The Language Centre offers a range of services which are open to the wider public and students. These include language proficiency testing, bespoke courses and summer courses (depending on level of interest).
- Chinese: The HSK proficiency test provides candidates the option to prove their proficiency in Chinese along a range of levels. Please see the link above for more information on the test (including dates, costs and levels).
All of our proficiency tests are hosted periodically throughout the academic year. Please note that candidates should enrol as early as possible as details have to be sent to organisations and viability of the test ensured (see test dates for enrolment deadlines). All of the proficiency tests we offer roughly follow the CEFR framework, allowing them to be used and understood throughout the world, whether for academic, migratory or employment purposes.
If you're looking for something a little more personal and tailored to your specific needs (for example, with a focus on business), we can offer you this through our one-to-one Bespoke service. Please see the link above for more information on how we can tailor a course to your needs.
Possible Continuation courses:
Our continuation courses are offered to our existing Lifelong Learning students who wish to carry on with their studies after the main LLL classes have finished. These courses can help to bridge the summer gap between LLL courses and allow students to consolidate what they have learnt throughout the year. For more information on these courses, including dates, costs and other important information please see the link above.
Summer Taster Courses
Our Summer Taster Courses are aimed at those beginners who want to learn a new language for a holiday or for those that are not 100% sure as to whether they wish to commit to a full LLL or academic module. They give students an interesting taste of the language and culture, allowing students to understand the basics before taking on a full year module. For more information on these courses, including dates, costs and other important information please see the link above.
Study China is a programme offered to all of our LLL and Academic Chinese students who wish to experience China and its culture. The programme is taken throughout the summer months and gives the opportunity to students to study Mandarin Chinese in a Chinese University. For more information on this programme, including dates, costs and other important information please see the link above.