Cheap Study Abroad in China. Semester Program at East China Normal University – 9900RMB ($1,600)

Standard Chinese Langauge Program in China (Shanghai)

Duration: One semester or more

Begin: early September or mid February
End: late June
Application deadline: Jan. 10 (Spring semester) Jul. 31 (Fall semester)
Class hour:Monday-Friday 8:30-11:45, 20 class hours per week (1 class hour = 45 minutes)
The long-term language classes are fit for students who aim to improve their knowledge of Chinese and Chinese language skills. The classes stress equal importance over listening, speaking, reading and writing Chinese in order to lay a solid foundation for students on the basis of practicality.
Time of class: Mon.~ Fri., 20 class hours a week(45min/class hour)
Course features:
1. About 20 students per class
2. Mixture of International Students
3. Placement test
4. 45 Minutes per class
5. Certificate & transcript upon completion
6. Three main Levels – elementary, intermediate, and advanced
7. 0ver 30 classes available every semester
Levels and types of classes:

Level Classes Level description Textbooks
Elementary I 1-1.1-2. 1-3 You will learn Chinese phonetics, tones, basic words, grammar, and sentence structure. 40 Lessons for Basic Chinese course I
Elementary II 1-4.1-5. 1-6 Explore the cultural differences between China and your home country in the classroom. A deeper understanding of the culture will rapidly improve your understanding of how Chinese is used in real life. 40 Lessons for Basic Chinese course II
Intermediate 2-1.2-2. 2-3.2-4 Well on the way to fluency in Chinese. The skills and knowledge gained through teacher driven interactive classes will enable you to process conversation without having to translate back to your native tongue in your head first. Bridge-Practical Chinese for Intermediate Level
Advanced 3-1.3-2 Drastic improvements to your ability to understand the written word; from newspaper articles to contemporary Chinese prose. Idiomatically astute you can converse on a wide range of topics without language or cultural barriers. Gaoji Hanyu Jiaocheng

Sample – Language course timetable (for one week elementary level):

Time Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri.
8:30-10:00 am Intensive Reading Spoken Chinese Listening Comprehension Intensive Reading Spoken Chinese
10:00-10:15am Class break
10:15-11:45am Intensive Reading Spoken Chinese Listening Comprehension Intensive Reading Spoken Chinese

Cultural activities and field trips:
We arrange free field trips to historical sights every semester and organize rich cultural activities like singing contest, sports matches, and so on.

16 years old and above, with valid foreign passport
Documents required:
1. Application form (download from;
2. Highest education certificate (photocopy)
3. Transcript;
4. Copy of passport
5. 400RMB (80 USD) for application fee
2. Account No.: 044036-435159245526
5. Address: No.23 Zhongshan Dong Yi Rd, Shanghai, China
6. Please indicate that the bill is for “Application Fee”and applicant’s passport name.
1. You may come to the International Student Office to apply if you are in Shanghai or mail all the above application documents to the ISO if you cannot come in person.
2. Apply online
Add: Room 253 International Students Office, Physics Building, East China Normal University
Zip code: 200062
Tel: +86-21-62232013    +86-21-62238353
Fax: +86-21-62238352
Application fee Tuition Textbooks Insurance Total
Long-term program 400 9000 200 300 9900


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Frequently Asked Questions

International Students Office at East China Normal University