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Business Chinese Course (Beginner)

Course run by The Scottish Confucius Institute for Business and Communication at Heriot-Watt University & Alba Cathay Chinese School This course will provide students with a basic knowledge of the Chinese economy, essential aspects of contemporary Chinese human relations and behaviour, and major business etiquette. At the end of the course students will have a […]


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Business Chinese Course (Post-Beginner)

Course run by The Scottish Confucius Institute for Business and Communication at Heriot-Watt University & Alba Cathay Chinese School This course is intended for students who have studied Chinese for at least 60 hours (including both contact hours and self-guided study). By the end of the course, students are expected to be able to recognise […]


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Autumn Term – Morning Sessions

We are delighted to announce our new timetable and classes for the forthcoming semester. We have a range of classes available to suit all abilities, below you will find all the courses we are running in the mornings, we are also running lunch hour and evening sessions which can be seen on the following pages. […]


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Autumn Term Classes – Lunch Hour Sessions

Why not put your lunch hour to good use and come along to one of our classes – we have lots to choose from and cater for abilities, from complete beginners to those with more experience. Perhaps you’d like to try your hand at Chinese Calligraphy or learn about how Business is conducted in China. […]


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Autumn Term Classes – Evening Sessions

We are delighted to announce our new timetable and classes for the forthcoming semester. We have a range of classes available to suit all abilities. Our new term starts on Monday 20th September and runs until 3 December 2021. To sign up to any of the courses please click on the booking link which will […]


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UESTC Virtual China Summer Exchange Programme

Introduction to Chinese 5 – 9 July 2021 – Online Course This one-week free programme is being offered by the University of Glasgow’s partner institution, the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China based in Chengdu, Sichuan. The programme is open to those who either have no experience of Chinese or up to approximately […]


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Graduation Season in China

By Ji Wu It’s that time of year again! Yes, the graduation season. Like most countries in the world the graduation season in China happens in June, although there may be certain post-graduate programs that finish in March or December. For primary school and most middle school students, it’s a time to finish one period […]


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Dragon Boat Festival

Monday 14th June 2021 saw the dragon boat festival being celebrated. In this short video created by our colleague Zhuzhu Chuanming we learn the history behind the festival as well as some of the Chinese phrases connected to it. We hope you enjoy the video as much as we enjoyed making it Dragon Boat Festival […]


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