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 2TDTelephone: 0114 2228332, Fax:0114 2228334, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Url: www.sheffield.ac.uk/confucius
Our 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.
Mandarin Chinese: aims to provide a solid foundation in speaking, listening, reading and writing.
No formal tests. However, you are encouraged to take an internationally recognised Chinese Proficiency Test, i.e. HSK test.
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.
Mandarin language textbooks can be purchased for
(2). SCI Weekend Courses for school children, i.e. Star Mandarin School;
(3). SEAS Non-Specialist Mandarin Chinese.
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.
HSK Level 1-6 and HSKK Tests
The HSK (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. Details can be found at: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/confucius/hsk
Test date: Sunday 19 March 2017
Registration deadline (one month before the test date): Monday 20 February 2017.
The test time on the day:
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 would be ok) to email@example.com
Your Test Admission Card detailing your exam time and venue will be emailed to you near the test date.
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.
For more information, please click HERE
Mandarin language, Foundation, Arts, Math, Dance and Kung Fu courses on Saturdays.
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.
All levels of Mandarin Language at:
Foundation for children aged 3.5-5, 1.5h/w, at:
Drawing and Sketch (Arts) open for younger children and older children, respectively, 1.5h/w, at:
Math for four groups (Year1 and 2; Year 3; Year 4 and 5; Year 6 and above) 1.0- 1.5h/w, at:
Dance and Kung Fu, 1h/w, at
Mandarin class for Parents and Guardians, 2h/w, at
Spring Term dates:
Survival Chinese, 5 Evening Course for Beginners
• Monday to Friday, 5-evening course
All materials will be provided in class.
Dates: 6th - 10th February 2017
FREE tuition: “Survival Chinese” will be refunded if the same student continues to take 12-week Beginners Mandarin course, starting from the week commencing 6th February 2017, evening classes at 7-9pm.
Refund will ONLY take place after 3 weeks into the University Semester, i.e. after 27th February 2017.
If you have any further queries about the course, please contact the Confucius Institute at 0114 2228447