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Application Instructions for 2020 Chinese Language Studying program


Non-degree programs

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Chinese language program

2

Preparatory program for Bachelor students

Chinese Language Courses

Course overview

The aim of this program is to develop students’ Chinese language skills and introduce them to the rich and sophisticated Chinese culture. The language part of the course will focus heavily on speaking and the cultural part’s main focus is on Chinese traditions and customs. To accomplish the aim, a Chinese proficiency test is arranged at the beginning of the semester. According to the test results, students will be divided into seven levels, which belong to stages of primary, intermediate or advanced levels. To ensure quality, teaching will be conducted in small classes of 20 students maximum.

Program details

The program consists of compulsory and elective courses. The compulsory courses will take about 20-22 hours each week. As mentioned before there are different language levels. The different levels are shown below.

Chinese class levels for Language Students

Below are the different class levels this program offers, together with their course objectives and learning outcomes.

Courses

Course objectives

Learning outcomes

Hours

Elementary 1

Being able to communicate on 6 topics relating to daily life. Learn to write and know the meaning of the 600 expressions covered in HSK 3.

Vocabulary size, listening and reading abilities reach HSK 3.

Speaking and writing reach HSK 2. Overall Chinese language ability reaches above HSK 2.

20 per week

Elementary 2

Being able to communicate on 9 topics including 35 sub-topics. Learn the meaning and how to write 600 words covered in HSK 3 and 200 words covered in HSK 4.

Vocabulary size reaches above HSK 3.

Listening, reading, speaking and writing abilities all reach HSK 3.

Overall Chinese language ability reaches HSK 3.

20 per week

Intermediate 1

Being able to communicate on 10 major topics relating to daily life, study and work with a moderate amount of complexity. Learn to write and know the meaning of all 600 – 1200 words covered in HSK 3 and 4.

Students’ vocabulary size reaches between 3 and 4.

Speaking and writing reach HSK 3 and listening and reading reach HSK 4.

Overall language ability reaches above HSK 3.

20 per week

Intermediate 2

Being able to discuss 9 major topics and 43 sub-topics. Learn to write and know the meaning of all 1200 words covered in HSK 4 and 300 words of HSK 5.

Students’ vocabulary size reaches above HSK 4.

Listening, speaking, reading and writing reach HSK 4 and overall Chinese language ability reaches HSK 4.

20 per week

Intermediate 3

Being able to discuss 9 major topics and 44 sub-topics. Learn to write and know the meaning of all 2500 words covered in HSK 5.

Students’ vocabulary size reaches HSK 5.

Listening, speaking, reading and writing reach HSK 5 and overall Chinese language ability reaches HSK 5.

20 per week

Advanced 1

Being able to discuss 9 major topics and 44 sub-topics. Learn to write and know the meaning of all 2500 words covered in HSK 5 and 1200 words in HSK 6.

Students’ vocabulary size reaches above HSK 5.

Listening and speaking abilities reach above HSK 5 and overall Chinese language ability reaches HSK 5.

20 per week

Advanced 2

Students’ Chinese level is close to that of a native speaker at this level. Being able to discuss 9 major topics and 47 sub-topics. Learn to write and know the meaning of all 5000 words covered in HSK 6.

Students’ vocabulary size reaches above HSK 6.

Listening, speaking, reading and writing abilities all reach above HSK 6 and overall Chinese language ability reaches HSK 6.

22 per week

Apart from the above language courses, a wide variety of cultural experience courses are offered, designed to increase students’ understanding of China and its rich culture. In addition, extra support for the language part are amongst the possible elective courses. Below is a short overview.

Elective courses

Learning outcomes

Hours

Pronunciation

To master the pronunciation of the consonant, vowel, tone, soft tone, changes in tones, retroflex finals and more.

2

HSK counselling

Through intensive training, students can consolidate the solid foundation of Chinese language that they have learned, be familiar with all HSK tests and complete the Chinese proficiency test which consists out of listening, speaking, reading and writing

2

Chinese calligraphy

Artistic methods taught to students that will enable them to master basic calligraphy skills through practice.  

2

Peking Opera

A general introduction to the history, repertoire, different schools, acting and stages of Peking Opera after which students will perform in the opera.

2

Tea culture of China

Students learn the importance that tea holds in Chinese culture and how it has influenced culture, literature and art. Students will learn to appreciate the Chinese tea culture through experience.

2

Chinese paper cutting

Students learn the method of Chinese paper cutting and its (historical) cultural importance. Through experience we hope that students will appreciate its cultural significance.

2

Tai Chi

Students will learn how to perform Tai Chi martial arts and its historical role in China.

2

Optional courses



Cultural experience activity

Visit the Cultural Experience Hall with a group of students and learn about different cultural theories and experience the culture first hand.

2

Participation program

Live one day as an ordinary Chinese citizen and experience the culture and customs through interpersonal contact

2


Method of assessment

The method used to assess will be through written exams. The weight assigned to each test score will be the same for all courses and is as follows: assignments 50%, class participation 10% and the final test will be 40%.  

Eligibility

1. An applicant should respect and obey the laws and decrees of the People’ s Republic of China and accept the conditions of admission set out by Shandong University

2. An applicant should be at least 18 years of age

3. An applicant should have graduated from high school

4. An applicant should be in good health

5. An applicant needs no Chinese language skills or experience to join this program

Application procedures

When applying for the Chinese language program at SDU, it is needed to make a formal application. This should be done online through the online application system. All documents should be in colour unless the originals are black and white. The following documents must be submitted:

1. Copy of passport (must be valid for at least six months)

2. Copy of the highest qualification obtained + transcripts

3. Applicants who apply for a study visa which has a duration that exceeds six months are required to submit a valid Physical Examination form. This may be the original or a copy. You can download it here: https://www.visaforchina.org/MEL_EN/generalinformation/downloads/270951.shtml

Application steps

1. Gather required documents

2. Apply on the SDU website at: http://www.apply.sdu.edu.cn/ .

3. SDU reviews the application

4. Applicant is accepted, rejected or should complement the application

5. SDU issues an admission letter and a JW202 visa application form and sends these to the address the applicant supplied when applying online.

6. Applicant takes the admission letter, passport and the JW202 form to the embassy, consulate or visa centre and applies for a student visa.

7. After the visa has been issued the applicant can book a plane ticket.

Important:

Make sure you regularly check your email and spam box in case we ask for further information / complementary documents and / or corrections. If we request information and we do not receive it, it could lead to rejection.

Application Time:

Fall SemesterMarch 1st to the end of June

Spring Semester: October 15th to early January

Tuition and Fees

The tuition fees are listed below and are all mandatory. There are two semesters in each academic year.

Fee type

Fee amount

Tuition per semester

¥9,000

Accommodation per semester*

¥5,400

Accommodation deposit (is refunded when you leave)

¥600

Application fee

¥400

Medical insurance per semester

¥400

*May vary depending on the type of room

Contact information (for program-related enquiries and admissions)

Address: Office of Extension, College of International Education,

27 Shanda Nanlu, Shandong University (Central Campus), CIE Comprehensive building, Office 211,

Jinan, P.R. China; Postal code: 250100

Tel: +86-531-88364535

Fax: +86-531-88565623

Email: cie@sdu.edu.cn


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