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HSK 3 (Mandarin Chinese)

Mode: Part-time

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Overview

HSK 3 (Mandarin Chinese) is a 70 hour part-time short course ideal for beginners looking to learn Mandarin. This is the third of six HSK courses. We offer HSK certificates levels 1-6 - see further information on the CITCM website.

HSK level 3 enables you to learn an additional 300 words  to those learnt in HSK level 1 and 2: You will be able to communicate in Chinese at a basic level and talk about your daily, academic and professional life, such as visiting doctors, sports, entertainment, describing appearance and personalities, etc. Chinese characters will also be introduced.

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. Obtaining the HSK 3 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.

Modules

Employability

The HSK qualification is an internationally recognised examination scheme and gives employers evidence of your linguist abilities in Mandarin Chinese. We offer HSK certificates levels 1-6 - see further information on the CITCM website.

Employability Service

We are University of the Year for Graduate Employment for the second year in a row - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, 2019.

At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:

  • An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
  • Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.

Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.

Teaching and learning

  • Two hours contact teaching per week
  • Seven hours self-study per week
  • There is no coursework but students are given exercises and worksheets to help them with their self-study. There is an examination which tests reading and listening skills
  • Examinations are run every month to make it flexible for the learner, if you need more time to revise you can defer the examination until the following month

Student feedback

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,

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,

Entry requirements

You must have completed HSK 2 to progress onto HSK 3.

Advanced entry

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.

How to apply

Apply direct to the Confucius Institute ci4tcm@lsbu.ac.uk, include your name and contact number.

Email enquiries: ci4tcm@lsbu.ac.uk
Telephone enquiries: 0207 815 7269

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.

Full details of how to do this are supplied on our How to apply section for postgraduate students and our How to apply section for research students.

International applicants should use our international application system. Full details can be found on our How to apply section for international students.

See our admissions policy (PDF File 1,043 KB) and complaints policy (PDF File 127 KB).

Considering your application

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.

Prepare to start

You will be given details about the course prior to starting and welcomed to the University.

Prepare to start

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.

Enrolment

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.

Fees and funding

The cost of the course is £630 plus an exam fee.

LSBU students are eligible for a discount and pay £350 for the course.

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.

See our Tuition Fees Regulations (PDF File 201 KB) and Refund Policy (PDF File 775 KB).

We have a range of PhD Scholarships available in partnership with businesses and organisations; read notices of PhD studentships.

Contact information

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Tel: 020 7815 7815

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