China is big! There are many universities that offer intensive programs of Chinese language, but how do you choose the one right for you? Especially, considered this might be the very first time for you in China. The choice of the right place and course can become overwhelming.
STANDART CHINESE LANGUAGE VS CHINESE DIALECTS IN CHINA
Somebody will probably tell you that the proper, “standard” Chinese is the one spoken in the capitel, Beijing. I also believed that, and that’s why I spent a few months in Beijing, at the beginning of my life in China. The truth is, Chinese speak Mandarin in every big town, and they also speak one dialect at least. Even Chinese from Beijing speak a slang that it takes some time to get used to. And furthermore, the “overlooked” cities have quite a few advantages…
HOW TO CHOOSE A CHINESE LANGUAGE PROGRAM IN CHINA
If you don’t have any particular campus in mind, first spend some time collecting a bit of information about Chinese provinces and cities, to get an idea of which would be suitable. I’ve compiled a list so you can have a pick and get some inspiration. Chinese language programs in Chinese universities have competitive prices and offer many advantages in terms of quality, environment, and reputation. I have also compiled a list with the links to the introductory pages of Chinese language courses in different universities.
This will save you a lot of time!