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Chinese related courses

UCLan offers a wide range of Chinese related courses from full time Degrees to informal calligraphy sessions, including the HSK/HSKK/YCT Chinese Proficiency Test, find out more below.

Courses for the public

UCLan Confucius Institute is able to help you to learn about Chinese language and culture.

For example, have you always wanted to attend a few language lessons but don’t have the time to attend a university course? Well, now you can attend classes at the Confucius Institute. You can attend a two hour class each week, or alternatively attend one-to-one lessons to suit your learning needs, easily fitting in with your busy lifestyle.

During classes you will learn about Chinese culture as you learn the language, and will soon be on your way to fulfilling your dream of speaking Chinese.

Introduction to Chinese Literature (in English)
Wednesdays 2-3pm. Harris Building room HB015B
Free

Chinese Calligraphy
Mondays 3-5pm. Harrington Building room HA142
Calligraphy 2014/15 Tuition Fee: £50 (or £4/class)

Chinese Brush Painting
Fridays 3-5pm. Harris Building room HB234
Brush Painting 2014/15 Tuition Fee: £50 (or £4/class)

Chinese Calligraphy and Chinese Brush Painting classes are free to UCLan Confucius Institute Members (annual membership fee £40). Otherwise the fee shall be £4 per class or £50 for an academic years’ worth of classes.

Please visit room AB111 in the Adelphi Building to find out more information and to purchase your CI membership.

Language classes available include:

Please check our Events page regularly for news of Chinese culture events and activities.

If you need any help, or would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

School activities

UCLan Confucius Institute offers a range of Chinese language and culture classes for schools for more information please visit UCLan School Activities.

HSK Exams

HSK PREPARATORY CLASSES

  • HSK Level 1.
    No preparatory course in this semester
  • HSK Level 2.
    No preparatory course in this semester
  • HSK Level 3.
    Academic Year, Tuesdays 7-9pm, LH225, Course Fee: £80 (includes written exam fee)
  • HSK Level 4.
    Academic Year, Wednesdays 7-9pm, LH225, Course Fee: £80 (includes written exam fee)
  • HSK Level 5.
    No preparatory course in this semester
  • HSK Level 6.
    No preparatory course in this semester

Please note: The tuition fee listed above includes the exam fee for the written test only. If you wish to sit the oral exam in addition to the written exam, please see below for additional examination fees.

Please contact confuciusinstitute1@uclan.ac.uk for further information including dates and how to enroll on any of the courses listed above.

Application form

You may register for HSK courses or exams at UCLan Confucius Institute office (Adelphi Building 111).

HSK WRITTEN EXAM



  • HSK level 1 - Can understand and use simple words and sentences to fulfil specific communication needs and have a foundation for the further study of Chinese (150 words)
  • HSK level 2 - Can communicate simply and directly on daily topics; can reach the advanced stage of beginner level (300 words)
  • HSK level 3 - Can complete basic communication tasks in daily life, study and work; can handle most communication tasks if traveling in China (600 words)
  • HSK level 4 - Can discuss a relatively wide range of topics in Chinese and be able to communicate with native speakers (1200 words)
  • HSK level 5 - Can read Chinese newspapers and magazines, appreciate Chinese films and television, and be able to write and deliver a full speech (2500 words)
  • HSK level 6 - Can easily understand what they read and listen and express themselves fluently in written and oral Chinese (5000+ words)
  • 1. The number in the brackets indicate the approximate number of Chinese words you need to know in order to pass the exam.
  • 2. The deadline for registration is 4 weeks before the exam date. The exact time and rooms of the exam will be given at a later date.

Exam Fees (These fees are for the exam only, and do not include preparatory classes If you would like to attend preparatory classes, please see the courses listed above.)

  • HSK level 1 - Exam fee: £15
  • HSK level 2 - Exam fee: £25
  • HSK level 3 - Exam fee: £35
  • HSK level 4 - Exam fee: £45
  • HSK level 5 - Exam fee: £55
  • HSK level 6 - Exam fee: £65

 

  • Basic (200 words) - A. Listen and repeat. B. Listen and answer questions. £30

  • Elementary/Intermediate (900 words) - A. Listen and repeat. B. Speak according to the pictures. C. Answer questions. £40

  • Advanced (3000 words) - A. Listen and retell. B. Read the paragraph. C. Answer questions £50

1. The number in the brackets indicate the approximate number of Chinese words you need to know in order to pass the exam.
2. The deadline for registration is 4 weeks before the exam date. The exact time and rooms of the exam will be given at a later date.

YCT Written and Oral Exam


Degree courses