Beijing Language & Culture University


    Study at Beijing Language & Culture University
    Chinese Language & Culture: 20 hrs / week
    4 wks – $1195 / Quarter – $2095 USD
    Minimum age is 18 yrs

    The Program

    The Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU) was founded in 1962. It was first called the Preparatory School for Foreign Students. It is the only university whose main function is to teach Chinese language and culture to foreign students. Over the last 30 years, more than 20,000 foreign students have graduated from BLCU. Every year, about 3000 students from many countries, and more than 1000 Chinese students study here. Minimum age is 18 yrs.

    The Location

    Beijing, also known as Peking, city and capital of China, encircled by Hebei Province, located in the northern part of the country, on the northern edge of the Huabei Pingyuan (North China Plain), approximately 110 km (approximately 70 mi) northwest of the Bo Hai gulf. Beijing, the second largest city in China after Shanghai, is the cultural, political, and intellectual center of the country, as well as a major industrial and commercial metropolis. Initially settled more than 2000 years ago, it has been the capital of China for most of the last 700 years. The climate is seasonal, with hot summers and cold winters. Temperatures can climb higher than 38° C (higher than 100° F) in July and drop lower than -15° C (lower than 5° F) in January.

    Beijing, the capital of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), is not only the political and administrative center of China, but it is also China’s greatest repository of monuments and treasures from the imperial era. The home of over 9.5 million people, the city extends over 6,500 square miles and 10 districts. With a history of 3,000 years, Beijing is extremely rich in historical sites and cultural relics.

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    Chinese language: all levels – Elementary through advanced. Six levels.All students will be given a placement test to determine ability and proper placement.

    4 hours per day, M-F, 20 hours per week is included.

    Besides the semester terms, BLCU offers short-term programs (4 – 12 wks). Additional information is provided upon registration.

    Six Levels: A-F

    Level A: is for absolute beginners. Course includes study of Chinese pinyin, basic sentence patterns, Chinese characters, and basic grammar.

    Level B: is for students who have some phonetic training, know about 800 Chinese words, and can engage in simple, daily conversation. Course includes reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Focuses on Chinese pinyin, daily conversation, improving listening skills, reading skills, and writing exercises.

    Level C: is for students who know about 1500 Chinese words and basic sentence patterns, as well as able to engage in daily conversation. This course is more extensive in building skills: listening, writing, reading, and speaking enhancement. Build vocabulary, continue to study sentence patterns and grammar, intensify reading exercises, and discriminate the meaning and usage of words.

    Level D: is for students who know at least 2500 Chinese words, and have a systematic knowledge of Chinese grammar, as well as able to converse in daily conversation at a higher level than Level C. Emphasis is put on building listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills. Extensive drills are also used.

    Level E: is for students who know about 3500 Chinese words, and can engage in more complicated discussions, as well as give short speeches.

    Level F: is for students with a vocabulary larger than 4000 Chinese words and can express sophisticated ideas in daily conversation.

    Academic Credit

    4 hours of class are taught daily. 20 hours per week. Thus, students usually earn 12 – 16 semester credits for each semester completed. 10 – 13 Quarter credits. Summer Courses: 4 – 8 credits. Upon completing the program, the student will receive (upon request) an official transcript (Certificate) from the University in China.

    Financial Aid

    Yes, you can use your financial aid on this study abroad program. Please have your Financial Aid office e-mail us a “Consortium Agreement” to complete and sign. CSA does not offer any scholarships or financial aid, we can only assist you in using your home school’s financial aid on this program.


    BLCU staff assist students in arranging travel plans for other parts of China, such as nearby cities of Datong, Chengde, Tianjin and Beidaihe. Local tours of sights in Beijing are conducted, such as visiting the Great Wall and the once Forbidden City.


    On campus residence housing is provided. Double rooms with private bath, TV, phone, laundry, heater and air conditioner.
    Access to internet available. Single room might be available upon request (limited) – and cost extra for single. Dormitory housing costs $13 USD per day for double room, and $18 USD per day for single. Overall, costs approx $400 – $600 per month.

    Meals are available at campus cafeteria. Cost approximately $200 USD per month. Will vary depending on how many meals a day.
    Pay directly there for meals.

    If you prefer to arrange own housing off campus, just let us know.

    Dates and Fees

    * Regular Course – 4 hrs per day / 20 hrs per week

    SUMMER SESSIONS: June – August
    * Chinese Language & Culture – 20 hrs / wk
    *Exact dates provided with confirmation

    4 weeks June (late) – July (late)
    Sample 2017 dates: June 29th – July 26th
    $1195 USD
    8 weeks June (late) – August (late)
    Sample 2017 dates: June 29th – August 23rd
    6 weeks July (early) – August (mid)
    Sample 2017 dates: July 6th – August 16th
    4 weeks July (mid) – August (mid)
    Sample 2017 dates: July 20th – August 16th
    4 weeks August (early) – August (late)
    Sample 2017 dates: August 3rd – 30th


    * 20 hrs / wk – Chinese Language
    * Exact dates provided with confirmation

    September (mid) – January (late) 20 hrs/wk $2695 USD

    * 20 hrs / wk – Chinese Language
    * Exact dates provided with confirmation

    September (mid) – December (early) 20 hrs/wk $2095 USD

    20 hrs / wk – Chinese Language
    * Exact dates provided with confirmation

    March (early) – July (early) 20 hrs/wk $2695 USD

    * 20 hrs / wk – Chinese Language
    * Exact dates provided with confirmation

    March (late) – June (late) 20 hrs/wk $2095 USD

    * 20 hrs / wk – Chinese Language
    * Exact dates provided with confirmation

    September (mid) – July (early) 20 hrs/wk $4995 USD


    Open to all students and adults worldwide. Minimum age is 18 yrs. Visa required for entry.


    Register Now - to get started. Pay balance or deposit to confirm (reserve / docs). Early registration advised.