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Confucius Institute

Mandarin Class

Confucius Institute at the University of Sheffield is an international collaboration between the University of Sheffield, the Office of Chinese Language Council International (OCLCI, commonly known as Hanban, Confucius Institute Headquarters), Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU) and Nanjing University (NJU).

5 Shearwood Road, Sheffield, S10 2TD

Telephone: 0114 2228332, Fax:0114 2228334, Email: confucius@sheffield.ac.uk, Url: www.sheffield.ac.uk/confucius

Confucius Institute

12-Week Mandarin Chinese, Autumn 2017

12-Week Mandarin Chinese, Autumn 2017

Description

Starting from 25th September, 2h/w, the 12-Week 'Chinese for Everyone' courses are open to people from all walks of life.

Undergraduates at the University of Sheffield are eligible to apply for "Language for ALL" High Education Achievement Recognition (HEAR).

Attendance Certificate can be issued to those who attends >75% lessons.

The course aims to provide a solid foundation in speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Textbooks: “Chinese in Steps”, vol 1-4.
Beginners I: Chinese in Steps Vol1, 1st half;
Beginners II: Chinese in Steps Vol1, 2nd half;
Upper Beginners I: Chinese in Steps Vol2, 1st half;
Upper Beginners II: Chinese in Steps Vol2, 2nd half;
Intermediate I: Chinese in Steps Vol3, 1st half;
Intermediate II: Chinese in Steps Vol3, 2nd half;
Upper Intermediate I: Chinese in Steps Vol4, 1st half;
Upper Intermediate II: Chinese in Steps, Vol4, 2nd half

No formal tests. However, you are encouraged to take an internationally recognised Chinese Proficiency Test, i.e. HSK test, which gives your eligibility to apply for Hanban Scholarship studying in China during summer, winter, or a year.

Tutorials for HSK Preparations (free admissions) aim to consolidate what you have learned from Chinese in Steps, and to excel the requirements of your corresponding HSK/HSKK levels.

If you just start Mandarin learning, you may be interested in Survival Chinese held during Freshers Week, 18 - 22 September. It is £60 for university Staff and £50 for students and seniors. If you have registered for a 12-w course, this fee will be refunded to you after 3 weeks into the semester.
Registration is via the Online Store.

Cancellation Terms:

Full refund if cancelled before the start of the course registered, or any special cases.
No refund after 3 weeks into the course registered.
Refund partially during week 1 to week 3, i.e. full amount minus the courses attended.



For more information, please visit: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/confucius/courses

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Books at Sheffield Confucius Institute (SCI)

Books at Sheffield Confucius Institute (SCI)

Description

Mandarin language textbooks can be purchased for
(1). SCI Evening Courses for staff, students and wider communities;
- Chinese in Steps, Vol 1 to Vol 4
- HSK Standard Course book and Workbook

(2). SCI Weekend Courses for school children, i.e. Star Mandarin School;
- Youer Hanyu Vol 1-4
- Zhongwen textbook, Workbook A and Workbook B, Vol 1- Vol 12
- Chinese Paradise, Vol 1 - Vol 3
- Kuaile Hanyu (Happy Chinese) , Vol 1- Vol 3
- My First Chinese Reader, Vol 1 - Vol 4
- Jin Bu, Vol 1 - Vol 2
- Short-term Spoken Chinese, Vol 1- Vol 4

(3). SEAS Non-Specialist Mandarin Chinese.
- Great Wall Chinese, Vol 1 - Vol 6

Please state your course title and which volume to buy at Questionnaires section later on.

After a purchase is made online, the book can be picked up either at the SCI Office located at 7 Shearwood Road, S10 2TD, or at the classroom of your course ONLY on the first session.

Once you have finished your course, we welcome you donate the textbooks back to the office if you no longer want to keep them, however, no refund will be given.

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Health Qigong/Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Chinese Dance

Health Qigong/Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Chinese Dance

Description

12-week Cultural Course at the Confucius Institute

The course is open to people from all walks of life, including staff, students and general public.

** Health Qigong/Kung Fu and Yang-Style Tai Chi
Time: 6-8pm, Wednesdays, 27 Sept - 13 Dec2017, 12 weeks
Venue: Studio 1, Drama Studio, Shearwood Road S10 2TD
Fees: £3/h, total £72

Teacher is Miss Jinxuan Wang. Sent by the Confucius Institute Headquarters (also known as Hanban) as a Kung Fu Teacher, Jinxuan officially works as an academic lecturer at Beijing Sports University.

Qigong is a holistic system of coordinated body posture and movement, breathing exercises, mental training and meditation, forming a fundamental part of Chinese martial arts, i.e. Kung Fu. Health Qigong aligns physical movement, breath and mind adjustments as the major form of exercise. It has distinctive characteristics of health preservation.

Yang-style Tai chi is the most popular and widely practised style in the world today. Its’gentle, slow, steady, smooth and large and fluidic movements help you to relax and to feel the flow of energy within the body, fostering a sense of exuberance and freedom.

First Teaching Part, Wu Qin Xi (Five Animal Moves): a health-building move developed by the famous doctor Hua Tuo in the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220AD) by imitating the actions of animals based on the habits of the tiger, deer, bear, ape, and bird. It is gentle and unfold, especially beneficial for cardiovascular function, respiratory system, joint agility as well as psychological wellbeing.

Second Teaching Part, Yang-Style Tai Chi: Basic techniques and 8-Form of Tai Chi routine.

Please wear loose and comfortable sportswear, including sports shoes or flat-soled shoes. This course involves physical exercise: remember to inform the instructor about any health issues in advance, and bring along a bottle of water.

** Wu-Style Tai Chi
Time: Sundays 4:00-6:00pm, 1 Oct - 17 Dec 2017, 12 weeks
Venue: Studio 1, Drama Studio, Shearwood Road, S10 2TD
Fees: £3/h, total £72

This class allows you to master some basic moves of Tai Chi, a martial art form extremely popular both in China and abroad. A typical daily exercise for many Chinese, this calm yet powerful training is well known for its beneficial effects on health, coordination and the ability to focus.

Please wear loose and comfortable sportswear, including sports shoes or flat-soled shoes. This course involves physical exercise: remember to inform the instructor about any health issues in advance, and bring along a bottle of water.

** Chinese Folk Dance
Time: 6-8pm, Mondays, 25 Sept - 11 Dec2017, 12 weeks
Venue: Studio 2, Drama Studio, Shearwood Road S10 2TD
Fees: £3/h, total £72

Teacher is Miss Xuefei Chu. Sent by the Confucius Institute Headquarters (also known as Hanban), Xuefei is a professional Dance Teacher who has studied at Beijing Dance Academy, and majored in Chinese Folk dance, Chinese classical dance, contemporary and modern dance.

China has 56 ethnic groups including the majority Han. The course will learn different ethnic dance, including the Han, Mongolian, Uygur and Dai dance, each has unique movements and dance form. Various aspects of tradition, costume and folk culture, along with a few words of Chinese language, and many famous pieces of Chinese music, will be addressed. Through the coordination of hands, arms, feet, head, neck and facial expression, the graceful Chinese dance especially express the happiness and the hope.

https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/confucius/courses/cultural

- Full refund if cancelled before the start of the course registered, or any special cases.
- No refund after 3 weeks into the course registered.
- Refund partially during week 1 to week 3, i.e. full amount minus the courses attended.

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HSK (Chinese Proficiency Test) - 3 Dec 2017

HSK (Chinese Proficiency Test) - 3 Dec 2017

Description

HSK Level 1-6 and HSKK Tests

The HSK/ HSKK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi) is an international standardised Chinese language test to measure the ability of non-native Chinese speakers to communicate in Chinese in daily lives, academic and working settings.

HSK (listening and written) and HSKK (Speaking) can be taken separately.

The test is OPEN to ALL ages and we accept test takers from all places including those beyond Sheffield.

All tests will be taken in Sheffield, at our Test Centre.

Details can be found at: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/confucius/hsk

 

Test date: Sunday 3 December 2017

Registration deadline (10 days before): 22nd November 2017.

The test time on the day:

HSK Level 1 14:30

HSK Level 2 12:00

HSK Level 3 13:30

HSK Level 4 09:30

HSK Level 5 13:00

HSK Level 6 09:00 

HSKK Basic, 16:30

HSKK Intermediate, 16:30

HSKK Advanced, 16:30

 

Test Place: at the CI office or at the SEAS, both located on Shearwood Road, Sheffield S10 2TD.

If you are taking HSK 4 and above, and any of HSKK, you must send a passport-sized photo (jpg file) to confucius@sheffield.ac.uk

Your Test Admission Card detailing your exam time and venue will be emailed to you by 27th November.

