Learning Chinese in China

China – one of the most rapidly developing countries. The growth of industrial production and the economy makes the highest demands on modern Chinese education. Educational programs of Chinese government aimed the improving the quality of teaching and to achieve this objective in the education sector pouring huge investment.Learning Chinese

China considers the dynamics of the development of its economy and the activity of the Europe-Chinese contacts in the business world. So the study of the Chinese language – is not only fashion, but also a chance to get a good job. According to various estimates, China has already trained 2-2.5 thousand of European students.

Almost every major city in China has universities and language schools, which educate foreigners. Choice of place of study depends primarily on the goals ahead. If you speak the Chinese language and would like to increase the level – it makes sense to go for an in-depth study of language courses, want to learn the language “from scratch” – go on a course for beginners. Teaching in the 99% is generally accepted in China for the Beijing dialect – “Mandarin”. It is quite another thing, if you want to learn some of the dialects of the Chinese language. In this case to learn the Shanghai dialect you should study in Shanghai, Guangdong dialect (“bayhua”) – to go to Guangzhou, etc. In any case: the goals and tasks of different people always differ.

Training programs in China have no fundamental differences from the training, for example, in England. Chinese language courses in China also consist of twenty or thirty lessons per week in a group, and a very interesting cultural program, so they are suitable not only serious-minded business people and employees of international companies who need English in their daily work, but also to people for whom learning China – a great opportunity not only to witness the ancient capital of Xi’an,  but also to apply to practice the skills in the language school.

HSK exams

HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi, Hanyu Shuypin Kaoshi, 汉语 水平 考试) –  is a state exam to certify proficiency in Chinese language by non-native Chinese, including foreigners, overseas Chinese (Huaqiao) and representatives of national minorities.HSK exams

The exam is designed to test the examinees if they possess skills to use the Chinese language – the study of the Chinese language in schools, at work in government agencies, enterprises and other organizations.

“HSK” – is in fact a “TOEFL” in the Chinese language

HSK – an abbreviation of the name of the exam with the Chinese Pinyin Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi. Currently HSK includes a series of tests:

  • HSK (basic level)
  • HSK (Elementary and secondary level)
  • HSK (the highest level), HSK (for children)
  • HSK (for Business)
  • HSK (for secretarial affairs)
  • HSK (for tourism)

A series of examinations to fully satisfy the needs of the whole world to test knowledge of Chinese. HSK (basic level), HSK (Elementary and secondary level), HSK (the highest level) are tiered exams and are used to test the level of knowledge of Chinese students.

The test results provide a reference base for interested institutions and organizations, selected people to work. HSK (for children) is designed to test knowledge of Chinese children under the age of 15 years.

Exam HSK (for business), the exam HSK (for the scorer of the case), the exam HSK (for Tourism) together comprise a series of examinations to test professional level of Chinese language and mainly serve basis reference for relevant profiles in the recruitment, selection, training of stakeholders . Exam HSK (Elementary and secondary level) exam HSK (the highest level) are the main exams HSK, and exam HSK (for business), the exam HSK (for the scorer of the case), the exam HSK (for Tourism) – special.

Special developed basic HSK exams meet the needs of the Chinese language in the world, and the needs of various exams persons.

For the part of foreigners certificate “HSK” has become the key to employment. For example, the decision of the government of the Republic of Korea, the citizens can be enrolled in the state employees only after the date of either “HSK”, or “TOEFL” or “IELTS”. Employment in companies, citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan is also necessary to take the exam in Chinese language.

NSK exam was introduced in 1992. Now in 37 countries and regions of the world students are receiving 160 exam, the exam can also take in 35 cities of China.

HSK exam passes in the form of tests, assignments which are divided into several parts: listening, vocabulary, grammar, reading.

Secondary Education in China

The term of primary education in China is 6 years. Chief among primary school take comprehensive six-year primary school with a full day of training. The training program included in China’s ideological and moral education, native language, politics, history, geography, physics, chemistry, biology, physical education, music, art, physiology and hygiene, job skills, etc.Secondary education in china

The first nine years of education in China are compulsory. All children from the age of six should be in school. In areas where the majority are  lower secondary education, children who have completed primary school, can no entrance exams to enroll in secondary school in the community. To enroll in the higher secondary school level, high school graduates higher level, children must pass an entrance exam and speech writing.

Secondary education in China (中等教育) consists of two stages (初中 and 高中), every three years.

Secondary vocational education in China (中等 职业 技术 教育) provided vocational schools (中等 专业 学校), technical schools (技工 学校) and vocational schools (职业 学校. Education period of 2 to 4 years, in some specialties to 5 years (eg medicine). A set of subjects is entirely dependent on the chosen specialty – finance, medicine, agriculture, culinary arts, technology, tourism and so on. Upon completion, many graduates get jobs in distribution in different institutions, depending on the chosen specialty.

Education in China

Benefits of Education in China:

  • Learn the Oriental languages ​​is extremely fashionable. Especially as the big Asian countries – China, Japan – our neighbors, and their influence in the world is increasing every year. So that the study of the eastern side – is not only fashion, but also a chance to get a good job.
  • Education in China is inexpensive – less than $ 2000 a year. This amount includes payment for accommodation on campus.
  • Each university – an extensive library, where you can find ancient manuscripts, and the most modern scientific work, the latest magazines from many countries.

Institutions of higher education in China

education in chinaThe number of higher education institutions in China is quite large – more than a hundred. Nature of education in Chinese universities is largely explains the phenomenon of modern China, more and more loudly assert itself in various fields of science.

Although all schools in China are state. Universities are different by courses and teaching methods. Unlike the majority of European and American universities, where one school can teach hundreds of different specialties, Chinese universities have specialization. There are technical, educational, linguistic, and other institutions. There are courses, which, along with the language being taught geography and economics. At some universities there are courses focusing on the local dialect, agriculture, archeology, and demography. The universities that train politicians and businessmen, more time given to practice skills of speech, pronunciation and writing. In some universities can learn Japanese and learn optional features of translation from Chinese to other Asian languages.

Each university has its advantages. Beijing is the largest university with many departments of the richest and technical base. It is located in one of the most beautiful parks in China, close to the historic landmark – Ruins of Summer Palace.

For those who want to combine business with pleasure and spend time in the popular tourist center, we recommend choosing Guangxi Normal University.

Located in the heart of the country, at the foot of Shintsy, Sichuan University – an ideal place for a quiet and focused study. However, the old methods of teaching it blends with modern living conditions of students. The campus – room for two people with all amenities, air conditioning, telephone, TV.

And the most beautiful and unique landscape, of course, in the city of Dalian, in the southern part of the Liaodong Peninsula. Here, at the foot of the mountains, on the beach you can learn the Chinese language, its ancient writings and ancient literature. The university students are required to Dalian gymnastics (Wushu) and literary creation. In two other schools modern subjects are taught well – international trade, law, finance and the economy is very strong faculty of Dalian Medical University.