You'll find a list of best Chinese language institutes and centers from Kathmandu Nepal, later in this article.
Chinese language institutes and centers offer beginner and basic level to advanced and professional level Chinese language classes to the aspirants.
Although you can learn Chinese on your own from the internet and books, the Chinese language has different variations when spoken and used. So, you might start confusing between them. Also, you have to learn to read, write, and converse in Chinese, which requires a step-by-step guide from a professional.
Here we're not saying that you just can't learn Chinese on your own. All we are saying is that you'll be guided to learn Chinese, exactly what and how it's needed in the institutes.
So you learned that the Chinese language has varieties. Thus we'll take you to the introduction of the Chinese language and also cover some important topics and finally take you to the list of best Chinese language institutes and centers in Kathmandu valley.
Introduction to the Chinese language
The Chinese language forms a group of related and majorly mutually unintelligible language varieties, forming the Sinitic branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family. It's spoken by Han in the majority and some ethnic groups of China in minority. Around 16% of the world's population speaks some form of Chinese language as their first language.
The Chinese language consists of many spoken varieties which are mutually unintelligible to their respective speakers. These differ about the same extent as the modern Romance languages and significant differences are pronunciation and vocabulary and few grammatical differences. The languages include Mandarin in the northern, central, and western China; Wu; Northern and Southern Min; Gan (Kan); Hakka (Keija); and Xiang; and Cantonese (Yue) in the Southeastern parts of China.
However, all Chinese languages share a common literary language (wenyan) that are written in characters and based on a common body of literature. The literary language doesn't have a single pronunciation standard and the speaker reads according to the pronunciation rules of their respective languages.
In the early 1900s, national language unification program was held that was based on Mandarin and resulted in the Modern Standard Chinese.
In 1956, Pinyin that's based on the pronunciation of characters in the Beijing dialect was adopted as an educational instrument to help spread the modern standard language. It got modified in the year 1958 and was formally prescribed in the year 1979 for use in all diplomatic documents and foreign language publications in English-speaking countries.
Image: Hànyǔ (Chinese) written in traditional (top), simplified (middle) characters and alternative name (bottom); from Wikipedia
Chinese language in Nepal
In Nepal, no people use any form of Chinese language properly, for communication. However, there seems some influence of the Chinese language in the people who live near the China border in Nepal and most of them belong to the Mongolian origin.
But in recent times, people are showing interest in the Chinese language. Most of these people are the students who want to move to China for studies. Also, people who look forward to moving to China for work or have trade relations with China learn Chinese in Nepal.
There are professional institutes and centers in Nepal that offer Chinese language classes to the aspirants. These comprise skilled professionals who have a strong foundation over the language and can teach students to read, write, and converse in Chinese.
Why learn the Chinese language in Nepal?
Learning Chinese will open multiple doors for you. We'll list some points regarding why you should learn the Chinese language in Nepal.
- Study in China
- Work in China
- Be a Chinese language translator
As a Chinese language translator, you can apply for a job in the tourism industry or governmental and non-governmental bodies that demand one in Nepal.
Chinese Language Institutes/Centers
You'll find a number of Chinese language institutes and centers in different parts of Nepal. All of these promise good tuition to the students. And they charge differently based on facilities and services offered to the students.
These institutes and centers understand and observe the expectations of the students after they learn the language and thus guide them accordingly.
However, different factors determine the quality of these institutes and centers, some of which include:
Based on these factors, we've made a list of some of the best institutes and centers located in Kathmandu Nepal that offer Chinese language classes.
Best Chinese Language Institutes/Centers in Kathmandu Nepal
|Bishwo Bhasa Campus/Campus of International Languages (CIL)||Exhibition Road, Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu||01-4228916, 01-4226713|
|Eagle Chinese Language Institute||Bouddha Road, Bouddha, Kathmandu||9813984747|
|Nagarjuna Chinese Language Institute||Bagbazar, Kathmandu|
|Confucius Institute||Balkumari, Lalitpur||01-5537191, 01-5548891|
|Seto Academy||Putalisadak, Opposite to Nepal Investment Bank, Kathmandu||01 -4241228, 9849227898|
|Universal Language and Computer Institute (ULCI)||Dilli Bazar Height Marga, Dillibazar, Kathmandu||01-4428486|
Bishwo Bhasa Campus/Campus of International Languages (CIL)
Located in Exhibition Road, Kathmandu, Bishwo Bhasa Campus or Campus of International Languages (CIL) is the only language teaching campus affiliated with Tribhuvan University.
Bishwo Bhasa Campus is the only campus in Kathmandu that teaches different languages. At present, there are two language programs running on the campus, i.e.
- the Himalayan Language Program (Nepali, Sanskrit, Newari, and Tibetan)
- the Foreign Language Program (Italian, Russian, Spanish, French, German, English)
All the Language programs, except English, are offered as a two-year course divided into four semesters (Two semesters- Ordinary level; Two semesters - Advanced level).
