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CET Beijing: Intensive Language

Outstanding Language Faculty

CET is a Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise (WFOE) in Beijing. Why is this important? Because in the eyes of the Chinese government, this particular status gives CET the flexibility to independently manage its faculty and host university relationships.

This means that CET has the freedom to recruit the best of the best. In Beijing, CET attracts faculty from institutions around the city—Beijing University, Beijing Language & Culture University, Beijing Normal University. Faculty have graduate degrees in Chinese Language or Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language. Almost all full-time instructors have taught in the United States or at other study abroad programs of similar caliber.

Full-Time, Bilingual, On-Site Staff

Academic staff ensure that you and your classes are a good fit. They direct the curriculum, manage the faculty, and monitor courses. Do you have particular learning needs? Do you need advice for keeping up with the class pace? The academic staff is there to help.

Programming staff help you get the most out of the program. They handle housing, excursions, and day-to-day logistics, and are trained in emergency prevention and management. Got an idea for an activity? Need to see a doctor? Just want someone to talk to? Programming staff are your best resource.

Zhu Li
Before serving as Senior Academic Director, Zhu Li taught at CET Beijing for almost 15 years. She has also served as Chinese instructor at Middlebury College, Capital Normal University in Beijing and Hochschule Bremen University in Germany, and has taught all levels and aspects of Chinese language. She has earned certification in the areas of Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) testing, the development of multimedia teaching materials, and the conducting of Oral Proficiency Interviews. The author of numerous publications and the recipient of many teaching awards, Zhu Li brings to the program superior teaching skills and intimate familiarity with CET and the field of Chinese language teaching.

Zhu Li

Senior Academic Director

Adrienne Losch
Adrienne is from Palo Alto, California but headed east for school—she majored in Chinese Language & Theater at Middlebury College. For study abroad, she did January Term at CET Beijing, followed by a semester at the Middlebury School in Kunming. After graduating from Middlebury in 2012, she spent three years in China, living in Suzhou, Xi’an, and Nanjing. She worked as an English Teacher and college admissions counselor, and completed her graduate certificate from the Johns Hopkins-Nanjing University Center for Chinese & American Studies. Adrienne loves China and enjoys sharing her experiences and knowledge with students.

Adrienne Losch

Resident Director

Zhou Xinying
Zhou Xinying is not only a native Beijinger, but has long-term roots at the CET Beijing host university, Capital Normal University (CNU). She received her BA in Chinese Linguistics from CNU in 1998, and her MA in Chinese Language Teaching from CNU in 2001. Prior to serving as CET Beijing Academic Coordinator, Zhou Xinying taught a variety of levels and courses at the CET programs in Beijing and Hangzhou, the Duke program in Beijing, and Middlebury College in Vermont.

Zhou Xinying

Academic Coordinator