Chinese Language Program

Introduction to the Program

The Chinese Language Program at Beijing Normal University is a one semester program or more for international students.

About Beijing Normal University

Beijing Normal University, a key university under the administration of the Ministry of Education, is a renowned institution of higher education known for teacher education, education science and basic learning in both the arts and the sciences. For more info visit the page here.

About the Program

BNU welcome the students from all over the world. Different levels of teaching is our feature. We have nine different levels of classes for students to choose, ranging from beginners’ to advanced, Students will take 20 hours Chinese class each week. Students are placed in appropriate class after a placement test upon registration. Small-class teaching is our tradition. 15-20 students class gives every student more opportunity to speak. We emphasize on students’ performance in the class and changing teacher-center class to students class thoroughly.

Start Date of the Program

September or February

Entry Requirements

Aged between 18 and 45; high school certificate or higher academic degree.

Application Deadline

Spring semester: January 10th

Fall Semester: July 10th


Highly experienced and fully professional teachers make students improve their communicative ability by practicing in listening, speaking, reading and writing, and engage students in practical student-centered activity. Full range of courses are provided for students, such as Chinese history, Chinese literature, Chinese geography and so on. We also offer rich elective courses to students which can stimulate students’ interests and make students have a better understanding of Chinese and Chinese culture, courses such as calligraphy, Kung-fu, Chinese ancient poetry and so on.

Edutainment & Extracurricular Activity

We offer richly colorful extracurricular activities, such as Beijing Opera appreciation, Chinese language competition , culture tour and so on, which is an appropriate method for students to put their knowledge into practice.

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are RMB11,600 per semester. The tuition fee for 1 year is 22,400 RMB.


There are a total of 6 international student dorms in BNU. For further information on the accommodation at Beijing Normal University (BNU) visit the accommodation page here.

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