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College of Intensive Chinese Studies Beijing Language and Culture University
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Overview

College of Intensive Chinese Studies of Beijing Language and Culture University

·Specializing in intensive and short-term Chinese training programs for overseas students.

·Ranking highest amongst its counterparts in China in terms of history, scale, and diversity of educational programs.

·Boasting the most experienced and talented teaching staff with professional expertise in intensive and short-term training to ensure the most desirable achievement.

·Having edited the most prestigious intensive Chinese training textbooks .

·The largest platform for short-term Chinese training nationwide, and having trained over 70,000 students from more than 100 countries and regions over 30 years.

·Making the most of the given time to effectively enhance learners competence in Chinese through integrated and intensive training.

·Adopting a scientific and productive learner-centered approach with a clear focus and great flexibility, aiming at nurturing students communicative capacity, Teaching materials are characterized by diversity and practicability.

·Offering programs for general intensive training, advanced intensive training, short-term intensive training, intensive training for special purpose and training available for students from companies, so as to meet various demands in time and intensity.

·With full-scale programs in primary, intermediate and advanced levels, including 6 grades and over 10 levels. The curriculum is without equal.

·Students can participate in certain programs either sporadically or continuously.

·Providing intensive training programs for special purposes at request.

·Colorful activities are organized for practicing language skills and experiencing Chinese culture in authentic situations.

 

 Target Students

The programs are offered to international students who want to improve communicative competence in Chinese within a brief time frame. Students are grouped into six classes of A, B, C, D, E and F according to their respective levels upon admission to meet the corresponding HSK standards of primary, intermediate and advanced levels.

A detailed description of each class is as follows:

Class A       

For students who have no prior experience in learning Chinese or have learned PinYin and mastered a small vocabulary, but cannot express themselves in fluent and complete sentences.

Class B      

For students who know basic Chinese grammar rules and commonly used sentence patterns and can participate in continuous conversation related to daily topics and are able to talk in simple passages.

Class C       

For students who are able to retell longer passages and can conduct conversations about common topics in relatively well-organized paragraphs.

Class D

For students who can carry on discussions on daily topics at normal speed with the proper intonation, proper diction and coherent sentences and demonstrate creativity and flexibility in using language.

Class E

For students who can read Chinese newspapers, understand radio broadcasts and TV news programs and can express themselves adequately, systematically and creatively, with the appropriate diction and correct grammar.

Class F

For students who can read Chinese newspapers and literature works, understand radio broadcasts and TV news programs and can express themselves in spoken and written forms adequately, systematically and creatively, with the appropriate diction and correct grammar.

 

Advanced Intensive Training

One-semester Scheme

·The scheme is run 30 hours per week, six hours a day from Monday to Friday.

·The students are grouped according to their Chinese level upon admission.

·This scheme is mainly designed for the learners of the beginners’ level and the intermediate level.

·The integrated one semester scheme, like The Integrated Chinese course,  includes spoken Chinese, Listening Comprehension, Reading Comprehension and Language Practice classes.

·Training results are comparable to those achieved after one year of general intensive training.

·Distinctive learners traits and varied needs will be taken into consideration by offering various optional courses.

·The scheme is characteristic of both intensity and efficiency, with its focus on language skills and pragmatic language use in communicative settings by providing plentiful practice in and outside the classroom.

·Colorful activities are organized for practicing language skills in authentic situations. Students are provided with a language research field trip.

 

 12-week Scheme

·The scheme is run 30 hours per week, six hours a day from Monday to Friday,.

·This scheme is mainly designed for the learners of the intermediate level.

·Training results are comparable to those achieved after one semester of general intensive training.

·The 12 Week Scheme, like The Integrated Chinese Course, includes Spoken Chinese, Listening Comprehension, Reading Comprehension and Language Practice classes.

·Teaching incorporates multimedia presentation, intensive teaching approaches and  rigorous teaching management. Learners feedback is duly and timely acknowledged.

·The scheme is characterized by colorful language practice activities. Students are provided with plentiful and meaningful authentic settings to fulfill their communicative tasks.

