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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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INTENSIVE Chinese + DOMITORY + MEAL

Beijing International Chinese College
Campus Full time 1 - 44 weeks Open Enrollment China Beijing

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. [+]

Best Course Studies in Chinese 2017/2018. Intensive Chinese Learning Solution: (Group class + one-on-one class) 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. And you will have two one-on-one classes in the afternoon to cope with problems you encountered during your morning learning. You can discuss with your personal Chinese teacher on your learning focus (Chinese Proficiency Text Preparation or Business Chinese or other language points you are interested in). You will have more confidence in your speaking and your understanding of Chinese culture. After six months of intensive learning from the scratch, we guarantee you to pass HSK-6 (Chinese Proficiency Text, the Chinese University Acceptance Level). Many free cultural experience classes and free access to gym are provided for you to choose. The prices are for 10 lessons per week. If you want more lessons, please calculate 135RMB per lesson. 1 week 3650rmb 4 weeks 17850rmb 12 weeks 41400rmb 24 weeks(1 semester) 80400rmb 44 weeks(1 year) 143000rmb [-]

China Homestay Program

China Homestay
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 12  Open Enrollment China Beijing + 1 more

This is a volunteer teaching placement designed for deep cultural immersion and exchange. This program is ideal for adults hoping to get their feet wet in teaching, teachers planning to travel during their summer break, or travelers seeking to experience full cultural immersion while teaching English abroad. Both Language Buddy and host family are volunteers. [+]

This is a volunteer teaching placement designed for deep cultural immersion and exchange. This program is ideal for adults hoping to get their feet wet in teaching, teachers planning to travel during their summer break, or travelers seeking to experience full cultural immersion while teaching English abroad. Both Language Buddy and host family are volunteers. They exchange their languages and cultures instead of paying rental fee or tuition fee. This is a perfect chance to know different people and different countries. It is also a valuable opportunity to make life-long friends,have the chance to visit the host's working company or even work there, which means much more than just renting a room. This program offers Volunteer tutoring position with a local host family and teaching experience in China. Placements all around China, participants can stay in different cities and will be provided full board by the host family. Minimum stay is 2 weeks. Host family welcome you to stay as long as 12 months. AU PAIR PROGRAM You will be expected to spend 30 hours per week as an Au Pair: taking care of the children, escorting them to school, playing and teaching them, etc. Make sure you are able to commit to at least 3 months as an au pair. We can accept au pairs in China year round for durations of 3, 6, 9 and 12 months.You can get a stipend of $400 US and 20 hours of language classes per month. VACATION LANGUAGE BUDDY You will be... [-]

Summer Program Chinese Language & Culture

Zhejiang Wanli University
Campus Full time 5 weeks September 2017 China Ningbo

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 [+]

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... [-]


Learn Chinese - Long Term Language Program

Dalian Polytechnic University
Campus Full time Part time 320 hours September 2017 China Dalian + 1 more

Long Term Language Program [+]

Learn Chinese in the heart of China at Dalian Polytechnic University 20 hours per week course. 100 hours total. Teaching schedule and teaching content can be adjusted upon applicant’s requests. Requirements Being aged at 18 to 65, and in good health, with no limitation on learning hours. Application Procedures Application Form For International Students To Study In DPU” 1 Photo(3cmX4cm) 1 Copy of passport Scholarships Types Amount(RMB) Chinese Government Scholarship: According to《Measures of Chinese Government Scholarship Status》 Liaoning Government Scholarship: According to《Measures of Liaoning Government Scholarship Status》 Dalian Municipal Government Scholarship: 15,000RMB/year DPU First-class Scholarship: 3,000RMB/year DPU Second-class Scholarship: 2,000RMB/year DPU Third-class Scholarship: 1,000RMB/year Individual Scholarship for Activities: 500RMB/year [-]

Chinese Language Autumn Course

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Full time 1 semester September 2017 China Suzhou

