Learn Chinese at the TUM Language Center


Chinese languages are spoken by around 1.3 billion people, the majority of whom live in the People's Republic of China or in Taiwan. The Chinese variety with the most speakers is known as Standard Chinese or Mandarin. 

Courses during the semester

We offer Chinese courses from level A1.1 to B1.2 following the CEFR.

Program overview in TUMonline

Courses during the semester break

  • Intensive courses take place during the lecture-free period in spring and fall.
  • You will find the program in TUMonline towards the end of every lecture period.
  • As soon as the registration period has been set, the information will be published on our homepage.


Tandem Learning

TUMtandem brings TUM students together for structured intercultural conversation.

Read more about TUMtandem here.

Feel free to contact us via sprachenzentrum@tum.de if you should have any questions.

Business Chinese 1

You have passed the final exam B1.2 at TUM or have equivalent knowledge of Chinese? You are interested in the topic and subject of economics? You want to get to know new and old Chinese companies and learn the latest vocabulary?
From the summer semester 2022 you can take the semester-long course Business Chinese 1 with us. We are looking forward to your registration!

Online Course: Learning Chinese in full sentences

The quick way to speaking and understanding
Online course for beginners


Students and staff members of TUM can book a limited number of free courses which take three months.
Requirement: completion of the first 13 lessons for free

Tsinghua-TUM Tandem Program

In the winter semester 22/23, TUM students have the opportunity to register for a tandem partner cultural exchange programme through a cooperation between the Chinese Department and the Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School (Tsinghua SIGS). The aim of the program is to deepen the close cooperation between TUM and Tsinghua SIGS, as well as offering students from both sides a platform for intercultural exchange and foreign language learning opportunities. We bring together TUM students of Chinese level A1.2 and students of Tsinghua SIGS.

TUM students can register by e-mail to zhou@zv.tum.de

There are 20 places, allocation is first come, first served! The language of instruction is English.

The program will take place from 8-8:45 (CET) on the following days: Friday 04/11, Friday 18/11, Friday 02/12, Friday 16/12.

Further information

Hao Zhou

Coordinator of Chinese Program

Office Hours
On Tuesdays from 10:00 to 11:00

By arrangement during the semester break
Room 109, Richard-Wagner-Str. 3 (MUC)

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