Books for Mandarin Learners at the Confucius Institute
Books that can be purchased:
(1). For HSK exam preparation and 12-week HSK courses:
- HSK Standard Coursebook (Vol 1, Vol 2, Vol 3, Vol 4-1, Vol 4-2, Vol 5-1 & Vol 5-2)
- HSK Standard Workbook (Vol 1, Vol 2, Vol 3, Vol 4-1, Vol 4-2, Vol 5-1 & Vol 5-2)
Please state your School (Star Mandarin School or Adults School) and which volume you would like to buy in Questionnaires later on.
After a purchase is made online, the book can be picked up at the CI Office located at 2 Palmerston Road. Once you have finished your course, we welcome you donate the textbooks back to the office if you no longer need to keep them, however, no refund will be given.
Books for Learners at Sheffield Confucius Institute
Books can ONLY be purchased for young learners at our Confucius Institute.
(1). Chinese Paradise, priced for one volume, Vol 1-3
(2). Kuaile Hanyu, priced for one volume, Vol 1-3
(3). My First Chinese Reader, one volume, Vol 1-4
(4). Youer Hanyu, four volumes together.
(5). Zhongwen + Workbook AB, priced for one Volume, Vol 1-12
At Questionnaires, we collect "Learner's Name" and "Which Volume".
After a purchase is made online, the book can be collected
(1). at the CI Office located at 2 Palmerston Road, Sheffield S10 2TE. Please contact the office first 07593502130 before setting off to the office, to ensure the office is open.
(2) or at a designated place and time, if you received a Collection Notification from your class.
At the moment we are offering packaging services to those families who live outside Sheffield (because they joined our Online Teaching). Parents need to order a posting service at Royal Mail and send us a postage label. We can only help with the packaging, not the cost of postage. Please contact us to get the weight of the book.
For more information please visit https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/confucius/study/courses/children
Headteacher Dr. Hu
Confucius Institute at the University of Sheffield
2-4 Palmerston Road
Sheffield S10 2TE
Understand Chinese language and culture through range of activities
We support schools and organisations in understanding Chinese language and culture through a range of different activities and workshop packages like "China Day Activity".
Select activities/workshops from our list, arrange a time and day(s) and book our instructors.
Workshops are normally about 50 minutes long, with a maximum of five workshops per day per instructor. For example, five workshops can be selected and rotated around five groups of participants in a day.
* Chinese language taster
* Chinese characters demystified
* Chinese calligraphy
* Chinese arts and crafts
* Chinese folk dance
* Kung Fu / Tai Chi
* Music and Songs
* Language and Storytelling
* Chinese cookery, excluding ingredients costs
All of the above activities are charged at nominal cost, £70/half-day (before or after 12:00 noon) and £120/full day per instructor. Long distance travel expenses incurred will be passed onto school / organisation.
For more information, contact:
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +44 114 222 8447 / 07593502130
- Open to children attending Sheffield Schools only
The Confucius Institute Star Mandarin School is a Learning Destination where the children/young people can earn CU award credits because of their extracurricular studies with us. We provide Mandarin Chinese, Maths and Arts tuition at Bartolome House, School of Law, the University of Sheffield, over the weekends.
2. What is CU award credits?
Sheffield Children's University (CU) is part of Sheffield City Council, and is now working in partnerships with the University of Sheffield (UoS) and Hallam University, to encourage children and young people to develop essential life skills by takin part in learning activities outside school hours.
One credit is awarded for each hour of learning that takes place. These are then converted into awards:
Bronze (30 hours), Silver (65 hours), Gold (100 hours)… CU Degrees (400 hours) … CU Master Degrees (800 hours) … and these continue right up to 1000 hours!
3. Why do we join CU Credits?
Sheffield Research shows that children who take part in CU activities:
• do better at school
• achieve higher results in SATs and GCSEs
• exceed expected results
• make more progress than other children
They also tend to have more confidence, motivation, and higher self-esteem.
4. How to collect CU Credits?
(1). Your child may have already enrolled for the CU through their local school. Ask in your child’s school if they are subscribed to Sheffield Children’s University.
(2). If not, get enrolled through the Star Mandarin School. Buy a CU Passport to Learning for £3 at the Star School through the university online shop:
You will then collect the CU Passport to Learning at the Star School (Bartolome House, School of Law) on Saturdays.
(3). You may already registered your child for the CU at the Star School before the Covid-19. Please register a CU Passport to Learning for £0 at the Star School through the university online shop.
You must bring your previous CU Passport to Learning to us for a checking at the Star School.
5. Consent and Signature: Permission will be given by Parent/Carer for name, date of birth and school to be recorded by Sheffield City Council so CU credits can be awarded.
For more information please visit: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/confucius/study/courses/children