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Confucius Institute

Confucius Institute

12-week Chinese for Everyone: September 2022

12-week Chinese for Everyone: September 2022

Description

Starting from the week commencing 26th September 2022, for 2h/w, the 12-Week Chinese for Everyone courses is open to all, to anyone aged 18 and over.

12-week Chinese for Everyone, September 2022 will take place in-person and online. When paying, you will be asked to indicate your method of attendance (i.e. in-person or online).

Time: 6:30-8:30pm, Week 1-12, in line with university semester dates.

Attendance Certificates can be issued to those who attend >75% sessions. Undergraduates at the University of Sheffield are also eligible to apply for High Education Achievement Recognition (HEAR).

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

Textbooks: Chinese in Steps, vol 1-4.
Beginners I: Book 1, 1st half
Beginners II: Book 1, 2nd half
Upper Beginners I: Book 2, 1st half
Upper Beginners II: Book 2, 2nd half
Intermediate I: Book 3, 1st half
Intermediate II: Book 3, 2nd half
Upper Intermediate I: Book 4, 1st half
Upper Intermediate II: Book 4, 2nd half
Advanced: Uses teachers own materials

Please refer to the timetable for class days. Class days and availability are subject to change. If you would like a copy of the timetable, please email [email protected]

If you are taking one of the above courses, you can attend Wednesdays’ HSK classes FREE of charge.

If you are at Beginners level, you may be interested in Survival Chinese held during 19th - 23rd September, Monday to Friday, 6:30-8:30pm. It is £60 Standard Fee and £50 for Students and Over 60's. If you have registered for a 12-w course, this fee will be refunded to you after the 17th of October 2022.

Survival Chinese is hugely beneficial to take before attending the Beginners 1 class, but it is not a requirement to attend Beginners 1.

Please NOTE: The SCI endeavours to ensure that teachers are available for the start of these courses. If, due to visa applications, available flights and/or any required quarantine periods, the SCI is unable to source enough teachers for its courses, local part-time Mandarin Chinese teachers will take over the teaching until in-house full-time teachers are available.

If you have further queries about this course, please contact the Confucius Institute at [email protected]

For more information please visit: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/confucius/study/courses/mandarin

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Books to buy at Confucius Institute Adults School

Books to buy at Confucius Institute Adults School

Description

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.

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Books to buy at Confucius Institute Star School

Books to buy at Confucius Institute Star School

Description

Books for Learners at Sheffield Confucius Institute

Books can ONLY be purchased for young learners at our Confucius Institute.

Book List
(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

Kind regards
Headteacher Dr. Hu
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Confucius Institute at the University of Sheffield
2-4 Palmerston Road
Sheffield S10 2TE
Tel: 07593502130

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China Day Activity

China Day Activity

Description

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.

Activities/Workshops
* 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

Fees:
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

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Chinese Proficiency Tests HSK1-6 and HSKK, Internet-based, Sunday 4 December 2022

Chinese Proficiency Tests HSK1-6 and HSKK, Internet-based, Sunday 4 December 2022

Description

Open to all. Internet-based tests, in-person on campus at the University of Sheffield with in-person invigilation by Confucius Institute staff.

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 physically held at the Test Centre in Sheffield. You must come to the Centre in-person to take the test. Test Centre information TBC.

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

Test date: Saturday 4 December 2022
Registration Deadline: Thursday 17 November 2022 14:00AM UK time

The test time on the day:
HSK Level 1 13:30
HSK Level 2 09:00
HSK Level 3 13:30
HSK Level 4 09:00
HSK Level 5 13:30
HSK Level 6 09:00

HSKK Basic 16:30
HSKK Intermediate 16:30
HSKK Advanced 16:30

Test Venue: TBC

You must send a passport-sized photo (jpg file) to [email protected], in order to register you for your chosen exams. You will NOT be registered if you do not send a photo to us by Thursday 17th November 2022.

Your Test Admission Card detailing your exam time and venue will be emailed to you after the registration deadline passes.

On the test day, you can get into the test room half an hour earlier. If needed, we can provide a copy of your Admission Card on the day.

You MUST bring the identification stated on your registration, e.g. your passport AND your admission card.

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 / 2228332).
- 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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Survival

Survival Chinese Online Course for Beginners

£60.00

Description

Self study materials

Please Note: This "Survival Chinese" course is NOT taught virtually via an Online platform and instead taught through a series of seven pre-recorded lessons. This Survival Chinese course is different to the Survival Chinese course which takes place at the beginning of the Spring and Autumn academic semester.
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Mandarin at Star School

Mandarin Chinese at the Star School, 2022-2023

£245.00

Description

ONLY for Mandarin Chinese courses for children.
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Math and Arts at Star School

Primary Maths at the Star School, 2022-2023

£184.00

Description

ONLY for Primary School Maths courses.
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Math at Star School

Secondary Maths at the Star School, 2022-2023

£245.00

Description

ONLY for Secondary School Maths and A-Level Maths.
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Foundation Mandarin and Arts at Star School

Foundation Mandarin and Arts at the Star School, 2022-2023

£184.00

Description

ONLY for Foundation (aged 3.5-5) and Arts (aged 5-18).
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