BLCU Chinese Immersion Program
Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU) is the only public university in China with a focus on teaching the Chinese language to non-Chinese people in the world. BLCU offers all-year round Chinese programs from 4 weeks to 1 academic year.
BLCU is located in the northwestern suburbs of Beijing,
12 km from Tian'anmen, the center of the city. The campus
covers an area of 38 hectares, with a floor space of 240,000
BLCU was founded in 1962 with the name of Higher Preparatory School for Foreign Students. In June 1964, it was renamed Beijing Language Institute. In June 1996, with approval of Chinese Ministry of Education, it was designated as Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU). BLCU is the only international university in China with its main task set at teaching the Chinese language and culture to non-Chinese students and serves as the center for teaching Chinese and the study of the Chinese language.
BLCU has the longest history, the largest scope, and the most qualified teaching faculties of its kind in the area of teaching the Chinese language and culture to non-Chinese students. Over the past 40 years, the university has trained more than 70,000 international students from over 160 counties and regions who are proficient in Chinese and familiar with the Chinese culture. Nowadays, more than 9,000 international students and over 3,000 Chinese students come and study at the university each year. BLCU boasts an array of 800 teachers. Among them, about 500 are teachers of Chinese, and about 300 are professors and associate professors, including many distinguished and erudite scholars with 20 to 30 years' teaching experience. Many of the teachers have been invited to teach and to lecture abroad.
BLCU has set up a new discipline system which is distinctive in feature, clear in advantage, rational in structure, and substantial in content. Now the curriculums in this university cover a wide range of subjects, from short-term, speeded-up and online programs, to degree courses for the bachelor, master and doctor. And its standards of education enjoy widespread recognition and favorable comments.
BLCU comprises of 11 teaching units and 14 research institutions, with the number of teaching and administrative staff totaled 1425, including 829 in teaching and researching, 303 of which have advanced titles. At present, BLCU has 9 doctoral programs, 24 postgraduate programs, and 16 undergraduate programs, including 1 national key discipline, 2 municipal key disciplines, and 1 humanities and social sciences key research base of regular universities designated by the Ministry of Education.
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“I can never thank you enough for all of your help and patience during my stay in Beijing. The BLCU practical approach made learning Chinese not only easy, but fun. I will recommend you to all my friends. --- Brian Robinson. From Vancouver, Canada”
“The best part about the whole trip was the fact that I would learn something in a class and then go out and practice it later on during the day. That was amazing, it really helped to make my memory stronger. Going on the study adventures and hanging out with my exchange partner really emphasized everything that I was learning in class. I feel now like I could survive on my own in Beijing! ——Sayuri Anzu, Japan"