If you who want to get ahead in the business world, or you simply want to learn a new skill, then you can sign up to new Mandarin language courses starting at London South Bank University this September.
The Confucius Institute for Traditional Chinese Medicine based at London South Bank University will be teaching the classes in lunch time and evening sessions to make them as convenient as possible.
There are two opportunities to sign up this autumn, with the first course starting on 12 September, and the second on 26 September. Students will have free access to a rich library of resources, including books and audiovisual material.
There is also the opportunity to take the HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi) exam, which assesses Chinese language proficiency. This is the only internationally recognised Chinese test for adult learners, accepted by businesses and academic institutions worldwide. HSK is an ideal tool to improve learning because it examines the most common words and grammatical structures that apply in everyday and professional situations.
Sara Bigatti, Project Manager at LSBU's Confucius Institute, says: "The Mandarin language courses and exams we offer are an excellent opportunity for anyone who wants to stand out professionally, as China is one of the main emerging markets on the world business stage.
"Learning a new language is also good for anyone who wants to challenge themselves and keep their mind active and, with our experienced Chinese teachers, it's also a lot of fun."
For those interested in finding out more, an Open Day is being held at LSBU on Monday 12 September, with teachers available to talk through the course content, teaching methodology, HSK exam, and answer any other questions, between 11am-12.30pm and 5pm-7.30pm.
To find out more about attending the Open Day, or for information on the Mandarin language courses or the HSK exam, visit www.ci4tcm.com or call 020 7815 7076/ 7268.
LSBU's Confucius Institute is the world's first Confucius Institute for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Confucius Institute of the Year Award Winner 2009 and 2010.
The Confucius Institute offers a range of short and summer school courses in Chinese language, culture and well-being, as well as degree programs of integrated masters TCM Acupuncture, and research, and an Acupuncture teaching clinic.
Posted: 5th September 2011