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Spring courses at the Confucius Institute.

01 Apr 2008

Mandarin Chinese language and Tai Chi classes.

Mandarin Chinese language classes

The Confucius Institute is pleased to announce that our popular evening language classes will be taking place again from April onwards. All courses will last for 8 weeks and will start during the week beginning 7 April. The classes we are offering are as follows:

  • Chinese for Beginners 1
  • Chinese for Beginners 2
  • Chinese for Beginners 3
  • *NEW* Spoken Chinese for Beginners 1 (Wednesdays only)
  • Intermediate Chinese 1
  • Intermediate Chinese 2
  • Intermediate Chinese 3
  • Advanced Chinese

If you wish to apply for any of these classes please complete an enrolment form, available by following the links on:

Then please submit either cash, a cheque or a completed card payment form (also available at the address above) to Emily Birch at the Confucius Institute.

Please note that the cost of classes is as follows:

  • Members of the public - £160 for Beginners and Intermediate / £80 for Advanced and Spoken
  • University staff and students - £140 for Beginners and Intermediate / £70 for Advanced and Spoken

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Beginner and Post Beginners Chen Style Tai Chi

Interested in learning Tai Chi? The Confucius Institute is running 8-week courses in Chen Style Tai Chi for students, staff and members of the public, commencing after the Easter holidays. Beginner sessions will run along with a Post-Beginners course for those who participated in our previous sessions, or for those who have already undertaken some Tai Chi classes. Both classes cost £25 for the full eight weeks.

Tai Chi is increasingly regarded as a sport with health and mental benefits. All of the exercises are easy and straightforward for people to learn and practice. They are very effective in helping to reduce high blood pressure, heart disease, arthritis, gastric ulcers and other chronic diseases. They can also benefit weight loss, stress relief, disruptive sleep patterns and greatly enhance health and fitness.

For more information on the Beginners and Post Beginners classes, and to enrol, please visit:

For more information on any of these courses, please email: