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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.

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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!

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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.

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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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Are you interested in gaining a deeper understanding of how Chinese culture differs from your own and the implications for doing business? In this seminar, Dr Peter Peverelli will apply Fons Trompenaars 7-Dimensional model to Chinese culture, providing us with a means to not only identify and analyse cultural differences, but also to reconcile them.

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An eight-week Mandarin course for adults.

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An eight-week Mandarin course for adults.

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This is our next scheduled date for offering HSK exams in Leeds, but due to the pandemic it is possible that exams can't go ahead as usual. Updates will be published on our HSK webpage and via our newsletter.

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We are recruiting three part-time Mandarin Language Tutors. Learn more about the roles and how to apply.

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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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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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