Mandarin Courses for Adults

Mandarin is now an essential language in today’s economic landscape, and it will continue to grow to be even more important in the coming years. Learning Mandarin for business purposes will be a great asset to your career, and if you are looking to travel, with over 1 billion speakers around the world, you will be able to connect with some amazing people.

Optimise your way of learning with Hong Kong Institute of Languages, with our proven efficiency and track records of helping thousands of people of all ages reached their goals.
We offer a wide range of general courses from complete beginner to proficient user levels. Each course follows a modern and well-structured coursebook, supplemented by personalised and relevant materials to cater for your needs and interests.
We also prepare for the HSK and HSKK examinations.

Before enrolling on any of our courses, you can enjoy a free level assessment and needs analysis to define your individual course objectives and plan your overall progression.

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General Courses

Our Foundation course is designed for complete beginners who would like to learn some practical Mandarin that can be put to immediate use. The focus is on developing speaking and listening skills, as well as providing an essential basis for Mandarin grammar and vocabulary. The course also introduces essential reading and writing skills.

False Beginner

Our Elementary course is designed to allow you to further build your knowledge of vocabulary and grammar. You will also have the opportunity to develop your skills in order to use Mandarin in a wider range of daily situations. The aim is to equip you with the necessary skills to get the information you need and communicate what you want as clearly and effectively as possible.


Our Intermediate course is designed to consolidate what you have learned in previous courses. It will also help you to communicate effectively in a wider range of social and work-related situations. You will further develop your vocabulary, reading and writing skills, as well as learn how to distinguish formal and informal language.

Upper Intermediate
2 Years +

Our Upper Intermediate course focuses on further refining your skills, in particular how language is used in different genres. You will explore how the choice of language, vocabulary and grammar affects the tone and style of your speaking and writing. You will also learn how to compare and contrast different structures and when it is appropriate to use them.

3 Years +

On our Advanced Level course, the focus is on developing your accuracy and fluency in equal measure to become a more proficient user of the language.  Gain even greater fluency by learning more complex sentence structures, deeper idiomatic expressions and using the appropriate vocabulary.

Other Courses / Workshops
Exam & Language Test Preparation
HSK and HSKK exams

Learn and practise exam techniques and strategies to be fully ready to ace your upcoming exam and/or language test, both written and oral parts.

Mandarin for Travellers
To learn simple and practical Chinese language for travelling and socialising. If you are planning a holiday to an Mandarin speaking country(China or Taiwan), and want to enrich your travel experience and immerse yourself in the culture, this is the right course for you.
Mandarin at your Workplace and for Business
Acquire functional Mandarin to deal with everyday tasks and interact with your colleagues. Learn business specific vocabulary in proper situations.
Cultural Workshops

To improve your language skills and learn more about China and its culture, traditions and way of life. You will learn about the food culture, and the rich heritage of Chinese history. Ideal if you are looking to study abroad or visit China.

Skills Specific Workshops
Equip yourself with the necessary language skills on a very specific area of need or interest in an optimal way to maximise your gain( e.g.: improving your presentation skills, writing a sales proposal, preparing for an upcoming business trip, etc...)
Conversations / Coffee Morning Classes
To develop your language skills in a relaxed, informal and supportive environment, ideal to build a connexion and make new friends.