Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU) is a public language university located in the northwestern suburbs of Beijing, 12 km from Tian'anmen, the center of the city, and was founded in 1962. The BLCU campus covers an area of 38 hectares, with a floor space of 240,000 square meters.

BLCU is the only international university in China with its main task set at teaching the Chinese language and culture to non-Chinese students and serves as the center for teaching Chinese and the study of the Chinese language.

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📚About the Program

Non-degree in Contemporary China and Chinese Culture Online Course at Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU)

$150 tuition fee


China, one of the World's Most Ancient Civilization, has more than 5,000 years of history and culture. Following its opening to the world in 1979, China has dazzled the world with its tremendous growth and change. Today, China continues to draw the attention of the world with its culture and tradition.

This online Specialization Certificate by Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU) aims to help International Students develop an understanding of Chinese Culture and Contemporary China, and grasp the basic social and workings skills of effectively interacting with Chinese people in cross-cultural circumstances.

They will begin by introducing the International Students to the Geography and History of China. Then, lead them on a Culture Tour to learn about Social Interactions between Chinese people. They will then help the students understand how to develop a Professional Working Relationship with Chinese People and Enterprises.

Join them in exploring Contemporary China and Chinese Culture!

Course Introductions:

  • Do you want to know "How to prepare your luggage for traveling in China?". Then try their Fundamental Knowledge of Contemporary China course.
  • Do you want to know "Where should you go to get your favorite Chinese food?". Enroll in their Social Interaction in China course.
  • Do you want to know "How to earn an order from a Chinese enterprise?". Try their Professional Interaction in China course.
  • Do you want to "Understand real China and Chinese people?". Get their Contemporary China and Chinese Culture course.

Course Features:

  • Taught in English
  • Have been selected as a credit course by the American Community College Alliance
  • Taken by 53 officials in the United Nations

Chapter 1: Fundamental Knowledge of Contemporary China

  • Suggested Hours: 20 Hours
  • Duration of Study: 2 Months or 60 days

Chapter 2: Social Interaction in China

  • Suggested Hours: 20 Hours
  • Duration of Study: 2 Months or 60 days

Chapter 3: Professional Interaction in China

  • Suggested Hours: 20 Hours
  • Duration of Study: 2 Months or 60 days
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📖Program Curriculum

Chapter 1: Fundamental Knowledge of Contemporary China
L1 - History and Geography
L2 - The Politics and Economy
L3 - Art and Literature
L4 - Philosophy and Religion
L5 - Popular Culture

Chapter 2: Social Interaction in China
L6 - Festivals and Customs
L7 - Marriage and Family
L8 - Food and Drink Culture
L9 - Human Relations and Social Network
L10 - The Do's and Don'ts of Social Interaction

Chapter 3: Professional Interaction in China
L11 - Professional Culture
L12 - The Business Structure and Management
L13 - Professional Communication Basics
L14 - Negotiation and Agreement
L15 - The Do's and Don'ts of Professional Interaction

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🏫About Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU)

Beijing Language and Culture University's main task is to teach the Chinese language and culture to foreign students. As well as teaching Chinese, it also undertakes the tasks of teaching foreign languages, computer science, and technology, finance and accountancy to Chinese students. It provides training courses for teachers who specialize in teaching Chinese as a foreign language, and it offers pre-departure language training to candidates intending to live and work abroad.

BLCU has the longest history, the largest scope, and the most qualified teaching faculties of its kind in the area of teaching the Chinese language and culture to foreigners. BLCU distinguishes itself by its unique cultural atmosphere of diversity, which attracts a large number of students from both home and abroad. Since the founding of the University over 40 years ago, more than 60,000 students from over 160 countries and regions have stepped out confidently into the world from here. Some have become distinguished diplomats, sinologists and journalists; 14 have worked as foreign ambassadors to China and more than 30 are diplomats working in the embassies to China.

BLCU is home to advanced research and teaching in languages, cultures, arts and social sciences. From teaching the Chinese language to speakers of other languages to international politics and business, BLCU brings ideas and brilliant minds together, inspiring global communications and exchanges with real impact today and in the future. 

As home to the world’s largest Chinese language program for international students, BLCU has trained about 200,000 international students from 183 countries and regions since its founding in 1962. BLCU embraces its connections to the world and encourages partnerships in language teaching and culture promotion. With overseas education centers and academic partnerships spanning the globe, BLCU is shaping the future of the world. 

Fast Facts:

  • More than 200,000 alumni in 183 countries
  • 6,300 full-time undergrads
  • 2,500 full-time graduate students 
  • 6,000 international students
  • 1,200 full-time faculty and staff
  • 4 Chang Jiang Scholars allocated to BLCU


  • Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU) is the most accessible and friendly university among all Chinese universities.
  • One of the top 50 Chinese universities.
  • BLCU has the largest number of international students.
  • BLCU is one of the Top 4 Language Universities in China.


BLCU is located in the North West of Beijing in the University District (Haidian District). The campus is close to Wudaokou – the center of the University district in Beijing.

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💰 Fees

Application Fee:

300 RMB

Tuition fee:

150 USD in total

📬 How To Register

Complete your application here.

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