Introduction

Introduction

Welcome to the Department of International Chinese


    The Department of International Chinese was established in June, 2008, having evolved from the Center for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language under the School of Foreign Languages at Southwest Jiaotong University founded in 1994 (later renamed the International Education Center ).

    Since the establishment of the Center for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language in 1994, the variety of courses on offer for overseas students has been steadily improved. The current curriculum includes both long-term and short-term Chinese language training courses, intensive training for the HSK (a Chinese Proficiency Test), and training courses for undergraduates, postgraduates and doctorates, etc. In addition, the Department has also set up a long term cooperation program with the Hanoi Jiaotong University. Up to now nearly 1000 overseas students from 20 countries around the world  have studied or are studying in the Department. They come from countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia, South Korea, Japan, France, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Germany, Canada, New Zealand, Slovenia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Burma, Italy, Sweden, Holland, Sudan, and Yemen.
   
     The Department of International Chinese admits Chinese learners from various countries around the world. The department designs and provides long-term and short-term Chinese language training courses, Chinese culture training courses, calligraphy, and Taichi courses etc, for overseas students. These long-term courses include Intensive Chinese, Chinese Reading, Listening & Speaking Chinese, Chinese Characters, and so forth. Generally speaking, it takes one or two years to finish these long-term courses and 2 to 12 weeks to finish the short-term courses. Experience courses on Chinese language and cultural are provided according to the demands of students, and study tours during summer vacation are available.


 

The department also hosts HSK exams and training for international students.