Overseas Education College of Xiamen University

Tailor-made Chinese programs

Click to download the brief introduction to OEC programs here (PPT)

1. Ordinary Chinese Class for Groups :
OEC is experienced and skillful in organizing and teaching short-term Chinese programs. It accepts more than 10 groups every year, with the number varying from 15 to hundreds of persons and the ages from teenagers to middle-aged or senior people.

The study time, courses, activities and fees can be decided through negotiation. The minimum number for a short-term group is 15 students of similar Chinese level. Usually, Chinese classes are set in the morning and culture courses or other activities in the afternoon.

Culture courses:
Calligraphy, painting, movies, music, paper cutting, i-go games (Chinese chess), Kungfu, etc.

South Buddha Temple, Overseas Chinese museum, Hulishan Cannon Fort, Gulangyu Island, Wanshi Botanical Garden, Tan Kah Kee Museum in Jimei, Quanzhou city, Chongwu city, Earthern Buildings in Yongding, Longkong Cave in Longyan, Wuyi Mountain, etc.

Enrolment fees: 240RMB, paid together with tuition fee on registration
Tuition Fees:
One week 2000RMB;
Two weeks 3000RMB;
An extra 1000RMB is charged for every more week.
Four weeks 5000RMB
Eight weeks 9000RMB
>12 weeks, charged by the price of long-term Chinese program
Tuition fee will increase if the courses are taught in English.
Dormitory rents: Please refer to accommodation information

Meal expenses: about 30-50RMB/day/person if dining in a group, about RMB20/person/day if dining individually in school cafeteria
Others: The costs for tours, textbooks and calligraphy or painting tools are charged according to the real condition.

2. China Study Program for Groups :

This program is specially designed for foreign college students who are interested in Chinese language, Chinese history, Chinese economy and Chinese culture. Foreign universities or colleges select the applicants and send excellent ones (at least 15) to study in Xiamen University. The courses, time and tuition fee of the program can be decided through further negotiation.

In this program, OEC is responsible to offer Chinese language training and open English lectures on Chinese economy, culture, politics, or society. A staff member from the foreign university can be assigned to supervise the program or even teach 1-2 courses of the program. OEC will award Certificate of Completion of Study to the students after the program finishes.

OEC has set up regular China Study Programs with University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, Eckerd College and Bentely College in USA, and University College Utrecht in the Netherlands。

Courses available for your choice:

  1. Chinese language
  2. English lectures:
    1. Chinese economy and development:
      • An overview of economic development between 1949 and 1977
      • Rural reform and poverty alleviation
      • The development of township & village enterprises
      • Food security
      • Economic reform since 1978
      • Ownership system and state-owned enterprises
      • Introduction of foreign capital
      • Special Economic Zones
      • Hong Kong and Macao economies
      • Foreign trade and WTO
    2. Contemporary society and public policy:
      • Confucianism
      • Buddhism
      • Daoism
      • Folk Religion
      • Christianity
      • Religious policy
      • Legal system
      • Ethnic groups
      • Government's structure
      • Mass media
      • Education
      • Social Security
      • Population
      • Foreign Policy
      • Amoy Magic
  3. Chinese Martial Art, caligraphy, paper cutting, etc.
  4. Other courses agreed on by both parties

Field Trips:

  • Tourist spots in Xiamen
  • Local companies or foreign enterprises in Xiamen
  • Quanzhou
  • Wuyi Mountain
  • Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai

   Short term Chinese