Shanghai Int’l Studies University

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    Study at Shanghai Int’l Studies University
    Chinese Language & Culture: 20 hrs wk
    4 wks: $1395 / Semester: $2495 USD (or less)
    Minimum age is 16 yrs

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    The Program / Location

    Campus location is close to the commercial center of Shanghai. Easy to get to by local transportation. It is a modern University with advanced facilities for studying and living on campus. Since the 1970’s, foreign students have been attending programs here and currently now offer over 23 Master Degrees and 10 doctoral programs. Over 2000 foreign students study here every year, from over 60 countries.

    Chinese language and culture programs are offered year-around. Summer, Winter, Semester and Academic Year terms are offered. Semester courses are 4 hrs (lessons) per day, M-F / 20 hrs per week. Summer courses are 20 hrs per week. Transcript – certificate is issued by the school to each student who completes their courses. Minimum age is 16 for the summer terms, and 18 yrs for the Semester or Year.

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    Courses – Semester / Summer / Winter

    SEMESTER: Fall / Spring / Academic Year

    Chinese language – 4 hours (lessons) per day, M-F / 20 hours (lessons) per week of courses. Three levels: beginning, elementary, and intermediate. Placement test given upon arrival check-in. Early registration is advised. Apply by Dec 20th for Spring Semester, and by June 20th for the Fall Semester or Academic Year. Minimum age is 18. Only 16 for Summer terms.

    Comprehensive Chinese (grammar, conversation, Chinese characters, listening comprehension and reading. HSK intensive training courses. Program is for international students who want to improve their Chinese proficiency in a short period of time. After completing one academic year (2 semesters), the student’s proficiency is expected to meet the requirements of entering an undergraduate program in China, and reach the HSK grade 6. Transcript (certificate) issued by the University.

    There is also a 2 – 3 week session in January. 20 hrs per week. Minimum age is 16. All levels.

    SUMMER: Chinese Language & Culture

    Summer courses are 20 hours per week of courses, M-F. Chinese language courses are taught in the morning, and Cultural courses are offered in the afternoons. Placement test given upon arrival check-in, as well as actual class registration. Minimum age is only 16 for the summer sessions. Local excursions are offered once a week to various scenic and cultural sights, and weekend tours are available for a small fee (optional). Chinese language courses include – listening comprehension, conversation and reading. Cultural Elective Courses may include – characters, history, economics, calligraphy, traditional painting, and Chinese Wushu.

    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

    Academic Credit

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    4 hours (lessons) per day, M-f / 20 hours (lessons) per week. Students usually earn 15 – 17 Semester credits per Semester. Summer sessions are 20 hrs per week, M-F (4 hrs per day). Summer students usually earn 3 – 4 credits per month (4 wks). Winter sessions is 20 hrs per week. Official transcript issued by the University there in Shanghai.

    Housing

    ShanghaiHousing is provided in a Campus Guesthouse.

    Campus Guest House – Modern student residence full equipped. Double rooms, private bathroom, heating, air conditioning, TV, telephone, and internet access.
    Shared kitchen and laundry room on each floor. Cafeteria, grocery store, swimming pool, fitness room, games room, and ATM bank machines within the residence building. Single rooms are possible, ask upon check-in, and may require additional payment.

    If Guest House is full, students are placed in the Campus Hotel that provides very similar accommodations.

    Housing costs approx $500 USD per month for a double room / approx $650 USD for single room per month. Pay housing there upon check-in, or you can add the monthly cost (USD) to your program balance. Meals are taken in campus cafeteria. Cost varies, due to how many meals per day. Allow for $200 USD per month for meals.

    No host family options for this program.

    You can also arrange own housing if you prefer, just let us know.

    Dates and Fees

    * Summer Course – 20 hrs per week – Minimum age 16 yrs
    * Semester Course – 20 hrs per week – Minimum age 18 yrs

     

    SUMMER SESSIONS 

    * 20 hrs per week – Minimum age 16 yrs

    4 Weeks 2019 Dates:
    July 8th – August 2nd, 2019
    July 22nd – August 16th, 2019
    August 5th – August 30th, 2019
    $1395 USD
    4 Weeks 2020 Dates:
    July 6th – July 31st, 2020
    July 20th – August 14th, 2020
    August 3rd – August 28th, 2020
    $1395 USD
     

    FALL SEMESTER

    * 20 hrs per week – Minimum age 18 yrs

    September (early) – January (early)
    2019 Dates: September 1st, 2019 – January 12th, 2020
    2020 Dates: August 30th, 2020 – January 10th, 2021
    $2495 USD

     

    SPRING SEMESTER
    * 20 hrs per week – Minimum age 18 yrs

    February (late) – July (early)
    2019 Dates: February 17th – July 7th, 2019
    2020 Dates: February 16th – July 5th, 2020
    $2495 USD

    ACADEMIC YEAR
    * 20 hrs per week – Minimum age 18 yrs

    September (early) – July (early)
    September 1st, 2019 – July 5th, 2020
    August 30th, 2020 – July 3rd, 2021
    $4695 USD

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    Requirements

    Intensive Semester / Academic Year – minimum age is 18.
    Summer Session – minimum age is 16.

    Register early, for a visa is required to enter China.

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