College of Chinese Language and Culture

Jinan University

People’s Republic of China

Prospectus for 2001-2002 Academic Year

Founded in 1993 as one of the ten affiliated colleges of Jinan University_ an internationally renowned state university established in 1906, College of Chinese Language and Culture is a unique institution of higher learning that specializes in offering to international students long or short-term courses and both degree and non-degree programs in Chinese as a second or foreign language (Chinese as L2). Apart from general language courses, the College also offers Chinese for Specific Purpose courses, such as Business Chinese and Cantonese. Being the largest of its kind in south China, the College annually receives students from more than 30 countries and regions round the globe. It is the largest HSK (i.e. Chinese Proficiency Test) center in south China, and is also a center for Chinese as L2 teacher training and a testing center for the National Teachers’ Certificate for Teaching Chinese as L2. Currently, the faculty and supporting staff total 196, among whom are 18 full professors and associate professors, and 73 lecturers.

            Located in the vicinity of the downtown Tianhe cultural district of Guangzhou, the College has easy access to convenient metro and intercity communications systems that join the neighboring Hong Kong, Macao and other major mainland cities. Lying at the foot of the hillside, the College boasts large patches of greens, fresh air, sports grounds, entertainment and living facilities, and lots more… It is an ideal venue for international students to learn Chinese and have contact with Chinese culture.

Programs and Fees

Types

Programs

Entry Requirements

Duration of the courses

Fees

Notes

Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Chinese

Senior High School graduate

Four years

RMB ¥18000

(US$2171) (per annum)

Accept transfer student

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in

Teaching Chinese as L2

Senior High School graduate (available to students from Hong Kong, Macao, & Taiwan)

Four years

 

Details of fees are given in the Prospectus issued by Jinan University

Non-degree Programs

Diploma in

Chinese

Senior High School graduate

Two years

RMB ¥18000

(US$2171) (per annum)

Accept transfer student

Certificate in Advanced Chinese

Junior High School and above

One year

RMB ¥17000

(US$ 2050)

 

Certificate in Intermediate Chinese

Junior High School and above

One year

RMB ¥17000

(US$ 2050)

 

Certificate in Elementary Chinese

Junior High School and above

One year

RMB ¥17000

(US$ 2050)

 

Short-term Courses

Crash Chinese Course

 

One semester

RMB ¥8500

(US$ 1025)

 

Cantonese

 

One semester

RMB¥8500

(US$ 1025)

 

Business Chinese

 

One semester

RMB ¥8500

(US$ 1025)

 

Summer/Winter Camps

 

2-3 weeks

US$40/day per person

Costs of board and lodge, and sightseeing tours included. For group

application only

Teacher Training course

 

2-8 weeks

US$40/day per person

Taylor-made Course

 

4-6 weeks

RMB ¥600/week per person  

Accept individual applicant.

Correspondence courses

 

 

 

Chinese language courses that may eventually lead to a bachelor's degree in Chinese

 

Unlimited

 

Details are available on request

*If paid by semester, the fees will be charged at RMB¥9000 per semester. The discount rate will be at RMB¥17000 per annum if the fees are paid annually in a lump sum.

**If paid by semester, the fees will be charged at RMB¥8500 per semester. The discount rate will be at RMB¥16000 per annum if the fees are paid annually in a lump sum.

Programs and Courses: A Brief Description

A. Degree Programs

1. Bachelor of Arts in Chinese

Students are expected to develop practical knowledge and skill in the Chinese language and to become familiar with Chinese culture. Main courses: Intensive Chinese, Extensive Chinese, Listening and Speaking, Classical and Modern Chinese, Composition, Chinese Literature Culture, Grammar, History, Modern China, Chinese Information Processing, etc.

2. Bachelor of Arts in Teaching Chinese as Second Language

This course enrolls international students, as well as those from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. They are expected to master the basic knowledge of Chinese language and culture, and become specialists in teaching Chinese as a second or foreign language. Main courses: Modern Chinese, Classical Chinese, Survey in teaching Chinese as Second Language, Classical and Modern Chinese Literature, Introduction to Literature, Introduction to Chinese Culture, Basic Writing, Intensive English, Spoken English, Listening Comprehension, Translation, Chinese Education, Educational Sociology, Modern China and Chinese information Processing, etc.

B. Non-degree Programs

1. Diploma in Chinese

Students expected to develop practical knowledge and skill in the Chinese language and to become familiar with Chinese culture. Main courses: Intensive Chinese, Extensive Chinese, Listening and Speaking, Classical and Modern Chinese, Composition, Chinese Literature, Chinese Culture, Grammar, History, Modern China, Chinese Information Processing, etc.

2. Certificate Courses

Students in these classes (including elementary, intermediate and advanced courses) are enrolled to master the basic skills in Chinese listening, reading, speaking and writing, and to acquire knowledge about Chinese culture. Main courses: Intensive Chinese, Extensive Chinese, Chinese Speaking and Listening comprehension, Modern Chinese, Chinese Writing, Chinese Culture and Chinese Information Processing, etc.

C. Short-term Courses

1. Crash Courses:

Putonghua (Mandarin): Students are to acquire the basic skills of Chinese within a short period of time through intensive training. The course content includes Crash Chinese, Chinese listening and speaking and Chinese Character, etc.

