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The Confucius Institute offers a range of courses for different purposes. If you want a simple introduction to the language, try our 10 week Conversational Chinese Course. This is perfect for travel to China, talking to Chinese friends, or general interest.

For a more structured approach to learning Chinese, you can follow our Chinese language programme, starting with the Beginners’ course for those who have little, or no prior knowledge of Chinese, and progressing to Intermediate and Advanced levels.

If you have already studied Chinese, we can give you a free level test to assess your ability in listening, speaking, reading and writing and recommend which level of course is best for your needs. Email: confuciusinstitute@uwstd.ac.uk to request a level test.


HSK Chinese language proficiency test

You can take the optional HSK proficiency test at the end of each course.  This is an internationally recognised certificate which all Chinese employers and universities value.

If you have already studied Chinese and simply want to prepare for the HSK test, we offer short, intensive courses of mock exams and grammar revision. To register for the HSK test, follow the link to the HSK Test Centre


Course venues

Courses are offered at UWTSD’s Swansea and Lampeter Campuses:

  • Confucius Institute, UWTSD Business School, High Street, Swansea, SA1 1NE
  • Confucius Institute, UWTSD Lampeter Campus, College Street, Lampeter SA48 7ED

Chinese language courses 2019/2020

Confucius Institute Language Courses Autumn 2019 (including dates and fees)

UWTSD Confucius Institute Chinese Language Programme


Registration and payment

Please follow the link to the UWTSD online store to select the course you wish to follow and pay online.  Online payment constitutes registration, and you will be contacted to confirm the details of your course tutor and classroom.