Chinese Language Spring Course

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Overview

Come to XJTLU to learn the most widely-spoken language in the world at a leading Sino-British University. Experience quality teaching in culturally rich, historic Suzhou.

Levels offered

We offer non-degree Chinese language courses for beginner, elementary, intermediate, and advanced learners (HSK1-HSK5/CEFR A1-C1).

Dates

Our spring semester course starts on Thursday 1 March 2018 and runs until Friday 1 June 2018.

Schedule

There are 12 hours of standard classes per week, scheduled on four weekday mornings.

Additional Chinese cultural sessions and HSK exam preparation workshops are also provided during the programme as part of the course fee.

Who are our courses designed for?

  • people who want to come to China to study the Chinese language intensively, either from complete beginner level or to build on existing Chinese language knowledge
  • expat residents of Suzhou who would like to study the Chinese language and be more engaged with the academic community at a vibrant international university
  • people who would like to enhance their Chinese language skills before or after enrolling on/completing a degree programme in China.

Why choose our Chinese Language Courses?

We offer:

  • small class sizes - more teacher support and opportunities for communication
  • tuition tailored to your level - a range of levels offered from beginner to advanced
  • quality teaching – our teachers are qualified, experienced, and committed to enhancing your learning
  • integrated, real-world learning – our courses help you to combine listening, speaking, reading and writing skills to respond to real-life situations using Chinese
  • optional HSK preparation workshops – for HSK 3, 4 and 5 (included in the course price)
  • native-speaker language partners - practice Chinese, learn about China, or just have a chat
  • cultural activities and field trips – understand more about China and Chinese culture
  • traveller/family friendly teaching schedule – normal classes are compressed into four days per week, allowing more time for travel around the local area, or for other family commitments
  • full access to university services and resources.

Student experience

  • join a welcoming, vibrant, international student community
  • full access to university services including:
    • assistance with arrival (airport pick up included)
    • University insurance for international students
    • University email and wi-fi access
    • the XJTLU library (including online access)
    • campus sports facilities (gym, tennis and basketball courts)
    • international student support services (a dedicated one-stop drop in centre)
    • a multitude of XJTLU student clubs.
  • Start date
  • Department Language Centre
  • Attendance Full time
  • Duration One semester
  • Prospectus No prospectus available

Knowledge and skills

  • develop integrated Chinese language listening, speaking, reading and writing skills
  • build confidence in using the Chinese language in real-life situations
  • prepare for HSK exams to certify your Chinese language skills
  • deepen your understanding of modern life in China

Fees

How to apply

The deadline for applications is 15 December 2017. If you do not require a visa to study in China you can apply up to 20 days before the start of course date.

Applications should be submitted via our online application system:

  1. Click/tap the APPLY link
  2. Create an account or log in to your existing account
  3. Complete your application

Once your application account is successfully created, enter all the information required in the application form carefully and make sure the information you provide is correct, complete and up to date. Upload the required documents to the corresponding fields.

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