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Introduction of the four-week Chinese study program

Part Ⅰ: Project introduction

The Spring Chinese Language Training Program of Peking University is managed by the International Students Office of the Department of International Cooperation of Peking University and taught by the School of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language of Peking University. International students who love Chinese are recruited from all over the world. Based on the original MOOC and micro-class teaching, the College of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language will fully implement the "online teaching" model in the spring of 2020. After one year, the college's online teaching platform has been constructed steadily, summing up a wealth of teaching experience. In the spring of 2021, Peking University will offer four-week comprehensive Chinese courses, business Chinese and HSK (New Chinese Proficiency Test) special courses (HSK 4-6). Students who choose a comprehensive Chinese course can enter the elementary, intermediate, and advanced classes (including the zero starting point) based on their placement test scores.

Project time: March 1, 2021 (Monday) to March 26, 2021 (Friday)


Through the Spring Four-week Chinese Language Training Program of Peking University in 2021, you will get:

Webcast interactive course experience

Online Teaching Assistant Q&A and Course Tracking

Professional online self-assessment system to assist in choosing the right class level

Special additional special courses on "Business Chinese" and "HSK" (New Chinese Proficiency Test) (HSK 4-6)

Peking University program certificate and official transcript



Part Ⅱ: Course Details

A. Class mode:

Course materials + webcast + teaching assistants, teaching platforms: CANVAS, Microsoft Teams, Tencent Conference, etc.


B. Course schedule:

1) Teachers provide weekly course materials in advance (including learning requirements, key vocabulary explanations, preview requirements, etc.)

2) The lecturer teaches live webcast (10 hours a week, 2 hours each time)

3) Course assistants assist in group discussions (4 hours per week, 2 hours each time)

4) Every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon course teaching assistants provide online tutoring (4 hours a week, 2 hours each time)

5) Thematic lectures will be arranged on Friday afternoon. At the same time, students can share relevant online lecture resources of Peking University during the project.

PS: The teacher will adjust the class according to the student's continent. To ensure that students in different time zones keep up with the learning progress, the real-time online course supports repeated review within 48 hours during the project.


C. Chinese class:

There are basic classes, elementary classes, intermediate classes, and advanced classes. Before the start of the course, each learner needs to complete an online self-assessment questionnaire (which contains 40 questions) of Chinese proficiency. According to the results of the questionnaire assessment, students are divided into classes of different levels (basic, elementary, intermediate, and advanced). Teaching, each class will be limited to 15-20 students. To make full use of high-quality resources, classes with less than 8 students at the same level will be canceled, and students need to choose other projects or courses.


D. Course type introduction:

Comprehensive Chinese Course

1. Basic classes: mainly for beginners of Chinese. The teaching goal is to cultivate students' cognition and interest in the basic language characteristics of Chinese so that students can use Chinese to carry out relatively simple communication and solve the basic language needs in daily life. The teaching content mainly includes Chinese Pinyin, basic Chinese characters, and basic daily communication language, including common words in communication activities such as greeting, shopping, ordering food, asking for directions, and talking about hobbies.

2. Elementary class: Mainly for learners who have a certain foundation in Chinese and have a Chinese vocabulary above 200. The teaching goal is to improve students' Chinese listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills by learning basic Chinese grammar and common words, to be able to communicate effectively in daily Chinese, to meet the language needs of familiar daily life, and to lay a good foundation for further improving Chinese ability. The teaching content includes basic Chinese grammar and daily dialogue.

3. Intermediate class: mainly for learners who have a certain Chinese foundation and a Chinese vocabulary of about 1200. The teaching goal is to further improve students' Chinese listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, expand their vocabulary, be able to use Chinese accurately and proficiently to complete life, study, work, and other general communication activities, and be able to express in paragraphs on familiar daily topics.

4. Advanced class: mainly for Chinese learners who have a good Chinese foundation and a Chinese vocabulary of about 2500. The teaching goal is to further expand the vocabulary and be able to communicate and discuss a wider range of social topics in Chinese accurately and skillfully and appropriately.

★ Textbooks used: textbooks compiled by the School of Education of Chinese as a Second Language, Peking University


Advanced Business Chinese Course

Course objectives: 1. To conduct listening, speaking, reading, and writing training on business matters based on Chinese.

2. Understand the relevant policies and regulations of China's economy, trade, and commerce, and how to carry out business cooperation negotiations.

Course content: The content of learning materials, including company introduction, banking, business investment, recruitment, welfare, corporate team training, etc. According to what you have learned, supplement actual business and workplace words, sentence patterns, and topics.

