Chinese Language Summer School

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Program Description

Learn Mandarin Chinese while experiencing the dynamic and engrossing Chinese culture.

You will have the opportunity to:

- Expand your world views and values
- Build up your Resume/CV
- Use downtime or the period before or after the program to explore this diverse country

2 to 4 week courses are offered through the XJTLU Summer Course.

Optimal course for :

- Never studied Chinese before and want to learn this important language
- Have some Chinese background and want an effective refresher course
- Want to accelerate your level
- Interested in doing HSK

Courses* are taught by experienced teaching instructors who are knowledgeable in teaching Chinese as a second language. Instruction takes place in small group classes divided by skill level. The four language skills (speaking, listening, writing, and reading) are covered with an emphasis on everyday language. We go over language used for travelling, working, and living in China. 15 hours of classroom based language instruction take place each week from Monday to Friday with 5 hours of culture lessons each week. There are plenty of opportunities to use the language you are learning in social areas and on the streets.

(*Actual arrangement may be subject to change)

Available courses include:
1. Beginner
2. Elementary
3. Intermediate
4. Advanced

Students will also have the opportunity to learn a variety of modern and traditional cultural activities. Learn about calligraphy or hone your Tai Chi abilities. Students can learn to cook or participate in excursions for Karaoke, to Lake Tai, Nanjing, or Suzhou’s famous garden. Students will also participate in a traditional tea ceremony.

Course Dates and Teaching Hours

2 weeks:
6th July - 17th July
20th July - 31st July
3rd August - 14th August

4 weeks:
6th July - 31st July
20th July - 14th August
20 hours classes per week

Mon-Friday 09.00-12.00 - Chinese language classes
Two afternoons - cultural activities/lessons
Optional (charged) 4 day visit to Xi’an after the course

An impressive team of instructors will help to ensure that your language progresses rapidly. These teachers are award-winning and are skilled in teaching language interactively. Small group lessons encourage lots of classroom interaction and help learners to develop their skills effectively.


Please inquire to find out more information.

What`s Included

Some programs include accommodation
Award-winning instructors
5 hour culture lessons
Excursions and activities including calligraphy


Chinese Language

Program Locations

Suzhou, China

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Program Details

Xi'an Jiaotong - Liverpool University
  • China: Suzhou
School Term:
Chinese, English
3,500 RMB (2 weeks w/o accommodation costs) / 6,000 RMB (4 weeks w/o accommodation costs)
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