While Covid19  and successive lockdowns have forced us all to social distance, the Club is still running its Mandarin and NEW calligraphy classes but now online.


There has been a very positive response to these classes attracting new learners from as far afield as New York & South Africa. 


  • 'Covid19 has brought the convenience of Zoom lessons'. 
  • 'There is a big saving in travel time and travel expense'
  • 'It is not the same as a classroom – but my feeling is that one learns just as well, maybe better'. 
  • 'Our teacher now creates notes during the lesson of new characters, expressions and points discussed, which are sent out to everyone after the lesson. This provides a much better record than my notes taken during classroom lessons when the teacher was writing on a board.'
  •  'A convenient way to keep language skills up during this time (and a good bit of routine!)' 
  • 'Fun, as we make use of more online resources than before.'

JOIN one of these classes – each class is limited to a maximum of six per class to ensure everyone gets an opportunity to speak and participate. 

Focus is on speaking & listening with reading in support. 

Email: and complete the Mandarin Questionnaire below.

2021 online Calligraphy classes

Five reasons to join a Calligraphy Class: 

 Wonderfully therapeutic and stress relieving 
 No Chinese language skills needed 
 Indulge your sense of creativity
 Understand the history behind Chinese language better 
 Boost well-being through fresh learning 
 Convenient & flexible online learning

: Monday evenings 7.30pm-9pm or day time classes at a time to be arranged by the learners, online using zoom

Format: Teaching through modelling, copying, reviewing and practicing 

Quality of Teacher: Experienced artist, Hu Ruijun – see
Cost: £80 for a block of six 1½ hour classes 

JOIN a class in 2021 by emailing and complete the assessment form below. 

Mandarin Classes

Weekday Evening Mandarin classes at all levels
I have finally found through Chopsticks Club a Mandarin class that works for me... an inspiring teacher who seeks out challenging articles which are both topical and interesting..and which lead to stimulating discussions in a friendly and relaxed environment.
Person Name
Really challenging. FAB teacher, great topics, hard, great lesson plan’ – Sam Christie Advanced class ‘Challenging, interesting and the standard of the students is high.
Slav Sikora Sikorski, Advanced class
the teacher has been very patient and encouraging as we struggle with the pronunciation.
Eri Tsukuda, Complete beginner class


Increase your employability and take advantage of the China opportunity and with our adult evening mandarin classes

Why our classes?

Learn in small groups at your level with experienced native speaker teachers at convenient central London locations

Competitively priced lessons

Weekly 1.5 hour lessons in regular 6 week terms priced at £135 for members / £180 for non-members

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Level of ClassFocusDate/Time/Location
AdvancedSpeaking & Listening with reading in support
No text book - Learners agree speaking topics
Monday evenings
7pm - 8.30pm
Upper IntermediateSpeaking & Listening with reading in support No text book - Learners agree speaking topicsWednesday evenings
Lower Intermediate Speaking and listening with reading in support
Text Book: Chinese Express: Practise Chinese
Tuesday evenings
6.30pm 8pm
St Paul's, EC4
Rusty Beginner

Complete Beginner
Speaking and listening with reading in support
Text book: Chinese Express: Talk Chinese

New classes start as soon as have a minimum of 3 new learners

Tuesdays 6.30-8pm
(starting Feb 2019)


Join a class now!

Speak to one of our team on 020 8528 3388 or contact us now

Improve your Mandarin and learn to sing at the same time

Improve your Mandarin and learn to sing at the same time. It's not just the Chopsticks Choral Society that will help you improve your singing. Join Chopsticks Club member and professional opera singer, Wang Chen at St Martin's in the Fields Church, (Bishop Ming Hua Hall) Trafalgar Square, and sing in Chinese on Wednesday evenings between 19.00hrs -21.00hrs. 

Cost: Each session costs £20 for a two hours lesson and opportunity to sing in the choir afterwards. Special 25% discount for paid up Chopsticks Club Members, so £15 (To join the Club, click on the MEMBERS header) 

 For more information email: OR see