Chinese courses at IQ for all levels of proficiency

IQ's Chinese courses are designed both for beginners as well as for those who already know some Chinese, or more specifically Mandarin. We also offer intensive courses and evening classes. You can start your Chinese course at any time – there is no registration fee. Besides teaching you the language and characters, our Chinese courses also deal with social issues and everyday situations.

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All Chinese courses at a glance

Our Chinese course for beginners gives you a step-by-step introduction to the Chinese language and the tones that account for its special melody. You'll learn to get the gist of conversations and take part in simple discussions about day-to-day life. By the end of the course, you'll be able to read short texts and write simple messages.

Here you can find all details about Chinese courses for beginners.

Our intermediate level courses aim to build on and greatly expand your existing Chinese language skills. You'll engage more intensively with the use of characters and systematically practice conversational Chinese. The intermediate Chinese course will also introduce you to the subtleties and quirks of the Chinese language.

Find out more about advanced Chinese courses.

IQ's business Chinese courses introduce you to the unique features of business Mandarin and show you how to apply your new knowledge in practical situations. We'll explain the differences between the spoken and written language used in everyday life and business Chinese, and we'll show you the most important idioms used in business.

More information about business Chinese courses.

Participants learning together in a Chinese communication course from IQ Wissen

Chinese communication courses

Our intermediate level courses aim to build on and greatly expand your existing Chinese language skills. You'll engage more intensively with the use of characters and systematically practice conversational Chinese. The intermediate Chinese course will also introduce you to the subtleties and quirks of the Chinese language.

Our Chinese certificate course will prepare you thoroughly and effectively for the HSK exam. This officially recognised Chinese test for non-native speakers is a requirement for admission to Chinese universities and is accepted as a formal qualification by Chinese employers.

IQ's Mandarin language courses

Almost a quarter of the world's population lives in China – and they all speak Chinese. But not all Chinese is the same: the Chinese or Sinitic language has several dialects. There are eight major Chinese dialect groups: Mandarin, Wu, Cantonese, Min, Jin, Xiang, Hakka/Kejia and Gan/Kan. Mandarin, which is spoken by around 875 million people, is the most widely spoken dialect, and the one taught in IQ's Chinese courses. To communicate in a country like China, it is not necessary to know all the dialects. Mandarin Chinese is a compulsory subject in Chinese schools. Chinese is a tonal language. In other words, speaking a word with different intonation changes its meaning. In our Mandarin language courses you can start learning Mandarin from scratch and continue until you have mastered the finer points of the language. Arrange your personal appointment!

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For all questions, suggestions and requests, please contact us 24 hours a day by phone at 0800 - 589 24 23. If you wish to make a callback or receive information via e-mail, you are welcome to send us a message using the contact form below. We will contact you immediately.

For all questions, suggestions and requests, please contact us 24 hours a day by phone at 0800-589 25 61. If you wish to make a callback or receive information via e-mail, you are welcome to send us a message using the contact form below. We will contact you immediately.

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* At our locations in Hamburg-Neustadt, Hamburg-Osdorf, Hamburg-Poppenbüttel and Hamburg-Tonndorf, language courses are offered exclusively in private lessons and DuoCoaching. 

Online courses from IQ – here’s how it works

With our online courses, you can take part in lessons and learn a new language from the comfort and ease of your own home.

The video gives you a first impression of our interactive platform. You will be shown step-by-step how easy and convenient it is to access the online courses. All you have to do is follow these steps:

  1. Login via a link that takes you straight to us
  2. System check
  3. Welcome from the instructors
  4. Use of the complete online tool

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Language certificates

The telc exam at IQ can be taken in many different languages.
TOEIC serves as a proof for knowledge in international business english.
The Test of English as a Foreign Language serves as a proof for English language skills of non-native speakers.