character Writing course has been revised to an hour long session for 6 weeks each term. It aims to give beginners and elementary learners a chance to practice their writing skills with the dedicated support of one of our tutors.

Before enrolling or applying it is imperative that you read the enrolment and application information.

If you do not have a University Single Sign On account, please do not click on enrol but follow the instructions here.

Please note that by clicking enrol you will be taken to a shopping basket in the online booking system – do not press the back button to return to our webpage as this will create problems with the system. The fee will be adjusted in accordance with your status as you click through.

Click here for more information and advice on our waiting list system.

Course Pathway Stage(s) Enrol or Apply Day of week and time  Date of first class
Fast track 2+3

Applications to join existing courses in Hilary term will open on January 9th, to book a language level evaluation with a tutor

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Thursday 15:00-17:00
Tuesday 13:00-14:00
Tuesday 15 January
3+4 Wednesday 17:00-19:00
Friday 12:00-13:00
Wednesday 16 January
4+5 Monday 15:00-17:00
Friday 13:00-14:00
Monday 14 January
5+6 Monday 17:00-19:00
Thursday 13:00-14:00
Monday 14 January

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Enrol

Tuesday 09:00-11:00 Tuesday 22 January
1 Enrol Thursdays 17:00-19:00 Thursday 24 January
1 Enrol Wednesday 15:00-17:00 Wednesday 23 January
2 Enrol Tuesday 11:00-13:00 Tuesday 22 January
3 Enrol Thursday 15:00-17:00 Thursday 24 January
4 Enrol Tuesdays 15:00-17:00 Tuesday 22 January
5 Enrol Friday 15:00-17:00 Friday 25 January
Intensive 1 Enrol Every day 14:00-17:00 Monday 3rd – Friday 7th December

 

Details of the textbooks to be used for each course (where applicable) will be confirmed by tutors during the first class.

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Library shelfmark: CH

At Oxford

General

  • Chinasoft Publisher of the Ni Hao series of Chinese learning materials.
  • Chinese Language Information Page contains an excellent range of links and resources
  • FSI language course from Foreign Service Institute, U.S.A.
  • Peking University free online courses
  • Real Chinese is a course for beginners on video and on line, from the BBC. Video segments available for viewing in the Language Centre Library. Study the text and listen to dialogues on the web. Click on the topics in order to see the slideshow and hear the language, including useful phrases, tips on pronunciation and grammar, cultural notes and short quizzes to check what you've learnt. At the end of each slideshow there's a chance to watch a short (approx. 1 min) videoclip taken from the TV series
  • Remembr.it Chinese a series of free-online lessons based from the FSI, with also dictionaries
  • UK Database of Chinese Research Materials Records from the British Library, Cambridge, Durham, Edinburgh, Leeds, Oxford and SOAS
  • XuetangX China's biggest MOOC provider

Dictionaries

The Language Centre Library wishes to thank Yi Wu, Library Assistant, for offering many useful weblinks.

Culture

Media

If you can't find the media you want, try our multilingual page

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Study

The Language Exchange Network is a fun, free facility for students and staff at Oxford to share their native language skills in exchange for support with the language they wish to learn or improve.

Join the Language Exchange Network now to find a language exchange partner.

 

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