Distinctive Programs

Chinese Language and Culture Programs

Programs(Look down to know more)

1.Chinese Language Program(long & short term)

2.Bachelor Degree in Chinese language and literature (Business Chinese)

3.Master of Teaching Chinese Language to Speakers of Other Languages(MTCSOL)

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Chinese Language Program(long & short term)

Applications both Long-term(over 3 months) and Short-term(less then 3 months) are available for students all around the year.


Distinctive points
1.Professional teachers
All the teachers are holding high-level foreign language teaching certificate , have rich experience in foreign language teaching , and are deeply welcomed by students.
2.Excellent teaching mode
Maximum number of students is 15 people per class. "One to one " teaching mode can be provided to students with special requirements.
3.Advanced teaching facilities:
Multi-purpose classrooms are ready to meet the needs of a variety of teaching. Well-stocked library for you to create a comfortable space for quiet study.
4. Classes of different levels:
To meet the different needs of all types of students in learning Chinese, ZUST established A, B, C, D, E, F six grading standards corresponding to the National Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK). Meanwhile, according to the special needs of students, ZUST offers enhanced learning courses for different purposes.

Main courses
1)Comprehensive Chinese
2)Spoken Chinese
3)Chinese Listening
4)Chinese Reading
5)Chinese Writing

Extracurricular Distinctive Program
Culture Trips, Entertainment fitness, Chinese activities and competitions.

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Bachelor Degree in Chinese Language and Literature (Business Chinese)


This major is oriented to those international students with high school graduation certificate or higher degree whose mother tongue is not Chinese. The undergraduate program of Business Chinese major attaches equal importance to knowledge, capabilities and qualities with the core courses of Chinese language course, business course, and course of Chinese society & culture. Courses are tailored to cultivating inter-disciplinary and applied talents as required in modern society with capabilities as follows: Chinese language listening, speaking, reading and writing; being familiar with the basic theory and practice of modern business affairs; knowing well the developments of Chinese culture, contemporary economy and society; being able to make business deals with fluent Chinese language under intercultural background.

Main Courses
Chinese Listening, Oral Chinese, Chinese Reading, Chinese Writing, Spoken Business Chinese, Business Chinese Audio, Reading Business Chinese, Writing Business Chinese, Business Case Study, International Business Negotiation, Economic Law, Marketing, Advertisement, Chinese Culture.


Direction of the transfer
1) If you have already gotten HSK4 180 or above, and pass the entrance examination that is organized by International Education School of ZUST, you are exempted from studying the following courses (38 credits in total): Elementary Chinese 1, Elementary Chinese 2, Elementary Chinese Listening 1, Elementary Chinese Listening 2, Elementary Oral Chinese 1, Elementary Oral Chinese 2, Elementary Chinese Reading 1, Elementary Chinese Reading 2
2) If you have already gotten HSK4 240 or HSK 5 180 or above, and pass the entrance examination that is organized by International Education School of ZUST, you are exempted from learning the following courses (62 credits in total): Elementary Chinese 1, Elementary Chinese 2, Elementary Chinese Listening 1, Elementary Chinese Listening 2, Elementary Oral Chinese 1, Elementary Oral Chinese 2, Elementary Chinese Reading 1, Elementary Chinese Reading 2, Intermediate Chinese 1, Intermediate Chinese 2, Intermediate Chinese Listening 1, Intermediate Chinese Listening 2, Intermediate Chinese Reading, Elementary Chinese Writing.

What are our alumni/graduates saying?

Natalia Tillack (Dutch)


Chinese language and literature (Business Chinese), Grade 2012
Hangzhou is a special place for me, because it is full of good people and the city is very beautiful. I study in ZUST, I love it, it likes my second home.

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Master of Teaching Chinese Language to Speakers of Other Languages(MTCSOL)

This program is oriented towards cultivating professionals with a strong work ethic and a good understanding of China and Chinese culture, proficient in teaching skills and techniques for Chinese language and culture and handling intercultural communication. It targets international students with a Bachelors Degree and Chinese language proficiency, passionate for Chinese language and culture, and dedicated to Chinese language teaching and the promotion of international exchange between China and other countries.

The first year of study focuses on the completion of intensive core courses, the third semester study is carried out in the students’ home country in the form of an internship, and the fourth semester study centers on completing a graduation thesis under the guidance of supervisors.

Main Courses

Teaching Chinese as a second language

Second Language Acquisition

Overseas Chinese Teaching Cases

Chinese Culture and Communication

Intercultural Communication

Advanced Chinese

Chinese Language Elements Teaching

The Comparison and Contrast between Chinese and Foreign Languages


Graduation Orientation

The program is carried-out by a combination of course study and Chinese teaching internship; an integration of Chinese teaching and Chinese culture communication and interaction of guidance between supervisors and internship advisers. Graduates may have the opportunity to work in schools, news agency, governments, public institutions or relevant organizations, engaging in teaching Chinese to foreigners and promoting cultural exchange activities.