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 Group Chinese Classes (0 to HSK5) at Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU)

The class below is an example of the content only. The class size is 5-9 students, and is more interactive.


Online classes are taught according to the following levels. Group class of 3-8 students for 10 levels

4 Simple Reasons to Choose BLCU's Online Chinese Program

  • High Quality – structured classes with professional BLCU teachers with over 7 years of training.
  • Learn Together – join a group of other similar students. Learn together, make friends and have fun!
  • Affordable – classes work out only $18 USD per week
  • Easy – take Chinese classes wherever suits you, all you need is an internet connection.

10 levels (12 weeks for a level)

Each 12 weeks module will go through one of the levels below. So after one course, you will have completed 1/2 HSK level. 

  • Level 1 zero basis -130 words (Beginners-HSK1)
  • Level 2 130 words-260 words (HSK1-HSK1+)
  • Level 3 260 words-380 words (HSK1+-HSK2)
  • Level 4 380 words-510 words (HSK2-HSK2+)
  • Level 5 510 words-600 words (HSK2+-HSK3)
  • Level 6 600 words-850 words (HSK3-HSK3+)
  • Level 7 850 words-1350 words (HSK3+-HSK4)
  • Level 8 1350 words-1700 words (HSK4-HSK4+)
  • Level 9 1700 words-2100 words (HSK4+-HSK4++)
  • Level 10 2100 words-2500 words (HSK4++-HSK5)

The online HSK course includes the following:

  • 1 on 1 placement test, live online with the BLCU teacher
  • 12 weeks of study including 12 live classes, learning material, 12 homework
  • A final test
  • WeChat group discussion
  • Question-answering under the guidance of BLCU teachers after class
  • 1/2 an HSK level

Once you complete the program, you will be given a certificate and transcript from BLCU.


Tuition: RMB 1680
The price is $258 USD if paying in USD (includes 5% to cover the currency transfer fees)

Fast Facts:

  • After 5 students of the same level applied, the new class can open.
  • Students could pay first and wait for the rest students. They could start self-study with the learning materials under the guidance of BLCU teachers while waiting.
  • We prefer to have 5-9 students in a group class. If a student doesn't want to wait for other group members. They could choose customized group classes or 1 on 1 class.
  • Each class has a duration of 50 minutes.
  • Enrollment is highly flexible depending on the schedule of the students. 
    We will ask you your preferred times and create the groups that corresponds with your schedule and timezone.
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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:

1,680 CNY in total

📬 How To Register

You can register for the class here. There will also be regular trial classes, you can register here.

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