2. Cantonese:

Students are trained to be able to communicate in Cantonese through one semester's training. The course content includes Cantonese Pronunciation, Intensive Cantonese, Spoken Cantonese and Cantonese Listening, etc.

3. Business Chinese:

Designed for people engaged in international business who require a working knowledge of Chinese speaking, writing and reading, the course includes business Chinese speaking and reading, business Chinese Writing and Business Etiquette, etc.

4. Taylor-Made Courses:

 The contents, time and the place of such courses are negotiable.

5. Summer/Winter Camps (For group applications only)

The college welcomes groups of high school and university students interested in Chinese language, culture and modern development of China to organize short-term courses in combination with sightseeing tours during summer and winter vocations. Courses may include Communicating in Putonghua, Chinese Culture, Writing, Art Classes and Sightseeing.

6. Teacher Training (For group applications only)

This course is designed for teachers of Chinese aboard. It covers teaching methodology, Practical Language Teaching, Literary Selections, Composition, Putonghua, Modern Chinese, and Character Teaching Methodology.

D. Correspondent Courses

Students are enabled to improve their Chinese and gain school experience and certificate through self-study and some part of face-face teaching. The course is also designed to offer the chances for those Chinese teachers aboard to keep on studying. The courses include both degree and non-degree designs. For the degree schooling, the Chinese language program and Teaching Chinese language as second language program. A BA degree may be awarded when all the requirements of courses and a thesis are completed. The non-degree programs include elementary, intermediate and advanced certificates in Chinese through the completion of such courses of Chinese listening, speaking, reading and writing, etc. Details of the courses are available on request.

ADMISSION PROCEDURES

1. Application:

Please contact:

U.S.-China Educational Exchange
15 Locust Street
Jersey City, NJ 07305
U.S.A.
HSINTL@aol.com
201-432-6861

2. Required Documents:

(a) A completed application form with a clear indication of the type of visa held.

(b) Academic transcript from other educational institutions. (For Transferred students only)

(c) * Beginners can apply for either bachelor degree or associate degree classes. They will be qualified only after they have completed one year's study and passed HSK Test (gained C-level certificate).

  ** For transfer students, original certificates and diplomas obtained from secondary or other institutions of learning and HSK Test Scores are required.

3. Time of Application:

The College enrolls students at both spring and fall semesters in March and September. Applicants are requested to send the application materials to the Admissions Office between October 8 and January 8 for spring entry and between April 8 and July 8 for Fall entry. Applications fee must be paid at the same time.

4. Entrance Examination:

Transfer students must take a placement test within two weeks.

5. Admission and Visa:

After the application is accepted, an admission notice will be issued with JW202. Chinese embassies or consulates will issue an entry visa when the admission notice and Form JW202 are presented. Southeast Asian students may come to China with a tourist visa.

6. Registration:

(1) New students should register during the specified time. At the time of registration, new comers must present their passport and make payments of tuition and other fees.

(2) After registration, new students need to have a medical examination. Unqualified students may be denied admission. Those who have received medical examinations before entering China must show their original medical certificates.

(3) Receptionists are available for both new comers and their parents and friends at the designed time of registration for new semesters. Buses No. 27, 89, 54 stop by the College. Students can take a taxi directly to our College from the airport (about 30 minutes) or from Guangzhou Eastern Railway Station (about 10 minutes).

(4) The number of Photographs required by each department:

10  - Department of the Chinese Language and Culture

8   - Short-term Training Department

6   - Pre-University Programs

Housing Fees and Other Expenses

 

Class

Types

fees/semester per person

Notes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Housing  Fees

 

 

First Class Residence

single bed room(Fl.2-4)

RMB¥6200(US$747)

Room Facilities: telephone, air-conditioner, bathroom, hot and cold water. Shared Facilities: color TV, washing machine, and refrigerator. Monthly charge for 50 kWh of electricity exempted.

 

Double bed rooms

(Fl.5-8)

RMB ¥4100( US$494)

 

Double bed rooms

 (Fl.1)

RMB¥ 3800( US$458)

 

 

 

Second Class Residence

Single bed room

(Fl.2-4)

RMB¥4100 ( US$494)

Room Facilities: telephone, electric fan, bathroom, hot and cold water. Shared Facilities: color TV, washing machine and refrigerator. Monthly charge for 30 kWh of electricity exempted per room.

 

shared room(Fl.5)

RMB¥3100( US$374)

 

shared room (Fl.1)

RMB¥2500 ( US$302)

 

Third Class Residence

Triple bed rooms

HK$4000/year

 

Application Fees

Both International Students and students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.

RMB¥500( US$61)

 

 

Physical Examination Fees

At rates required by external medical authorities.

Those who have received medical check-up before entry will have their forms certified by a designated hospital at a fee.

 

Residence-permit Fees

According to reciprocal arrangements between Chinese government and that of the students' home country.

 

 

Book costs

varies with book costs

 

 

 Notes:

(1) The housing fees for short-term classes are charged at a daily rate: RMB¥50/day for a single room, RMB¥33/day for a shared room of the first class residence, RMB¥33/ day for a single room and RMB¥25/day for a shared room of the second class residence.

(2) All the fees above must be paid at registration. Our college will accept RMB. Other currencies are converted to the equivalent value of RMB according to the latest exchange issued by Bank of China. All the fees are not refundable.

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