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What is a language course in Chinese?

The Chinese language is known to be one of the more difficult languages to learn due to its many dialects and regional grammatical differences. Mandarin, or standard Chinese is the official language of Taiwan and the People's Republic of China. Singapore also considers Mandarin Chinese as one of its four official languages. Although phonology of Mandarin Chinese is supported mainly by the Beijing dialect, the vocabulary emerges from a diverse and very large selection of standard Chinese dialects spoken in all parts of China except the western area. A tonal language, Mandarin Chinese differs from southern Mandarin because of its use of fewer vowels but more initial consonants and compound words.

Written Chinese characters are either traditional or simplified in form and meaning. Beginning in 3rd grade, Taiwan and Chinese students are taught standard Chinese with the exception of local language students who are taught in their own dialect but given a few hours of instruction in Mandarin each week.

What are the benefits of taking a language course in Chinese?

A member of the United Nations since 1971, China's economy has grown exponentially since implementing economic reforms in the late 1970s. It is second to the U.S. in purchasing power parity and nominal total gross domestic product and is the world's largest importer/exported of goods. Learning Chinese is an excellent way for students interested in business and finance to broaden their employment opportunities as employees of international organizations. Translators are also in demand for CEOs who do not have the time to learn Chinese.

How much does it cost to take a language course in Chinese?

Tuition fees vary among language schools offering Chinese language courses. 

What are the requirements for a language course in Chinese?

Although there are no requirements, students should have an interest in Chinese history and culture to remain motivated to complete a Chinese language program.

Why take an online language course in Chinese?

Learning Chinese online allows students to learn the language while working or taking classes at a "brick and mortar" university. In addition, students will be able to qualify for any one of a variety of jobs ranging from English teacher in China to being a hotel/restaurant manager in the increasingly cosmopolitan city of Beijing.

Where to take a language course in Chinese?

Students can choose to learn Chinese online or attend one of the many language schools located throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas.

How to enroll in a Course in Chinese?

 

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76 Results in Chinese

Wanderlust Exchange China

Wanderlust Exchange provides students with opportunities that integrate educational travel, Mandarin learning, childcare and English tutoring. It is a great chance for o ... [+]

Wanderlust Au Pair China Program

Wanderlust Exchange provides students with opportunities that integrate educational travel, Mandarin learning, childcare and English tutoring. It is a great chance for overseas youngsters to experience China with an authentic touch by staying with Chinese host families.

Au Pair China Program Overview

Locations of host families: Mostly in Shanghai(we have host families in other major cities including Beijing, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Tian Jin and etc.)

Program time span: 3 months-12 months You give: 30 hours of childcare and English tutoring per week You get: 1500 RMB pocket money/month You get: 3000-12000 RMB as flight stipend ( depending on your le... [-]
China Shanghai
September 2019
Full-time
3 - 12 months
Campus
Silk Mandarin

The increasing importance of HSK has been the reason to design our Express Course. It is undoubtedly the fastest way to pass your HSK exams with good results. In this pro ... [+]

Express Chinese Program

The increasing importance of HSK has been the reason to design our Express Course. It is undoubtedly the fastest way to pass your HSK exams with good results. In this course, we stretch the student’s language skills to the highest extent. The self-study workload is with 15 hours per week the highest of all our courses, the class size is with 4 students small.

The Express course is best suited for those who:

want to sign up for University or apply for a job and now need to pass HSK 4 or 5 as fast as possible; quickly need to acquire extra ‘HSK-points’ to get their VISA under the new VISA rules; want to challenge themselves and see how fast they can go. ... [-]
China Shanghai
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Campus
XMandarin Chinese Language Centre

Join the Group class to study Chinese with students having the same level as you and make get familiar with people from all over the world. Together with your classmates, ... [+]

Group class

Part-time Courses

It is a good balance of study and daily life. It’s 2 lessons a day; 3 days a week that give students spare time to self-study and work on the personal business. The course mainly focuses on practical Chinese speaking and listening, teaching phonetics and basic Chinese characters. If already experimented students are joining, the course will be adapted to the level.

Program Structure

Starts when more than 4 persons register or when group reservation is made 50 Minutes per lesson 4-9 students per class (can start with 3 if a 4th student joins during the first month) 2 lessons per day and 3 times per week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday Guarantee of high teaching and service quality Classmates from all over the world ... [-]
China Qingdao
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
4 - 24 weeks
Campus
Online
Shantou University

Founded in 1986 with the approval of the Office of Chinese Language Council International, the Chinese Language Training Center is a Chinese language training center for ... [+]

Overview

Founded in 1986 with the approval of the Office of Chinese Language Council International, the Chinese Language Training Center is a Chinese language training center for foreigners and also a center in China to train Chinese language teachers for Southeast Asian learners. It is one of the earliest Chinese language and culture teaching centers in South China.

