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Chinese Program for Overseas Chinese
- General Information

    1. Program Introduction

    Editor Notes: This program is suitable for the learners of various levels.

    • This program will offer lots of optional courses.
    • Program  time: July.06 to Aug 16,2017
    • This program adopts standardized teaching, with emphasis on systematic grammar learning and communicative competence development.
    • There are 4-week, 5-week, 12-week, and term-long Chinese language and culture training courses all year round, and 4-week, 5-week, 6-week, and 8-week courses during the summer vacation period.
    • Students will have two options among all courses, i.e. 20 hours/week training course and 30 hours/week intensive course.
    • Students will have a placement test upon registration and then arranged in the suitable classes.
    • Students can also have individualized Chinese language and culture training courses, summer camps, and cultural tours for special enterprises, schools, organizations and so on.
    • There are lots of interesting language practice activities which integrate cultural experiential teaching with language teaching.

    2. Program Structure

    Editor Notes: All courses are conducted in sixteen different levels of six ranks, i.e. A, B, C, D. E. and F, ranging from the beginner’s to advanced.

    Teaching grade Courses
    Class A Comprehensive Chinese ABC Oral Chinese ABC Listening ABC
    Class B Primary Comprehensive Chinese Primary Spoken Chinese Primary Listening
    Class C Standard Intermediate Comprehensive Chinese Standard Intermediate Oral Chinese Standard Intermediate Listening Language Practice
    Class D Intermediate Comprehensive Chinese Intermediate Spoken Chinese Intermediate Listening Intermediate reading
    Class E Standard advanced comprehensive Chinese Standard advanced Spoken Chinese Standard advanced listening and speaking Standard advanced reading
    Class F Advanced comprehensive Chinese Advanced Spoken Chinese Advanced listening and speaking Advanced reading and writing

    3. Time Table

    12 Week Courses ( 20 class hours per week)
    Level A (Beginner) Level B (Elementary) Level C (Pre-intermediate) Level D (Intermediate) Level E/F (Advanced)
    Comprehensive Comprehensive Comprehensive Comprehensive Comprehensive
    Speaking Speaking Speaking Speaking Speaking
    Listening Listening Listening Listening Audio-Visual and Speaking
    Reading Reading Reading
    4/5/6 Week Courses (20 class hours per week)
    Level A (Beginner) Level B (Elementary) Level C (Pre-intermediate) Level D (Intermediate) Level E/F (Advanced)
    Speaking: Learning and Practice Elementary Chinese: Learning and Practice Speaking Speaking Speaking
    Speaking: Intensive Practice (Beginner and Refresher) Elementary Chinese: Intensive Practice Listening Listening News Reading
    Reading Reading
    News Audio-Visual and Speaking

    4. School Introduction

    Editor Notes: It is the only international university in China with its main task set at teaching the Chinese language and culture to foreign students.

    Beijing Language and Culture University was founded in 1962, and was originally named the Higher Preparatory School for Foreign Students. In 1996, with the approval of the Ministry of Education, the school became the Beijing Language and Culture University. It is the only international university in China, and is highly respected. Its main task is to teach the Chinese language and culture to foreign students , Learn More>>

    5. International Cooperation

    Editor Notes: BLCU has built cooperative ties with universities and educational institutions in over 50 countries and regions in the world.

    • The School owns more than 100 well-known foreign scholars as its professors emeritus and visiting professors.
    • The School pays much attention to cultivating talents through international co-operation.
    • BLCU has won the title “Excellent Confucius Institute” and lots of faculty members there awarded as “Excellent Staff of the Year”.
    • More than 1,000 Chinese language teachers work in oversea universities and educational institutions.

    6. Campus Life

    Editor Notes: International students can immerse themselves in Chinese and the culture and make friends from all over the world.

    The 3rd Chinese Bridge Competition


    ​The 5th Chinese Star​


    Tuition Fee
    Non-degree RMB 4,800 in total (About $ 885)
    Accommodation Fee
    The Conference Center Hotel
    Single Room RMB 140 to RMB 348
    International Student House (Building 17)
    Double Room RMB 35 to RMB 95
    Single Room RMB 100 to RMB 95
    Studio RMB 160 to RMB 200
    International Students Dormitory Service Center (Building 4)
    Double Room RMB 54 to RMB 80
    Single Room RMB 100 to RMB 150
    International Students Dormitory Service Center (Building 6)
    Double Room RMB 50 to RMB 80
    Single Room RMB 100 to RMB 90
    Studio RMB 160 to RMB 200
    International Students Dormitory Service Center (Building 7)
    Single Room RMB 100 to RMB 90
    International Students Dormitory Service Center (Building 8)
    Single Room RMB 120 to RMB 90
    Other Fees
    Application Fee RMB 600 to RMB 800
    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:  4,800
  • Accommodation: 750 to 1200 RMB per month
  • Living Expense: 600 to 3000 RMB per month
- Requirement
  • Minimum of High School Diploma or equivalent;
  • Age between 18 and 60 years old.
- 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. Passport photo

A recent passport-sized photo of the applicant

4. Letter of guarantee

The guardian should write out his/her name, nationality, occupation and address (guardian must be Beijing citizens).

You can download a template or sample from here .

5. ID card of the guardian

Photocopy of guardian's ID card.

  • 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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