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Beijing language teacher

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.

Committed Teachers...And Friends

This program has been perfecting the art of language teaching since 1982. The teachers are dedicated, patient, and highly skilled. Word by word, phrase by phrase, they help you make the Chinese language your own. The best part? You get to see these wonderful teachers outside of class, too. On Fridays, each class heads out to lunch to celebrate the end of the week. It’s not long before your teacher feels like a friend…a friend who helps you learn to speak great Chinese.

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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 Director of China Programs, Zhu Li served as Academic Director 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, and has trained countless Chinese language teachers over the years.

Zhu Li

Director of China Programs

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