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

Best Course Studies in Chinese 2017/2018. Chinese Language Autumn Course OVERVIEW We offer non-degree Chinese language courses for beginner, elementary, intermediate, and advanced learners. Our autumn semester course starts on 3 September and runs until January. Class hours are Monday to Friday with 12 hours of lessons per week plus several Chinese cultural sessions and HSK workshops. Come to XJTLU to learn the most widely-spoken language in the world, as well experience local Chinese culture. WHY STUDY OUR CHINESE LANGUAGE SHORT COURSES? SMALL CLASS SIZES Small class sizes allow for more active participation and attention to individual student needs. TAILORED TO YOUR LEVEL As part of our unique model of instruction we cover HSK 1-5, with the possibility of studying higher levels if there is sufficient demand. You will be enrolled into the appropriate level for your needs. Classes combine a communicative approach with task-based teaching and learning in the classroom. EXPERIENCED TEACHING STAFF Our award-winning Chinese language tutors are fully certified to teach Mandarin Chinese and have substantial experience teaching Chinese as a foreign language both in China and internationally. DEDICATED LANGUAGE PARTNER You will be paired with a native-speaking language partner who will help you practice Chinese, review new vocabulary, or even adapt to local life. FIELD TRIPS You will take part in field trips locally in Suzhou or in other cities to help you gain an insight into traditional Chinese culture. KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS Learn on modules that combine a communicative approach with task-based teaching to enhance... [-]

Intensive Chinese Course + Student Visa + Home Stay/Apartment

SN Mandarin
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 1 - 52 weeks Open Enrollment China Shanghai Beijing Suzhou Wuxi + 4 more

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. Your text here... 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 Programs List Comprehensive 30+Visa Comprehensive 20+Visa Flexible 12+Visa Custom Program + Visa Private 1on1 Study+Visa Short Term Homestay Different from other schools, SN Mandarin is able to provide 2-12-month student visa supported and multiple-entry visa for more than 5 months of study And SN Mandarin is providing Online Chinese Study System+APP to all of our students to learn anytime,anywhere with ready courses online and book live class with native teachers in need. Never hesitate to contact us to learn more and have your personal program consultancy for FREE. [-]

Intensive Group Class For Adults

That's Mandarin
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 12 weeks Open Enrollment China Shanghai Beijing + 2 more

Our classes focus on improving your ability to listen, speak and understand the Chinese language. Your teachers will help you to build a strong foundation to master real-life Chinese as spoken daily by native Chinese speakers. After a few classes, you will notice a significant improvement in your listening and speaking skills. [+]

Best Course Studies in Chinese 2017/2018. Intensive Group Class For Adults LANGUAGE COURSES PRICING FROM RMB 81 Course Features Monday-Friday Short-term-study basics Students grouped by levels Focus on listening & speaking skills SHANGHAI CAMPUS BEIJING CAMPUS [-]

Chinese Studies Semester Abroad Program

The Beijing Center for Chinese Studies
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters January 2018 China Beijing

If you are seeking a TRUE immersion into China, The Beijing Center (TBC) is your destination! Stand out from the crowd as we guide you along a 2-week excursion in the southern province of Yunnan or The Silk Road Trade Route in Western China. [+]

If you are seeking a TRUE immersion into China, The Beijing Center (TBC) is your destination! Stand out from the crowd as we guide you along a 2-week excursion in the southern province of Yunnan or The Silk Road Trade Route in Western China. Call Beijing your new home as you and students from all over the world are housed on the University of Business and Economics campus, where our center is located. You may live with a Chinese roommate and can access your personal language tutor whenever you want to enhance your speaking skills. Our faculty come from Beijing's top institutes and many are internationally-recognized scholars and noted researchers. Take notes and review them in our private library that houses one of the largest collections of books about China, in China (in English of course!). We know you want to get out and explore, that's why our center is conveniently located in a short walk from the subway so you can access local attractions, shopping centers, and nightlife. In addition to the main cafeteria on campus, there are also over 100 cafes and restaurants around campus! Explore the country, challenge yourself, and pursue your academics with The Beijing Center. Program Highlights Semester & summer study abroad programs For-credit internship opportunities English-taught courses 10-16 day excursions included in tuition Scholarships & financial aid available No Chinese language experience required Program Terms Spring 2018: January-May Fall 2018: August-December Spring 2019: January-May After you are admitted and submit your intent to enroll,... [-]

Beijing - Contemporary China & Chinese Language

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters January 2018 China Beijing

Our Contemporary China & Chinese Language program offers students an array of Chinese language courses, including upper level, topic-based Chinese language electives, and area studies courses taught in English. [+]

