Once you’ve conquered the basics of beginning Chinese, it’s time to kick it up a notch with specialized classes and individualized instruction. In Harbin, you’ll take a one-on-two class—just you, and one other student—that focuses on fluency and accuracy. This is where you correct your mistakes, and finally fix that pesky 2nd tone. You also choose two small-group electives. Learn business Chinese in a class of five students. Read short stories in a class of four.
All students uphold a full-time Chinese language pledge. There’s no denying that speaking Chinese 24/7 is hard. But we think it’s absolutely worth the effort. (And past students agree with us.) Just wait until the first time you wake up in the morning and realize that you dreamed in Chinese….
You take this course:
CL501/502 One-on-One Tutorial
The specific topic of study is up to you. You indicate your preferences prior to departure, and we work with you to create your one-on-one.
You are placed into this course:
CL320 One-on-Two Drill
You take this course with one other student who is at the same Chinese level.
You choose two of these courses:
CL325 Conversation Seminar
CL380 Business Chinese
CL470 Introduction to Classical Chinese
CL480 Advanced Classical Chinese
If you plan to attend graduate school or want to conduct independent research in China, consider the Research Track. The Research Track is open to advanced students who have taken at least four years of previous college-level Chinese.
You take a One-on-One Tutorial for double the regular hours. 6 credits.
You choose two courses from the program’s list of electives. We recommend that you elect Classical Chinese as one of your two choices. 6 credits/elective.
CET maintains an advisory board of US-based scholars that provides guidance and expertise, and helps shape program development.
Professor of Chinese Language and Literature
Associate Professor of Asian Studies and Film Studies
Associate Professor of Chinese
Director, Lauder Chinese Language and Culture Program
Senior Lecturer in Chinese, Chinese Language Program Coordinator
Academic Advisor, Professor
Professor of Chinese