The Department of Chinese is now made up by Zhang Xi, Dai Yi and Jiang An three teachers, with Dr. Zhang Xi as the director.   Currently, the curriculum of the Department is primarily designed as the prior course for international undergraduate students whose major are MBBS. In addition, different long-term and short-term Chinese language trainings are also included in the teaching scope of the Department. Chinese teachers mainly focus their academic researches on the theories and methods of teaching Chinese as a second language and the theories & applications of the Sino-foreign cultural exchanges.