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.
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
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.
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....
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....
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
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
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.
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...
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.
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.
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
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?
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....
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
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
Best Courses in Chinese 2019.
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....
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.
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...
HSK 3 is a part-time short course in Chinese language Mandarin. Ideal for beginners looking to learn Mandarin.
HSK 3 (Mandarin Chinese) is a 70-hour part-time short course ideal for beginners looking to learn Mandarin. This is the third of six HSK courses. We offer HSK certificates levels 1-6.
HSK level 3 enables you to learn an additional 300 words to those learned in HSK level 1 and 2: You will be able to communicate in Chinese at a basic level and talk about your daily, academic and professional life, such as visiting doctors, sports, entertainment, describing appearance and personalities, etc. Chinese characters will also be introduced.
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. Obtaining the HSK 3 certificate gives you an internationally recognized qualification of competency in Chinese....
The Contemporary China Studies Programme consists of three parts: Academic courses, a language course and an internship.
The Contemporary China Studies Programme provides you with a unique opportunity to learn about and experience present-day China during an exciting one-semester study abroad programme that carries ECTS credits for your study programme at home. The CCSP is a unique learning experience for advanced Bachelor students who are curious about the cultures and lifestyles of Asia, who want to study at a world-class university and who wish to explore the world of business in China in a truly fascinating yet international and accessible environment. CCSP is located in Shanghai, one of the most exciting cities in the world today, and taught in collaboration with Fudan University, one of the most prestigious research-oriented universities in China and ranked 40th in the world by QS. With CCSP, you have a choice of Chinese language courses, English-taught academic courses on a variety of topics as well as an internship in a local organization or multinational company. In combination with regular group excursions and social activities introducing you to traditional Chinese culture, CCSP is a multi-disciplinary academic programme that provides in-depth theoretical and practical perspectives on China’s emerging status as a global power....
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
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....