Summer Short-Term Chinese Language Program

Introduction to the Program

The Summer Short-Term Chinese Language Program at Beijing Normal University is three to nine week program 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

Teaching in different levels and small-class is the feature of our program. Highly experienced and fully professional teachers in The College of Chinese Language and Culture (TCCLC) of BNU will make you improve your communicative capability rapidly within the short-term. The program provides a edutainment and student-centered teaching strategy that can make you recognize the interests of learning Chinese and, at same time, improve your communicative capability.

Class placement

The Summer Program offers three main levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced. Based on the results of the oral placement test, each student will be assigned to his/her specific level within these main levels; for instance, the beginner level may be further divided into Absolute Beginner, Intermediate Beginner, Advanced Beginner, and so forth. Each class consists of approximately 15 students.

Class Arrangements

There are two courses (Reading & Writing and Listening & Speaking) in each level, as well as Chinese culture classes offered twice a week. Chinese culture classes include Experiencing Chinese Culture (involving calligraphy, Chinese painting, Chinese music, paper cutting, and so on) and Chinese Kung-Fu.


  • Combination of acquiring and practicing, student-centered class. Students can improving their communicative capability by task-based activity in the class. And small class make every student speak more and practice more in the class.
  • Immersive language learning environment. In addition to normal language course, rich culture experience courses are also be given to the you twice a week, such as calligraphy, paper-cutting, painting, Kung-Fu and so on. You can get an comprehensive understanding of Chinese and Chinese culture.
  • Rich and colorful extra-curriculum activity. The study tour will be held in our program. In the study tour you will go outside class and enjoy the charm of Chinese culture by seeing the liberal and architectural art treasures of China with a civilization of 5000 years and watching Chinese traditional opera and acrobatics.

Start Date of the Program

July 4th or August 1st

Application Deadline

May 29 for July classes and June 30 for august classes

Tuition Fees

2900RMB for 3 weeks, 3500RMB for 4 weeks, 4100RMB for 5 weeks, 7000RMB for 8 weeks, 7600 for 9 weeks


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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