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Short Term Intensive Training Program
- General Information

    Teaching Objective

    The program is designed to help the international students with their overall Chinese language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing, so that they could better communicate with the language.

    Class Time: Monday to Friday 08:00-11:50 or 13:00-16:50

    Chinese Training Courses

    Training Levels Target Students Teaching Objective
    A (Elementary level I) For students having not learned any Chinese For students of Elementary level A, after they conclude 8 weeks’ study, they will have the ability to simple communicate with others in Chinese, for example they can go to a Chinese supermarket alone. And they are supposed to reach the level of HSK2 . Besides, we have Chinese culture courses such as shadowbox, singing, paper-cut and so on.
    B (Elementary level II) For students having learned Pinyin and mastered about 600 words For students of Elementary level B, after they conclude 8 weeks’ study, they can communicate with Chinese people in some Chinese ways. And they are supposed to reach the level of HSK3/4 .
    C (Intermediate Level) For students having learned Chinese and mastered about 1200 words For students of Elementary level C, after they conclude 8 weeks’ study, they can talk with Chinese people, and they’ve already have the ability to learn Chinese from daily life. And they are supposed to reach the level of HSK4/5 .
    D (Advanced Level) For students having learned Chinese and mastered about 1500 words For students of Elementary level D, after they conclude 8 weeks’ study, they could almost communicate with Chinese people without any problem. And they are supposed to reach the level of HSK5/6 .

    Here is the Curriculum Schedule of the Basic Class of 2014 Spring Chinese Training Courses

    Curriculum Schedule
    Time of the Lessons Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    Morning 8:00-8:50 Comprehensive Chinese Courses Reading Courses Comprehensive Chinese Courses Reading Courses Listening Courses
    10:00-10:50 Comprehensive Chinese Courses Reading Courses Comprehensive Chinese Courses Comprehensive Chinese Courses Listening Courses
    Afternoon 1:00-1:50 Tourist
    Evening 6:30-8:20 Listening Courses

    Abundant in faculty strength, the department owns its unique management mode with the top teaching quality.  In class, it follows the principle of concise teaching and more practice, paying more attention to practical teaching and maximizing students’ Chinese level and capacity.

    After school, there are colorful language practice and talent shows arranged for international students, which will enable international students to experience Chinese culture in the context of Chinese language and set up the stage for them to show their talent.  International students can not only learn elegant standard Chinese, but also understand the broad and profound Chinese culture through a variety of extracurricular activities.

    Courses Content

    Type of the lessons

    Course Content

    Comprehensive Chinese Courses

    To get the ability to read and write Chinese language, and
    communicate with others in Chinese. To improve students’ knowledge of phonetic, vocabulary and grammar, and improve students' reading and writing ability. To let students understand language in cross-cultural communication, and improve the comprehensive communication ability.

    Reading Courses

    To improve the students' reading ability through reading the idiom stories, fairy tales, and then step by step, let the students read the newspapers, magazines, news, and comprehensively improve students reading level.

    Listening Courses

    To improve the students' understanding of Chinese language ability and use the language communication ability based on the students' listening ability training,  to make them understand the Chinese culture of communication is necessary, and to develop the listening micro skills, to master certain listening skills, improve the students' listening comprehension.

    Speaking Courses

    To help students develop the correct pronunciation habits. Students are required to master enough vocabulary, learn to use the language, and communicate with others  according to a particular topic, raising the level of spoken Chinese communication.

    Writing Courses

    To improve the  students' writing ability with different kinds of writing methods, improve the students' knowledge of Chinese application ability and Chinese culture.


    To better understand Chinese culture. Hold regular Chinese calligraphy, Tai Chi, Chinese painting, Chinese paper-cut, Peking Opera, etc. To further improve the students' interest in the culture of Chinese and China.


    1. The tuition fee covers the textbook fee.
    2. For registration, it is 08:30 - 17:30 on Thursday before the lessons.


    Tuition Fee
    Non-degree RMB 6,100 in total (About $ 1,120)
    Accommodation Fee
    White Building
    Double Room RMB 40 to RMB 50
    Single Room RMB 60 to RMB 90
    Guojiao Building
    Single Room RMB 110 to RMB 90
    Studio RMB 260 to RMB 300
    Other Fees
    Application Fee RMB 390 to RMB 810
    Service Fee USD 50
    Living Expense RMB 2,200 to RMB 2,800
- How Much Scholarship Cover
Admission Only
- You Need Pay After Got Scholarship (RMB)
  • Tuition:  6,100
  • Accommodation: 750 to 1200 RMB per month
  • Living Expense: 600 to 3000 RMB per month
- Requirement

above 18 years old; high-school degree or above; with a valid passport

- Application Documents

1. Application Form

Please upload your finished application form here.

2. Photocopy of valid passport

With name, passport number & expiration date, and photo included

3. Eight 2-inch photos

4. Guarantee letter

Better written by people who stay in China.

  • Step 1: Click "Apply Now" button below and pay scholarship service fee.

  • Step 2: Wait for the payment confirmation, then provide documents guidance. (including the application form)

  • Step 3: Submit documents and wait for result and admission documents (including admission letter, visa letter)
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