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Beihang University (formerly Beijing Institute of Aeronautics) or BUAA for short, was founded on October 25, 1952 out of the merger of the aeronautical departments of Tsinghua University, Beiyang University, Amoy (Xiamen) University, Sichuan University, Yunnan University, Northwest Institute of Technology, College of Engineering, North China University, and Southwest Aeronautical Institute. Situated in the capital in the center of Zhongguancun Science Park, next to China' s National Olympic Center, with an area of over 100 hectares, BUAA is China' s first university of aeronautical and astronautical engineering.
Since its founding BUAA has been one of the key universities given priority for development. In the new century and millennium, BUAA was officially listed in China's Action Plan for the Revitalization of Education in the 21st Century. Over the past 50years BUAA has provided about 80000 professionals of high caliber in various disciplines for the country. At present, the university comprises 17 schools and 6 departments, covering such diverse fields as science, technology, liberal arts, law, economy, management, philosophy, foreign languages and education. Total faculty and staff number more than 3300, including 10 academicians of either the Chinese Academy of Sciences or the Chinese Academy of Engineering Sciences, over 1400 full or associate professors, and 290 supervisors of doctorate programs. BUAA has a total enrolment of over 26,000, including more than 1300 doctorate candidates, over 5000 master candidates, more than 14,000 in 4 or 2 year undergraduate programs, and about 300 overseas students. It has 42 research institutes or interdisciplinary research centers, 11 key disciplines of the national level, and 89 laboratories (including 4 national key laboratories, 5 national specialized laboratories, and 12 provincialor ministrial-level key laboratories.) In recent years BUAA has ranked among the foremost in China in terms of funding for scientific research. The university is equipped with all ancillary facilities. The library, with an area of over 24,000 m2, has a collection of over 1.2 million books. BUAA's sports facilities include a modern gymnasium and a sports ground with sophisticated equipment. BUAA has become one of the China' s important bases for scientific and technological innovation and quality education of high-level personnel.
Chinese Language Training Center of Beihang University (CLTCBU)
CLTCBU was established in 1994 and attached to International School of Beihang University. CTCBU is noted for its excellent and experienced teachers and staffs and boasts update multi-media teaching facilities for students. CLTCBU provides foreigners with various training programs and syllabi, including fundamental Chinese, oral Chinese, scientific and technological Chinese etc. In order to promote well-understanding of Chinese culture, history, society and tradition for foreigners, CLTCBU offers a lot of interesting and colorful activities. For example, linguistic practice, visiting scenic spots, trip outside of Beijing and so on. Several thousands foreign students, coming from more than 20 countries, such as Korea, the U.S.A, Japan, Australia，Indonesia, French, Germany etc, have graduated from CLTCBU since 1994. A great number of students have achieved excellent results and won the qualification to study in China for higher education. CLTCBU sincerely welcomes students from all over the world to join it
2008 winter program
The Aims of The Training Program
The Teaching Program and Language Practice
(1) Long-Term Classes: one semester or more
Class Division: BUAA Chinese Training Center offers various classes for trainees with different levels, including elementary, intermediate, and advanced ones. An entrance examination will be arranged to the applicants after enrollment and students will be divided into different classes according to their Chinese levels. There will be about 15 students in each class in general.
Curricular Arrangement: The main courses are Intensive Reading, Chinese speaking, Listening, Newspaper Reading, Writing, Audio-visual and speaking, Calligraphy, Introduction to China as well as a class for HSK instruction.
Language Practice for Long－Term Students: BUAA offers linguistic practice trip outside of Beijing during the spring and autumn vacations. BUAA also organizes weekend trips to scenic spots and places of historical interest around Beijing. There are other gatherings and activities such as symposium with Chinese students, watching Peking opera and acrobatics.
Certificate: At the end of the study, certificate will be awarded by CTCBU to the participants whose performance is satisfactory.
(2) Short-term Classes: the training period varies from 3 weeks to 5 weeks
Course Arrangement: The courses are given from Monday to Friday.
Language Practice: BUAA holds activities such as visiting Beijing’s scenic spots and places of historical interest, participating in a symposium with Chinese students, watching performances and shopping.
Certificate: Certificates from the CTCBU will be awarded to the participants after the training.
Enrollment and Visas
The Chinese Language Training Center of BUAA will accept application from both individuals and groups. The applicants must submit the “Application Form” to BUAA two months before the classes begin. After receiving the Admission Notice and JW202 form, the applicants can apply for an “X” or "F" visa from the embassy and consulate of the PRC in the their own countries (Applicants who have an “X” visa need to bring the “Health Examination Result”, for the convenience of the residence procedure in China.).
From Autumn of 2004 CLTCBU accepts application on line and the website address is www.buaa.edu.cn International Students.
The applicants should pay the tuition fee at the registration time by RMB and the tuition fee will not be reduced or refunded for students who arrive after the term has begun or leave before the term has concluded. The accommodation fee will be paid in one lump sum at the beginning of semester.
The tuition fee for long term classes covers lectures and textbooks.
|History and Culture|