 

Training for staff from Companies

 

We have succeeded in training students from many international corporations and enterprises. According to the special request, the college arranges teaching schemes and language practice activities meticulously. In order to meet the company's need of Listening-and-Speaking-first, we center the lessons on communicational language . After one semester's study, students are expected to work in China independently.

 

General Intensive Training

General intensive training offers a one-semester scheme and a 12-week scheme, which are all run 20 hours per week. They are suitable for learners of various levels. Both continuous and non-continuous options are available. The Integrated Chinese, Spoken Chinese, Listening Comprehension, Reading Comprehension and numerous selective courses are offered. Students are provided with standardized teaching, with emphasis on systematic grammar learning and communicative competence development.

  

Short-term Intensive Training

Training in this category lasts less than six weeks. It caters to international students of various levels, with emphasis on communicative skills in Chinese speaking and listening. Focused communicative practice occurs in simulated life situations, characteristic of vividness and delightfulness. The courses in Integrated Chinese offer, Spoken Chinese, Listening Comprehension and Reading Comprehension classes.

 

Please also note that a special general intensive training scheme is also available, which aims to meet the needs of learners from overseas universities and other groups.

       Syllabus and textbooks are learner-oriented with flexible schedule and international standards to guarantee high quality. Credits will be acknowledged internationally and distance learning is also available as an option.

      

 Selective Courses

Selective courses come in various forms to cater to students’ different needs, so that they can quickly polish their Chinese language skills and acquire an in-depth understanding of Chinese culture and society.

       Selective courses, lectured by professional experts, usually occur in the afternoon or in the evening, running two hours at a time, once or twice a week. These courses include:

·Test Preparation: Comprehensive exercises and test-taking strategies for HSK

·Courses in the Chinese language: Basic Chinese Grammar, Common Sayings in Chinese, Chinese Idioms, Xie-hou-yu (a two-part allegorical saying, of which the first part, always stated, is descriptive, while the second part, sometimes unstated, carries the message)

·Courses in language skills: Recognition, Pronunciation and Writing of Chinese Characters, Chinese Orthoepy (the study of the pronunciation of words), Writing in Chinese

·Courses in Chinese Culture: Singing Chinese Songs, Chinese Calligraphy, Chinese Painting, Taichi (Shadow Boxing), Taichi Swordplay, Mulan Swordplay

·Courses in Trade and Economics: Business Chinese, Spoken Business Chinese, Business Chinese Writing

·Translation: Chinese-English Contrastive Studies and Translation, Chinese-Japanese Contrastive Studies and Translation, etc.

·Chinese Movies and TV programs

·Tourism Chinese Expressions, Sight-seeing Geography.

 Our selective courses are subject to further expansion at request.

 

Certificates

Students who have successfully completed their studies will be conferred one of the following three certificates according to their categories: Certificate for General Intensive Training in Chinese, Certificate for Intensive Training in Chinese, or Certificate for Short-term Intensive Training in Chinese. Upon completion of courses, students may request a transcript of their course scores.

 

Extracurricular Activities

COLLEGE OF INTENSIVE CHINESE STUDIES arranges for students entertaining programs in language practice and cultural orientation.

·Two free trips to places of interests in Beijing; an opportunity to watch Chinese art performance.

·Leisure trips to Beijing suburbs during spare time ( a nominal charge).

·Weekend trips to other cities, including Datong, Chengde, Shaolin Temple in Luoyang, Qufu and Mount Tai. Holiday trips encompass Shanghai--Suzhou, grasslands and deserts in Inner Mongolia, etc.

·Activities for Chinese language perfection: Students will participate in various shows and performances, karaoke singing contest, and writing contest.

 

HSK (Chinese Proficiency Test)

·Cooperating with State HSK Test Center, COLLEGE OF INTENSIVE CHINESE STUDIES offers its students three chances per year to take HSK tests.

 

Credits

COLLEGE OF INTENSIVE CHINESE STUDIES has established cooperative relations with many overseas institutions of higher learning, where its course credits are deemed and accepted as valid.

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