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Tongji University

同济大学 Tóngjì Dàxué, also known colloquially as 同济 Tóngjì

TongjiTongji University in Shanghai, formerly Tongji German Medical School, was established in 1907 by German physicians and the German government. In 1927, Tongji became a state university and was given its present name. It is one of the oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher education in China. The opening of Chinese boarders over the last fifty years, and an increased number of international students studying in China, has led to a rapid development for Tongji in all respects . It is now a comprehensive university with seven disciplines; engineering, science, medicine, management, arts, law and economics. It also has well established programs in the architecture, civil engineering and oceanography fields.

The university has become one of the most popular universities in the country, attracting a large number of students from all parts of China and all over the world. Tongji University boasts over 50,000 students and 4,000 staff members. Due to it's variety of programs and scenic campus, Tongji University is considered to be one of the "Top 4 Universities" in Shanghai.

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Transportation: Airport pick up; to and from CSA activites
Welcome Pack: Includes local mobile phone and orientation materials
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Course Application Due Registration Start Date End Date Prices From
Spring 2016 (year) 20 Dec 2015 26 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 15 Jan 2017 $3,970 USD  ►
Fall 2016 (year) 20 June 2016 01 Sep 2016 01 Sep 2016 15 July 2017 $3,970 USD  ►
Spring 2016 (semester) 20 Dec 2015 26 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 15 Jul 2016 $2,280 USD  ►
Fall 2016 (semester) 20 June 2016 01 Sep 2016 01 Sept 2016 15 Jan 2016 $2,280 USD  ►

 

 

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Our two cents...

Tongji University is a great option for students who are interested in an intensive study program. It is one of China's oldest universities and offers well established programs. Located in the northeast of the city in the Student District, it is a short subway ride from the city centre. Tongji has programs for students of all levels so it is a great choice for beginners who are interested in enhancing their Chinese language skills over a short period of time. Find out more about what it's like to live and study Chinese in Shanghai...

 

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Course Descriptions

Tongji University has 9 levels for short term students including 1 semester, 1 year and Summer programs.

Elementary Level: The purpose of this course is to lay groundwork for the study of modern Chinese. The course has an emphasis on oral skills with classes in listening and speaking with initial presentation of the written language, both reading and writing.

A large emphasis is placed on mastering the phonetic system so as set a good foundation for further Chinese studies with the correct pronunciation and intonation. While the learning of sentence patterns is a major component of the course, efforts will be made to help students handle simple everyday tasks such as greeting, introducing friends and relatives, identifying people or objects, asking for one's personal information (including name, occupation, nationality, address, phone number), expressing gratitude to someone, sending someone your regard, making a reply to a complimentary remark, talking about your family, your school and your studies, looking for someone, seeing a guest off, asking the time, making an appointment, making an invitation, making a suggestion, asking for someone’s opinion, buying something, and offering congratulations.


Course Expected ability or experience Weekly Class Arrangement
Elementary 1 No experience required Comprehensive (reading/writing) Chinese 8 hours;
Listening Chinese 4 hours;
Oral Chinese 8 hours

Course Expected ability or experience Weekly Class Arrangement
Elementary 2 150-350 characters; approx. 1-2 months Comprehensive (reading/writing) Chinese 8 hours;
Listening Chinese 4 hours;
Oral Chinese 8 hours

Course Expected ability or experience Weekly Class Arrangement
Elementary 3 350-550 characters; approx. 4-6 months Comprehensive Chinese 6 hours;
Listening Chinese 4 hours;
Oral Chinese 6 hours;
Reading Chinese 4 hours

 

Intermediate Level: The purpose of this course is to continue to lay groundwork for the study of modern Chinese by expanding on the base of Elementary Chinese. The course will provide instruction in all four language skills of aurally understanding, speaking, reading, and writing.

Many of the grammatical constructions introduced in first year Chinese will be repeated in this course with increasing sophistication in terms of style and usage. While many of the linguistic tasks students will learn to handle are similar to those of first year Chinese, the level of language required to carry out these tasks is more advanced. In this course students are required to comprehend and produce paragraph-level Chinese.

By the end of this course, students are expected to deal with daily-life related Chinese in a target language environment with no difficulty. Topics covered include: buying things, making an invitation, making an appointment, offering congratulations, asking for one's age, asking for opinions from others, presenting a gift, asking for directions, making a telephone call, shopping, entertaining a guest, asking for information, complimenting, asking for permission, welcoming a guest, proposing a toast, talking about ball games, seeing someone off, traveling, and buying tickets.


Course Expected ability or experience Weekly Class Arrangement
Intermediate 1 550-800 characters; approx. 1 year Comprehensive Chinese 6 hours;
Listening Chinese 4 hours;
Oral Chinese 6 hours;
Reading Chinese 4 hours

Course Expected ability or experience Weekly Class Arrangement
Intermediate 2 1200 characters; approx. 14 months Comprehensive Chinese 6 hours;
Listening Chinese 4 hours;
Oral Chinese 6 hours;
Reading Chinese 4 hours

Course Expected ability or experience Weekly Class Arrangement
Intermediate 3 1500 characters; approx. 18 months Comprehensive Chinese 6 hours;
Listening Chinese 4 hours;
Oral Chinese 6 hours;
Reading Chinese 4 hours

 

Advanced Level: The purpose of the course is to continue to develop their skills of aurally understanding, speaking, reading and writing.

Students will continue to improve their linguistic skills with a manageable degree of challenge. At the functional level, this course aims at helping students solidify their ability to comprehend and produce paragraph-level Chinese. It seeks to enable students to understand face-to-face conversations on most familiar topics, give factual accounts, read materials written in formal expression, and write simple essays, reports and other types of correspondence. There is a heavy emphasis on reading from this level covering topics such as current events, social sciences, history, and literature. Discussions on the reading materials will be conducted regularly to develop students' skills of abstract reasoning, narration and description.

Course Expected ability or experience Weekly Class Arrangement
Advanced 1 more than 2000 characters Comprehensive Chinese 6 hours;
Listening Chinese 4 hours;
Oral Chinese 6 hours;
Reading Chinese 4 hours

Course Expected ability or experience Weekly Class Arrangement
Advanced 2 2500 characters; approx. 2 years Comprehensive Chinese 6 hours;
Listening Chinese 4 hours;
Oral Chinese 6 hours;
Reading Chinese 4 hours

Course Expected ability or experience Weekly Class Arrangement
Advanced 3 close to fluency Comprehensive Chinese 6 hours;
Listening Chinese 4 hours;
Oral Chinese 6 hours;
Reading Chinese 4 hours

 

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