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Chinese Language Program at East China Normal University
Shanghai's East China Normal University offers both short-term and long-term programs in Chinese language.
WHAT PROGRAMS DO WE OFFER?
A. CHINESE LANGUAGE STUDY
Lasting from one semester to three years on a semester basis;
School starts in February and September every year;
Basic Chinese, Listening Comprehension, Reading in Chinese, Chinese Conversation, Newspaper and Journal Reading, Chinese Culture;
After-class activities (e.g. Shanghai city tour, acrobatic show, etc.);
Study tour to nearby cities with scenic spots and historical sites;
Excellent graduates may be admitted into degree study.
Lasting from a couple of weeks to a few months;
Flexibly organized according to different needs;
Basic Chinese, Listening Comprehension, Chinese Conversation, Training on HSK; After-class activities (e.g. Shanghai city tour, acrobatic show, etc.); Trips to nearby cities can be organized if required.
Computer Operation in Chinese Version, Classical Chinese, Business Chinese, Shanghai Dialect, Chinese Cuisine, Traditional Chinese Instrument Performance, Massage, Taiji.
University Certificate will be conferred to those who have successfully completed the courses.
HOW MUCH DO THE PROGRAMS COST?
A. TUITION AND FEES
Long-term Chinese program
Application fee: US$ 40
Books and handouts: US$ 20
Tuition: US$ 1,100
Application fee: US$ 30
Books and handouts: US$ 10
Tuition: US$ 320 for four-week study and US$ 60 for each additional week
Activity fees: US$ 10 per week
B. LIVING EXPENSES
Accommodations on campus
Double Room (public bathroom, phone and television): US$ 3.5 /bed /day
Double Room (public bathroom, air-conditioner, phone and television): US$ 7 /bed / day
Single Room (public bathroom, air-conditioner; phone and television): US$ 14 /room/day
International students may chose to live on campus or off campus. The Office of International Student Affairs of ECNU provides advice for those who want to live off campus.
WHO MAY APPLY FOR THE PROGRAMS?
To qualify for the programs offered by ECNU, you must be:
innocent of crimes
in good health
Chinese Language Programs:
anyone who is interested in learning Chinese language and culture
HOW TO APPLY?
To apply for the long-term Chinese language study or degree studies (undergraduate and graduate programs),you may request APPLICATION FORM from the Office of International Student Affairs of ECNU. When applying for the intended program, you should submit:
the completed application form
certificate of final education and notarized copy of course transcript
application fee of US$ 40
certificate on the HSK (for degree studies)
letters of recommendation by two senior scholars with professorship (for graduate study)
WHEN TO APPLLY?
Chinese Language Program:
before January 10 for the Spring Semester
before June 15 for the Fall Semester
Contact: The Office of International Student Affairs
International Exchange Division
East China Normal University
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