CET Taiwan

Get Closer to Fluency

Take intensive Chinese classes and intern.
Practice in real life and professional settings.
  • Small Chinese language classes (3-4 students)
  • Internship + an internship course
  • One-on-one language sessions with an instructor
  • Limited language pledge
  • “Language Missions” to practice outside the classroom
National Taiwan University campus

Intensive Language + Part-Time Internship

Your day starts with 3 hours of intensive Chinese language class with other ICLP students. You’ll have an hour of one-on-one instruction, followed by small group classes. Study traditional or simplified characters—or both, you choose. In the afternoon (10 hours per week), head to your internship, where you’ll see your oral proficiency skyrocket. Share stories and get tips for succeeding in the Chinese workplace during your internship companion course.

Endless Internship Possibilities

Intern in the private sector with a special emphasis on high-tech. Or choose from the many placement options available to you in the political, religious, and civil society sectors. Wherever you intern, gain practical experience, improve language skills, build your résumé, and see what it’s like to work in a professional environment in Taiwan.

Sample Internships

We make every attempt to match you with a placement of your choice, but the actual projects you do will be determined by your host organization.

  • Deepblu, tech startup for SCUBA enthusiasts
  • The China Post
  • Taiwan Ministry of Justice
  • Democratic Progressive Party
  • Taiwan Citizen Participation Association
  • Kuomintang, political party
  • Geber Consulting
  • Taipei Arts Festival
  • Taipei Zoo

Want to see more?

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Why Study at ICLP

The International Chinese Language Program (ICLP) has been around since 1963. For decades, ICLP has been the place for graduate students, scholars, and professionals to buckle down and get their Chinese up to near-native fluency. Using their own specially crafted materials and providing you with plenty of individual attention and language support, studying at ICLP will enable you to reach new heights you never thought possible. And if that’s not enough, we’re the first study abroad provider to partner with ICLP. So you’ll have access to not one but two robust alumni networks…CET & ICLP.

Curriculum & Syllabi

Chinese Language

Intensive Chinese Language
Minimum 180 hours. 12 credits.


If you choose to participate in an internship, you’ll work at your internship placement for at least 10 hours/week.

You also take this course:

Internship: Bridging Theory & Practice

3 credits for course + placement

Course Availability

Our goal is to offer every single course every term, but sometimes factors like faculty availability and program enrollment keep us from reaching that goal. If you’re concerned about needing to enroll in any one particular course, please contact us! We’ll try our best to get you the course you need.