Chinese Language Autumn Course


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Program Description

Come to XJTLU to learn the most widely-spoken language in the world at China’s 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-HSK5/CEFR A1-C1).


Our autumn semester course starts on Tuesday 8 September 2020 until Friday 15 January 2021.

The induction and placement test will be on Monday 7 September 2020.

Note: There will be a Christmas break from 21 to 31 December.


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

Additional Chinese cultural sessions and language supporting workshops are also provided during the programme.

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 Course?

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 Chinese language workshops – continuing support.
  • 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, and have full access to university services including:

  • University insurance for international students
  • University email and wi-fi access
  • Assistance with the arrival (airport pick-up included)
  • 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.

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


RMB 9,500 per semester (including textbooks and the cultural experience classes but excluding any extra optional field trips).


We offer a 40 per cent 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 and their partners.
  • Other partnership university students.

How To Apply

The deadline for applications is 15 July 2020.

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.

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 enrol on the next level.

Last updated Apr 2020

About the School

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is an international joint venture university founded by Xi’an Jiaotong University in China and the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom in 2006. ... Read More

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is an international joint venture university founded by Xi’an Jiaotong University in China and the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom in 2006. Read less