Mandarin is one of six official languages used in the United Nations; the only official language in Mainland China and Taiwan areas; one of the official languages in Singapore. Mandarin is spoken as a first language by over 1.4 billion native speakers. With China has become the world's 2nd largest economy, graduates with Mandarin skills and Chinese culture knowledge have been and will be in high demand for years to come.
The Shanghai skyline. Blue sky and white clouds can be seen above the modern skyscrapers, reflected in the river.

The extra opportunities for learning such as the extra lessons with the students in China and the in-person sessions really helped and I think I improved a lot thanks to these extras.

Former Mandarin course participant

How to register

If you are able to select elective modules as part of your degree programme, you can opt to take language modules when you make your module choices via the Module Catalogue. Just search the module code (eg LA302) in the module catalogue.

If you are unsure if your degree programme allows for elective modules, you will need to contact your academic school.

If you are not permitted to select elective modules as part of your degree programme, we also offer the opportunity to study a language as an extracurricular module. The module will not contribute credit to your degree, but you will be expected to take tests. You can choose whether or not you want the marks from your language tests to appear on your final transcript. The cost for adding each 15 credit module to your degree is £284. The fee for 30 credit modules is £530.

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Language Express 

Interested in learning a new language? Why not try out our Language Express course in Mandarin? 

Engaging, flexible and interactive, our evening Language Express courses will make you progress in Mandarin in no time. By focussing on conversational skills, our classes are recommended for students, staff, and anyone else wanting to learn a language from beginners' level.

Head over to our Language Express page to find out more.

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