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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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81 Results in Chinese

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
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
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
XMandarin Chinese Language Centre

XMandarin Chinese courses are designed for you, the student. Our curriculum is flexible, professional, and proven to improve your Chinese. ... [+]

Part-time Courses

One to One Private Courses

Combines study methods of high effectiveness and tailored course, which adapt well targeted and effective teaching methods to reach academic demand. XMandarin’s professional teacher focus on your actual needs and study interests, and you can arrange a weekly timetable from 4 to 20 lessons at your convenience.

Program Structure

Flexible schedule (minimum 4 class hrs/week) and teaching location Tailor-made study content - Move at students’ own speed Focus on students’ individual requirements Guarantee of high teaching and service quality

Courses with China Visa

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

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: July 1, 2015 to Aug 4,2015(5 weeks)Program Schedule... [-]

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

Are you interested in learning the most commonly spoken language in the world? XJTLU offers non-degree courses in Mandarin Chinese for beginner, intermediate, advanced an ... [+]

The delivery of the Chinese course is interactive and “hands-on” with a focus on stimulating activities so that you experience the language as you would in real life situations. The modules emphasize listening, speaking, reading and writing, enabling students to learn Chinese language and culture in an all-round way. Students can study in Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters.

Highlights Interactive and "hands-on" delivery of courses Focus on stimulating activities like real life situations Emphasis on listening, speaking, reading and writing Small class teaching - no more than 20 students Highly-qualified teaching staff - fully certified Mandarin Chinese teache... [-]
China Suzhou
September 2019
Part-time
1 - 1 semester
Campus
EF Gap Year

Travel to China for a semester or year and learn Mandarin in a city filled with exhilarating contrasts, from the epic scale of its imperial palaces to the intimate charm ... [+]

Travel to China for a semester or year and learn Mandarin in a city filled with exhilarating contrasts, from the epic scale of its imperial palaces to the intimate charm of the Hutong alleyways. Don't be left behind, immerse yourself in the world's most populated nation to remain competitive in the global marketplace.

Join students from around the world on the ultimate study abroad experience. Achieve fluency, see the world, expand your international network - and launch your global future. Study for 6, 9 or 11 months and start in April, June, September or January. College credit and internship opportunities ensure you're always adding to your resume during the adventure of a lifetime.... [-]

China Beijing
Open Enrollment
Full-time
6 - 12 months
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
March 2019
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
Campus
California KL

California KL Language Center offers Mandarin classes to both existing students and working adults at any level of proficiency from beginner to advanced levels. ... [+]

California KL Language Center offers Mandarin classes to both existing students and working adults at any level of proficiency from beginner to advanced levels.

Our Foreign Language courses are specifically designed to adopt a communicative approach and to take learners from absolute beginners to fully conversant in the language.

We are dedicated to delivering a combination of five language skills – conversation, listening, grammar, reading, and writing.

Mandarin Course Our Mandarin course helps students to develop their language skills from foundation to higher levels. Our teachers are qualified and trained native speakers who teach Standard Mandarin using syllabus fr... [-]
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
January 2020
Full-time
1 - 1 
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
London South Bank University

A part-time 30-hour beginners course in Mandarin Chinese language. HSK is an international standardized exam that tests rates of Chinese language proficiency. ... [+]

HSK 1 (Mandarin Chinese) is a 30-hour part-time short course ideal for beginners looking to learn Mandarin.

HSK is an international standardized exam that tests and rates Chinese language proficiency.

There are six test levels and test takers who pass the six HSK exams will be able to progress from being able to master simple Chinese phrases to effectively express themselves both orally and on paper.

In HSK level 1: you will learn 150 words and will be able to understand and use very simple Chinese phrases to make simple conversations on self-introduction, expression of gratitude and apology, numbers, time and date, weather, etc. You will also learn to read and write pinyin.... [-]

United Kingdom London
August 2019
Part-time
30 hours
Campus
Donghua University

This is the most popular Chinese language program that hundreds of international student from more than 100 countries enrol each semester. 2015 spring semester is from Ma ... [+]

High-standard teaching group, diversified teaching modes and modern teaching facilities.

All the teachers in the teaching group are equipped with professional background in “Teaching Chinese as a Second Language” and with rich teaching experience. Traditional classroom teaching and colourful activities are combined in order to integrate amusement in teaching. ICES also have plenty multimedia classrooms, language labs, reading rooms and self-study rooms to assist language education.

Comfortable and convenient surroundings, high-quality and efficient service.

Yan’an road campus is located in the downtown area of Shanghai and is surrounded by several business circles with many banks, supermarkets, dozens of subways and bus lines, which greatly contributes to the convenient transportations. ICES can offer multilingual services in English, Korean and Japanese. Online application systems also make it easier for students to apply.... [-]

China Shanghai
September 2019
Full-time
15 - 18 weeks
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
Full-time
4 - 24 weeks
Campus