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Come to XJTLU to learn the most widely-spoken language in the world at a leading Sino-British University. Experience quality teaching in culturally rich, historic Suzhou.

Levels offered

We offer practical Chinese language courses for beginner, elementary, intermediate, and advanced learners (HSK1-HSK6/CEFR A1-C1). A class will be formed with at least five students.


The spring semester course starts on Tuesday 21 February and runs until Friday 9 June 2023. (16 weeks)

The induction will be on Monday, 20 February 2023.


There are 12 hours of standard classes per week, scheduled on four weekdays.

Additional Chinese cultural sessions and HSK exam preparation workshops are also provided during the programme as part of the course fee.

Who are our courses designed for?

  • People who want to come to China to study the Chinese language intensively, either from complete beginner level or to build on existing Chinese language knowledge
  • Expat residents of Suzhou who would like to study the Chinese language and be more engaged with the academic community at a vibrant international university
  • People who would like to enhance their Chinese language skills before or after enrolling on/completing a degree programme in China.

Why choose our Chinese Language Courses?

We offer:

  • tuition tailored to your level - a range of levels offered from beginner to advanced
  • quality teaching – our teachers are qualified, experienced, and committed to enhancing your learning
  • integrated, real-world learning – our courses help you to combine listening, speaking, reading and writing skills to respond to real-life situations using Chinese
  • optional HSK preparation workshops (included in the course price)
  • cultural activities – understand more about China and Chinese culture
  • traveller/family friendly teaching schedule – normal classes are compressed into four days per week, allowing more time for travel around the local area, or for other family commitments

Student experience

Join a welcoming, vibrant, international student community, you will gain:

  • Assistance with arrival
  • University insurance for international students
  • University email and wi-fi access
  • International student support services (a dedicated one-stop drop in centre)

Knowledge and skills

  • Develop integrated Chinese language listening, speaking, reading and writing skills
  • Build confidence in using the Chinese language in real-life situations
  • Prepare for HSK exams to certify your Chinese language skills
  • Deepen your understanding of modern life in China


  • Fees

    RMB 9,500 per semester (including textbooks, cultural experience activities and language supporting workshops but excluding any extra optional field trips).

  • Discount

    We offer a 40 percent discount on the fees above to the following types of students:

    • students who are already studying at XJTLU (degree or non-degree)
    • students who have previously studied at XJTLU (degree or non-degree)
    • University of Liverpool students and recent graduates (past two years)
    • XJTLU staff, their partners and adult children
    • other partnership university students.

How to apply

The deadline for applications is 20 December 2022.

Applications should be submitted via our online application system:

  1. Click/tap APPLY NOW link.
  2. Create an account or log in to your existing account
  3. Complete your application

Once your application account is successfully created, enter all the information required in the application form carefully and make sure the information you provide is correct, complete and up to date. Upload the required documents to the corresponding fields.

You may log-in to view your application form at any time.


Please be kindly noted that a class will start only if at least five applicants have registered.

For students who are currently located in China, the university may require additional documentation for visa extension/ transfer. For students who are continuing in the course, it is normally expected that you enroll on the next level.

The Chinese Language course is offered to students onsite only. It is suggested that applicants who are currently outside of China check the border policy between your country and China before applying.

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