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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 eight-week Mandarin course for adults.

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An eight-week Mandarin course for adults.

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This session for Global Opportunities Week will help students learn more about what it is like to study abroad in mainland China. Come along to hear from our student panel and ask them your questions! Open to University of Leeds students.

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Join us to learn about the successful career of Leeds alumnus Guy Dru Drury MBE, Chief Representative in China for the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).

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

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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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