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Study Chinese at Beijing Language and Culture University

  • Beijing Language and Culture University
  • Programs at BLCU
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  • Dates and Fees
  • Campus Facilities
  • Location
  • Beijing Language and Culture University

    Although it now has a broader scope, this institution’s principal function is to teach Chinese to foreign students. Beijing Language and Culture University was established in 1962, under a different name, and remains the only one of its kind. It is located near Peking University, a central Beijing location. Each year over 9000 international students from 110 countries study Chinese at the university, and in addition to this number, there is a high number of Chinese students studying different foreign languages.   beiyu1

    Student Population: 22,000
    International Student Population: 9,000
    Areas of Study: Humanities, Languages, French, English, German, Korean, Japanese
    Class Sizes: 12-20 students average
    Teachers: University 20 percent bilingual
    Campuses and departments: 42 (Beijing)

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    Programs at BLCU

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    Accommodation Options

    beiyu2   Offering security, location and comfort, Real World Chinese has extremely strict criteria to select accommodation for students. For example, all accommodations must be within 20 minutes on foot from classroom. In order to make sure the accommodation meets western people's needs and life style, our housing officers must check each housing room in site before we arrange for you to move in.

    The following accommodation is available for programs at BLCU.



  • Host Family
  • Campus
  • Student Residence
  • Shared Apartment
  • Private Apartment
  • Hotel
  • Too see accommodation descriptions including housing facilities, click here .

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    Dates and Fees

    For dates and fees at Beijing Language and Culture University, click here .

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    Campus Facilities

    Library

    With modern facilities including a state-of-the-art computer-assisted language learning facility and computer labs with Internet access, BLCU library occupies 10,000 square meters and holds 700,000 various kinds of volumes of books and journals, which is specialized in teaching Chinese as a second language, linguistics and books on humanity, finance, computer and natural science.

    With the help of various multimedia and audio-visual equipment and electronic publications, such as a multi-media reading room, audio-visual reading room, and a language laboratory, BLCU's library network and automation development ranks "A" among university libraries in Beijing.

    The library is divided into the library office, the Acquisition and Cataloguing, the Circulation and Reading, the information section, and one library branch. The study room, reading room, and photocopying room with fax services are available for students. The library offers a series of services like book lending, copying services, literature and intelligence consulting, and internet access.

    Recreation Facilities

    A new Recreation Centre is available at BLCU, including indoor courts, swimming pool, and work-out gym. Additionally, the university also provides outdoor grounds for playing football, basketball, volleyball, table tennis, batting practice, etc. With student ID card, students can easily rent various kinds of equipment.

    Laundry

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    Laundry facilities and dry-cleaning services are available on campus. To convenient students, the dormitory building also provides coin-operated washing machines.

    Money & Banking

    The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) is continently located on the university campus. A range of services are available for international students, including deposits, currency exchange, remittance services, and also accepts credit cards and travelers checks. Additionally, Bank of China and the Agriculture Bank of China are located off campus within walk distance. Opening Hours: 9 am – 5 pm, Monday - Sunday

    Medical Care

    There is a University hospital located in the southwest of the campus. With the student card, the hospital charges RMB 2 for an ordinary case and RMB 4 for an emergency case. Extra payment includes medicine prescription and house calls.

    Peking University's Third Hospital, the Chinese-Japanese Friendship Hospital or the ISOS Clinic is available for serious illness, such as special outpatient services and wards.

    Food & Groceries

    Both Chinese and Western food are offered through university cafeterias with a range from 5 to 25 RMB. In addition, a special restaurant caters to Islamic students. In the area around the university, there are plenty of restaurants offering Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Western food with a variety of delicious foods and longer service times.

    A few convenience stores can be found inside the campus where students can buy food and snacks, soft drinks, stationery and daily use items. An array of stores, including chain grocery stores, local shops, music stores, eyeglass shops, clothing boutiques are available off campus within walking distance.

    Postal Services

    A post office is right located in the center of the campus grounds. Students can send and receive mail and parcels, which also offers envelopes, stamp and post boxes. It is open 10 am – 4 pm, Monday – Friday; 9 am – 12 pm on Saturday

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    Location

    The BLCU campus is located in Beijing's convenient Haidian District BLCU is 15 kilometers away from Tian' anmen Square and the Forbidden City, 35 kilometers away from the Capital Airport, 20 kilometers away from the Beijing Railway Station and 12 kilometers from the Beijing West Railway Station.

    From the airport to the university: 1 hour by car
    From the train station to the university: 30 minutes by car

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