Study Chinese in Nanjing

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Study Chinese in Nanjing

In the heart of the lower Yangtze River region in China, lays the very well-favored Nanjing.  A major centre of culture, education, research, politics, economy, transport networks and tourism, it is the capital city of Jiangsu province of People's Republic of China and the second largest city in the east China region, which extends to about 6600 square kilometers and boasts a population of 8,230,000. Nanjing has been one of the most important cities for over a thousand years and has been well renowned as the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China. Worldwide, this city is recognized as one of the worlds largest and known for indulging in peace and prosperity.

With many landmarks and sites to look on to, it is no wonder why the city is known to be lively. Nanjing boasts many important heritage sites, such as the Presidential Palace and Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum, as well as being famous for human historical landscapes, mountains and waters including Fuzimiao, Ming Palace, Chaotian Palace, Porcelain Tower, Drum Tower, Stone City, City Wall, Qinhuai River, Xuanwu Lake and Purple Mountain. What attracts the vibrant Nanjing to thousands of locals and tourists likewise is the annually held International Plum Blossom Festival held in Plum Blossom Hill, the largest plum collection in China. Other events include Nanjing Baima Peach Blossom and Kite Festival, Jiangxin Zhou Fruit Festival and Linggu Temple Sweet Osmanthus Festival.

Under the influence of the East Asian monsoon, Nanjing embraces the humid subtropical climate. With four distinct seasons, Nanjing witnesses the damp conditions seen throughout the year, with varying hot and muggy summers, cold, damp winters, and in between, spring and autumn which are of reasonable length. However, the time from mid-June to the end of July is the plum blossom blooming season in which the meiyu (rainy season of East Asia; literally "plum rain") occurs, during which the city experiences a period of mild rain as well as dampness.

When it comes to residing, this 6600 square kilometers area doesn’t leave us with any disappointment. Students are very welcome to live in the accommodations provided by the high-quality universities which have been affordable. Alternatively they can also choose to live off campus for around 2,500 RMB a month and cheaper.

Nanjing boasts many high-quality universities and research institutes, with the number of universities listed in 100 National Key Universities ranking third, including Nanjing University. The ratio of college students to total population ranks No.1 among large cities nationwide. Nanjing is one of the top three Chinese scientific research centers, especially in the chemical sciences, according to the Nature Index. Nanjing has been the educational center in southern China for more than 1700 years. There are 75 institutions of higher learning till 2013. The number of National key laboratories, National key disciplines and the academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering all rank third in the nation.

With everything that Nanjing has to offer, why not study the national language? Chinese Language Program is designed for foreign students who want to get familiar with Chinese language and culture and improve their Listening and Comprehension abilities, Reading, Writing and prepare for HSK exam. All students take a placement test upon arrival to determine their language level. There are two programs available:

Short-term program

Course highlights:

· Classes are available from Mayto August

· Studying Chinese language for an average duration of 2 to 12 weeks

· More than 20 elective courses

· Unique classes such as Chinese Filmography, Chinese Religion, Newspaper Reading

· Highly qualified professors with wide experience of teaching overseas students

· Textbooks and other study materials designed particularly for this course

Long-term Language Program  

Course highlights:

· Length of the program varies from 6 months to 2 years

· The program includes compulsory as well as elective courses

· Sightseeing is a part of the course so students can visit famous Nanjing sights, other cities and traditional villages

· Extracurricular activities include different speech contests, recreation activities, sports games

· Language exchange opportunities

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