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Learn Chinese

For our international students studying at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) is the perfect opportunity to learn Mandarin, the most widely spoken form of Chinese. Chinese has more native speakers than any other language and is one of the six official languages used by the United Nations. 

We have a number of options for students wishing to learn Chinese:

As part of your degree course

The University offers a number of courses which allow students to opt to study Chinese language (Mandarin) as part of their degree course. Each 20 credit module normally has six hours tuition per week, covering speaking, listening, reading and writing. The courses which offer Chinese language are:



As an additional module

Students who wish to study Chinese without earning official degree bearing credits, are able to attend classes for a modest fee, subject to their individual timetables and the availability of space in the relevant class. New students will be assessed by the teaching team upon their arrival in order to place them in the appropriate level.

For free and for fun

A free, non-credit bearing Chinese class is available for all first year international students, once a week, throughout whole academic year.

Mandarin Corner is a very popular weekly activity supervised by teaching staff and run by enthusiastic volunteers from the University's Students’ Union. It attracts many international students and is a great way to improve your language skills with native speakers.

International students are also welcome to participate in a number of language-orientated social events, including meals out and local travel, as well as speaking and karaoke competitions both on and off campus. The Students’ Union also runs a well-attended Chinese Calligraphy Club.