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Welcome to our Chinese Courses

Reasons to learn Chinese

1. Access to new Opportunities

China currently is one of the largest economy in the world, and has a huge growth rate.  To take advantage of this huge economic shift and opportunities

2. "Made In China" and the Business World

From iPhones and other cutting edge technology, to cheap products sold at prices that are rock bottom, China makes it all. China has become the factory of the world and is moving up the technology food chain.

3. Export Opportunities

China is a huge export market for the UK. 1/5th of the world's population lives in China. Overseas Chinese dominate the economies of many countries in Asia, and speaking Mandarin gives you an edge in doing business with them.

4. Making Business Transactions

It's a great ice breaker when working with people from China if you can say a few words in Chinese. This helps especially when dealing with business people on the other side of the world via conference call if you can speak the same language, adding a translator in negotiations is another barrier.

5. Explore a Fascinating Culture

Chinese culture is over 5000 years old. By learning the Chinese Language, you will learn another culture and another way of looking at the world. Learning a language gives you a better understanding through the grammar and even how the words are derived of the culture behind them. And with 20% of the world's population in China, it would be extremely beneficial to be able to communicate with them!

Our Chinese courses will help you to improve your skills and have a better understanding of the culture and opportunities.

We offer Chinese courses in Exeter, Online and 1 to 1.

Beginners:16th September
Pre -Intermediate:17th September


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Chinese Lessons Available:

Course Length Extras Class
Day Price Per
5 Weeks
Price Per
Whole Term
Max Per Class: 10
10 Weeks
(24 Hours)
2 Social Clubs 6:30 - 8:30pm 16th
Mondays £70 £130
Pre - Intermediate
Max Per Class: 10
10 Weeks
(24 Hours)
2 Social Clubs 6:30 - 8:30pm 17th
Tuesdays £70 £130

Course Basics:

Chinese 10 Week course:

Number Of Hours:20 hours plus 4 hours in conversation class
Course Length:10 Weeks (2 hours Per Week)
Start Date:.
Class Time:6:30 pm To 8:30 pm
Students Per Class:Average 3, Maximum 6
Extras:1 week in Xian. Just £435 (1 week course and accommodation half board included)

1-2-1 Chinese Lessons (Online or In-Person):

Number Of Hours:10 hours
Course Length:Depending on the client
Start Date:Any time.
Day and Time:Depending on availability
Place:At Chinese teacher's home or at your location
Students Per Class:1 (if you have a friend to join you please contact us to discuss it)
Extras:1 week in Xian just £435 (1 week course and accommodation half boardincluded)

View of Xian at night.

Description of the Exeter Based Lessons:

During all our courses you will be able to improve your language skills, meet new people and enjoy the culture as taught by a native speaker. Our syllabus has been designed to fulfil your language needs, be they for travel purposes, work or just for fun!

We offer innovative programs where you can learn from the complete beginning or improve with our wide choice of Chinese language courses of varying levels. Lessons include a balance of conversation, listening, pronunciation and grammar to help you communicate and thrive in everyday situations in Italy.


For our 10 week course, lessons are held during the evening. Classes last for 2 hours and are held 1 day per week. In addition you can also enjoy our social clubs which are held twice every term. These are a great opportunity to interact with other students, make more friends, have fun and improve your listening and speaking skills.

There is a maximum of 6 students per class, ensuring that all our students have the opportunity to participate and spend time with the tutor. A large part of the study material is presented in the form of practical activities and exercises through which you will learn to understand and speak Chinese almost without noticing. Homework and self-study are also an important part of the process.


Each person has different requirements and learning speeds. That’s why for some people a group class may not be the best option. If you are interested in focusing your learning in a specific area or to fast track your learning then One to One lessons are the lesson plan for you.

Time and place depend on your convenience.

Online lessons are conducted via Skype, ideal for those who live far away or don't have enough time to travel.