Course Enquiries - UK
Tel: 0207 815 7500
Course Enquiries - UK
Tel: 0207 815 7500
HSK 1 (Mandarin Chinese) is a 30 hour part-time short course ideal for beginners looking to learn Mandarin.
HSK is an international standardised exam that tests and rates Chinese language proficiency.
There are six test levels and test takers who pass the six HSK exams will be able to progress from being able to master simple Chinese phrases to effectively express themselves both orally and on paper.
We offer HSK certificates levels 1-6 - see further information on the CITCM website.
In HSK level 1: you will learn 150 words and will be able to understand and use very simple Chinese phrases to make simple conversations on self-introduction, expression of gratitude and apology, numbers, time and date, weather, etc. You will also learn to read and write pinyin.
Obtaining the HSK 1 certificate gives you an internationally recognised qualification of competency in Chinese.
This course is delivered by the Confucius Institute for Traditional Chinese Medicine (CITCM) which promotes Chinese culture and Chinese Medicine by providing a range of workshops and courses.
The HSK qualification is an international examination scheme which gives employers evidence of your linguist abilities in Mandarin Chinese. We offer HSK certificates levels 1-6 - see further information on the CITCM website.
LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search. Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or an internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the job you want at the end of your course. LSBU offers a comprehensive Employability Service, with a range of initiatives to complement your studies, including:
You will receive:
"HSK level 1 was a very friendly introduction to Mandarin. We learned about Chinese culture as well as the language, and the teacher is excellent. After sitting my level 1 exam, I looked forward to beginning level 2.Christina Higgins,
"HSK level 1 and 3 at CITCM, is a very exciting and fun way to learn Mandarin. The teaching is excellent and prepares you well for your HSK exams as well as teaching you about Chinese culture.Farah Adam,
The HSK Mandarin course offered by the Confucius Institute makes learning another language fun and accessible for everyone. Lessons are well-structured, progression is intuitive and I enjoyed level 1 so much that when I finished I signed up for level 2 straight away. This course is very highly recommended!Tasnim Patel,
I find that the classes are informative, helpful in understanding Chinese culture and traditions.The teacher encourages the class to work well together and we all seem to progress. I feel the class is helping me understand acupuncture more and I am glad I started the course.Barbara Thurogood,
There are no formal entry requirements for HSK level 1.
We consider applications from those who have gained relevant skills through a wide range of vocational qualifications or responsible experience.
If you have already completed some studies at another university, we may be able to consider you for advanced entry. Please see our advanced entry page for more information.
You are able to start studying in January, April or September.
For further details, please see the CITCM website.
Home/EU postgraduate students and research students should apply through our dedicated application system.
Your application will be circulated to a number of potential supervisors who will look at your academic qualifications, experience and the research proposal to decide whether your research interest is something that could be supervised at LSBU.
There will also be an interview either by telephone or at the University. If you are successful you will be offered a place on a course and informed of the next enrolment date. The whole process normally takes between six to eight weeks, from receipt of your application to a decision being made about your application at the School.
You will be given details about the course prior to starting and welcomed to the University.
We help our students prepare for university even before the semester starts. To find out when you should apply for your LSBU accommodation or student finance read the How to apply tab for this course.
Before you start your course we’ll send you information on what you’ll need to do before you arrive and during your first few days on campus. You can read about the process on our Enrolment pages.
The cost of the course is £270 plus an exam fee.
LSBU students are eligible for a discount and pay £150 for the course.
Further information is available on the CITCM website.
The individual fee for this course is shown above. For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for postgraduate students.
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The CITCM promotes Chinese language, culture and Chinese Medicine
How learning Mandarin and taking part in the Harbin Summer School Programme is boosting our students' employability through the Confucius Institute.
For one LSBU staff member, starting to learn Mandarin has opened the door to an exciting world of Chinese culture.
Multi-lingual Civil Engineering student is hoping his experience on the HSK course will help him gain advantage to kick-start a career in China.
Mandarin is helping one multi-lingual LSBU Masters student add another language to her list.
A would-be lawyer hoping to settle in China, is preparing himself for his new life with help from the Confucius Institute's HSK courses.