Jinan University, established in 1906, is a comprehensive university under the joint leadership of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council and the Education Ministry of P. R. China. The university is one of the top 100 national key universities in China. Adhering to the principle of "Oriented to students from overseas, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan", Jinan University now has over 23,000 full time students, including 10,609 students from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, and foreign countries, which comprises the largest number of overseas students in China.
In front of main school gate of Jinan University
Known as a paramount academy for Overseas Chinese, Jinan University has always dedicated itself to the education of Chinese language and culture for overseas students. The College of Chinese Language and Culture of Jinan University (CCLC) has always dedicated itself to the education of Chinese language and culture as well as pre-university education for overseas students since its founding and sanctification in June of 1993 by the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council and the Education Ministry of the P. R. China. CCLC is one of the colleges of Jinan University and originated from three institutes-Guangzhou Overseas Chinese School (established in 1953), Department of Teaching Chinese as a 2L of Jinan University (established in 1985), and the Department of Pre-university (established in 1925).
CCLC was conferred as the "National Base of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language", as well as the "Overseas Chinese Education Base". CCLC is also one of the ten key institutions that facilitate Chinese teaching in neighboring countries. CCLC is one of the few HSK (Chinese Proficiency Test) centers, BCT (Business Chinese Test) centers, and centers of Test of Chinese Proficiency for Japanese. The major of Teaching Chinese as a 2L at CCLC was conferred the title of "Famous Brand of Guangdong Province".
Since CCLC's founding, there have been over 50,000 international students studying or training here. In 2008, there were altogether 3,678 students at different levels in CCLC, of which 192 were graduate students, 179 undergraduates from Mainland China, 317 undergraduates from foreign countries, 956 foreignstudents for long-term Chinese learning, 679 international students in short-term training courses, 586 foreign adults students in CCLC'soversea teaching location, and 769 pre-university international students from HongKong, Macao, Taiwan, and foreign countries.
College of Chinese Language and Culture
The college consists of the Department of Teaching Chinese as a Second or Foreign Language, the Department of Overseas Chinese Education, the Department of Applied Linguistics, Pre-University Department, Correspondence Course Department, Overseas Chinese Education Researching Institute, Overseas Chinese Researching Center, and Internet & Educational Technology Center. Currently, there are 204 staff members in the college, among which there are 28 senior professors and associate professors and 55 lecturers. Twenty one of the staff hold doctorate degrees, and 41 hold master degrees. There are also 14 doctorate and master candidates’ supervisors.
CCLC offers multi-form, multi-level courses in various forms in college and the overseas teaching locations, such as Singapore, the USA, Indonesia, Thailand, etc. CCLC has both degree and non-degree programs. There are the doctoral and master degree programs majoring in Chinese Linguistics in addition to Linguistics & Applied Linguistics, and the undergraduate programs majoring in Chinese Language as well as Overseas Chinese Education. The doctoral and master degree programs enroll full-time and part-time students from domestic China and abroad, while the undergraduate programs enroll international high school graduates and fosters them as the teachers or administrator talents in the occupations of Overseas Chinese Education, teaching affairs administration, business Chinese, etc. The non-degree programs include Rudimentary Chinese, Intermediate Chinese, Advanced Chinese, Crash Chinese, Business Chinese, Cantonese, Teacher's Training, Short-term Chinese Training, and Winter or Summer Vacation Camps. Besides these, there are pre-university programs established for the Grade 11 or above graduate. Most graduates of pre-university programs can upgrade directly into undergraduate programs of Jinan University.
Located in Guangzhou City, CCLC covers an area of 147,129 squares meters. Guangzhou City is a famous metropolis in the South of China, neighboring Hong Kong and Macao. The city is prosperous and has good communications. CCLC is in the downtown of the city, and it has easy access to metro and intercity commuting systems. Lying at the foot of a small mountain, CCLC boasts large patches of greenery, fresh air, sports grounds and convenient entertainment and living facilities. With the integration of a sound academic atmosphere of Chinese culture and an international, diversified cultural environment, CCLC is the ideal place for you to learn Chinese language and culture.