Special Mandarin Training Program – “Mini Class”

Introduction to the Program

The Special Mandarin Training Program at ECNU is a one – four months (or more) program for international students.

About East China Normal University

Founded in Shanghai in October 1951, East China Normal University (ECNU) is one of the most prestigious universities in China and is sponsored by the national programs “Project 211” and “Project 985”. For more information visit the ECNU page here.

About the Program

This program, characterized by intensive learning, meets the need of those who want to improve the Chinese proficiency in short time.

The courses enable the students to learn new vocabulary and sentence structures in the morning, to put them into use orally right away in a mini class in the afternoon. This teaching pattern takes instant effect in language learning.

Tasks-oriented and immersive methodologies would be adopted to let the students mater Chinese in genuine situations and fully interactive way throughout in-class & outdoor activities as well as real ommunicative experience.

Entry Requirements

16 years old and above, with valid foreign passport.

The applicants should have some mandarin basis, at least reach the level of HSK 3 or have been learning mandarin for one year.


Levels setting: Intermediate 2 & Advanced 1

A.Mornings’ Course: Intensive Reading, focus on enlarging the vocabulary, grammar;
B.Afternoons’ Course: Spoken Chinese & Language Activities, improve the oral skills through diverse drills.

Sample – Language course timetable:

Special Mandarin Training Program-sample timetable

Cultural activities and field trips:

We arrange free field trips to historical sights every semester and organize rich cultural activities like singing contests, sports matches, and so on.

Tuition Fees

special mandarin training program-fees


There are four international student dorms on Zhongshan Rd. Campus: International Exchange Service Center, No.1 International Student Residence Hall, No.2 International Student Residence Hall, and No.12 Student Residence Hall. For further information on the accommodation visit the accommodation page here.

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