What Mandarin Means to Me

Online talk with Andrew Disbury on Thursday 27 August

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Learn Chinese

Learning Chinese opens up your world, challenges your mind, and above all, it's fun! Explore our website for information on our range of courses and Chinese proficiency exams.

Language 语言
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Understand China

Our events programme introduces you to China's rich cultural heritage as well as its vibrant modern culture. Whether your interest in China is for business or pleasure, there's something for you!

Culture 文化
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Do business

Understand Chinese consumers and business practices through expert insight from guest speakers and academics. View business-related events, courses, and research.

Business 商务
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The Business Confucius Institute at the University of Leeds

We promote the understanding of Chinese language and culture in the UK, with a business focus on helping companies to communicate with Chinese customers more effectively.

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In this talk, Leeds alumnus Andrew Disbury will explain how learning to speak Chinese has shaped his life, career and global outlook.

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The HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi – Chinese Proficiency Test) assesses your ability to use Chinese in your daily life, and in academic and professional situations. Register by 25 October 2020 for this exam date.

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Five members of our enthusiastic and hard-working teaching team are leaving the BCI this summer. We asked them to share some highlights from their time here in Leeds.

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The BCI has commissioned a student at Leeds University Business School (LUBS) to carry out a consultancy project as part of her Master's course. The research she does in response to brief from the BCI will form an important part of her academic work and help local businesses understand their Chinese customers better.

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Leeds Chinese Bridge candidate Rebecca Mingotti Landriani tells us about her Mandarin learning background and goals for the competition.

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Are you interested in using your Mandarin for business purposes after you graduate? This Business Chinese competition organised by SOAS provides access to networking opportunities, internships and more. If you are interested in taking part please get in touch with us by 13 March 2020.

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Language learning is well-suited to self-study as well as being a reason to reach out and connect with others online to practice....

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As we look forward to welcoming author Barclay Price on Wednesday 20 March to tell us all about the history...

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Our China in Africa event on 26 September will be an excellent opportunity to learn about the China-Africa relationship from...

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Mischa Wilmers started learning Chinese as a fun way to meet people in a new city. Just over a year...

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