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Course Setting for Chinese Language & Culture Short-term Program

Oct 28, 2020


International Education College of China University of Geosciences provides the international students with various forms of short-term programs all year around.

  Language and Culture Courses

  Professional Geology Field Practice Program

  Chinese Language & Regional Culture Immersion Program

 Chinese Jewelry Business Immersion Program

  Professional Geographic Information System Immersion Program


Language and Culture Courses

Part1: Language and Culture Courses

Chinese Courses

CUG provide Chinese courses of levels from beginners to advanced level. The learners do not need to worry about not having basis in Chinese language. You will always find the most appropriate courses for yourself. By the ways of listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as some other ways of classroom study and practice, you will feel the atmosphere of international class as well as its multicultural collision and communication. With the rich experience in Chinese language teaching, CUG will ensure you a scientific and efficient language learning experience.

Cultural Courses

“China Today” aims at stimulating students interests about knowing China. This course gives a full picture of all walks of life about China including China's politics, economy, history, culture, geography, etc. It is a systematic introduction about Chinese national conditions to the international students. It will enhance students’ cultural awareness and satisfy their cultural needs,  so as to reduce the communication problems brought by cultural differences.

“China Geology and Geography” falls to the unique geographical phenomena all over China. It gives a general introduction of the renowned mountains, great rivers, and all kinds of geological heritages. Through analyzing the diversity and variety of different regions in China, the international students will have the chance to understand one of the world's most dynamic countries from the perspective of a geographer.

“Multicultural Understanding” aims to promote cultural understandings of countries from all over the world and achieve cultural fusion. Through the comparison of Chinese and foreign cultural values, it can help students reduce the discomfort of studying in China, understand the diversity of cultures, and learn to coexist and cooperate in the world.

Cultural workshop: It is a unique experience for the international students to immerse themselves into the Chinese traditional culture. Various cultural topics will offer all-round displays of  the glamour of Chinese cultural events such as calligraphy, painting, paper cutting, tea art, tai chi, kung fu, etc.

Part2 Professional Geology Field Practice Program


Program Overview

In order to satisfy the needs of international students to know the fundamentals of China's geological conditions, geological environment, field practice teaching and geological research, CUG specially designs the geological field exercise programs for international students. This program aims to combine the professional geology courses, Chinese language courses, culture courses and geological field trip, through observation, understanding, description and analysis of typical geological phenomenon in the field. While enjoying the fun of learning geology and the charm of natural beauty, students are able to grasp in a short time the basic knowledge, methods and skills of regular geological surveys and research. To some extent,  the program will help students to establish the new thoughts, new theory, new methods, new concepts about modern earth science and technology development. It  will comprehensively improve skills in field work, geological mapping and report writing.


Program Feature

.Top university in the field of Earth Sciences in China

.Mature and high-quality geological  field trip arrangement

.Chance to experience China's rich geological environment and teaching methods

Major Courses: Professional courses including basic theoretical courses such as geology, hydro-geology, environmental science and engineering geology; Field trip courses about specimen collection, analysis processing methods and skills; Cutting-edge seminars and lectures on the first-hand practical experience and instruction from the seasoned professors in this field.(English-medium)

Field Trip: According to the design of the curriculum, there will be an in-depth field trip to the lands which nourish Jingchu culture, and conduct the geological field work. Meanwhile, through visits to the Geological Park in China, students will explore the geological relics and cultural sites.

Details about the courses can be referred at


Course List:

GJ 01-GEO:桐柏-大别-铁山野外实习课程

Tongbai – Dabie – Tieshan International Field Course

GJ 02-GEO:  三峡秭归地质野外实习课程

Three Gorges –Zigui International Field Course

GJ 03-GEO: 三峡-神农架水与生态环境科学野外调查

Three Gorges –Shennongjia Water and Ecological Environment Survey

GJ 04-GEO: 庐山地质公园野外实习课程

Lushan Geopark International Field Course

GJ 05-GEO:恩施喀斯特溶洞野外实习课程

Enshi Kaster Cave International Field Course

Students can choose one or more courses from the courses listed above based on personal needs. The number and type of courses will affect the fees and time length of the program accordingly.


Part 3: Chinese Language & Regional Culture Immersion Program



Program Overview

To meet international students needs to learn Chinese language, get a better understanding about Chinese society, language and regional cultural differences, as well as  learn how to communicate with Chinese people coming from different regions,  CUG specially design this Chinese language and regional culture immersion program for international students. This program aims to help international students improve Chinese language competence in a short term, know Chinese culture and regional characteristics, adapt to the culture, customs and living habits of different ethnic groups in China, and also promote the abilities of international students to carry out all kinds of work in China.


Program Features

Cross-cultural ability training and multicultural experience

Experience rich national culture and local characteristics


Major Courses

Professional courses:  combine language and culture, open Chinese language courses in listening, speaking, reading and writing; through lectures on the unique charm of Chinese language and culture,students’ interest about Chinese language learning will be stimulated. Students will also be helped to master the effective methods in Chinese language learning, and form good study habits in a short time.