Programs The programs of different levels are provided: Foundation Level (for beginners), Intermediate Level and Advanced Level. Students will be divided into different levels according to their language competency. A new semester begins every February an September of each calendar year. Small classes are arranged, each with only 5 to 10 students. They will take comprehensive courses for language skills including listening, conversation, reading, writing, and some Chinese cultural courses. Inspiring and harmonious teaching provides students with more opportunities to learn. Required Documents ... [-]
China Shantou
Open Enrollment
Chinese
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
Tianjin International Chinese College

The Chinese language program is designed for students who are willing to learn Chinese. When students first join the program, they will be placed into different classes b ... [+]

Chinese language program is designed for students who are willing to learn Chinese. When students first join the program, they will be placed into different classes based on the result of the placement test. Upon completing the program, learners will greatly improve their Chinese proficiency, utilize Chinese in daily communication and lay a great foundation for proficiency tests such as Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) and Hanyu Kouyu Shuiping Ceshi(HKC).

Our graduates could also choose to apply to Chinese universities for further study. In recent years, our graduates are admitted to prestigious Chinese universities and vocational colleges because of their fluent Chinese and excellent grades of HSK and HKC.... [-]

China Nankai
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Campus
Dongbei University of Finance & Economics

DUFE offers diverse non-degree Chinese language and Business Chinese programs to meet various time schedules and learning demands. International students from more than 1 ... [+]

Long-term Chinese Language/Business Chinese Program

DUFE offers diverse non-degree Chinese language and Business Chinese programs to meet various time schedules and learning demands. International students from more than 100 counties study at DUFE each year not only improve the language proficiency but get to know the Chinese culture and society as well. Courses are divided into 6 levels, ranging from Beginner Level to Advanced Level.

The General Chinese language program is designed for those who come from abroad or are in China currently to improve comprehensive Chinese language skills, get to know China, and enhance their competitiveness.

Business Chinese program is designed for those who intend to improve skills in reading Chinese commercial documents and communication in business activities. In this program, students will learn daily Chinese business vocabularies, sentences, and conversations.... [-]

China Dalian
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Chinese
Full-time
Campus
Zhejiang Wanli University

This program is designed for students who are keen to learn the Chinese language. The courses within this program focus on language skills of Listening, Speaking, Reading ... [+]

Chinese Language Program

This program is designed for students who are keen to learn Chinese language. The courses within this program focus on language skills of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. Students are able to make basic conversations through first year’s study, will have a comprehensive understanding of Chinese Language and be able to enter into the Bachelor Degree programs after completion of 2 years’ study.

Course Feature

Small-sized teaching mode and equal opportunity to interact with the lectures Placement test can recommend the most appropriate levels to students One-to-one learning system between Chinese students and international students enable them to practice Chinese language and understand more about the Chinese culture easily. ... [-]
China Ningbo
September 2019
Full-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

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. ... [+]

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

Dates

Our spring semester course starts on Tuesday 19 February 2019 and runs until Friday 24 May 2019.

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 Course? ... [-]
China Suzhou
Request Info
Full-time
1 semester
Campus
SN Mandarin

We prepare all: your program plan, student visa, culture activities, assistance for your accommodation at lowest cost.Click to learn more. ... [+]

As China becomes a global superpower and its economy continues to outpace the rest of the world, now is the time to learn Chinese. We have custom-developed Chinese study abroad programs to suit your needs. All programs include our signature, quality Chinese language courses. All you have to do is select a course that interests you, and we take care of the rest – visa, activities, etc.

What differentiates SN Mandari®n from other study abroad programs?

Learn practical Chinese usable in everyday life vs. formal Chinese applicable only in academia Learn more quickly and effectively, with our unique and creative teaching methods vs. other institutions who only follow standard prescribed textbook lessons Caring and experienced teachers, all highly qualified and credentialed Easy, no hassle admissions and registration process Strong community of students and teachers, who interact through regular social, cultural, and business events and activities 1-on-1 progress tracking and follow-up ... [-]
China Shanghai Beijing Suzhou Wuxi  + 1 More
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 52 weeks
Online & Campus Combined
Beijing Institute Of Technology

Equipped with excellent teaching facilities and a beautiful school environment, BIT provides the perfect opportunity for international students to get in touch with the t ... [+]

As a key university in China, Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) is located in the metropolitan city of Beijing which boasts of both a long history and modern features. As the birthplace of mandarin, Beijing is a marvellous place to learn Chinese, and BIT is an exceptional destination.

Equipped with excellent teaching facilities and a beautiful school environment, BIT provides the perfect opportunity for international students to get in touch with the traditional culture and history of China and brings them nearer to places of interest and natural scenic beauty.

There are eight levels (L1—L8) of courses with qualified class arrangements designed for all sorts of learners, including Chinese language students, preparatory undergraduates, and high-level degree students.... [-]

China Beijing
September 2019
Chinese
Campus
The Chinese Language Institute

The Immersion Program is CLI’s core language learning track. With fully customizable short and long-term study opportunities, the Immersion Program delivers complete lang ... [+]

Immersion Program

The Immersion Program is CLI’s core language learning track. With fully customizable short and long-term study opportunities, the Immersion Program delivers complete language immersion in an environment carefully designed to maximize learning speed and effectiveness.

