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CHINA - Mainland CHINA - Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan GLOBAL


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.



We offer practical Chinese language courses for beginner, elementary, intermediate, and advanced learners (HSK1-HSK6/CEFR A1-C1). A class will be formed with at least five students.


The spring semester course starts from 26 February 2024 to 14 June 2024.


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

Additional Chinese cultural sessions, language clinic, one-on-one consultation and HSK test workshops are also provided during the programme as part of course fee.


  • 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.


We offer:

  • 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 (included in the course price)
  • cultural activities – 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


Join a welcoming, vibrant, international student community, you will gain:

  • full access to university services including:
  • assistance with arrival (airport pick up included)
  • university insurance for international students
  • university email and wi-fi access
  • international student support services (a dedicated one-stop drop in centre)
  • a multitude of XJTLU student clubs.

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
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  • Fees

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How to apply

The deadline for applications is 3 January 2024.

Applications should be submitted via our online application system:

  1. Click/tap APPLY NOW link. (the application link will be accessible in mid-Oct 2023)
  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.

You may log-in to view your application form at any time.



Please be kindly noted that a class will start only if at least five applicants have registered.

For students who are currently located in China, the university may require additional documentation for visa extension/ transfer. For students who are continuing in the course, it is normally expected that you enroll on the next level.

The Chinese Language course is offered to students onsite only. It is suggested that applicants who are currently outside of China check the border policy between your country and China before applying.

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