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Founded in 1896, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) is a university under direct administration of China's Ministry of Education. In the past 100 years, it has so far brought up over 100,000 talented people for the country, among whom the most famous one is Mr. Jiang Zemin.

School of International Education of SJTU is a special school responsible for admission, registration and management of international students coming from all parts of the world. It provides Chinese Language programs for 4-year undergraduate and Linguistics & Applied Linguistics Master Degree studies as well as programs on various levels of learning and training. From the year 2002, SJTU holds HSK five times a year.

SJTU locates at Xu Jia Hui, the commercial center of Shanghai. Close to it are many consulates of foreign countries. Several public transit systems are within walking distance for it, such as subway,light-rail, bus lines, etc. Nan Jing Road, Huai Hai Road, Hong Qiao Airport, Shanghai Railway Station, Lu Jia Zui(Pu Dong)could be reached within 20 minutes.

上海交通大学是我国历史最悠久的高等学府之一,是教育部直属、教育部与上海市共建的全国重点大学,是国家 “七五”、“八五”重点建设和“211工程”、“985工程”的首批建设高校。经过百余年的不懈努力,上海交通大学已经成为一所“综合性、研究型、国际化”的国内一流、国际知名大学,并正在向世界一流大学稳步迈进。

The New Chinese Course
Different student, different way.

The New Chinese Course is especially designed for the students who come from Europe or America , and who are not familiar with the Chinese writing system. For most languages, like English or French, learning to speak and learning to read are very similar tasks as words are constructed from the alphabet. For Chinese, it is not the same, as Chinese characters are a part or very different writing system from the alphabet. This requires different methods of learning spoken Chinese and Chinese reading.

First, the New Chinese Course will concentrate on spoken Chinese. It integrates the traditional classroom teaching method with oral discussion about different subject matters in order to develop the practical verbal skills of students in communication; and assist students to apply Chinese Mandarin in expressing specific topics effectively.

Second, the New Chinese Course will help you gain a good level of basic Chinese characters in a new way and it will also help you understand the Chinese character system well. In the beginning, the characters' studying will be slower than the normal course, but you may catch up later.

Objectives: Through one academic year of study the beginner should be able to:
• Use Chinese Pinyin correctly and grasp the pronunciation of Mandarin;
• Understand comprehensively the conversations of daily life and specific topics;
• Use Mandarin to make social communications, express one's purpose clearly, and explain the highlights of a matter;
• Understand the basic grammatical structure of Chinese Mandarin and accumulate a vocabulary of more than 1,500 words and phrases;
• Get informed of the China today and understand Chinese culture;
• Have a basic understanding of Chinese character structure and recognize a certain number of basic Chinese characters.

Arrangement: Sixteen course weeks each semester, five days per week, totaling 20 class hours for the courses.
Optional Courses: Chinese Martial Arts; Chinese Cuisine; Chinese Painting; Chinese Songs; Shanghai Dialect, Pronunciation Skills, etc.

Methods and books : Apart from the traditional teaching methods and multi-media assistance in classroom instructions, seminars will be introduced as a teaching model from the 2 nd semester. Some of the instructional materials are provided in the form of handouts as well as the special written course books.

Enrollment Time: The semester begins in September and ends in January the next year; or begins in February and ends in July in the same year. Registration will end until the enrollment is full.

Tuition: RMB ¥9, 100 per semester, equivalent to US$1230.
Registration Fee: RMB¥450, equivalent to US$60.

Admission Office
School of International Education(the 2nd floor of Tao Li Yuan Building)
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
1954 Hua Shan Rd. (or 655 Pan Yu Rd.)

Mr. Gu 86-21-62821079
Ms. Zhao 86-21-62822019
Ms. Chen 86-21-62822031
Ms. Lin 86-21-62820638
Fax: 86-21-62817613
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