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Intensive Chinese Language Program (2017)


1. Academic Target and Goals

The Intensive Chinese Language Program is specially designed for the international students who are going to study undergraduate programs in China, and those who want to improve their Chinese proficiency in the short term. The program aims at helping the international students, within a short period of time, construct their own Chinese language system, do daily communication in Chinese and speak or discuss on a topic in Chinese by focusing on Chinese lexicology and grammar teaching. After completing one academic year’s course of the program, the students’ Chinese proficiency is expected to meet the requirements of entering an undergraduate program in China and reach New HSK level 5.

2. Training Courses

1) Basic Chinese Language Courses, including Comprehensive Chinese (grammar, conversation, Chinese characters), Chinese Listening Comprehension, Chinese Reading and Chinese Conversation.

2) HSK Intensive Training Courses, focusing on intensive training in the aspects of Chinese listening, grammar, reading and comprehensive Chinese.

3) There’re 36 teaching hours per week.

3. Level Placement

   This program is provided at three levels: beginning, elementary and intermediate (levels won’t be available unless there is an enrollment of 10 or above).

   1) Students who don’t have any knowledge of Chinese should enter a beginning level class.

   2) Students who are in elementary level (HSK 2) or have one semester’s full-time Chinese training in Chinese university should enter an elementary level class.

   3) Students who are in pre-intermediate level (HSK 3) or have one year’s full-time Chinese training in Chinese university enter an intermediate level class.

4. Length of Program

This program lasts half a year (one semester) or one year. Every year has two semesters. Spring Semester opens in late February and Fall Semester opens in Mid-September.  Detailed dates are available in the acceptance letter.  There are 36 academic hours every week (each academic hour lasts for 45 minutes).

5. Application Deadline: December 31 for Spring Semester and June 30 for Fall Semester.

6. Qualifications for Admission

Applications are open to foreign citizens with reliable financial support and stability who are senior-high-school graduates with an age between 18 and 50 and in good health.

7. Application Materials

1) A printed copy of SISU Online Application Form

2) Photocopy of diploma.

3) Photocopy of passport.

4) 2 passport photos (in size of 5cm * 4cm).

5) Application fee: 450 RMB (or 75 USD).

8. Tuition and Fees (in RMB)


Tuition Fee

Application Fee


One Semester




One Academic Year





Tuition and other fees are not refundable once paid.

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