East China Normal University (Shanghai)

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    Academic Study in Shanghai at ECNU
    Chinese Language & Culture Studies
    Culture Electives Taught in English
    Open to Students Worldwide
    4 Weeks: $1395 – $2795 USD
    Semester: $3995 USD

    Min age 18 / 17 yrs

    The Program

    Academic studies held at the East China Normal University (ECNU) in Shanghai – Zhongshan Campus. Open to all students worldwide, 18 yrs and older. Low cost, all inclusive price in $US dollars that includes cultural activities and field trips. Courses in China Language (Mandarin) for all levels, beginners thru advanced. Cultural electives on Chinese Civilisation and Contemporary subjects are taught in English. Low cost housing available in a campus dormitory residence. Meals are obtained at campus cafeteria. 4 week summer session earns 8 – 10 ECTS / 4 – 5 US credits. Semester term (Fall & Spring) earns 30 – 34 ECTS / 15 – 17 US credits. Transcript issued by the University (ECNU) upon finishing the program.
    Early registration is highly advised. Join us !

    Location – Shanghai (Zhongshan campus)

    Founded in 1951, with the merger of the Great China University (1924) and Kwang Hua University (1925), and was joined at the same time by Faculty members from Fudan, Tongji, and Zhejiang Universities. In 1996, ECNU was approved by the Ministry of Education of China to become one of he first universities to be sponsored by the major national programs- Project 211, and more recently “Project 985” to become more comprehensive and internationalized.

    As one of China’s leading and popular Universities, over 4000 international students study there every year. Over 14,856 undergraduates and over 2800 graduate students (from China) study at ECNU every year.

    Courses – Academic

    * Chinese Language – all levels
    * Cultural Electives – taught in English
    * Earn Academic Credit

    Chinese Language Levels (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)

    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.

    BEGINNING

    This course is for the absolute beginner and other beginner students. This course teaches the core characters, pronunciation, basic grammars and structures, as well as learn radicals. Practical daily topics are covered such as: food, time, dates, hobbies, family, weather, money, etc. Students improve communication and express skills, as well as understand more about Chinese culture.

    Objectives:

    • Learn Chinese Pronunciation, up to 21 initials, 38 finals, 4 tones and neutral tone
    • Learn about 150 elementary words, 25 grammar points, and 8 practical patterns
    • Learn about basic Chinese characters, writing orders, strokes, and structures
    • Learn how to talk about various topics of yourself,and express opinion
    • Learn daily tasks such as introducing oneself, greetings, ordering food, etc.
    • Learn to be more accurate and proficient in communicating and expressions
    • Learn about Chinese culture and society, as well as intercultural awareness

    Materials: Textbooks, and handouts.
    Textbook often used: New Target Chinese Spoken Language 1
    by Beijing Language & Culture University

    Assessment: Attendance, Class Participation, Quizzes, Homework, and Exams

    Note: Being absent for over 15 days can result in no grades given, nor final exam, nor credit.

    ELEMENTARY

    This course is designed for students who have previous Chinese Language Studies and have mastered the basics. This course teaches more chinese characters, words, and grammars, as well as additional topics in daily life such as: education, sports, seasons, health, travel, work, festivals, transport, games, etc. Overall, improves pronunciation, appropriate expressions, as well as more understandings of Chinese culture (press)

    Objectives:

    • Learn to improve the accuracy of phonetic
    • Learn up to 160 elementary words, 16 grammar points, and 8 practical patterns
    • Learn additional knowledge of Chinese characters – strokes, writing orders, and structures
    • Learn to solve basic problems in daily life, express opinion, and talk about various topics
    • Learn to improve accuracy of Chinese communications and expressions

    Learn to improve understanding of Chinese Culture, and intercultural awareness

    Materials: Textbooks, and handouts.
    Textbook often used: New Target Chinese Spoken Language 2
    by Beijing Language & Culture University (press)


    Assessment: Attendance, Class Participation, Quizzes, Homework, and Exams

    Note: Being absent for over 15 days can result in no grades given, nor final exam, nor credit.

    INTERMEDIATE: Low, Intermediate, High (3 separate courses)

    These 3 level intermediate courses are designed to teach students over 1800 common words, an learn complex expressions to talk about abstract topics, and also feel more comfortable in communicating with Chinese people. Comprehensively improving their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills to master the basic communication tasks in real life, as well as more sophisticated communication skills and expression. Talking about a variety of topics such as housing, lifestyle, occupations, travel, and characteristics of a person.

    Objectives:

    • Learn over 850 common words, 140 grammar points, and 80 patterns
    • Learn additional skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing
    • Learn to improve conversation ability on a variety of familiar topics, with accuracy and clarity
    • Learn to solve additional daily tasks, such as expressing suggestions and goodwill
    • Learn additional aspects of Chinese culture and society
    • Learn additional skills of intercultural understanding

    Materials: Textbooks and handouts
    Textbooks often used: New Target Chinese Spoken Language 3, 4, and 5
    by Beijing Language & Culture University (press)

    Assessment: Attendance, Class Participation, Quizzes, Homework, and Exams

    Note: Being absent for over 15 days can result in no grades given, nor final exam, nor credit.

