The Confucius Institute offers a range of Chinese language courses for different purposes, from Chinese courses for travel and leisure, to more intensive (fast-track) courses. All courses lead up to the official HSK Chinese Proficiency exams. For those looking for an accredited course, we offer the university level Certificate of Higher Education in Chinese as a part-time two year course.
HSK Testing Centre
Make sure your Chinese is up to standard! Take the Chinese international standard test and ensure your entry into Chinese universities and other organisations.
HSK is the official Chinese Proficiency test that is recognised by all Chinese institutions and organisations and is recommended for 6th form, undergraduate and postgraduate students. YCT is the Youth Chinese Test that sets a recognised standard for young people under the age of 15, while BCT is the industry standard Chinese test for business people.
The tests have been developed by Hanban, the Chinese Government’s official body supporting the teaching of Mandarin and Chinese culture worldwide.
The Confucius Institute at UWTSD holds HSK and HSKK Exams in March, May and October of each year. The Youth Chinese Test (YCT) and Business Chinese Test (BCT) are arranged upon request. Tests can be taken on our campuses in Lampeter and Swansea.
Confucius Institute Chinese School
Now about to celebrate its third year, the Confucius Institute Chinese School in Swansea welcomes children of all backgrounds to learn Chinese and experience Chinese culture.
Confucius Institute at UWTSD, in collaboration with the Chinese in Wales Association, has a thriving Sunday school that provides Mandarin Chinese language tuition for children of all ages and backgrounds.
The school has a carefully structured curriculum that allows primary school pupils to take the Youth Chinese Test from level 1 to level 3, and prepares secondary school pupils to take the Chinese GCSE as well as the HSK Chinese proficiency test. The focus is on developing the reading and writing skills of children from a Chinese background.