General Chinese Course

NTU provides international students an opportunity to take Chinese courses with credits. International students studying at NTU can take the General Chinese courses for up to one year. 

- The difference between General Chinese and Enhancing Chinese

- How to enroll in General Chinese course

- Important Dates

- Course Information

- General Chinese Course Syllabi


General Chinese & Enhancing Chinese course

General Chinese

This is a 3-credit course for international students who wish to learn/improve their Chinese abilities. Students will receive 6 hours of training in class each week.

Enhancing Chinese

For those who wish to practice more, students can take both General Chinese course and Enhancing Chinese course, which will add an extra 4-hour Chinese training each week and provides 1 credit once students accomplish the course.

*Given its supporting feature, students are not allowed to take Enhancing Chinese course without taking General Chinese course in the same semester.


How to Enroll in General Chinese courses

General Chinese courses can be only added by NTU staff after students submit the registration sheets.

Students who wish to take the course are required to come to NTU in person for registration and to take the placement test on the designated date and place.

*Before new semester starts, NTU will do a "General Chinese course survey" whether via online system or form to know if students want to take the course.

Important Dates

Below are the important dates for the 1st semester 2019/2020 to register for General Chinese Course.

One Week Before the Semester Starts
Sunday, September 8 General Chinese Course Registration & Placement Test
Time & Place : 9:00 - 12:00 / Freshman Classroom Building
Week One
Sunday, September 15
  • Students must check their assigned class on the Course Selection System. ( Please note that any time conflicts with your class schedule is NOT allowed )
  • Students can check their assigned course level at : > News
Week Two
Monday, September 16 General Chinese Courses begin
Tuesday, September 17 Enhancing Chinese Course Begin
Friday, September 20 Deadline to switch class with Authorization Code from instructor
Saturday, September 21 (Noon) Deadline of adding classes on the Course Selection System
Week Three
Monday,  September 23 (8:00AM) Deadline of dropping classes on the Course Selection System
Monday,  September 23 to
Friday,  September 27
Application period for "manual course add"
Monday,  September 23 to
Friday,   December 6
Application period for class withdrawal

Course Information

Course Name

General Chinese Course


Enhancing Chinese Course
(Optional for those who are also enrolled in the General Chinese Course)

Levels Provided

Elementary Levels 1-3

Intermediate Levels 1-3

Advanced Level



Student no./class



Academic Credits



Class Duration

6 hours/week, 17 weeks

4 hours/week, 17 weeks

Class Times

Elementary /Intermediate /Advanced Levels

Day Class
Mon, Wed, Fri: 8:10 to 10:00

Tue, Thu 8:10 to 10:00

Elementary Levels

Evening Class 
Mon, Wed: 18:25 to 21:05

Intermediate /Advanced Levels

Evening Class 
Tue, Thu: 18:25 to 21:05


  1. NTU international students are eligible to take NTU General Chinese Courses up for one year. Students who have taken General/Enhancing Chinese courses in the first semester will be automatically enrolled in the second semester to the next level. Please confirm your course selection result before the deadline of dropping course on the Course Selection System. 
  2. Morning and evening classes offer the same content at the same level. They only differ in their class time.
  3. General Chinese Courses at NTU usually award no more than three credits; however, your home institution may reevaluate or determine your transfer credits differently.
  4. Enhancing Chinese Courses at NTU award one credit; however, your home institution may reevaluate or determine your transfer credits differently.
  5. Your Chinese placement test results will appear on the NTU course selection system one week after you take the test. Please make sure to check your results on the Course Selection System. If you would like to add, drop, or change the course, please follow NTU course selection procedure before the deadline.
  6. If you have any time conflicts between General Chinese Course and/or Enhancing Course and other NTU courses, both classes will be cancelled. Any time conflict will not be accepted by the course selection system.
  7. To change courses during the online add/drop period, please follow the NTU course selection procedure before the deadline. First, request for the authorization code from the professor/instructor. Second, drop the conflicted course online. Finally, add the new course online with the authorization code.
  8. Those who do not attend the General Chinese Course are not able to take the Enhancing Course.
  9. If you are a degree student, you may enroll in General Chinese Courses from the first semester and take the course continuously up to 2 semesters.


Course Syllabi

General Chinese Course  English Syllabus ]   [ Chinese Syllabus ]

Enhancing Chinese Course  English Syllabus ]   [ Chinese Syllabus ]

Update: 2019 / 07 / 01