Chinese Language Program
All foreign students and overseas Chinese who are interested in Chinese language and Chinese culture or Chinese minorities’ culture, healthy, aged from 18 to 60 and abides by China’s laws and the general regulations of this university, are welcome to apply for the program.
Length of study
Periods of study range from as short as 2 to 4 weeks, to as long as one or two years. The academic year is made up of two semesters. The spring semester begins on March 1 and ends on July 10, and the fall semester begins on September 1 and ends on January 10 the following year.
The four-week Summer School generally is held during summer vacation of the school, that is, during June and August every year. Two-week Winter Course generally is organized during the month of January.
For organized groups, flexible time arrangements may be made through consultation.
Short-term study programs begin at any time during the academic year.
Arrangement of Curriculum
1. The University offers various study modes including small group learning, special individual tutoring and summer school.
2. There are 14 class hours per week.
1) For long-term refresher students
Intensive reading of Modern Chinese
Listening to Modern Chinese
Speaking Modern Chinese
Reading in Modern Chinese
Writing in Modern Chinese
2) For short-term refresher students
A flexible curriculum caters to the needs and requirements of the students. Generally, courses of Chinese ABC, speaking, listening as well as special lectures on Chinese culture and the ethnic groups in China are offered.
3) Optional Course (for an extra fee)
We offer the following optional courses: Chinese Culture, Outline of China, Chinese History, Chinese Customs, Chinese Idioms, Chinese Ethnic Groups and Religions, Chinese Calligraphy and Painting, Magazine and Newspaper Reading, Writing Chinese Characters, Chinese Kongfu (including the shadow boxing), Chinese National Music and Dance, Chinese Cooking, and HSK Guidance, etc.
4. Extracurricular activates:
The Chinese corner, which is a free weekly conversation activity, is arranged where Chinese students from various departments share cultural experiences with the overseas students.
Social activities, which are provided free of charge, are generally conducted once a semester. These include sightseeing in Bijie City, touring local factories, schools and villages, attending recreational activities, such as concerts, art festival, and exhibitions.
Extra activities also include attendance at sports events and other arts activities of the university, and other opportunities for social interaction.