You’ll share a room with a local roommate in an international students’ dormitory. Rooms are arranged in suites—two rooms share one bathroom. For meals, take your pick of campus cafeterias or neighborhood restaurants.
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 your one-on-one, you tell us about what in China interests you, and we create a Chinese language class about that topic class just for you. In your one-on-two, just you and one other student focus on fluency and accuracy. In your small group electives, you target the Chinese that you want to learn—newspaper, business, Classical. The entire curriculum is tied together with a 24/7 language pledge. Your Chinese will improve by leaps and bounds.
You take this course:
CL503 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:
CL321 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:
CL326 Conversation Seminar
CL381 Business Chinese
CL471 Introduction to Classical Chinese
CL481 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. 3 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. 3 credits/elective.