Chinese Language Program
Shenzhen University
Basic Information
Degree: Non-degree
Starting Date:
Please be subject to the starting date on admission letter you got, since the starting date may change.
Duration:
Teaching Language: Chinese
Tuition Fees: RMB 8,800 In Total
Application Deadline:
The deadline means the date of Beijing time. You are suggested to submit your application 3 or 5 days before the actual deadline so that you can have time for necessary changes on documents.
Jan 5 , 2023
Application Fee:
The application fee charged by the university, CUCAS only collect on their behalf.
USD 41 (Check Policy)
Service Fee:
For the service CUCAS provide to you. If you get a scholarship while applying as a self-financed applicant, you need to pay another scholarship service fee of 200 USD.
USD 109 (Check Policy)
Program Highlights
  • There are a few national and provincial level research institutes and centers in the University.
  • There are more than 20,000 on-campus full-time students and 28,000 students for continuing education.
  • SZU undertakes more and more high level scientific research projects.
  • The average volume of funding and governmental financial support received by SZU is the highest among all Chinese mainland universities. 
  • The School has cooperated with over 50 foreign universities and colleges. 
Program Description

1. Program Introduction

Editor Notes: This program has 2 kinds of study duration, which are spring term and autumn term.

  • There are 5 main levels per semester, which are Beginner Class, Elementary Class, Intermediate Class, Advanced Class, and Business Chinese Class.
  • Students' level will be determined according to the first interview.
  • After the completion of all required class hours and exams, students will be awarded a certificate.

2. Program Structure

Editor Notes: The program inliudes 5 main courses and 4 electives.

Program period

March 3rd - July 2nd, 2021

Course schedule

Monday to Friday, 8:30-11:40am, 20 credit hours per week, a credit hour referring to 40 minutes of real-time classroom instruction

Main courses

Integrated Chinese, Chinese Speaking, Chinese Listening, Chinese Reading and Writing, Audiovisual Chinese, etc. depending on the course level

 

Elective Courses

 

Online courses: Beginner Communicative Chinese, Elementary Communicative Chinese, Mandarin Pronunciation, Intensive Training on Chinese Characters, Cantonese, Learn Chinese with Songs, Chinese corner

Offline courses: Chinese Calligraphy, Chinese Painting, Chinese Tea Art, Tai Chi, etc.

Extracurricular activities

Shenzhen tour, International Cultural Festival, sports meeting, Chinese Poetry Recitation, Chinese Characters Competition, etc.

Faculty

The program boasts excellent faculty who have been engaged in the teaching of Mandarin Chinese as a foreign language for more than a decade. All faculty members have the International Chinese teacher certificate and most of them have the title of “professor” or are PhD-holders.

Other services

Help learners practice speaking Chinese in various types of sessions such as Chinese Corner

Certificate

Those who complete the required credit hours and pass the exam will receive a course completion certificate

3. Chinese Levels and Courses

Editor Notes: There are lots of canteens and restaurants on the campus.

Levels

Level descriptions

(Prerequisites)

Required courses

Credit hours/week

Course objectives

Beginner Class A

 

You are a complete beginner and have no prior knowledge of the Chinese language.

Beginner A Integrated Chinese

10

At the end of Beginner A, you can understand  Chinese pinyin and simple Chinese characters and master about 500 vocabulary words. You can use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases.

Beginner A Chinese Speaking

6

Beginner A Chinese Listening

4

Beginner Class B

You have completed 100 credit hours in Chinese or have learned 100 Chinese words.

Beginner B Integrated Chinese

8

Beginner B aims to help you review Chinese pinyin and characters. At the end of this level, you can master about 500 words. You can better use familiar everyday expressions and basic phrases

Beginner B Chinese Speaking

8

Beginner B Chinese Listening and Speaking

4

Elementary Class A

You have completed 300 credit hours in Chinese or have learned 500 Chinese words

Elementary A Integrated Chinese

8

At the end of Elementary A, you can master about 1,000 vocabulary words and basic grammar. You can communicate in simple and routine tasks.

Elementary A Chinese Speaking

6

Elementary A Chinese Listening and Speaking

6

Elementary Class B

You have completed 360 credit hours in Chinese or have learned 1,000 Chinese words.

Elementary B Integrated Chinese

8

At the end of Elementary B, you can master about 1,300 vocabulary words and basic grammar. You can communicate simply and understand in familiar situations (scenarios).

Elementary B Chinese Speaking

8

Elementary B Chinese Listening and Speaking

4

Intermediate Class A

You have completed 600 credit hours in Chinese or have learned 1,600 Chinese words.

Intermediate A Integrated Chinese

8

At the end of Intermediate A, you can master about 1,800 words. You can interact with a degree of fluency. You can master certain reading and writing skills.

Intermediate A Chinese Speaking

6

Intermediate A Chinese Listening and Speaking

6

Intermediate Class B

You have completed 720 credit hours in Chinese or have learned 2,000 Chinese words.

Intermediate B Integrated Chinese

8

At the end of Intermediate B, you can master about 2,500 words. You can explain a viewpoint on a topical issue. You can have good reading and writing skills.

Intermediate B Chinese Listening and Speaking

6

Intermediate B Chinese Reading and Writing

6

Advanced

You have completed 900 credit hours in Chinese or have learned 2,500 Chinese words.