The Best Way to Learn Chinese

One-on-one instruction is by far the fastest way to learn Chinese. Rather than vying for your teacher’s attention, your daily one-on-one lessons with three unique CLI instructors will give you an individualized opportunity to advance and validate your Chinese language skills hour by hour, day by day, and week by week. Begin on any Monday of the year and immerse yourself in Chinese language and culture with CLI as your guide.... [-]

China Guilin
Open Enrollment
Campus
Mandarin House

Do you think Chinese is a difficult language to learn? At Mandarin House, we are certainly aware of the challenges our students may face, from our experience, then throug ... [+]

Intensive Courses have been carefully designed with just one thing in mind; to help you with your goal to master Mandarin as quick and effective as possible.

Do you think Chinese is a difficult language to learn?

At Mandarin House, we are certainly aware of the challenges our students may face, from our experience, then through our unmatched teaching staff and updated learning materials, you will find Mandarin is not so difficult and you will be speaking Chinese before you know it!

Our intensive courses have been carefully designed from the ground-up, basing the curriculum and personal teaching approach around modern pedagogy methods and the valuable feedback recieved from our countless students, teachers and education department.... [-]

China Shanghai Beijing Hong Kong Guangzhou Shenzhen USA New York Chengdu Suzhou China Online  + 7 More
Open Enrollment
Chinese
Full-time
4 - 24 weeks
Campus
Dalian Maritime University

Long-term class (with duration of more than half a year) enrolls new students twice annually, which commence in March and September respectively. The Chinese language stu ... [+]

Application Method Academic Schedule

Dalian MaritimeUniversity divides every academic year into spring and autumn semesters, with the latter marking the commencement of an academic year. The autumn semester starts in September and ends in January of the following year while the spring semester begins in March and ends in July.

Application Qualification

The applicant must be a foreign citizen in good health, aged between 18 and 60, possessing a valid passport, and has graduated from an institution equal to Chinese senior high school.

Application Materials Application Form for International Students to Study at Dalian Maritime University Photocopy of the personal information page of passport (photocopy of a valid Chinese visa is required to submit if an applicant is in China upon application) Certificate of highest diploma or Enrollment Certificate of present study ... [-]
China Dalian
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 365 weeks
Campus
China Study Abroad

Hainan University offers four levels for Chinese language learners: beginners, elementary, intermediate and advanced according to their Chinese proficiency. In addition, ... [+]

What is included in your Hainan University Chinese language program?

CSA's bottom line goal is to make sure your stay in China goes smoothly. We're there for you as much or as little as needed! As a CSA student, in addition to your course tuition, you'll also receive:

Course tuition fees Pre-departure assistance Airport Pick-up All textbooks (for students who choose a study option) Assistance buying a local SIM card on arrival City and local area orientation (restaurants, supermarkets etc.) Meet up with other CSA students Registration assistance when you arrive 24-hour on the ground support while you are in China. What is the cost of this program, and when can I start?!

Whether you want to study in China for an academic year, or for a semester, there is a China Study Abroad program for you at Hainan University. Be sure to follow the link below to find out more information on the Hainan University Chinese language program that is right for you. We look forward to welcoming you to Haikou soon!... [-]

China Beijing United Kingdom London Mexico Buenavista Shanghai Australia Sydney Italy Venice Spain Madrid USA San Francisco Canada Toronto  + 13 More
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
Youth for Understanding USA

Discover China and get an in-depth view of the amazing history, culture, and society of this ancient civilization! ... [+]

Discover China and get an in-depth view of the amazing history, culture, and society of this ancient civilization!

Glance

Scholarships available

7 - Epson America, Inc. International Scholarship 385 - Holcomb & Farnell Foreign Study Fund 378 - The Grand Forks Scheels Scholarship 368 - YFU Community Grant 384 - YFU Financial Aid Fund

Age Requirement

July 31, 2000 - July 31, 2003. University Year: August 1, 1994- August 1, 2000. Summer program: July 1, 2000-July 1, 2003.

Students who do not meet this age requirement or will graduate high school before the start of their program will be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis.

Language: Mandarin Chinese. Applicants for the year and semester programs are required to have a minimum of 160 hours of Chinese language study upon arrival. There will also be a compulsory two-week Chinese language and culture course for year and semester students. This course is included in the program tuition. Summer students are only required to know Chinese basics. Host Family Placement: Students are typically placed are in urban and suburban areas of Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Jiangsu, Shenzhen, and Shenyang. However, students should be prepared to live in any region of the country. School: School is in session from early September to late June. Pastimes: Martial arts, table tennis, swimming, basketball, soccer, badminton, music and visiting galleries, museums, and theaters. Summer Program ... [-]
USA Washington
September 2019
Chinese
Full-time
1 - 2 semesters
Campus