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                                                                                                                                    Pre-sessional Chinese Language Course

                                                                                                                                    Learn about our two week Mandarin course

                                                                                                                                    This is a great opportunity to explore and learn in China. Don’t be afraid, the faculty and course assistants are warm, welcoming and helpful.

                                                                                                                                    Jacky Qi Zhu, University of Aberdeen, UK

                                                                                                                                    We are delighted to offer a two week Pre-sessional Mandarin Course, which will run from 22 July - 2 August 2019.

                                                                                                                                    The two week Pre-sessional Mandarin Course provides a great chance to extend your time in China, giving you the unique opportunity to build your own 2+2 week programme and to spend four weeks exploring and learning about local customs, culture and life in Beijing.

                                                                                                                                    The Pre-sessional Mandarin Course is a two week intensive programme for beginners (20 hours per week). The pre-sessional course is taught in English and Mandarin and includes coverage of the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing and a good balance between understanding the systems of Mandarin grammar and vocabulary, developing the skills of comprehending and producing Chinese in speech and writing, guided practice in language usage and use and authentic communicative activities. Class size is limited to fifteen to allow intensive interactive practice with individual feedback and advice on progress. No previous experience or knowledge of Mandarin is required.

                                                                                                                                    The fee for the Chinese Language Course is £450 and is only open to participants attending the LSE-PKU Summer School. The combined tuition fee for attending the LSE-PKU Summer School and pre-sessional Mandarin course is therefore as below:

                                                                                                                                    2019 Fees

                                                                                                                                    Student rate*

                                                                                                                                    Standard rate

                                                                                                                                    With 'Early Bird' discount



                                                                                                                                    Without discount



                                                                                                                                    *Student rate applies to all full-time students who are currently enrolled at a University or College anywhere in the world.

                                                                                                                                    To apply for the Pre-sessional Chinese Language Course, please ensure to select yes when asked in the application form.

                                                                                                                                    If, after applying for a course on the Summer School, you subsequently decide that you would like to also attend the Chinese Language Course please contact us.