Events

Learn Chinese with our dedicated team of teachers. Our Mandarin courses are aimed at adults interested in learning a new language in their spare time.
Pop into 22 Clarendon Place to find out what your Business Confucius Institute is all about!
Join us to discover the stories of Chinese people who have visited and settled in Britain throughout history, from the first recorded visitor in 1687 through to the present day.
The HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi – Chinese Proficiency Test) assesses your ability to use Chinese in your daily life, and in academic and professional situations. The HSKK is the speaking element of the exam. Register by 24 February 2019 for this exam date.
Learn Chinese with our dedicated team of teachers. Our Mandarin courses are aimed at adults interested in learning a new language in their spare time. This summer term lasts for a month with classes twice a week.
The Business Chinese Test assesses the candidate’s ability to use the Chinese language in real business or common working environments. Register by 19 May 2019 for this exam date.
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 20 May 2019 for this exam date.
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 20 October 2019 for this exam date.
The BCT assesses the candidate’s ability to use the Chinese language in real business or common working environments. Register by 21 October 2019 for this exam date.

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A cooking demonstration for University of Leeds students organised in collaboration with Great Food at Leeds and Global Community. Booking essential.
Traders can join us at Leeds Markets for a cuppa (Chinese tea of course) to learn more about Chinese language and culture in order to communicate even better with Chinese customers.
The BCI team will be back at the beautiful York Mansion House to deliver a range of workshops to celebrate Chinese New Year.
A spectacular evening of performances to celebrate Chinese New Year, brought to you by the Chinese Students and Scholars Association and supported by The Business Confucius Institute at the University of Leeds.
A black-tie business dinner to celebrate China New Year, with an After-Dinner speech from Patrick Horgan, Director Global Government Relations, Rolls Royce.
Experience authentic Chinese music and dance, appreciate the beautiful sounds and shapes of traditional instruments, and celebrate the diversity of Chinese and Western music. Local performers will be joined by a choir of talented young students from Guangzhou, China.
You may remember Yan Preston from her Mother River exhibition in the Impressions Gallery ‘Views from China’ season last year. At this event the award-winning photographer will discuss her two recently published photobooks about China.
Giving our Annual Lecture this year is China expert Gordon Orr, formerly the leader of the McKinsey Greater China practice and Chairman of McKinsey Asia.
Register by 14 October 2018 to take the HSK or HSKK exams at our exam centre on this date.
Join us for a fun language taster session to find out what it is like to learn a new language! This will help to build your confidence if you are thinking about studying in a country where English is not the first language.