Winter Term Classes Starts From 25 January 2021

We offer a diverse programme of evening classes for the general public to enjoy learning Chinese. Our winter 2021 courses will start week beginning 25 January and booking for these classes is now open.

All winter classes will be delivered remotely using the online platform Zoom. To optimise the learning experience a maximum capacity has been set per group – so space is very limited! Please note bookings will close 7 days before the term start date.

LANGUAGE CLASSES January – April 2021

An absolute beginner can join us at the start of each term. If you have some previous learning and have not yet started classes with us please get in touch and we can arrange an assessment to ensure you are placed in the most suitable class. For this, or any other questions please email You can also call us on 0131 662 2180.

Please note that course names have been changed to reflect the Common European Framework for Modern Languages.  The table below gives the previous names of courses in second position. Click on the class you are interested in for more info.

The course fees do not cover your course materials.

Please indicate your specific class level when booking, e.g. Beginners 1, Intermediate 3, etc.

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Available discounts:

  • Student rate is available to full time, matriculated students of the University of Edinburgh and students of any local higher education institutions. (Proof of student ID is required)
  • People who are in receipt of Pension Credit, or whose sole income is Department for Work and Pensions benefits are also eligible for student rate. (Proof of benefit documents are required)
  • 10% off of total course fee is available to Alumni and staff of the University of Edinburgh. (Proof of staff and Alumni ID are required) 

Evening classes run for one hour online twice a week for a ten week term. No assessment is carried out but students are encouraged to test their developing skills by sitting the globally run HSK test.

Excellence in teaching is paramount. Our teachers are seconded from Fudan University which regularly send us experienced senior teachers and a number of Masters candidates in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages. You can see the profiles of our current and previous teachers by clicking here.

Our classes are geared for adult learners at age of 16 and over.  For younger learners please enquire about private classes.