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Our online evening courses resume in February 2021 and are now open for registration.

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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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An online Mandarin course for adults, with 8 language lessons plus a special Chinese New Year session.

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An online Mandarin course for adults, with 8 language lessons and a special session for Chinese New Year on Tuesday 9 February.

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A fun celebration of Chinese New Year for students enrolled on our Mandarin Chinese Evening Courses, including an introduction to Spring Festival traditions, calligraphy and cuisine.

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In this Language Zone session (open to University of Leeds students) we will introduce Chinese New Year traditions and facilitate cultural exchange between attendees.

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Participating in a Leeds University Business School (LUBS) Summer Consultancy Project gave Consumer Analytics and Marketing Strategy student Ha Thu Nguyen the opportunity to respond to a real-life business brief, while also improving her intercultural competence and understanding of Chinese culture. Read her reflections on the linguistic and cultural factors that had an impact on the process, and the steps she took to overcome barriers.

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In this report commissioned by the Business Confucius Institute (BCI), Consumer Analytics and Marketing Strategy student Ha Thu Nguyen shares her research into Chinese consumer shopping behaviour in Leeds and makes recommendations for retailer promotional activity on key dates.

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Rebecca Mingotti Landriani, a final year student of Chinese and International Relations at the University of Leeds, has finished fourth in Europe in the international finals of the Chinese Bridge Competition.

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An excellent performance in the 19th Chinese Bridge UK finals, held online on 19 September 2020, earned University of Leeds student Rebecca Mingotti Landriani 'First Prize' and an invitation to represent the UK in the international finals.

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Marina Rupp is a student from Austria who came to Leeds to study Geography and Mathematics. She had her eyes...

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Richard Barnard’s Mandarin learning journey has seen him transform from a shy young man who feared learning new things to a fluent Mandarin speaker with a full set...

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Leeds alumni Sean McGibney and Oliver Leach answer our questions about running a successful business for Mandarin learners. The Chairman’s...

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Mischa Wilmers is an Employability & Placements Officer at the University of Leeds. He has taken full advantage of what the Business Confucius...

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