The Chinese language is a major world language. In the Netherlands the interest in the Chinese language for professional needs or personal interest is growing. In business transactions, the tourist destinations and sport the Chinese language is booming and will increasingly be used. Learning Chinese is one of the best and pleasant investments you make in your life. Our Chinese courses are designed for anyone who wants to understand, speak and read the Chinese language in a fast and practical way.

We offer Chinese courses at all levels by highly qualified and experienced Chinese teachers. Our school semesters start each year in September and February in Almere , Amsterdam and Utrecht . You will learn the basics of Mandarin Chinese. That is the language that is also taught at Chinese schools. With our courses you will not only learn to speak and understand Chinese, but also to recognize 300-1000 Chinese characters that are essential to read inscriptions, web pages, headlines, signs, or short letters.

Chinese is a tonal language. The same word may mean something totally different if you pronounce it at a different pitch. During the course, special attention is paid to this peculiarity. In addition to the lessons, you have course material in the form of books and CDs, so you can easily and effectively practice pronunciation and listening at home.

You are assured of the highest quality. The CCN can provide you a certificate at the end of your study period. This document is available in English and Chinese, and will state your hours of study at CCN as well as study materials used and the marks obtained.

Online registration for Autumn semester 2018 is open!

Open days:

Come and meet us at our open days where you can experience learning Chinese.
The teaching materials we use will be presented by Chinese Boeken Nederland.


  Tuesday 28 August - 19:00-21:00, Room A010
Maartvlinder 1 - 3544 DA  Utrecht (Leidsche Rijn College)

  Wednesday 29 august - 19:00-21:00, Room O16
Rooseveltweg 5 - 1314 SJ  Almere (Bakenstad College)

  Thursday 30 august - 19:00-21:00, Room HG.0G11
Boelelaan 1105 - 1081 HV  Amsterdam (Vrije Universiteit)

See the lessen schedule period 2018.09-2019.01

Look under Courses for our courses.

Registration can be done Online via the registration form.


Chinese for children, every Saturday from 10:00 to 13:00 hours in Amsterdam, Utrecht and Almere, see