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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

Books at Sheffield Confucius Institute (SCI)

Books at Sheffield Confucius Institute (SCI)


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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Star Mandarin School for Children, aged 3.5 – 18

Star Mandarin School for Children, aged 3.5 – 18


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:
9:00 -11:00; 11:15 – 13:15; 14:00 – 16:00

Foundation for children aged 3.5-5, 1.5h/w, at:
9:15 -10:45; 11:15 – 12:45

Drawing and Sketch (Arts) open for younger children and older children, respectively, 1.5h/w, at:
9:15 -10:45; 11:15 – 12:45

Math for four groups (Year1 and 2; Year 3; Year 4 and 5; Year 6 and above) 1.0- 1.5h/w, at:
11:15-12:45; 1:45-2:45; 3:00-4:00

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

Mandarin class for Parents and Guardians, 2h/w, at
11:15 – 13:15

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

Spring Term dates:
7th January – 1st April 2017
(half-term holiday on 25th February)

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HSK/HSKK course

One-to-one Private Mandarin Language Tuition



1-to-1, meeting individual specific demands
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