Chinese Language Group Summer School
Introduction to the Program
The Chinese Language Group Summer School at XJTLU is a two week program for international students.
About XJTLU Language Centre
The Language Centre was established in 2006, the year Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University was founded. It has grown rapidly since and currently has more than 100 administrative and teaching staff members, who have experience of teaching English, Chinese and Spanish at top universities and institutes around the world.
We provide English for Academic Purposes teaching on degree modules, first-rate English language support across all years of study, offer Chinese and Spanish language programmes, as well as professional teacher training for teachers inside and from outside of XJTLU.
Start Date of the Program
16 years old or over
As part of our unique model of instruction there are five study levels and you will be enrolled into the appropriate level for your needs. All four language skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) will be taught with a focus on useable, everyday language that you might expect to use if you are visiting, living, working or travelling in China.
Classes take place Monday to Friday, 10am to 1pm. Each week will be comprised of 15 hours of classroom-based language lessons and four hours of cultural understanding lessons. There will be plenty of opportunity to use the language you are learning on the street and in social situations.
Chinese Cultural Activities
Classes take place twice a week (2 to 4pm) and are a key part of the summer school. They provide the opportunity to practice your new language, learn more about China and have lots of fun.
Chinese Martial Arts
Tai Chi is a type of Chinese Martial Art and it is the application of the Taoist philosophy concept of Yin Yang（阴阳) in the human body. The concept of Yin Yang is about opposing energies in unison, balance, motion and flow. Tai Chi uses this concept to form a meditative state for the mind and body. It is for anyone interested in relaxing their body, gaining a stronger mind/body connection, improving their health and achieving high levels of fitness. Chinese people believe that Tai Chi benefits the body, mind and spirit. You are welcome to experience this calm and peaceful form of Chinese martial arts with us.
Chinese Cuisine enjoys a great reputation for its colour, scent, taste and design, as well as its variety. Suzhou is the centre of our eastern catering culture. It is the cradle of Su Cuisine. As a result of hundreds of years of culinary experimentation, Suzhou cuisine has developed a unique flavour and a famed reputation. Each course is individually prepared and its emphasis is on the use of quality ingredients, tender meat, fresh vegetables and the care in its preparation. The result is a selection of fabulous dishes that are unique in colour, aroma, shape and taste. Suzhou cuisine is often sweet to the taste and beautifully presented. We’ll go to the kitchen of a local restaurant, watch the chef cooking and learn to cook a Suzhou dish.
Traditional Chinese Costumes
Chinese traditional clothing has varied greatly by region and time. As a vital part of Chinese civilisation, traditional costumes have played an important role in the country’s history and culture. Their basic features are cross-collars, wrapping the right lapel over the left, tying a sash at the waist and a form of blouse plus skirt or long gown. These features have been preserved for thousands of years, even until the time of the Republic of China (1912 – 1949AD), when the Chinese Tunic Suit (the Mao Suit) and the Cheongsam prevailed. During our Traditional Chinese costumes session, you will see the a variety of Chinese traditional costumes, learn a lot about Chinese customs, and have the opportunity to wear traditional Chinese costumes.
A social activity coordinator will arrange fun things to do every day in your free time. You will have the option of joining a number of activities including meals out, visiting UNESCO protected gardens, going to the cinema, seeing the famous Shanghai acrobats and many more.
RMB 6,500 per student
Included in the price:
- 10-19 students: one free group leader
- 20-29 students: two free groups leaders
- Transfer to and from Shanghai Pudong airport
- Chinese classes and teaching materials
- 13 nights’ accommodation
- Day trip to Shanghai
- Day trip to Suzhou Old Town
- Three evening group meals
- Two group lunches
- Five cultural activities
The accommodation facilities are located within the Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District, where the University is situated. All accommodation within this area is private and managed by the Suzhou Industrial Park Education Development & Investment Limited Company (SIPEDI), and also provides to students studying at other institutions.
For further information on the accommodation visit the accommodation page here.
To apply complete the application form and pay the application fee here. It takes approximately 4-6 weeks for your application to be processed and before an admissions decision is given. After you have been accepted you will receive your official acceptance letter visa application form. If you have any questions contact us.