University offers online Chinese courses for intl students
East China Normal University recently launched an online summer Chinese language program for international students in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The program includes conversational Chinese and business Chinese classes. Students who can't attend the live classes due to time differences can watch recordings of the lectures online.
The program also includes class activities such as Chinese corner and online lectures.
After receiving their application materials, teachers will contact students for a video interview to determine their Chinese language proficiency and arrange an appropriate class for them.
There are business Chinese classes at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.
An international student from the United Kingdom heaped praise on the online classes, saying the following: "At first, I was unsure about taking online classes, but the teachers are very organized, and have adapted their classes well to the online structure. I now really enjoy my online classes -- even though we are all around the world, I feel very close to my teacher and classmates."
Zhumu is the online platform used for the online classes.