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Duration: 30 contact hours (in 15 weeks)
Studyload: Each week: 2 contact hours (including a break) and 2 hours independent study.

The Chinese language course of the University of Groningen Language Centre will introduce students to the Chinese language ('Mandarin') or build on knowledge and skills already present. The emphasis will be on communication in everyday situations in relation to cultural customs in China. In addition, attention will be paid to grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and writing skills.

These courses are organized in association with the Groningen Confucius Institute

Target Group

The Chinese language courses of the Language Centre are offered to University of Groningen students only . Please login with your student number (s-number).

We refer all other parties interested in Chinese language courses to the Confucius Institute


Period Day Time Registration
We do not offer Chinese courses at the moment.*
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Student Discount Full
€ 230 n.a. n.a.
Optional Rosetta Stone account for online independent study: € 105

Language of Instruction

The language of instruction will be English.

Course Material

(subject to change and not included in the course fee)

  • You can buy the course material online via GCI Bookshelf of the Groningen Confucius Institute.

Level 0>A1

  • HSK Standard Course textbook 1 - ISBN: 9787561937099
  • HSK Standard Course workbook 1 - ISBN: 9787561937105

Level A1>A2

  • HSK Standard Course textbook 2 - ISBN: 9787561937266
  • HSK Standard Course workbook 2 - ISBN: 9787561937808

Level A2>A2/B1

  • HSK Standard Course textbook 3 - ISBN: 9787561938188
  • HSK Standard Course workbook 3 - ISBN: 9787561938157

Using a Rosetta Stone account besides a language course

It is possible to use a Rosetta Stone account for online independent study besides one of our language courses, with the advantage that the account can be used after the course to keep working on your language skills. Please note that a Rosetta Stone account is not compulsory for our language courses and will not be used by the teacher.

Student workload

‘Studyload’, in the course description, indicates the number of hours a student is expected to spend on the course. A studyload of 28 hours equals 1 ECTS credit point.

Attendance certificate

At the end of a course, every participant will receive an attendance certificate on condition that they have attended 75% of the lessons.

Lesson Duration

A contact hour lasts 50 minutes (excluding break). Classes start on the hour.

Last modified:17 January 2020 3.15 p.m.
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