Culture Immersion: cultural trips into the hinterland of Jingchu culture to explore the place where the Three Kingdoms culture is originated, Wudang mountain which is the holy land of Taoism,  and Enshi city which is famous for Tujia national minority traditional culture.These trips will initiate a journey for international students to discover China’s regional language and culture differences.


Courses List:

GJ 06-CHI:荆楚文化修学

Jingchu Culture Educational Tour

GJ 07-CHI:道教文化鉴赏与体验

 Taoism Cultural Appreciation and Experience

GJ 08-CHI:炎帝神农文化与 神农架世界地质公园

Yan Emperor Culture and Shennongjia Global Geopark

学生可根据个人需求选择以上课程中的一门或者多门。选择课程数量和类型不同,对应的费用和项目时长也会不同。Students can choose one or more courses from the courses listed above based on personal needs. The number and type of courses will affect the fees and time length of the program accordingly.

Part 4    Chinese Jewelry Business Immersion Program

Program Overview

To meet international students' needs to understand China's economic environment, jewelry culture and jewelry trade, CUG cooperates with Gemological Institute to jointly design this Chinese Jewelry Business Immersion Program. This program focuses on practice and application. With selection of various and informative samples, this program aims to enable students to command the skills and experiences in jewelry identification, selection of origins, purchase guidelines and jewelry outlets management and marketing, through a series of professional courses, Chinese courses, culture and business courses and mobile classrooms. This program will help students adapt to the Chinese market environment and improve their abilities to undertake  jewelry business and trade in the Chinese working environment.

Program Highlights

.National key university in jewelry education in China

.Opportunities of visits and internships in renowned jewelry enterprises

.Experience the most cosmopolitan urban life in China

Major Courses

Professional courses: specialized jewelry knowledge, gem identification techniques, jewelry stores management, marketing operation management, product management and planning, jewelry display management, assistant sales skills, core methods of OJT, performance appraisal methods, jewelry product quality regulations, etc.

Mobile classrooms: visits to the jewelry production place and jewelry studio, jewelry market surveys and city visits.

Business Immersion: company practices: work in groups to apply the language and jewelry business knowledge under the supervision of mentors.

Details about the courses can be referred at


Course Introduction

Professional Courses:

The courses of Chinese Jewelry Business Immersion Program are different from other business courses. It weakens the part of economic management theory, and highlights the training of practical skills. Through a series of activities and presentations, students will have a better understanding about Chinese business climate, acquire the strategies in how to enter the Chinese jewelry market and expand the market share, and also strategies in integration of local and global markets. It will help students improve abilities to carry out jewelry business in China. Cutting-edge workshops and lectures will be organized by inviting the elites from related industries to share with you their experiences and skills in doing jewelry business in China.


Mobile Classrooms: including culture experiencing and business visits.

Business visits:

After selecting the most typical Chinese jewelry production place, jewelry sales market place and outstanding jewelry companies, this program will provide international students with the opportunity to go inside the companies and have an in-depth understanding about the current development of China’s economy and jewelry industry.


Business Immersion

The value of professional jewelry and jewelry business knowledge will be ultimately reflected in the actual use. This program upholds the concept of "apply what one has learned". By contacting jewelry enterprises as students’ practice base and assigning mentors for guiding students, students will get first-hand experiences in jewelry business and have the opportunity to apply knowledge in the actual work environment. Precious jewelry sales experience will also be absorbed by students through business immersion.


GJ 09-JAD:翡翠和珠宝文化

GJ 09-JADJade and Jewelry Culture

GJ 10-JAD:宝玉石商贸实训课程

GJ 09-JADGemstone Business Training Course


Part V  Professional Geographic Information System Immersion Program


Program Overview

In order to meet the needs of international students to understand China's information technology research environment, and development status of geographic information system (GIS), CUG specially designs the Professional GIS Immersion Program for international students. By offering Chinese language courses, cultural courses, professional courses, case studies and study tours, this program aims to helping international students understand various aspects including sustainable economic development, information technology, GIS development and applications in China. All the courses are designed to help students build a more comprehensive framework about GIS and its application. The program also aims to improving students' capabilities and competence in development and application of economic and social fields, through interactions and practice of various GIS software.

Project Benefits

Opportunity to practice in quality enterprises

Useful experience in software application development


Major Courses

Professional courses: GIS introduction and application overview, GIS software architecture and platform, acquisition and analysis of big spatial data, resource and environmental remote sensing applications, mapping technology and applications, case studies on GIS applications, and cutting-edge lectures on the first-hand practical experience and instruction from the seasoned professors in this field.(English-medium)

Professional investigation: according to curriculum design, tours and visits to the research institute and enterprises for learning and exchanges are also organized.

Course Introduction

Professional Courses:

Professional GIS Immersion Program highlights the practical experience. Except from inviting experts in the field to teach professional knowledge to the students, the program also focuses on letting students get a better understanding about the background, prospects and related practical experiences of Chinese GIS development. It aims to cultivate students’ capacities to develop and use the technology by combining the economic development needs.

Professional Investigations:

We select the representative and outstanding enterprises and companies for international students, so that they have the opportunity to go inside the companies, and acquire in-depth understanding about China's information technology development environment and status quo. It offers chances for the students to strive for internship opportunities in outstanding companies, as well as have face-to-face exchanges and conversations with the technical personnel of these companies.