Standard Chinese Language Program

Introduction to the Program

The Standard Chinese Language Program at ECNU is a one semester (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

The long-term language classes are fit for students who aim to improve their knowledge of Chinese and Chinese language skills. The classes stress the equal importance of listening, speaking, reading and writing Chinese in order to lay a solid foundation for students on the basis of practicality.

Start Date of the Program


Entry Requirements

16 years old and above, with valid foreign passport

Application Deadline



Time of class: Mon.~ Fri., 20 class hours a week(45min/class hour)

Course features:
1. About 20 students per class
2. Mixture of International Students
3. Placement test
4. 45 Minutes per class
5. Certificate & transcript upon completion
6. Three main Levels – elementary, intermediate, and advanced
7. 0ver 30 classes available every semester
Levels and types of classes:

Standard Chinese Language Program-Levels and types of classes

Sample – Language course timetable (for one week elementary level):

Standard Chinese Language Program-Sample – Language course timetable (for one week elementary level)

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

RMB 9000 per semester


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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