Practical Chinese Program - Program E



I. Program Features

    • Study anywhere around the world: Online courses give you the chance to learn authentic Chinese without leaving your home. You can interact with teachers live, and review the course independently based on personal arrangements after class. You will also be able to contact students from all over the world in online cooperation and Chinese language practice.

    • Trial classIt is possible to partake in a trial class, free of charge on the first day of the program. After the trial, you can decide whether or not to enroll.

    • Focus on language applications: We adopt the self-compiled textbook ‘Chinese in Real Life’, which is highly suitable for international students living in China. The course design focuses on the daily practical use of Chinese language as well.

    • Integration of language learning and cultural understanding: The program not only incorporates the introduction of Chinese culture into the teaching but also opens a wealth of online language and cultural activities. While enhancing the interest and diversity of the courses, it also allows you to deepen your understanding of Chinese through understanding Chinese culture.

    • Rich online learning materials: We offer various Chinese learning materials, including keywords, language points, recorded videos, dialogue videos, audios, course summaries, and more. All Learning materials, as well as assignments, will be uploaded to the learning management platform; students can review the course materials anytime anywhere.  

    • Assistant support: The teaching assistant assigned to each class will provide additional support for students.

    • Quality accreditation: We are the only language program in China accredited by EAQUALS for language education, which guarantees consistency and quality in our teaching methods.


II. Program Schedule

    • Spring Semester: every March to June; Fall Semester: every September to December

    • 15 weeks per semester; 9 class hours per week (1 class-hour = 45 minutes)


III. Course Arrangement

  • Course Schedule for 2022 Spring Semester (Online): March 7th 2022- June 16th, 2022

  • Application deadline for 2022 Spring Semester (Online): January 20th 2022

  • Class time: 6:30 PM-8:45 PM; every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

  • Class arrangementEach day has 2 hours of live teaching and one hour of self-study with tailored learning materials and software. The instructor will arrange the sequence of the recorded learning and live courses.

  • Course levels: Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced levels. After registration, new students are asked to take an online written test at a designated time. You will be assigned to a class based on the test result (At least 8 students per class).


IV. Fee

  • Application fee: CNY 400

  • Tuition: CNY 5,500 per semester

  • Preferential policy

    • New applicants recommended by international students who studied in Donghua before can enjoy application fee waivers;

    • If you are currently enrolled or a past student at Donghua University, the application fee will be waived, and you are eligible for a tuition discount.

Tuition reduction list




Fourth and/or above

CNY 5,500

CNY 5,200

CNY 5,000

CNY 4,800


V. Application

  • Age requirement: 16-60 years old

  • Application procedure

    1. Apply online via with your personal information and the chosen language program;

    2. Upload the required document; ensure that you enclose all the scanned documents clear and visible and the file size should below 100KB.

      1. Scanned passport information page

      2. One bareheaded electronic ID photo

    3. The university will email you and review your application once we receive your admission fee. We may ask you to submit additional information, if necessary.

    4. Wait for your admission result. Whilst we aim to give you a decision via email within 10 working days, in some instances due to the volume of applications received, it may cause some delay.


VI. Others

  • Textbooks: Self-compiled textbooks Chinese in Real Life with online supplementary learning materials.

  • Visa

    Documents for student visa and Residence Permit (Study) application will NOT be provided.

  • Accommodation

    The University will NOT offer accommodation services or documents.

  • Refund

    • Application feeNon-refundable;

    • Tuition: It is possible to partake in a trial class, free of charge on the first day of the program. After the trial, you can decide whether or not to enroll and complete the payment within the first week of instruction. No refund since the second week of instruction.

      Full refund:  quit the program before the start of instruction.

      50% refund: study terminated in the 1st week of study.

      NO refund will be accepted since the 2nd week of study.

  • Class distribution

    • Students have to take a placement test to evaluate their Chinese proficiency, and they will be divided into different levels based on the test result.

    • In the 1st week, the student is allowed to change the course level within a specific timeframe.

  • Facility Requirement

    • One computer with properly functioning audio, camera and headphone

    • Smooth internet connections

    • A calm, quiet environment, suitable for learning

  • The part-time Chinese programs C/D/F are currently unavailable. If you originally planned to apply for one of these programs, you are recommended to choose Program E.


VII. Contact us

International Student Admissions Office

International Cultural Exchange School, Donghua University

1882 West Yan`An Road, Changning District, Shanghai


Tel: +86-21-62378595 / 62379336