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.
- Students register in TUMonline.
- You can follow our instructions for registration and, if necessary, determine your course level by taking our placement test (only for certain languages).
- TUM employees can register by sending an e-mail to the respective lecturer.
- Detailed information about registration.
Professional Communication A2.1
From winter semester 22/23, we offer a new Chinese course in person:
Professional Communication A2.1 (SWS: 2; ECTS credits: 3; Monday 11:30-13:00).
A successful completion of Chinese level A1.2 is required. Students who have already completed A2 level are also welcome.
In this module, students will learn to use basic vocabulary on topics such as getting to know each other, invitations and working together in the office to build simply structured sentences and report/ask about ones daily life.
Scientific Chinese B2.1
From winter semester 22/23, we offer a new Chinese course online:
Scientific Chinese B2.1 (SWS: 2; ECTS credits: 3; Thursday 16:45-18:15).
A successful participation in Chinese level B1.2 or comparable knowledge and interest in the topic and subject area of science are required.
After taking the module, students will be able to express themselves coherently about their own subjects of study and general scientific topics and will be able to discuss, evaluate and explain content in a simple way.
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
Online Program vhb
The Virtual University of Bavaria (vhb) offers online courses on chinese regional studies.
The courses can be a useful supplement to the Chinese courses at TUM.
Please note that the TUM Language Center currently cannot guarantee that ECTS will be awarded for these courses.
All courses at vhb are free of charge for TUM students and registration is done with the TUM ID.
Start of the next registration period01.10.2022.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Coordinator of Chinese Program
On Tuesdays from 10:00 to 11:00
By arrangement during the semester break
Room 109, Richard-Wagner-Str. 3 (MUC)