The University of Sydney Chinese Language Program at Peking University
Why In-country Study?
- To greatly improve speaking, listening, reading and writing skills and be more highly motivated to enter the new academic year;
- To speak to Chinese native speakers with confidence and fluency in real life situations;
- To gain a rich cultural and life experience.
Why Peking University?
- Peking University is the most prestigious university in China.
- Peking University has the longest history of teaching Chinese language to international students in China.
- The University of Sydney is the first university in Australia to conduct an in-country study program with Peking University.
What do you gain from completion of the Program?
- Completion of a unit of study CHNS 2650 in Chinese in-country Study A, worth 6 senior credit points twoards your Chinese major.
- The program commences 25 November 2012 (arrival date) and terminates on 23 December 2012 (departure date).
- Classes for the four-week intensive course commence on 26 November 2012 and end 21 December 2012.
- You will be administered a Chinese Language Placement Test at the outset of the program and be placed into appropriate courses based on the outcomes of the test.
- The courses have two components: Chinese Language, and Conversation.
- The courses will run for four hours daily Monday to Friday for a total of 20 hours per week.
- Upon completion of the course, you will be given a final exam and assigned a grade.
- Each student will receive a transcript. Attached to the transcripts will be information about the total number of contact hours and student attendance.
- There are five visits to historical sites and excursions, including Tiananmen Square (and the Forbidden City), the Great Wall of China, the Temple of Heaven (and Hongqiao Market), viewing an acrobatic show and a Peking Opera show. (Please see the daily schedule for final details regarding student activities upon arrival at PKU.)
- Students will stay in international student dormitories in PKU’s Shaoyuan hotel.
- Price: 130 RMB per day per person (twin share)
- Facilities: private bathroom, air conditioning, telephone, television, internet access (Note: Students without a roommate must pay for the whole suite. Each student will be charged 100 RMB per month for internet access.)
- If you are a local student, your HECS for a unit of in-country study will cover the tuition fees.
- If you are an overseas student, your international fees for a unit of in-country study will cover the tuition fees.
- All tuition fees include 80 face to face hours class learning, teaching materials and in-city tours.
Students need to pay their own:
- International airfares, domestic travel if applied
- Accommodation (130 RMB per day per person twin share)
- Internet fee (100 RMB per month)
- Visa application
- Other additional self-incurred expenses in China, eg. meals and incidentals.
- Allow for a budget of A$60 – A$100 per week.
How to enrol?
- Obtain approval from the Department of Chinese Studies.
- Enrol in the in-country program Semester 2, before 10th of August.
- Pay $100 non-refundable application fees before 10th August.
How to claim credit points?
- Register with Ms Xiaowei Zhang, the International Coordinator prior to your departure .
- Upon your return, bring your transcript back and contact her again.
- A Late Results form will be completed after the required documents have been checked.
Ms Xiaowei Zhang
International Coordinator, Department of Chinese Studies
Room 641, Brennan MacCallum Building
- Tel: +61 2 9351 4512