    ADVANCED

    This course is designed for advanced students and higher (superior). Students learn more complex and sophisticated communication skills and expressions to easily converse with confidence. Wide variety of topics are covered in this course, such as : modern life, happiness, economic development, traditional culture and modern, etc. Overall, to comprehensively improve the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, as well as more understanding of Chinese culture and today’s society.

    Objectives:

    • Learn an additional 300 common words, 60 grammar points, and 63 practical patterns
    • Learn to improve listening, speaking, reading and writing skills
    • Learn and master additional daily tasks, such as interviews, travel planning, appointments, etc
    • Learn about China’s complex economic and political environment
    • Learn additional aspects of Chinese culture and modern society

    Materials: Textbooks and handouts
    Textbook: New Target Chinese Spoken Language 6
    by Beijing Language & Culture University (press)

    Assessment: Attendance, Class Participation, Quizzes, Homework, and Exams

    Note: Being absent for over 15 days can result in no grades given, nor final exam, nor credit

    Semester Cultural Electives

    (Taught in English) may include following course titles:

    • Managing Global Supply Chains
    • Global Issues in China
    • Issues in Contemporary China
    • Globalization & Urbanization
    • History of Modern China
    • Chinese Civilization Intro
    • Chinese Philosophy intro

    Sample Summer Schedule: 2019
    Language & Culture Course in English, plus Beijing trip.

    July 14th, Sun – Arrival
    July 15th, Mon – Placement Test – Campus Tour
    July 16th, Tues – Mandarin Chinese Courses (Begins)
    July 17th, Wed – Mandarin Course – Yu Garden / Shanghai Museum & Huangpu River Cruise
    July 18th, Thur – Mandarin Course
    July 19th, Fri – Mandarin Course – Tai Qi
    July 20th, Sat – Water Town One-day Trip
    July 21st, Sun – Free Time
    July 22nd, Mon – Mandarin Course
    July 23rd, Tues – Mandarin Course – Calligraphy
    July 24th, Wed – Mandarin Course
    July 25th, Thur – Mandarin Course – Chinese Traditional Painting
    July 26th, Fri – Mandarin Course
    July 27th, Sat – Free Time
    July 28th, Sun – Free Time
    July 29th, Mon – Mandarin Course
    July 30th, Tues – Mandarin Course
    July 31st, Wed – Mandarin Course
    Aug 1st – 4th – Beijing Field Trip
    Aug 5th, Mon – Mandarin Course
    Aug 6th, Tues – Mandarin Course – Shanghai Circus World
    Aug 7th, Wed – Mandarin Course
    Aug 8th, Thur – Final Exam
    Aug 9th, Fri – Graduation
    Aug 10th, Sat – Check-out / Depart

    Academic Credit

    Summer 4 weeks: Earn 8 – 10 ECTS / 4 – 5 U.S. credits.
    Semester: Earn 30 – 34 ECTS / 15 – 17 U.S. credits.

    Transcript issued by University (ECNU), there in Shanghai.

    Students can obtain a Transcript prior to leaving, and request an official copy to be sent to their home college / university. Be sure to give the ECNU office the exact address.

    Housing

    Students stay in shared rooms in a campus residence hall (dormitory). “Summer 4 weeks cost approx $300 USD. Semester cost approx $1100 USD.” Pay housing directly there. Furnished room with air conditioning (AC), WI-Fi, local telephone, and public bathroom (down hall). Room with private bathroom is sometimes available, and will cost an additional $200 USD per month (approx / may vary) – request in advance. Meals are not included and obtained (purchased) in campus cafeterias – approx $200 USD per month for meals – pay there.

    Note: 400 RMB ($70 USD approx) damage deposit (refundable) paid at check-in.

    Note: Can arrange off campus housing if preferred.
    Let us know in advance.

    Activities – Included

    * Active social program is organized for all students (international).
    * Several cultural activities included: Calligraphy, Painting, Tai Qi, etc….
    * Local field trips: campus tour, Wu Garden, Shanghai Museum, Huangpu River Cruise
    * Excursion to Beijing (Summer).

    Dates & Fees

    * Housing cost extra
    * Electives taught in English

    Summer: 4 weeks – Language, Culture Course, + Beijing trip

    2019 Dates: July 14th – August 9th
    2020 Dates: July 12th – August 7th
    2021 Dates: July 11th – August 6th

    $2795 USD
    Other Summer Option – Chinese Language (only) 20 hrs per wk

    2019 Dates:
    4 weeks: July 8th – August 2nd – $1395 USD
    3 weeks: August 5th – 23rd – $1195 USD
    7 weeks: July 8th – August 23rd – $2495 USD

    2020 Dates:
    4 weeks: July 6th – 31st – $1395 USD
    3 weeks: August 3rd – 21st – $1195 USD
    7 weeks: July 6th – August 21st – $2495 USD

    Semester Term (Fall & Spring) – all inclusive

    Fall Semester 2019: September 1st – December 13th
    Spring Semester 2020: February 16th – May 22nd
    Fall Semester 2020: August 30th – December 11th
    Spring Semester 2021: February 14th – May 21st

    $3995 USD

    Dates may slightly vary – confirmed in docs.

    Requirements

    Minimum age is 18 yrs / 17 yrs for summer.

    High School Graduate.

    Open to all students and adults worldwide.

    Arrival

    Free airport pick-up available on designated arrival check-in dates.

    Check-in is usually on Sundays. Check-out on Saturdays.

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