SWU Chinese Language Learning Programs (for Self-financed Students)

SWU Chinese Language Learning Programs

(for Self-financed Students)  

Reasons for Choosing to Study at SWU

► A national key comprehensive university under the direct administration of the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China

One of the “211 project” universities (top 100 universities in the 21th century gaining preferential support in the construction and development from the Central Government of China)

Strong discipline profile: 12 disciplinary categories, covering 55 first class disciplines, 3 national key disciplines, 37 provincial or ministry key disciplines, 22 post-doctoral research stations, 19 PhD degree programs of the first class disciplines, 44 master’s degree programs of the first class disciplines, 107 bachelor’s degree programs

Strong faculty profile: over 2800 full time teachers, nearly 1600 professors and associate professors (including research fellows),  nearly 300 PhD supervisors, over 1200 master’s degree tutors

Long history of and qualified teachers experienced in teaching Chinese to speakers of other languages

Less expenses: Studying at SWU Chongqing costs you much less because the consumption level in Chongqing is comparatively much lower than in most other cities in China, and the tuition fee at SWU is comparatively lower than that at many other universities in China

Delicious food: Chongqing cuisine is popular with people from all over the world for its beautiful outlook, fragrant smell, and good taste

Ideal studying environment: National famous garden-style campus located near Jialing River and Jinyun Mountain

One Year Chinese Programs Offered

Program targets

Elementary Chinese Program: suitable for Chinese beginners

Intermediate Chinese Program: suitable for Chinese learners with about 1200 Chinese words, and knowledge of basic Chinese grammars

Advanced Chinese Program: suitable for Chinese learners of new HSK4 level, with a vocabulary of 3000 or more

Program focuses

Elementary Chinese Program: basic Chinese listening and speaking, grammars and writing

Intermediate Chinese Program: comprehensive Chinese, intermediate Chinese reading and writing, intermediate Chinese listening and speaking

Advanced Chinese Program: comprehensive Chinese, advanced Chinese reading and writing, advanced Chinese listening and speaking

Program objectives

Elementary Chinese Program: to help learners to develop certain listening, speaking and writing abilities, meet the basic needs of daily living and learning communication, possess about 1200 Chinese words, master basic Chinese grammars

Intermediate Chinese Program: to develop learners to express themselves fluently on discourse level about general topics in real life, enlarge their vocabulary to 3000 words, expand and consolidate their knowledge of basic Chinese grammars

Advanced: to develop learners to communicate with normal speed, express themselves fluently on discourse level about specified topics, enlarge their vocabulary to 5000 or more words

Study duration: One year

Course arrangement

Course types

One-year Chinese Program

Program level

Course Name

Teaching hours/ week

Core language courses

Elementary

Elementary Chinese

10

Elementary Chinese Listening & Speaking

6

Elementary Chinese Reading & Writing

4

Intermediate

Intermediate Chinese

8

Intermediate Chinese Listening

4

Intermediate Chinese Speaking

4

Intermediate Chinese Reading

2

Intermediate Chinese Writing

2

Advanced

Advanced Chinese

8

Advanced Chinese Listening

4

Advanced Chinese Speaking

4

Advanced Chinese Reading

2

Advanced Chinese Writing

2

Chinese cultural  courses

Traditional Chinese Music

2

Chinese Calligraphy

2

Chinese Kungfu

2

Chinese Paper-cutting

2

Chinese Cooking

2

Survey of China(for Intermediate and Advanced)

3

 

One Semester Chinese Programs Offered

Program targets

Elementary Chinese Program (I): suitable for Chinese beginners

Elementary Chinese Program (II): suitable for Chinese learners with around 600 Chinese words and some basic Chinese grammars

Intermediate Chinese Program (I): suitable for Chinese learners with about 1200 Chinese words, and basic Chinese grammars

Intermediate Chinese Program (II): suitable for Chinese learners with around 2000 Chinese words and basic Chinese grammars

Advanced Chinese Program (I): suitable for Chinese learners of new HSK4 level, with a vocabulary of 3000 or more

Advanced Chinese Program (II): suitable for Chinese learners of new HSK5 level, with a vocabulary of 4000 or more

Program focuses

Elementary Chinese Program (I): basic Chinese listening and speaking, grammars and writing

Elementary Chinese Program (II): basic Chinese listening and speaking, grammars and writing

Intermediate Chinese Program (I): comprehensive Chinese, intermediate Chinese reading and writing, intermediate Chinese listening and speaking

Intermediate Chinese Program (II): comprehensive Chinese, intermediate Chinese reading and writing, intermediate Chinese listening and speaking

Advanced Chinese Program (I): comprehensive Chinese, advanced Chinese reading and writing, advanced Chinese listening and speaking

Advanced Chinese Program (II): comprehensive Chinese, advanced Chinese reading and writing, advanced Chinese listening and speaking

Program objectives

Elementary Chinese Program (I): to help learners to develop basic listening, speaking and writing abilities, meet the basic needs of the daily living and learning communication

Elementary Chinese Program (II): to help learners to develop certain listening, speaking and writing abilities, meet the basic needs of daily living and learning communication, possess about 1200 Chinese words, master basic Chinese grammars

Intermediate Chinese Program (I): to develop learners to express themselves relatively fluently on discourse level about general topics in real life, enlarge their vocabulary to 2000 words, consolidate and expand their knowledge of basic Chinese grammars

Intermediate Chinese Program (II): to develop learners to express themselves fluently on discourse level about general topics in real life, enlarge their vocabulary to 3000 words, expand and consolidate their knowledge of basic Chinese grammars.