★ Textbooks used: textbooks compiled by the School of Education of Chinese as a Second Language, Peking University


HSK (New Chinese Proficiency Test) Special Course

Course objectives: 1. Understand the question types and requirements of HSK Level 4, Level 5, and Level 6.

2. Use exams to promote learning and improve listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.

Course content: In-depth analysis of the difficult points of the test; a combination of lectures and exercises, combined with real question types, practice common vocabulary and grammar items; improve problem-solving strategies.

★ Textbooks used: textbooks compiled by the School of Education of Chinese as a Second Language, Peking University


E. Attendance and graduation

Attendance requirements:

Students should be required to enter the online class, not be late, leave early, or absent; for some reason, they need to ask the assistant teacher for leave in time; be late or leave early three times as one absenteeism. One point will be deducted from the exam for one absenteeism. No points will be deducted if there is a doctor's leave for sick leave. , If there is no doctor's leave slip, the colleague's leave is regarded as left, and 0.5 points are deducted for one absence of personal leave (one time means 2 credit hours). In principle, those who are absent from a course with a total of one-quarter or more than one-fourth of the course's total class hours will not be able to obtain the course grades.



The total score of the course is composed of three parts: the score of the final exam, the usual score, and the attendance; the usual score accounts for 50%-60% of the total score. Within two weeks after the end of the project, Peking University will provide students who have completed their studies with a certificate of advanced studies and official transcripts. Each person has a copy of the transcript, and the score is on a 100-point scale, accompanied by the total course hours and student attendance.


Part Ⅲ: Application Eligibility and Registration Method

application form

Non-Chinese citizens holding a valid foreign passport;

Be between 18 and 50 years old (including 18 and 50 years old);

Healthy body;

High school graduate or above;

Friendly to China, no criminal record


Application time

Online applications will start on November 15, 2020. The number of admissions is limited, and those who apply and meet the requirements will be admitted first until the quota is full.


Application process

Step 1: Online registration

Log in to the online application system for international student admissions


Register an account

Log in to the system and select "Personal Application"

Choose study program: non-degree students

Select admission category: short-term

Select the sub-menu under "Short Term" "Spring Weekly Chinese Language Training Program"

Follow the prompts to fill in the application information, and apply after completion


Step 2: Submit application materials online and online Chinese proficiency test

1. Application materials:

A photocopy of the personal information page of the passport. The passport must be an ordinary passport within the validity period;
The final academic certificate or certificate of enrollment must be a photocopy or notarized copy in Chinese or English;
Chinese proficiency certificate or Chinese study certificate (if any, please provide);
An original recommendation letter from the school or organization (Chinese or English)


2. Online Chinese Proficiency Test

Students who apply for the Comprehensive Chinese Course, please follow the instructions below to complete the online Chinese proficiency test (students who apply for advanced business Chinese and HSK courses please send an email to inform them of the selected courses, no Chinese proficiency test is required).

There are three bilingual control versions for the online Chinese proficiency test:

Chinese-English version:

Chinese-Japanese version:

Chinese and Korean version:

Please enter the application number (202107****) in the application system to complete the online Chinese proficiency test.


The third step: review and admission

Applicants can check the application status through the system. If you are admitted, please pay the tuition online within two weeks after the system displays "Waiting to pay tuition"; Peking University will also send an email notification to the admitted applicant.
Peking University will issue admission notices (electronic version) to those who are admitted.

Part IV: Fee Standard and Payment Method

Basic project fee standard (RMB):

Application fee: 400 yuan/person

Payment method: online payment.

Note: The application fee is non-refundable. If the application materials are incomplete or the application fee is not paid, the application will not be accepted.

Tuition (including fees for using teaching materials): Comprehensive Chinese Course: 6,000 yuan/person; Advanced Business Chinese Course: 7,000 yuan/person;

HSK (New Chinese Proficiency Test) Special Course:7,000元/人

Payment method: online payment.


Refund policy:

If you cannot participate in the program on time due to personal reasons, the payer can submit a written refund application to the International Students Office. After approval, Peking University will refund the tuition fee in the following ways:

If you apply for a refund before February 15, 2021, 50% of the tuition fee can be refunded;

If you apply for a refund between February 15, 2021 and February 22, 2020, 25% of the tuition fee can be refunded;

If you apply for a refund after February 22, 2021, the tuition fee will not be refunded.

Remarks: The refund will be refunded directly, and the applicant shall bear the handling fee that may be incurred by the refund.

Part V: Consultation and Liaison

mailing address:

China•Beijing•Peking University New Sun Student Center International Students Office Room 335

Postal Code: 100871


Phone: (86-10) 6275-7362

Fax: (86-10) 6275-9754




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