Chinese Language Class


Introduction to the Program

The Chinese Language Class at BLCC is a Long-term (one semester to two year) non-degree program for international students.

About BLCC

Beijing Chinese Language and Culture College (BLCC, previously known as Beijing Overseas Students Training School, Beijing Chinese Language and Culture School, Beijing Chinese Language and Culture Training Center) is directly subordinate to OCAO. It is the only one institution specialized in Chinese education in China. The college was founded in 1950. For more info visit the page here.

About the Program

Divided into primary, intermediate, advanced classes. To learn Chinese listening, speaking, reading, writing and translating systematically. In the 1-3 academic years, to enable students to master the vocabulary and the grammar points, to meet needs in daily life and work. Elective courses of painting, calligraphy, martial arts, traditional Chinese music, etc. available. A study tour in Beijing every two weeks, and a study tour in China each semester available.

Start Date of the Program

September (Fall Semester)

February (Spring Semester)

Entry Requirements

Overseas Chinese and foreigners of Chinese origin age 18 or over, who have either graduated from senior high school or have the same educational level, and who are in good health and have a good behavioral record may study in this College.

Application Deadline

Students may apply at any time of the year.


Elementary Class

Intensive Reading in Chinese, Extensive Reading in Chinese, Chinese Speaking and Listening Comprehension, Writing of Chinese Characters.

Students will master 2,410 common Chinese words and 185 basic Chinese grammar items. Students will carry on simple conversations, reading and writing in Chinese.

Intermediate Class

Modern Chinese, intermediate Chinese Speaking and Listening Comprehension, Extensive Reading, Commercial Chinese, Chinese Composition, Reading of Selected Newspaper and Maga-zine Articles.

Students will master 2,850 Chinese words and 80 Chinese grammar items of intermediate level.  Students have basic communication ability and may use Chinese in their routine study and life.

Advanced Class

Modern Chinese, Advanced Chinese Composition, Reading of Selected Newspaper and Magazine Articles, Advanced Cultural Knowledge. Advanced Commercial Chinese, Chinese Grammar.

Students will master about 2,800 Chinese words and about 100 Chinese grammar items of advanced level. Students will have higher communication ability and a better understanding of Chinese culture.

Specialized courses

Chinese Painting, Chinese calligraphy, Wu Shu (Chinese Martial Arts), Chinese Music and Dance, Chinese Language Computer Programs, HSK classes, etc.
To learn Chinese culture and understand the spirit of Chinese history.

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are RMB 9600 per semester.


The college has two campuses. Fuchengmen campus, located in central Beijing and Huilongguan campus, located in Changping District of Beijing. The two campuses can accommodate a total of about 2,000 students. For further information on the accommodation visit the accommodation page here.

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