Chinese Language Evening Courses Autumn 2023

Starts on 25.09.2023

Language en Literature


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Group Courses

The Chinese language courses at VUB are based on the official HSK levels (the official Mandarin Chinese language test) with the official HSK textbooks and workbooks. The new semester starts on Monday 25 September 2023 and includes 12 weeks of courses plus an examination session. The courses are organised on the VUB Etterbeek campus and can be attended online as well through live stream. All course documents and study materials are also shared online by the teacher. This makes it possible to attend the classes both online and offline. Courses are offered on 5 different levels:

Level Time Duration Description Type Classroom Teacher
HSK 1 Wednesday 18:00 - 20:00 2 hours / week Beginner low (0 - 150 words)

new class

PL5.5.69 Maarten GERNAY
HSK 2 Monday 18:00 - 20:00 2 hours / week Beginner high (150 - 300 words) new class PL5.5.69 Maarten GERNAY
HSK 3 Monday 18:30 - 21:30 3 hours / week Intermediate low (300 - 600 words) new class B.3.27** CHENG Zhao
HSK 4.1 Thursday 18:30 - 21:30 3 hours / week Intermediate high (600 - 1200 words) new class B.3.27 CHENG Zhao
HSK 4.2 Wednesday 18:30 -21:30 3 hours / week Intermediate high (600 - 1200 words) continuing class B.3.27 CHENG Zhao
HSK 5.1 Tuesday 18:30 - 20:30 2 hours / week Advanced (1200 - 2500 words)* new class PL5.5.69 QI Zhengwen
HSK 5.2 Thursday 18:30 - 20:30 2 hours / week Advanced (1200 - 2500 words) new class PL5.5.69 QI Zhengwen

*for students starting in the HSK 5 course, a self-study course is available as well.
** from 25/09 until 16/10, the HSK 3 class will take place in room D.1.07.

The courses are designed as a full year course trajectory with a separate module each semester. The tuition fee is calculated below (in EUR):

Teacher fee VUB admin fee Total Reduced fee (VUB staff/students)
2 hour course 149,4 30,6 180 120
3 hour course 182,6 37,4 220 160

The duration of each course is decided by the teacher based on the weight of the official HSK curriculum. The fee is calculated automatically based on the course you select in the registration form (at the bottom of the page).

The purchase of course books is not included in the tuition fee. Textbooks and workbooks can be purchased on the online bookshop for the Chinese Language Evening Courses. Before purchasing any teaching materials, contact your teacher to inform about the required materials.

Private Courses

If you are interested in private courses, please send an email to to arrange further. The standard tuition fee is 40 EUR per hour, but can be negotiated according to the number of courses, number of participants and other arrangements. Please pay the tuition fee within ten days after receiving the payment request.


Do you need a textbook or workbook for your language course at the VUB. Find and buy all you need at our online bookshop. If the book you are looking for is not available, send us an email to get more information. Always contact your teacher before continuing to the payment of the books.

General Conditions

  • Students can obtain a refund if they withdraw their enrolment within two weeks before the start of the lessons; a minimum of 17% of the tuition fee is withheld to cover administration costs.
  • A minimum of five students is required to run a course. If less then five students enroll for a class, the VUB retains the right to cancel the course for the semesters at any time or postpone until more students enroll.
  • Students with prior knowledge of Chinese can arrange an assessment test. Please contact us to schedule an appointment for the test.
  • The purchase of course books and other didactic materials is not included in the tuition fee.
  • If a series of classes for which you enrolled, is moved to another day, the tuition fee can be refunded upon request if the new course dates do not fit for your.
  • A course consists of 12 weeks with contact hours (offline or online depending on circumstances) and one exam session.

More info on the VUB website

Short- en long-term programmes
Area of interest:
Language en Literature
Academic year:
2023 - 2024
Starting date:

VUB Main Campus Etterbeek
Pleinlaan, 2
1050 Elsene

D.1.07; PL5.5.69; B.3.27

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