Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU) is the only international university in China with its main task set at teaching the Chinese language and culture to foreign students. Meanwhile it also undertakes the tasks of offering degree education to both Chinese and international students in the fields of foreign languages, liberal arts，computer science, finance and accounting, of training teachers specialized in teaching Chinese as a foreign language, and of providing intensive training of foreign languages to teachers preparing to go abroad. BLCU was established in 1962. In the past 55 years since its establishment BLCU has educated more than 160,000 international students of more than 180 countries or regions who know Chinese language and culture very well. and about ten thousand international students of different countries, colors, or languages come to join the 6,000 Chinese students on campus every year. The international students on BLCU campus every year represent a proportion of one twelfth of the total of China and one sixth of Beijing. It comprises 13 education departments. Of all the disciplines BLCU offers, one is a national key discipline and nine are Beijing municipal key disciplines. The Center for Studies of Chinese as a Second Language (CSCSL) in BLCU is one of the key research bases of humanities and social sciences that are presided directly by the Ministry of Education. Other research centers include International Cultures Research Center, the Center for Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK), Language Research Institution, Institute for Comparative Literature Research, and Institute for Applied Linguistics Research,etc. which are academically highly influential both internationally and domestically. BLCU sponsors and directs three national Chinese core periodicals which are well known in the academic circle, namely YUYAN JIAOXUE YU YANJIU, SHIJIE HANYU JIAOXUE, and ZHONGGUO WENHUA YANJIU. BLCU is the biggest, the most experienced and the best resourced Chinese university in the education of Chinese language and in the international promotion of Chinese culture. Now BLCU has a unique, well-structured, and advantageous disciplines system, covering short-term Chinese language study, intensive Chinese training, on-line education, undergraduate education and graduate education, etc. and its education quality enjoys high reputation domestically and internationally. As an internationally oriented university, BLCU is in cooperative or friendly relationship with more than 280 universities or educational organizations from more than 50 countries. and as many as 17 Confucius Institutes all over the world are directed by BLCU.
Beijing Language and Culture University is a university directly under the Ministry of Education of China. It was established under the personal care of Premier Zhou Enlai. It was founded in 1962. In June 1964, it was named Beijing Language Institute. In 1974, Chairman Mao Zedong wrote the school name for the school. In June 1996, it was renamed Beijing Language and Culture University. In 2002, the school name was simplified to Beijing Language and Culture University.
Beijing Language and Culture University is the only international university in China that provides Chinese and Chinese cultural education to foreign students. It is known as the "Little United Nations".
The school provides professional education for Chinese students in foreign languages, Chinese, information science, economics, and arts. At the same time, it undertakes tasks such as training Chinese language teachers and foreign language training before going abroad to study abroad. After more than 50 years of development, Beiyu has developed into a comprehensive international university with characteristics and advantages in language and culture education and language and culture research. It is an academic center for Chinese and foreign language and culture studies and trains outstanding talents in various fields. cradle. In 2019, the school clarified the goal of building a world-class language university with Chinese characteristics and the strategic deployment of the "three steps" in the new era
With the continuous expansion of China's foreign exchanges and cooperation, the school's connection with the world is becoming wider and closer. At present, it has established cooperation and exchange relations with 365 universities and educational institutions in 72 countries and regions in the world, forming a comprehensive, multi-field, deep-level and fruitful international education pattern. The school cooperates with Harvard University to establish Harvard Beijing Academy, Bangkok College in Thailand, and Tokyo Branch in Japan. The school adopts various forms to carry out joint Chinese and foreign schools, and conduct joint training programs for undergraduates or graduates with more than ten foreign universities including Webster University, George Mason University, Konstanz University of Applied Sciences, Germany, and University of Manchester. Undertook 18 Confucius Institutes and 2 Confucius Classrooms, and was rated as "Advanced Chinese Cooperative College". In recent years, an average of about 100 teachers have been teaching abroad each year, more than 400 students have gone abroad to study and exchange, and they have received more than 1,500 foreign guests each year.
The school edited and published "World Chinese Teaching", "Language Teaching and Research", "Chinese Cultural Studies", "International Chinese Teaching Studies", "Sinology Studies", "Language Planning Studies", "Document Linguistics", "Journal of Chinese International Education", and "Country-specific" And Regional Studies.
All kinds of teaching materials published by the school press have had a wide impact at home and abroad. Various colleges and training institutions in nearly 100 countries use foreign language teaching materials published by Beijing Language and Culture University.