Advanced Chinese Program (I): to develop learners to communicate with normal speed, express themselves relatively fluently on discourse level about specified topics, enlarge their vocabulary to 4000 or more words

Advanced Chinese Program (II): to develop learners to communicate with normal speed, express themselves fluently on discourse level about specified topics, enlarge their vocabulary to 5000 or more words

Study duration: One semester

Course arrangement

Course types

One-semester Chinese Program

Program level

Course Name

Teaching hours/ week

Core language courses

Elementary I

Elementary Chinese I

10

Elementary Chinese Listening & Speaking I

6

Elementary Chinese Reading & Writing I

4

Elementary II

Elementary Chinese II

10

Elementary Chinese Listening & Speaking II

6

Elementary Chinese Reading & Writing II

4

Intermediate I

Intermediate Chinese I

8

Intermediate Chinese Listening I

4

Intermediate Chinese Speaking I

4

Intermediate Chinese Reading I

2

Intermediate Chinese Writing I

2

Intermediate II

Intermediate Chinese II

8

Intermediate Chinese Listening II

4

Intermediate Chinese Speaking II

4

Intermediate Chinese Reading II

2

Intermediate Chinese Writing II

2

Advanced I

Advanced Chinese I

8

Advanced Chinese Listening I

4

Advanced Chinese Speaking I

4

Advanced Chinese Reading I

2

Advanced Chinese Writing I

2

Advanced II

Advanced Chinese II

8

Advanced Chinese Listening II

4

Advanced Chinese Speaking II

4

Advanced Chinese Reading II

2

Advanced Chinese Writing II

2

Chinese cultural  courses

Traditional Chinese Music

2

Chinese Calligraphy

2

Chinese Kungfu

2

Chinese Paper-cutting

2

Chinese Cooking

2

Survey of China (for Intermediate and Advanced level)

3

Applicant Eligibility

Non-Chinese citizen in good health

16 years old and above, with valid foreign passport

Documents Required

Application Form to Southwest University (in duplicate, including one photocopy)

Photocopy of highest education certificate

Copy of passport

Two photocopies of Physical Examination Record for Foreigner (Applicants keep the original form for study visa application.)

Application Procedures

Online Application and Admission Procedures

Log onto the website of SWU online application for international students (http://222.198.126.224/). Complete steps including online name registration, password setting, and verification code input, etc.;

Click “Download” on the website of SWU online application for international students (http://222.198.126.224/), and download “Application Form Southwest University” and “Physical Examination Form for Foreigner”;

Fill in “Application Form to Southwest University”. Take physical exam at local public hospital as requested. Applicants should follow exam items to take physical examination. Please note that any physical exam form with missing items or without photograph, official seal of the hospital or signature of the doctor will be considered as invalid document. Since the result of the physical exam is valid for six months, please arrange the examination time accordingly to make sure the result is good for application;

Log into the website (http://222.198.126.224/), then fill in/select certain information, and upload required application documents;

Confirm information filled in/selected and documents uploaded, and click “Submit”;

Southwest University evaluates the application materials and announces the name list of the qualified applicants on the website of http://gjxy.swu.edu.cn, and notifies them by emails;

 “Admission Notice” and “Visa Application for Study in China” (JW202 form) are to be mailed to applicants admitted one or two months ahead of a new term.

Traditional Application and Admission Procedures:

Applicants need to either download the “Application Form to Southwest University” and “Foreigner Physical Examination Form” from the “downloading area” on http://gjxy.swu.edu.cn, or contact the International Students Admission Office of SWU for such documents.

Fill in the Application Form to Southwest University and do physical examination at the local public hospital as requested. The medical examinations must cover all the items listed in the Physical Examination Record for Foreigner. Incomplete records or those without the signature of the attending physician, the official stamp of the hospital or a sealed photograph of the applicants are invalid. The medical examination results will be valid for 6 months. All applicants are kindly requested to take this factor into consideration as they plan to take the medical examination.

Prepare the other application documents requested and send the full package of application documents to the International Students Admission Office, Southwest University.

Southwest University evaluates the application materials and announces the name list of the qualified applicants on the website of http://gjxy.swu.edu.cn, and notifies them by emails;

“Admission Notice” and “Visa Application for Study in China” (JW202 form) are to be mailed to applicants admitted one or two months ahead of a new term.

Note: The application documents shall NOT be returned regardless of the application result.

Important Time Window

Application time: Usually within 2 or 3 months before a semester

Registration time: Early September or late February/early March each year

Accommodation Information

Double-bed room at international students’ dormitory on campus: CNY 5000/semester/person, CNY 9000/year/person

Single-bed room at international students’ dormitory on campus: CNY 7000/ semester, CNY 12000/year

Note: International students can rent rooms on/off campus with the help of International College.

Fees (CNY)

Study Duration     Registration fee   Tuition    Insurance   Total

One year                        400            13000         800       14200

One semester                 400             7000          400        7800

Remarks

Chinese culture experience trips can be arranged upon request and the expenses are to be covered by learners themselves.

Rich cultural activities like SWU International Cultural Festival, Chinese Proficiency Competition for International Students, Mid-Autumn Festival Gala, SWU International Sports Meeting, etc. will be organized yearly.

Bank Account Information

Name of the account: Southwest University

Name of the bank: Bank of China, Chongqing Beibei branch

Bank account number: 0000 1102 0510 3057

Bank code: BKCHCNBJ59A

Address of the bank: Beibei District, Chongqing, P. R. China

Zip Code: 400700

Contact Information

International Students Admission Office, Southwest University

Address: No. 2 Tiansheng Road, Beibei District Chongqing, P. R. China

Zip Code: 400715

Tel: +86-23-68367823, +86-23-6836-6002

Fax: +86-23-68253497, +86-23-68367823

Email: fstudent@swu.edu.cn

Website: http://gjxy.swu.edu.cn

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