Best Course Studies in Chinese 2017/2018. Overview Beijing is considered the place to study Chinese in China—it sets the standard pronunciation for the rest of the country. As the political, intellectual, and cultural capital of China, it is also an ideal place to study contemporary China. The people of Beijing are friendly and proud to be from this fascinating city—what a perfect environment to study abroad. Our Contemporary China & Chinese Language program offers students an array of Chinese language courses, including upper level, topic-based Chinese language electives, and area studies courses taught in English. This program will benefit students who want to rapidly expand their knowledge of written and spoken Chinese, and their knowledge about China in general. The program is based on the Beijing Foreign Studies University (Bei Wai) campus, one of Beijing’s premier academic universities. Grammar classes, small drill sessions, and hour-long private tutorials (twice a week) combine for an intensive study of Chinese two hours daily, four days a week. Advanced students may select additional 2-credit topical language classes, such as Classical Chinese, Modern Slang & Pop Culture, Personal & Business Communication. In addition to your Chinese language coursework, you will choose from 3-credit Area Studies courses (taught in English) in disciplines such Asian Studies, Economics, International Relations, Political Science, and Literature to complement your language studies. Beijing will be your classroom. Visit Beijing’s most significant palaces, the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace, and learn about the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Enjoy local customs, tea... [-]

Learn Chinese in China through one-on-one language training and complete immersion

The Chinese Language Institute
Campus Open Enrollment China Guilin

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. [+]

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. Activities & Travel Excursions In addition to four daily hours (Monday through Friday) of one-on-one instruction, CLI organizes weekly activities and monthly travel excursions designed to immerse students deeply into Chinese language and culture. Join other CLI students and team members for bamboo boat rides down the Li River, hikes up Guilin’s breathtaking karst mountains, photography excursions to the Longji Rice Terraces, cooking lessons with Chinese chefs, tea house visits to Daoist monasteries, and more. CLI’s Pengyou Program Actively engaging in direct cultural exchange is a crucial part of studying in China. In order to help foster this opportunity, CLI has created the Pengyou Program as an optional add-on to your Immersion Program at no additional tuition cost. A New Level of Personalized Service From the moment you contact CLI until your final day of coursework,... [-]

Intensive Chinese Program

Hutong School
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 2 - 36 weeks Open Enrollment China Beijing Shanghai + 2 more

At Hutong School, every student has a one-on-one level assessment and study plan. Our teachers are not only distinguished by their academic achievements [+]

Best Course Studies in Chinese 2017/2018. At Hutong School, every student has a one-on-one level assessment and study plan. Our teachers are not only distinguished by their academic achievements, but also by their interpersonal skills and devotion to teaching Mandarin Chinese. Because personalized teaching is the key to fast and effective results, we believe in small classes for the study of Mandarin Chinese, with an average of 4 or 5 students per class. Private classes are also available. Furthermore, our innovative teaching method, specially adapted for Western students, separates spoken Mandarin and character recognition, which has been proven to advance the pace of your language learning. Accommodation in Shared Apartments (Optional) Conveniently located within genuine Chinese neighborhoods in Beijing or Shanghai, your apartment is fully furnished and equipped with: - Western amenities (such as Western toilet, shower, microwave, etc.) - Phone and 24/7 Wifi broadband access - TV, DVD-player All utilities included. Online Learning (New!) Learning does not end outside the classroom. Hutong School students get a free 6 month subscription to Skritter, the best online app for learning Chinese characters. Skritter is fully integrated into our teaching methods, allowing you to study and review characters more effectively. Students can then concentrate on more active interaction during class time, enabling boosted oral proficiency. Skritter uses a spaced repetition algorithm to make sure you remember what you’ve learned. On average, students achieve a retention rate of over 90%. Chinese Characters begin to seem a little less daunting, don’t they? Cultural Activities... [-]

Tour Study Program

Shanghai Mandarin Garden Language & Culture Center
Campus Full time September 2017 China Shanghai Changchun Wuxi Wuhan Ningbo Lijiang + 4 more

Mandarin Garden" Chinese culture experience" Tour study program is a combination of tourist travel program and Chinese language culture, it contains language, culture, Chinese keeping healthy [+]

Mandarin Garden "Chinese culture experience"-Tour Study ProgramProgram characteristic:Mandarin Garden" Chinese culture experience" Tour study program is a combination of tourist travel program and Chinese language culture, it contains language, culture, Chinese keeping healthy study and beautiful landscape travel, at the same time, the students have closer observation in Chinese society and Chinese daily life. Our Tour study program has these few characteristics:1. The students will study Chinese in profound culture of China, and 24 hours totally Chinese immersion environment;2. You will travel to Shanghai, Yunnan Lijiang and Shangri-la attractions, enjoy their beautiful scenery;Mandarin Garden 2 weeks to 3 months "Chinese culture experience" - Tour Study ProgramSchedule Sample: Monday to Friday... [-]