On the test day, you can get into the test room half hour earlier. You should have already printed out your Admission Card. If not, we CAN provide a copy for you on the day.

You MUST bring the SAME identification document as you used for registration.

2B pencils and erasers will be provided so that you do NOT need to bring any stationery.

Cancellations/Refunds

-If you need to cancel your registration, please contact the Confucius Institute at the University of Sheffield as soon as possible (0114 2228447).

- If you cancel your registration before the registration deadline, you will receive a full refund

- If you cancel your registration after the registration deadline, no refund will be given.

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Star Mandarin School for Children, aged 3.5 – 18

Star Mandarin School for Children, aged 3.5 – 18

Description

Affiliated to the Confucius Institute, the Star Mandarin School provides Mandarin Chinese language (simplified characters), Arts, Dance, Kung Fu and Math courses to children and young people, aged 3.5-18 from all walks of life, in Sheffield and surrounding areas.

Open on Saturdays during school term time, at Bartolome House, School of Law, University of Sheffield, Winter Street, Sheffield S3 7ND

All levels and language backgrounds welcome! Children are grouped according to their existing knowledge of Chinese. Two streams of Mandarin courses are offered: for Chinese-heritage children and for English-speaking children.

New Beginners' Classes are offered every September. This year we start from Saturday 16th September 2017.
NEW COURSES:
For Chinese-heritage speakers
* Foundation for 3.5-5 years olds: 09:15-10:45 or 11:30–13:00
* Reception, for >5 years old: 09:00-11:00 or 11:15-13:15 or 1:45-3:45pm

For English-speaking children
* Foundation for 3.5-5 years olds: 11:30–13:00
* Reception for 5-7 years olds:1:45-3:45pm
* Beginners for >8 years olds: 1:45-3:45pm

* Beginners for Parents/Guardians: 1:45-3:45pm

NOTE: Minimum 5 enrolments are required for a class to open.

Length of one course:
2h/w each
All levels of Mandarin Language courses(9:00-11:00; 11:15-1:15; 1:45-3:45)

1.5h/w each
Foundation classes for children aged 3.5-5, similar to a nursery setting (9:30-11:00; 11:30-1:00)

1.5h/w each
Drawing and Sketch/Arts (9:15 -10:45; 11:15 – 12:45; 1:30-3:00)

1.5h/w each
Math at Y1-2, Y3, Y4-5 and Y6, (11:15 – 12:45; 1:30 - 3:00)

1h/w each
Math at 3:00-4:00pm Dance and Kung Fu (1:45 – 2:45pm, 3:00 - 4:00pm)

1h/w each
Parents' Dance and Yoga/Health Qi-Gong, 1h/w (10:20-11:10; 11:20-12:10; 12:20-13:10)

2h/w each
Mandarin for Parents and Guardians (11:15 – 13:15; or 1:45-3:45)

Fee Rates:
Standard fee: £2.5/h
Concession fee: £2/h
(for the second child from the same family; or for the same child who takes non-Mandarin classes) Fee rate for parents/guardians: £3/h

Term dates:
16 September 2017 – 14 July 2018 (34 weeks)

Fees are collected either for a term or for a year. If paid for the whole year (3 terms) in September 2017, 10% discount already applied.

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Survival Chinese, 18th-22nd September 2017

Survival Chinese, 18th-22nd September 2017

Description

The course is open to people from all walks of life, including staff, students and general public.

Survival Chinese, 5 Evening Course for Beginners

• Monday to Friday, 5-evening course
• Suitable for absolute beginners
• Experienced tutors
• Introduction to Chinese language
• Focus on Everyday situations and listening/speaking skills

All materials will be provided in class.

Dates: 18th-22nd September 2017
Time: 6-8pm
Venue: Language Lab, School of East Asian Studies (next to the Confucius Institute office), 9 Shearwood Road, S10 2TD

“Survival Chinese” will be refunded if the same student continues to take 12-week Beginners Mandarin course, starting from the week commencing 25th September 2017, evening classes at 7-9pm.

Refund will ONLY take place after 3 weeks into the University Semester, i.e. after 9th October 2017.

If you have any further queries about the course, please contact the Confucius Institute at 0114 2228447

https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/confucius/courses/mandarin/faq

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HSK/HSKK course

One-to-one Private Mandarin Language Tuition

£250.00

Description

1-to-1, meeting individual specific demands
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