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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?

 

Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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77 Results in Chinese

Silk Mandarin

Our Summer Camp is ideal for parents who want to give their children a head start in learning Mandarin and get to know China! They will be immersed not only in the Chines ... [+]

Full-Time Camp

This program is ideal for parents who want to give their children a head start at becoming a global citizen by learning Mandarin in China! Not only will they be immersed in the Chinese language, but its magnificent culture. There will be plenty of time for your child to practice their Chinese outside of class, socialize with other campers and locals, and go on once in a lifetime excursions. We specialize in an educational environment which is fun, safe, and motivating.

Our full-time camp is best suited for kids in the age of 13 - 17 years.

Learn Faster and with Fun At our Camp, your kids learn faster and with more fun. That is because we consider learni... [-]
China Shanghai
July 2019
Full-time
3 weeks
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
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 length of stay for 3-12 months program) You study: 3 hours of Mandarin classes/week You get: 1.5 days off each week You get: International medical insurance You get: Visa application & renewal fee reimbursement ( upon au pairs' completion of the program) Payment: 0$ application fee + 100 $ downpayment ( the downpayment will be completely returned to au pairs upon their completion of the program) You can apply if you: Are 18-28 years old Have completed secondary school Are proficient in English Have no criminal record Are open to cultural differences Can teach English ... [-]
China Shanghai
September 2019
Full-time
3 - 12 months
Campus
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
XMandarin Chinese Language Centre

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

Part-time Courses

Courses with China Visa

Students enrolled in this course can apply for the X2 visa and stay and study in China legally.

Small Group Courses

It is a good balance of study and daily life. It’s 2 lessons a day; 3 days a week give students spare time to self-study and work on the personal business. The course mainly focuses on practical Chinese speaking and listening, teaches phonetics and basic Chinese characters.

Program Structure

Started when more than 4 persons registered or group reservation 50 Minutes per lesson 3-9 students per class 2/3 lessons per day and 2/3 times per week from Monday to Friday Guarantee of high teaching and ser... [-]
China Qingdao
Open Enrollment
Part-time
4 - 24 weeks
Campus
Online
Zhejiang Wanli University

This program is designed for students who wish to take advantage of their summer vacation to learn not just the Chinese language, but also various aspects of Chinese cult ... [+]

Summer Program Chinese Language & Culture

This program is designed for students who wish to take advantage of their summer vacation to learn not just the Chinese language, but also various aspects of Chinese culture. This program combines three hours of daily Chinese language instruction along with special activities and lectures.The Chinese language course has 2 levels ranging from beginner to intermediate. Cultural activities and field trips offer students hands-on experiences with traditional crafts, music, martial arts and performing arts. In addition, special lectures that explore Chinese history, religion and life help students widen and deepen their knowledge of Chinese culture.Program Period: June 3, 2019 to July 12,2019(6 weeks)Program Schedule... [-]

China Ningbo
September 2019
Full-time
6 weeks
Campus
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

We offer non-degree Chinese language courses for beginner, elementary, intermediate, and advanced learners. Our autumn semester course starts on 3 September and runs unti ... [+]

Chinese Language Autumn Course Overview

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!

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? ... [-]
China Suzhou
Request Info
Full-time
1 semester
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
September 2019
Chinese
Full-time
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
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
MY Chinese Study

Part-time General Chinese is designed to improve your general proficiency in Chinese. It is suitable for learners who would like to improve their Chinese in their spare t ... [+]

Part-Time General Chinese

Part-time General Chinese is designed to improve your general proficiency in Chinese. It is suitable for learners who would like to improve their Chinese in their spare time, especially for those who work in Beijing and do not have time to study during the day. The Part–time General Chinese course is available all-year-round and at levels from Beginner to Proficiency. The level system is the same as in the intensive course. However, the teaching is more focused on key points to use the limited time efficiently.

Who is it suitable for?

Beginners, office staff, housewives and international students who live in Beijing, or those with flexible time to learn in a step-by-step form and effectively improve their existing Chinese level.... [-]

China Beijing
Open Enrollment
Part-time
Campus
Preply

Are you preparing for an exam? Getting ready to travel to a Chinese speaking country? Do you find grammar confusing or want to improve your pronunciation? No matter your ... [+]

Are you preparing for an exam? Getting ready to travel to a Chinese speaking country? Do you find grammar confusing or want to improve your pronunciation? No matter your current level of Chinese language skills, online tutoring allows you to reach your full potential on your own schedule. A great online Chinese teacher will help you improve your speaking and conversation, better understand what you hear and read, and write more clearly in Chinese.

Preply.com makes it easy to work with the best online Chinese teachers. We have a quickly growing database of experts and native Chinese speakers with years of teaching experience. Your teacher will customize your online tutoring sessions to help you improve and reach your Chinese language goals.... [-]

USA Brookline
September 2019
Chinese
Part-time
Online
Q LANGUAGE

If you would like to study Mandarin in Hong Kong, both our Intensive 24 Mandarin Course and our Intensive 15 Mandarin Course offer local and overseas students full-time s ... [+]

Intensive Mandarin Chinese Course Intensive 24 & Intensive 15 – Mandarin Courses

If you would like to study Mandarin in Hong Kong, both our Intensive 24 Mandarin Course and our Intensive 15 Mandarin Course offer local and overseas students full-time study at our (Hong Kong) Centre with Hong Kong Immigration Department student visa sponsorship included.

The courses are based on either 24 hours per week or 15 hours per week of general Mandarin language study; the choice is yours. What’s more, our flexible class schedule allows you to choose either AM or PM classes.

Are These Courses Right For You? Yes, if you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced level Yes, if you enjoy small classes with friendly and supportive classmates from around the world! Yes, if you like to study hard in a fun and relaxed environment Yes, if you want to quickly improve your fluency, understanding, and use of Mandarin Chinese in real-life situations Yes, if you want to learn Mandarin in Hong Kong Intensive 24 – Mandarin Courses ... [-]
Hong Kong
Open Enrollment
Full-time
1 - 48 weeks
Campus
Beijing International Chinese College

You will learn at our Main Campus located in Art Zone of Beijing. The top-level accommodation (well-equipped with bed, TV, desk, wardrobe, air conditioner, and furnished ... [+]

Regular Course + Dormitory

You will learn at our Main Campus located in Art Zone of Beijing. The top-level accommodation (well-equipped with bed, TV, desk, wardrobe, air conditioner, and furnished bathroom) and excellent buffet (three meals per day) in campus will extremely facilitate your learning experience.

Monday to Friday, every morning, you will have 4 lessons (covering speaking, writing, reading, listening skills). That no more than 6 students in a classroom guaranteed makes your learning more effective. Six months of regular class learning from the scratch, we guarantee you to pass HSK-4 (the Chinese University Acceptance Level). Many free cultural experience classes and free access to gym are provided for you to choose. Our consultant will organize sightseeing and Social activities on the weekend to invite you to feel the cool of Beijing.... [-]

China Beijing
September 2019
Full-time
1 - 44 weeks
Campus