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 Online International Chinese Teacher Training Program (ICTP) at Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU)


If you want to Teach Chinese as a Foreign Language (TCFL) in your country, China's prestigious Beijing Language and Cultural University invites you to advance your career in the world's first Online International Chinese Teacher Training Program (ICTP).

Eligible Candidate

Chinese Native speakers and qualified non-native Chinese who are willing to teach Chinese as a foreign language or are willing to further enhance their teaching skills. 

Training Methodology

  • The program is a 100% online curriculum.
  • All courses are delivered through a cloud-based Canvas learning management system that enables learners all over the world to have access to course materials anywhere and anytime.
  • Course contents are listed as modules.
  • Successfully paid and enrolled applicants will receive log-in credentials from school and can start the course at their desired dates.
  • There will be professional staff in both China and the USA providing academic and technical assistance as necessary through phone or email communication. 

Program Packages:

  • ICTP Package A:Language Elements Courses are designed to train new teachers or any non-professional Chinese teachers to improve and then master the basic Chinese language teaching methods and techniques. 

BLCU Online ICTP Package 1

  • ICTP Package B:Comprehensive Skills Courses are designed for teachers who have years of experiences, yet hope to improve their teaching skills to a higher level. Each package emphasizes, particularly on different contents and skills. Candidates can apply for either or both packages that best fit their needs. If both packages are selected, students will be awarded two certificates for each package upon completion.

Package Duration

  • Each course takes 4 weeks to complete, and the final exam falls at the end of the 4th week.
  • Candidates need to take the course continuously until they complete the learning of an entire package. Each package takes about 20 weeks to complete. 

Tuition Fee

  • eBLCU is offering a 20% discount from September 16-30, 2023.
  • The tuition fee for each package is $750 (RMB5,456) discounted price (Regular Price is $1,250 (RMB8900). Kindly message us what package you will choose, and/or if you want to choose both packages.

Program Sessions and Start Dates

  • Courses are open for enrollment periodically. When applying, students can choose the desired start date. Please note that the students must successfully register and submit the tuition fee before the payment due date in order to start learning on time.
  • Each course takes 4 weeks to complete, and the exam falls on the 4th week. Please note the due date of each week’s discussion, assignment, and assessment. The cut-off time is usually the following Monday at 12:00pm Beijing time. Students may not receive a grade if they miss the deadline.


  • Students who have completed all the courses with a passing grade will earn the internationally recognized ICTP Certificate issued by Beijing Language and Culture University (Training Certificate of Online International Chinese Teacher Program).

Learning Method

BLCU Online ICTP Learning Method

  • The program is 100% on the Canvas platform where students will study through multimedia learning materials, discussion boards, asynchronous tutor sessions, and online interactive video learning.
  • Each course includes a large number of multimedia learning materials that can be viewed multiple times.
  • The discussion board is open weekly for the student to discuss related topics in course content.
  • For any questions regarding the learning process, students are encouraged to seek information via email or phone contact with lecturers or Teaching Assistants.
  • Questions will be replied within 48 hours.
  • Contact information can be found in the course syllabus.
  • If a common question is raised by a significant amount of students and cannot be resolved by the attempts above, lecturers or TAs will schedule a time to answer the questions from the students through real-time video.

Admissions Pre-requisite

  • Education: Associate degree or above
  • Minimum Chinese proficiency: Native Chinese speaker or non-native speaker with HSK level 6 certificate 
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📖Program Curriculum

ICTP program consists of 10 courses taught by renowned professors from BLCU who are specializing in the fields of teaching Chinese as a second language. The comprehensive course contents cover fundamental theory, classroom management, the application of modern technology and digital resources, and etc. To better serve the students and meet students needs, the BLCU ICTP program now divides the original 10 courses into two packages: ICTP I “Language Elements Courses” and ICTP II “Comprehensive Skills Courses”.

ICTP Package A: Language Elements Courses
Introduction to TCFL
Chinese Pronunciation and Its Teaching Methodology
Chinese Characters and Their Teaching Methodology
Chinese Vocabulary and Its Teaching Methodology
Chinese Grammar and Its Teaching Methodology

ICTP Package B: Comprehensive Skills Courses
Teaching Chinese Language Skills
Chinese Classroom Activity Design
Classroom Organization and Management
Chinese Culture and Intercultural Communication
Modern Educational Technologies and Application of Digital Resources

Course Structure: each course takes 4 weeks to complete, followed by a final exam in the 4th week. Each course contains 12 units. The first 10 units are teaching/lecture units, the 11th is a review unit, and the 12th is the exam.

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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:

$0 USD

Tuition fee:

5,456 CNY in total

💸 Scholarship Information

  • eBLCU is offering a 20% discount from September 16-30, 2023.
  • The tuition fee for each package is $750 (RMB5,456) discounted price (Regular Price is $1,250 (RMB8900).

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