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Our next Evening Courses begin on Tuesday 19th and Thursday 21st October - there's still time to sign up!

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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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Babette Radclyffe-Thomas studied Chinese at the University of Leeds, graduating in 2012.  Learn more about her career in this Media Futures event organised by the School of Media and Communication. 

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Register by 24 October to take HSK level 1, 2, 5 or 6 at our exam centre on Saturday 20 November.

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University of Leeds alumnus Andrew Seaton, Chief Executive of the China-Britain Business Council, will talk about his work and provide a perspective on UK-China business.

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Register by 1 November to take HSK level 3 or 4 at our exam centre on Sunday 5 December.

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Ning Yi, a retired lecturer from the Department of East Asian Studies, and Esther Tyldesley, who holds an MA in Applied Translation (Chinese) from the University of Leeds, gave an online talk on Thursday 14 October about the new Chinese textbook 'Social Perspective'.

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Business Confucius Institute spent the day at Roundhay School on Friday 24 September, introducing Year 7 students to Chinese language and culture as part of the school's Languages Project Day.

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当地时间2021年6月26日,利兹商务孔院选派优秀学子苏卉雅(Zuzanna Suchcicka)在第二十届“汉语桥”世界大学生中文比赛全英赛区决赛中荣获“特等奖”,公派教师满晓臣作为辅导老师获得了唯一一名“最佳指导教师奖”,这也是利兹孔院自成立以来首次在“汉语桥”比赛中摘下的最高奖项。

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Zuzanna Anna Suchcicka, a third year Chinese and International Business student at the University of Leeds, has won the ‘Grand Prize’ in the UK finals of the 20th annual Chinese Bridge Competition.

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Gary Izunwa, founder of the Climbing the Rungs social mobility podcast and Outward Mobility Manager for the British Council, joined...

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Jake Gill (高健), CEO of the character learning app Skritter, is a long-time learner of Chinese and also has experience...

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We spoke to a student, a member of professional staff and an academic to get their different perspectives on the...

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Andrew Methven, CEO of the British advisory firm Hampton Group, first picked up Chinese when backpacking around China. After a...

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