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                Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU) is founded in 1962. It is the only university, under the direct jurisdiction of China’s Ministry of Education, whose primary responsibility is to teach foreign students Chinese language and culture. Since its establishment more than 40 years ago, BLCU has already served more than 160 countries and regions in the world, teaching Chinese language and culture to over 100 thousand foreigners. Since the beginning of the new millennium, BLCU has more than 9000 foreign students and over 4000 Chinese students studying in the university annually. Within the student population are also many foreign diplomatic officials from various embassies and senior staff of multinational companies.


                The International Education Center of BLCU was founded in 2003.To meet the demands of the Chinese language market and cater to the needs of the students, the International Education Center (IEC) relies heavily on BLCU’s rich Chinese teaching resources and quality teaching staff, to research and develop flexible yet effective teaching models.

                Since its establishment, it has actively research the market for Chinese language education, continuously experimented different teaching models, as well as developed new innovative teaching ideas and integrative teaching models. As a result, many international educational cooperative and training programs were successfully launched by the center. The following are some successfully launched programs in recent years:

                Introduction to the Chinese Study Tour Series

                The IEC’s Chinese Study Tour Series is designed with foreign students, as well as other Chinese from Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and overseas Chinese in mind. Lessons are based primarily on China’s World Cultural Heritage, World Natural Heritage sites, religious cultures, Chinese gardens and parks, etc. as the main topics. Related and secondary topics are on natural scenery and folk cultures. At the same time, Chinese language will be the medium of instruction. The concept of learn as we travel will be implemented, with on-site study. There will also be seminars and performances during the tour. These will expand the students’ Chinese cultural knowledge, help them gain more in-depth understanding of Chinese culture and improve their oral language skills.

                This Chinese Study Tour Series is different from traditional Chinese language classes. It will define a new concept in the learning of Chinese language. Its specialty is in its study as you travel concept: to integrate the learning of a language while traveling; to extend indoor classes outdoors and into the natural as well as socio-cultural and historical environments; to learn as one travels, to understand as one experiences, and to improve through discoveries. Being steeped in China’s natural environments, socio-cultures and folk customs, it is inevitable that students will experience true Chinese cultures and have improvements in their communicative abilities.

                Lesson plans for IEC’s Chinese Study Tour Series will be designed according to travel routes. All lesson plans will be designed by renowned BLCU Chinese language pedagogy experts and taught by BLCU Chinese language professors. Professionals and scholars from related fields will be invited to give seminars and reports as well. 

                Programme: Study on your trip

                Study Tour Routes

                The trip for seeking Chinese traditional culture——(Pilgrimage in Confucian temple in Qufu, seek the origin of Han and Tang civilization, visit the Song Dynasty academy, appreciation of the building of Qing and Ming Dynasty)

                The trip for experiencing Chinese religious and folk custom——( folk customs of Guangxi and Yunnan, Shanbei spring festival culture, Inner Mongolia grassland life, silk road……)

                The trip for China’s natural and culture heritage——(Tai Mountain, Wuyi Mountain, Huang Mountain, Lushan Mountain, Emei Mountain, the Giant Buddha in Leshan, Zhangjiajie, Jiuzhaigou, Huanglong)

                The trip for China’s world cultural heritage——

                Beijing route: Great Wall, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Imperial Palace of Ming and Qing Dynasty, Zhoukoudian “Peking Man” Ancient site, the Ming Tombs)
                Hebei route: the Imperial Summer Villa of Chengde and its eight outlying temples, eastern tombs of Qing dynasty, western tombs of Qing Dynasty
                Shandong route: Qufu, Confucian Temple, Confucian Cemetery
                Gansu route: Mogao Grottos of Dunhuang
                Shanxi route: Qin Tombs and Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses Figurines
                Shanxi route: the Ancient City of Ping Yao, Yungang Grottos
                Henan route: Longmen Grottos
                Hubei route: Ancient Build Complex in Wudang Mountain
                Anhui route: Ancient villages in southern Anhui—Xidi and Hongcun
                Sichuan route: Qingcheng Mountain and Dujiang Dam
                Chongqing route: Dazu Rock Carvings
                Jiangsu route: Classical Gardens of Suzhou, Xiaoling Tomb of the Ming Dynasty
                Yunnan route: the Old Town of Lijiang
                Northeast route: Capital cities and tombs of the Ancient Koguryo Kingdom,

                Address:International Education Center

                Beijing Language and Culture University 
                Tel.: 86-10-8230-3168
                Fax:  86-10-8230-0429
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