Ⅰ. Course Arrangement

1.       Curriculum: comprehensive Chinese language courses, including listening, speaking, reading etc. and the classes are divided into three levels: beginner level, elementary level and intermediate level. The highest level is HSK5.

2.       Class hours: Monday to Friday, 15:00 – 16:30 & 16:45-18:45. (a total of four class hours per day).



Present level of Chinese

Learning objectives

Language competency


Contents of courses



Easy Learning Chinese basic course book onetwo and three



Can recognize Pinyin and write simple Chinese character; can greet with simple words and speak Chinese in classroom settings; can talk about food, hobbies, weather.

HSK 2-3


Easy Learning Chinese basic course book twothree and four

Have Learned Chinese for more than 80 hours, can recognize Pinyin and simple Chinese characters; can make easy conversations.

Around 300

Can grasp the knowledge about notification, congratulations, apologize and demand; can make comparative sentences; can cope with simple life and school communication scenarios.



Easy Learning Chinese basic course book three and four; intermediate course book one

Have Learned Chinese for more than 160 hours, can recognize textbook without Pinyin, and can express their own idea.

Around 500

On the basis of knowing

language, discuss the hot

topics related to Chinese

culture such as health

care, pets, leftover single

men and women,

environmental protection,

the ability to communicate

and solve practical

problems in Chinese.

HSK 3-4


Easy Learning Chinese basic course book four, intermediate course book one and two

Have learned Chinese for more than 260 hours, can understand daily life expressions and express own ideas or thoughts in paragraphs.

Around 1000

Grasp the meaning and usage of idioms, related words, colloquial words and usage in the text, understand the cultural differences of various countries, Chinese regional cultural differences, travel, food, love, fashion and Dressing(clothes matching), family, medical treatment, the concept of friendship and Internet education.



Easy Learning Chinese intermediate course book one, two and three

Have learned Chinese for more than 320 hours,

Can communicate fluently in Chinese, and read general essays and express your views and ideas systematically.

Around 1600

Use the learned vocabulary and language points to express sentences, retell texts, make keynote speeches or debates, etc. learn to read news or articles; learn to express your opinions in writing, learn cultural knowledge and phenomena that appear in the text, such as Qingming Festival, the way of health  preservation, table manners, bow headed clan(people)", Long-distance love, Globalization, etc.

HSK 4-5


Easy Learning Chinese intermediate course book two, three and four

Learn Chinese for more than 400hours, you will be able to talk about a wide range of topics in Chinese, be able to to read common Chinese newspapers and magazines and also be able to enjoy simple Chinese movies and TV programs.

Around 2500

Learn and understand Chinese cultural knowledge and current hot topics related to the content of the textbooks, for example; The Chinese dream, World citizens, China's double 11, Shanghai Disneyland, etc. and express your views through situational dialogues, speeches, debates, etc.




Have learned Chinese for more than 560 hours, can use vocabulary freely, can read basic newspapers and magazines

Around 3200

Introduce and analyze Chinese culture, discuss cross-cultural topics with students through debates and speeches, for example: Gift-giving culture, The concept of Marriage,  Family, Hierarchy, borrowing money, etc.

HSK 5-6


II. Study Period: 

two to four weeks, starting from January 11, 2021 to February 5, 2021.

The program will not be opened with less than five applicants.

III. Application Deadline: December 20, 2020.

IV. Application Qualification:

1.       Foreigners who live in Shanghai, holding X visa or Residence Permit.

2.       Age between 16 to 60 years old.

3.  If you studied or lived in China before, you should not have any record of violation of laws or disciplines.

Hold green Shanghai QR code.

V. Level of Course Difficulty:

1.       Beginner level

2.       HSK 2

3.       HSK 4

VI. Application Procedure:

1.       Contact the teachers below by email. The teachers will inform you how to apply on our website (http://apply.shisu.edu.cn).

2.       If you are accepted, the university will send you admission letter (electronic version) and the health guarantee letter for you to come into the university.

3.       Before 14 days of your study period, you need to measure and record daily temperature.

4.       On the first day of your study period, please bring the admission letter, passport, health guarantee letter and green Shanghai QR code.

 Contact Person



 Responsible for  

 Mr. Lyu, Lin



Admission of Japan students

 Ms. Yang, Liu-Dai



Admission of DPRK, Korea & North America students

 Ms. Wang, Jun-Jie



 Admission of Africa, Middle East and Oceania students

 Ms. Chen, Jin-Meng



Admission of Russia, Central Asia, Baltic States, and Mongolia students

 Ms. Zhang, Wen-Ting



Admission of South Asia and Southeast Asia students

 Ms. Zheng, Kai



Admission of Europe and Latin American countries students

Ⅶ. Tuition: (pay by RMB)

Study Period


Two weeks


Three weeks


Four weeks


Please transfer the tuition fee to the following bank account:








*Please note down your application number on the remittance details and upload the copy when you apply online. When we receive your online application, we will send you the detailed course arrangement.

* After paying the tuition fee, anything related to withdraw and refund should be carried out in accordance with the regulation of Shanghai International Studies University. Any expenses incurred by the payment and refund should be borne by the student himself or herself.

For Refund regulation please click: http://www.oisa.shisu.edu.cn/index.php/index/newscontent/cid/39/id/297.html

8. Contact Information

Office of International Student Affairs

Shanghai International Studies University

Room 202, Teaching Building 2

550 West Dalian Road, Shanghai 200083, P. R. China

Tel: 86-21-35372961;86-21-35372963

Fax: 86-21-35372905

E-mail: oisa@shisu.edu.cn;

Web Site: http://www.oisa.shisu.edu.cn/