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Beijing Language and Culture University, Beijing
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Beijing Language and Culture University, colloquially known in Chinese as Yuyan Xueyuan, has the main aim of teaching the Chinese language and culture to foreign students. However, it also takes Chinese students specializing in foreign languages and other relevant subjects of humanities and social sciences, and trains teachers of Chinese as a foreign language. It used to be the only institute of this kind in China. After the push for massification of higher education starting in the 90's, nowadays many other universities in almost every major city in China have a similar offer. Thus bachelor, master or post-doc degrees in, "Teaching Chinese as a second language to Foreigners", as well as bachelor's and master's degrees in several foreign languages are no longer only to be found at BLCU. Beijing Language and Culture University is often called "Little United Nations" in China because of its very large number of international students from various countries.HistoryEarly in the 1950s when the teaching of Chinese as a foreign language was still at the initial stage, the first generation of BLCU teachers took an active part in the pioneering work. As a result, the first school of higher education specially oriented to foreign students, "Higher Preparatory School for Foreign Students", was established in June 1962. In 1964, the school was officially named "Beijing Language Institute". In June 1996 it was renamed "Beijing Language and Culture University". Its Chinese name was shortened in July 2002 to Beijing Language University with the approval of the Ministry of Education, but the English name remained unchanged. September 6, 2002 witnessed the celebration of the 40th anniversary of BLCU, for which General-Secretary Jiang Zemin and Vice-Premier Li Lanqing wrote letters of congratulations, and the Chairman of the NPC Standing Committee Li Peng wrote words of encouragement.CampusThe campus of BLCU is located in the Haidian District of Beijing.
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  • This university is located just a kilometer away from the main section of Wudaokou on the same street. A colleague would always talk about this place as a great way to meet people and become friends w...  more »
  • Textbook use Chinese students studying in foreign countries is roughly derived from the text of this University. Some years ago became the new HSK HSK was originally was organized by the University, indeed they have not asked is was. At any rate, from around the world will gather this school to young people to learn Chinese. Chinese students have also a lot there is something Japan language course. Also my wife's relatives here to Japan was helpful during the Spring Festival. Even though this school when studying at Tsinghua University, located in wudaokou mouth the same time Mandarin saying became several times, said the University Clinic for foreigners in. Went to see this old school Professor last year too was clean to the school so I was surprised.
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  • I have studied Chinese language at the College this semester for 3 teachers and personnel here very well. The Tower may be expensive, but in Exchange for a responsive feel. Restaurants in college room
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