University of Nottingham Malaysia
School of
Media, Languages and Cultures

Mandarin Course Malaysia (Chinese Language Beginner Class)


Mandarin is the most commonly spoken first language in the world today, and it's also the second most popular language used on the Internet. Therefore, it's no wonder that an increasing number of students opt to study this fascinating language here at UNM. By learning Mandarin in Malaysia, students are not only able to practise what they learn in class outside on a daily basis, but they are also preparing themselves for a future where being able to speak Mandarin fluently will give them a distinct advantage in the workplace.

The mandarin team offers a range of courses from beginner level to Upper Intermediate level and classes focus on the four main language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. All classes are taught by experienced professional Mandarin teachers.

Like our colleagues in the Language Centre, the Mandarin team also run a number of additional extra-curricular activities. For example, Mandarin Corner is a very popular activity supervised by teaching staff and run by enthusiastic volunteers from the UNM Students’ Union. The Mandarin Team also runs an Intensive Mandarin Summer Course for all UNM international students. International Students are also welcomed to participate in a number of language-orientated social events, including meals out and local travel, as well as Mandarin Speaking activities - both on and off campus. The Students’ Chinese Society, which hosts various activities for the UNM international community.

Official exam preparation 

Once students have reached the necessary skills in Mandarin, the Language Centre offers them the chance to prepare for the Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi) is an international standardised exam that tests and rates Chinese language proficiency.

It assesses non-native Chinese speakers’ abilities in using the Chinese language in their daily, academic and professional lives.

HSK consists of six levels, namely the: 

  • HSK (level 1) 
  • HSK (level 2) 
  • HSK (level 3) 
  • HSK (level 4) 
  • HSK (level 5) 
  • HSK (level 6) 

HSK (level 6) is the highest level-test takers who are able to pass this level can easily comprehend written and spoken information in Chinese and can effectively express themselves in Chinese, both orally and in written form. 

See more about HSK exam here.

School of Media, Languages and Cultures

University of Nottingham Malaysia
Jalan Broga, 43500 Semenyih
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

telephone: +6 (03) 8924 8693
fax: +6 (03) 8924 8020

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