Chinese Language Training Program Beginner to Advanced Level

Dalian Maritime University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 365 weeks September 2017 China Dalian + 1 more

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 study includes four phrases: introduction courses, elementary courses, intermediate courses, and advanced courses. [+]

Best Course Studies in Chinese 2017/2018. 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 1. Application Form for International Students to Study at Dalian Maritime University 2. 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) 3. Certificate of highest diploma or Enrollment Certificate of present study Note: 1. Application Deadline: fall recruiting: July 10th; spring recruiting: January 10th 2. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized translations in Chinese or English. 3. Application materials could be sent to DMU via email or via postal mail. 4. Students who are studying in China should also provide a study certificate and transcripts issued by the institution. Programs Long-term Class 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 study includes four phrases: introduction courses, elementary courses, intermediate courses, and advanced courses. Students will attend classes... [-]

2016 Summer Chinese Program (session 2)

Donghua University
Campus Full time 3 weeks August 2018 China Shanghai

3 weeks in August 2016, more than learning Chinese or using the language confidently. On the downtown campus, meet new friends, experience new adventures, feel the traditional culture, involve in the locals' life, and creating an amazing summer for yourself! [+]

On the tranquil campus that locates in the downtown area of the international metropolis, guided by a group of dedicated, young and experienced teachers, you will have new adventures and maximize your Chinese language skills development with new friends from all over the world! Class duration: Aug. 9 ~ Aug. 26, 2016 Chinese classes: 9:00am ~ 12:30pm, Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri. Aplication deadline: Jul. 1, 2016 Enrollment day: Aug. 8, 2016 Main Features Language Skills + Firsthand Cultural Exploration. - Chinese classes: Help students master the language points and improve their ability to communicate in Chinese in daily life. - Outdoor language pracice: Practice in real day-to-day situations to enable students to use Chinese with greater confidence. - Cultural Experience: lecture/workshop twice a week will help students go in-depth into the culture and the daily life of Chinese people Eligibility Non-Chinese citizen in good health; between 16 and 60 years old and have a valid ordinary foreign passport. Applicants in China should have a valid visa. Fees. - Application Fee: CNY 200 - Tuition Fee: CNY 3500 [-]

General Chinese (Mandarin)

Sun Yat-Sen University
Campus Full time 1 semester September 2017 China Guangzhou Zhuhai + 1 more

The School of Chinese as a Second Language (SCSL), Sun Yat-sen University is one of the first institute to teach Chinese as a Second Language. Since 1980s, more than 10,000 students from 100 countries and regions have studied in SCSL. It is also an official center for the Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK). Every year it receives about 1,000 international students to study Chinese language... [+]

Best Course Studies in Chinese 2017/2018. General Chinese (Mandarin) A clear focus on Chinese Mandarin; Carefully designed immersion activities and excursions; Teaching delivered by qualified faculty at school; Discussions with the participation of Chinese students and faculty. Program Description The School of Chinese as a Second Language (SCSL), Sun Yat-sen University is one of the first institute to teach Chinese as a Second Language. Since 1980s, more than 10,000 students from 100 countries and regions have studied in SCSL. It is also an official center for the Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK). Every year it receives about 1,000 international students to study Chinese language. SCSL runs multi-level Chinese language programs, including non-degree courses in Chinese language, undergraduate courses for international students, graduate (MA and PhD) courses in TCFL/TCSOL, and training courses for overseas Chinese teachers. At SCSL, 70% of teachers have overseas teaching experience and 90% of those hold graduate-level degrees. To date, SCSL achieves a high pass rate of HSK, a testament to the quality of higher education at Sun Yat-sen University. Brief Introduction The courses last from one semester to three years. Students are placed into classes of different levels according to their proficiency in Chinese upon enrollment. There are five work days, normally speaking, 20 class hours in a week. You will have to attend the classes, Monday through Friday except for the public holidays. Main Courses The classes are divided into three levels: elementary, intermediary, and advanced ones. Elementary class concentrates on teaching students basic Chinese knowledge... [-]