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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.

Levels offered

We offer practical Chinese language courses for beginner, elementary, intermediate, and advanced learners (HSK1-HSK6/CEFR A1-C1).


The autumn semester course starts from 6 September 2021 to 14 January 2022 (16 weeks).


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

Additional Chinese cultural sessions, language clinic, one-on-one consultation and HSK test 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:

  • 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
  • 2 weeks break for Christmas and New Year

Student experience

Join a welcoming, vibrant, international student community, and have full access to university services including:

  • Assistance with arrival (airport pick up included)
  • University insurance for international students
  • University email and wi-fi 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 6 September 2021
  • Attendance Full time
  • Duration One semester
  • School School of Languages

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

    RMB 9,500 per semester (including textbooks, cultural experience activities and language supporting workshops but excluding any extra optional field trips).

  • Discount

    We offer a 40 percent discount on the fees above to the following types of students:

    • students who are already studying at XJTLU (degree or non-degree)
    • students who have previously studied at XJTLU (degree or non-degree)
    • University of Liverpool students and recent graduates (past two years)
    • XJTLU staff, their partners and children
    • other partnership university students.

How to apply

The deadline for applications is 15 July 2021.

Applications should be submitted via our online application system:

  1. Click/tap the APPLY NOW 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.

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


For students who are currently studying 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 Autumn course is offered to students onsite only. Applications from students who are currently outside of China will be held and processed when the border policy is updated.