Chinese Language Autumn Course

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Overview

We offer non-degree Chinese language courses for beginner, intermediate, advanced and business learners. Our autumn semester course starts on 3 September and runs until January.

Class hours are Monday to Friday with 12 hours of lessons per week plus four hours of cultural experience classes.

Come to XJTLU to learn the most widely-spoken language in the world, as well experience local Chinese culture.

Why study our Chinese Language Short Courses?

Small class sizes

Small class sizes allow for more active participation and attention to individual student needs.

Tailored to your level

As part of our unique model of instruction there are six study levels and you will be enrolled into the appropriate level for your needs. Classes combine a communicative approach with task-based teaching and learning in the classroom.

Experienced teaching staff

Our award-winning Chinese language tutors are fully certified to teach Mandarin Chinese and have substantial experience teaching Chinese as a foreign language both in China and internationally.

Dedicated language partner

You will be paired with a native-speaking language partner who will help you practice Chinese, review new vocabulary, or even adapt to local life.

Field trips

You will take part in field trips locally in Suzhou to help you gain an insight into traditional Chinese culture. Trips may include meeting local embroidery artists, attending a Peking opera show or a visit to scenic Lake Tai.

  • Start date
  • Department Language Centre
  • Attendance Full time
  • Duration One or two semesters
  • Prospectus No prospectus available

Knowledge and skills

  • Learn on modules that combine a communicative approach with task-based teaching to enhance your Chinese language skills
  • Pair up with a native speaking language partner to help you practice Chinese, review new vocabulary and classroom texts, or even adapt to local life
  • Develop your skills with genuine communication with local Chinese people to help you feel more relaxed and confident when you talk with native speakers
  • Cultural trips each academic year help you gain an insight into traditional Chinese culture and experience the rich diversity of local life. Trips may include meeting local embroidery artists, attending a Peking opera show or visiting scenic Lake Tai.

Fees

How to apply

Online application for September 2017 entry opens in February 2017.

The deadline for applications is 22 July 2017. If you do not require a visa to study in China you can apply up to one week before the start of course date.