The majority of students in the School are overseas students who study Chinese as a second language. Five programs are provided in terms of length of study and each student is enrolled in one of the programs. Each year the School admits nearly 2000 overseas students from over 60 countries and regions of the world and among them there are about 500 long-term students (including those who study for one semester)……

The School is among the first to admit postgraduate students in the area of teaching Chinese as a second language with approval of the Ministry of Education and until present it has had enrolled nearly 300 postgraduates including PhD students in linguistics and applied linguistics, research-oriented and practice-oriented Master students in teaching Chinese as a second language and Masters of Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages. ……

Peking University has the longest history of teaching Chinese to overseas students as a second language since the founding of new China. It started to recruit foreign students in 1952 and postgraduates majoring in TCSOL in 1978. Long engaged in training talents for TCSOL, The School of Chinese as a Second Language has provided a large number of outstanding teachers home and aboard.……

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