In Nepali language program, there is a Post-Advanced third-year course which includes the study of Nepali Grammar, History, Culture, and Literature. The campus has also started the third year Japanese language course. English language program is divided into two levels called ‘Basic English’ and ‘Advanced/Writing English’.
Language Classes Offered:
- Chinese language
- English language
- Nepali language
- Sanskrit language
- Newari language
- Italian language
- Russian language
- Spanish language
- French language
- German language
- Japanese language
- Korean language
- Arabic language
Eagle Chinese Language Institute
Eagle Chinese Language Institute is located in Bauddha, Kathmandu.
It offers Chinese language classes of different levels to the aspirants. Eagle comprises a team of experienced language instructors who work hard to guide students through each learning phase.
Besides language classes, the institute also guides students on how and where to use the knowledge of the Chinese language so that they can extract benefits from their knowledge.
Echo Chinese is a Chinese language institute located at J.P Marg. Kathmandu.
This institute is one of the best Chinese language centers in Kathmandu.
The classes are conducted by the highly experienced and trained instructor through the modern equipped as audio-visual facilities.
Nagarjuna Chinese Language Institute
Nagarjuna Chinese Language is located in Bagbazar, Kathmandu. It offers Chinese language classes of different levels to the aspirants.
The institute comprises highly skilled instructors who have years of experience in using and teaching the Chinese language.
Similarly, Nagarjuna offers all necessary facilities and infrastructures including digital learning assistance in the institute itself, which highly aid students in their learning.
Confucius Institute is a Chinese language and culture institute established in collaboration with the Hebei University of Economics and Business and Kathmandu university with the ratification of office of Chinese language council international at Balkumari, Lalitpur.
It is a renowned and best Chinese institution and also the first Confucius Institute in Nepal. The institute conducts an orientation on various Chinese culture.
Confucius Institute offers a different level of the curriculum as undergraduate Chinese compulsory and elective courses, postgraduate Chinese elective courses, adult Chinese courses, local teacher Chinese language training, elementary school Chinese courses etc., and business, tourists, media reporters Chinese language classes. Confucius Institute is a Chinese test center for Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK), HSK Speaking Test (HSKK), and Youth Chinese Test (YCT). The number of participants in the HSK test in 2013 is 307. Confucius Institute compiled local materials such as "Practical Chinese Manual", " Tour Guide Chinese in Nepal", "Nepal Practical Business Chinese", etc.
While committing to teaching Chinese language, Confucius Institute actively carries out cultural programs such as the Chinese Cultural Festival, performances, Chinese textbooks exhibitions, cultural lectures, seminars, and various Chinese games. Nepal Minister of Education, Chinese Ambassador to Nepal, Nepali Friendship Association chairmen participate CIKU various cultural activities.
Language Classes Offered:
- Basic Chinese Language
- Intermediate Chinese Language
- Advanced level Chinese language
Seto Academy is an educational consultancy located at Putalisadak, Kathmandu.
It is one of the leading consultancy later named as a Seto education Services that offers language and tests preparation as well as university placement services Australia, USA, UK, Canada, Japan, China, Korea, and Cyprus.
It has been granted a license to conduct language courses, test preparation courses and provide study abroad consultancy services to aspiring study-abroad goers, by the Ministry of Education, Nepal.
The main aim of this institute is to provide quality language learning as per the standards of Japan and China.
Language Classes Offered:
- Chinese Language
- Japanese Language
Universal Language and Computer Institute (ULCI)
Universal Language and Computer Institute (ULCI), established in 1984, is a pioneer institution in the field of education consultancy. It is located at Dillibazar, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Since its inception, Universal Language and Computer Institute have catered to the educational needs of both national and international students. ULCI services include study abroad counseling for students wanting to go abroad for further studies, English and Chinese language courses, and preparatory classes for standardized tests such as the IELTS, IELTS Life Skills, TOEFL, SAT, GRE, and GMAT.
Recently, ULCI has also expanded its operations into catering to the education needs of younger students by placing middle and high school students into summer programs to various educational institutions around the world.
In addition, ULCI also specializes in the administration of international tests and serves as the test center for the following organizations:
- Cambridge English Language Assessment Examinations Centre, NP008 for University of Cambridge, UK
- iBT TOEFL Test for ETS, USA
- GRE Test for ETS, USA
- Occupational English Test (OET) for Cambridge Box hill Language Assessment, Australia
- Chinese Language HSK and YCT Test for HANBAN, China
- Examination Centre for Monash University, Australia
- CIDE Designated Testing Centre for Assumption University, Thailand
Language Classes Offered:
- Chinese Language
This is not a rank-based list. We recommend you to choose one based on your location comfort and all the other factors which we've already discussed earlier in this article.
Finally, do suggest us any other name(s) of the institute(s) and center(s) in Kathmandu valley of Nepal, which you think we've missed and deserve(s) to be listed as best one(s) to learn the Chinese language.