Advanced Integrated Chinese

8

At the end of Advanced, you can master about 3,000 words. You can explain an in-depth viewpoint on complex subjects. You can produce text of more than 300 characters.

Advanced Audiovisual Chinese

6

Advanced Chinese Reading and Writing

6

4. Elective courses

Editor Notes: You can look at the description of elective courses to get more information.

Class schedule: Afternoon or evening (Beijing Time), March 3rd to June 25th

Class length: 1 credit hour or 2 credit hours/class (a credit hour equals 40 minutes of real-time classroom instruction) with a 10 minute break between two classes

Courses

Target learners

Total credit hours

Schedule

Mandarin Pronunciation (online)

 

 

Beginners and learners who need to correct pronunciation

8

Monday/Wednesday, 19:30-20:10, March 8th to April 2nd

Monday/Wednesday, 19:30-20:10, May 10th to June 4th

Intensive Training on Chinese Characters (online)

Beginners and learners who need to practice Chinese characters

8

Monday/Wednesday, 20:20-21:00, March 8th to April 2nd

Monday/Wednesday, 20:20-21:00, May 10th to June 4th

Beginner Communicative Chinese (online)

Beginners

16

Tuesday/Thursday, 19:30-21:00, March 8th to April 2nd

Elementary Communicative Chinese (online)

Elementary learners

16

Tuesday/Thursday, 19:30-21:00, April 5th to April 30th

Cantonese(online)

Learners who are interested in Cantonese

32

Afternoon class, once per week for 80 minutes

Chinese Calligraphy (offline)

Learners of all levels

32

Afternoon class, once per week for 80 minutes

 

Chinese Painting (offline)

Learners of all levels

32

Afternoon class, once per week for 80 minutes

Chinese t

Tea Art (online and offline)

Learners of all levels

32

Afternoon class, once per week for 80 minutes

Chinese Poetry r

Recitation (online)

Intermediate learners and above

 

16

Afternoon class, once per week for 40 minutes (TBD)

Chinese Classical Poetry Appreciation (online)

Upper Intermediate and Advanced learners

 

32

Wednesday, 16:00-17:25

Introduction to Chinese Culture (Chinese) (Online)

Upper Intermediate and Advanced learners

32

 

Tuesday, 16:00-17:25

Introduction to Chinese Culture (English) (Online)

Learners with proficiency in  English

32

Thursday, 16:00-17:25

Learn Chinese with songs (online)

Learners of all levels

8

Wednesday, 17:30-20:10 (TBD), April 5th to April 30th

Introduction to Shenzhen (online)

Intermediate learners and above

16

Afternoon class, once per week for 40 minutes (TBD)

Chinese corner (offline)

Learners of all levels,  Chinese and foreign students

 

None

Wednesday, 19:30-22:10 (TBD), March 8th to June 25th

5. School Introduction

Editor Notes: SZU has drawn much attention from domestic and overseas political, academic and business circles since its foundation. 

Shenzhen University (SZU)Shenzhen University (SZU) is a full-time comprehensive university accredited by the State Council of the People’s Republic of China and is funded by Shenzhen local government. SZU was founded in 1983 and undertook its first enrollment the very same year at what Deng Xiaoping called "Shenzhen Speed"Learn More>>

6. College of International Exchange

Editor Notes: There are more and more international students coming to SZU each year.

  • Shenzhen University has trained up to 20,000 international students so far.
  • The College of International Exchange (CIE) adopts a multicultural education and provides a variety of Chinese language and cultural training courses.
  • CIE boasts passionate faculty with extensive experience of teaching the Chinese language and has a strong reputation among students with a retention rate of over 80%.
  • The language courses and after-class practice offer students crucial insights to understand Shenzhen Special Economic Zone.
  • Shenzhen University has beautiful campuses, convenient transportation and excellent facilities.

7. Campus Life

Editor Notes: International students enjoy the wonderful life in the campus.

Chinese Calligraphy Exhibition

Graduation Ceremony

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Entry Requirements

  • Formal schooling at high school level or higher.
  • Above 18 years old. If you are under 18 years old, please contact CUCAS.

Fee Structure

Tuition Fee
Non-degree RMB 8,800 in total (About $ 1,796)
Accommodation Fee
Lingxiaozhai Dormitory
Double Room RMB 2,400  (More Details)
InternationalStudents’ Dormitory
Double Room RMB 6,000  (More Details)
Single Room RMB 8,000  (More Details)
Other Fees
Application Fee:
The application fee charged by the university, CUCAS only collect on their behalf.
RMB 200
Service Fee:
For the service CUCAS provide to you. If you get a scholarship while applying as a self-financed applicant, you need to pay another scholarship service fee of 200 USD.
USD 109 (Check Policy)
Living Expense RMB 2,500 to RMB 4,000

Application Materials

"*" means necessary documents that you must provide in your application.

*1. Application Form

Please upload your finished application form here.

*2. Photocopy of valid passport

With name, passport number & expiration date, and photo included

*3. Passport photo

A recent passport-sized photo of the applicant

4. Supporting Documents: Certificate of Good Conduct

Provided by your current/previous school/company in Chinese/English to improve your success rate.

You can download a template or sample from here.

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