Overseas Education College of Xiamen University

Long-term Chinese

The program is open to applicants with different levels of Chinese proficiency. Students will be placed into three levels (i.e. beginning, intermediate and advanced) and be grouped into different classes with small size. The program will focus on the training of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, with optional courses such as HSK tutorial, Chinese Idioms and Their Stories, Learning Chinese by Watching Chinese Movies, Chinese Kung Fu and Chinese Painting to act as a supplement to core courses. The objective is to help learners improve their abilities of Chinese language and communication, so as to enable them to apply Chinese in theirs studies, life and future careers.

Certificate of Completion and transcripts will be issued to students upon completion of the study.

Spring Semester: February to June

Fall Semester: September to the next January

Class time: Monday to Friday

Duration: Over 1 semester, about 20 class hours per week, 18 weeks per semester

Introduction to Major Courses:

1.Intensive Chinese (elementary, intermediate and advanced): The course is designed to teach you skills and rules for Chinese pronunciation and the reading and writing of Chinese characters; it discusses Chinese vocabulary and grammar and their applications and develops your proficiency in written Chinese. It is designed to help to learn knowledge about Chinese language in comprehensive manner, thus laying a solid foundation for your application of what you have learned about Chinese.

2.Oral Chinese: In a very happy and relaxed classroom atmosphere with professional teaching and ample exercises, you gradually improve your Chinese communication ability; get to know the communication skills of the Chinese people. With the improvement of your language ability, you can express your personal view on a particular topic completely and frequently in standard Chinese. You also cultivate the habit of thinking in Chinese and the ability to choose the proper expressions for different persons you are talking to on proper occasions. In all, you can learn to deal with various communication situations.

3.Chinese Listening: The course aims at improving your listening ability through systematic instruction and ample exercises. You can gradually learn to understand the real intent of the speaker in the conversion, enhance your ability to differentiate the words, to analyze, and summarize the speeches, as well as to make association and guessing. In the course of study, you will be trained to understand the speeches delivered at faster and faster pace and the news broadcast of the familiar topics and popular radio and TV programs. Finally, you can understand Chinese spoken in real communication situation and at the same time, consciously pick up new words, phrases, and usages. In a word, you can improve the sensibility on real application and development of Chinese language. The course has 4 class periods per week and is offered at all three levels of elementary, intermediate and advanced classes.

Optional Courses:HSK tutoring (Level 4, Level 5, Level 6), Chinese Idioms and Their Stories, Chinese Film and Television Culture Appreciation, Chinese Painting, Chinese Calligraphy, Chinese Kung Fu, Reading and Writing of Chinese Characters, Intermediate Chinese Reading, Intermediate Chinese Writing, Advanced Chinese Reading, Advanced Chinese Writing, Introduction to Chinese Culture, Mandarin Phonetics and Reading, Chinese History, Sino-foreign Cultural Exchanges, Chinese Human Geography, Chinese Folklore and Culture, Chinese Vocabulary and Culture, English-Chinese Translation (Some of the above courses are offered according to the number of electives in each semester)

(For more detailed information: http://oec.xmu.edu.cn for details)

Credit Hours: Students can choose their own courses according to their Chinese levels and suggestions of office. The maximum credit hours is 24 per semester.

Campus Activities:Chinese Corner, "China Day", Loi Krathong Festival, Songkran Festival, Fun Games, Track and Field Games, Football Games, Xiamen International Marathon, etc.

Certificates Awarded: A Certificate of Completion will be issued by Xiamen University


Enrolment Fees: 400RMB (for new students only with no refund)

Tuition: 13,000RMB per semester; 26,000RMB per academic year

Other fees will be paid separately after arriving at the school. For detailed information, please refer to the "Study Abroad Expenses" column.

Qualifications to Apply:

1.18- 55 years old;

2.High school diploma or above;

Documents for Application:

1.ID photo;

2.A scanned copy of the first page of the passport (regular passport, valid through October 31, 2022).

3.Photocopies of certificate for highest education and transcripts & notarized copy in English or Chinese;

4.A photocopy of HSK certificate (if any).

5.Physical Examination Record for Inbound Travellers, completed in Chinese or English, bearing the stamp of the hospital. Physical examination results are valid for 6 months.

6.Financial Support Guarantee Statement and its supporting documents completed in Chinese or English, certifying that the applicant has sufficient funds to cover his or her tuition, accommodation, living expenses and international travels during his or her study in China. Only applicant himself/herself or his/her family can act as a financial sponsor. The Statement should be accompanied by a copy of the financial sponsor’s valid passport or identification certificate.

7. Certificate of No Criminal Record. The applicants shall submit a valid Certificate of No Criminal Record issued by the local police, usually within 6 months before the date of submission of the application.

Application Procedure:

Please refer to application procedures.

Application Deadline:

Spring: December 30; Fall: June 30

You can see the completion of each application step and the admission progress of the school in the "application status".

Contact Information:

Contact: Ms. Peng

Phone: 0086-592-2186211

Email: oec@xmu.edu.cn