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06/22/2014 - 08/17/2014
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Extended to: 04/15/2014
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10 semester / 15 quarter hours
Eligibility:
2.75 Overall GPA
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*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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Program Overview

Program Overview

Spend the summer applying and advancing your Mandarin language skills in one of the most dynamic, rapidly developing cities on earth. Whether you’re a first- or fifth-year student of the language, you’ll have access to intensive, daily Chinese coursework and one-on-one classes that address your individual needs.

Coupling that classwork with structured peer tutorials and language clinics, homestays with local families, cultural activities and volunteering opportunities, CIEE study abroad in Shanghai provides you with an exciting and truly immersive international experience.

Study abroad in Shanghai and you will:

  • Advance your Mandarin the equivalent of one year on this Chinese language-only program through small and one-on-one classes
  • Live with a Chinese host family or Chinese roommate and immerse yourself in Chinese culture
  • Learn outside the classroom through volunteer opportunities, cultural activities, and a three-day field trip “off the tourist track” to practice Chinese in authentic situations
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Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships & Grants

We want as many students as possible to benefit from studying abroad. That’s why CIEE awards more than $3 million every year – more than any other international educational organization – to make study abroad affordable.

Applicants to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Robert B. Bailey Scholarship
  • Robert B. Bailey Scholarship

    The Bailey Scholarship is awarded to students who self-identify as a member of a group that has traditionally been underrepresented in study abroad, especially ethnic minority students. Award amounts are $1,500 for semester or yearlong programs and $1000 for summer programs, applied toward the awardee’s CIEE program fee.

  • Peter Wollitzer Scholarship for study in Asia
  • Peter Wollitzer Scholarship for study in Asia

    The Wollitzer Scholarship is awarded to students from CIEE Academic Consortium Board Member institutions who are participating in CIEE study abroad programs in Asia. One award is made each semester in the amount of $2,000, and two awards of $500 each are made for summer programs. The awards are applied to the awardee’s CIEE program fee.

  • John E. Bowman Travel Grants
  • John E. Bowman Travel Grants

    The Bowman Travel Grants are awarded to students participating in CIEE study abroad programs in non-traditional locations and are meant to help to defray the costs of travel. All awards are $1,000 and are issued directly to the awardee, after all other program fees have been paid. For students whose school is billed for all fees, the award will be released within four weeks of award notification.

  • CIEE International Study Programs (CIEE-ISP) Scholarships
  • CIEE International Study Programs (CIEE-ISP) Scholarships

    In an effort to make study abroad opportunities available to the widest possible audience, CIEE-ISP Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate both academic excellence and financial need. $2,000 for semester or yearlong programs and $1,000 for summer programs, applied toward the awardee's CIEE program fee.

  • GAIN
  • GAIN

    CIEE created the Global Access Initiative (GAIN) to help students overcome the major barriers to studying abroad, namely costs and curriculum requirements. GAIN aids in the diversification of study abroad by providing overseas opportunities for students who are economically challenged. The award is $1500 towards an airline ticket with any remaining funds distributed to the student in the form of a check.

  • Kathleen McDermott Scholarship
  • Kathleen McDermott Scholarship

    The McDermott Scholarship is awarded to students with demonstrated financial need, and who are either a Public Health or Nursing major, and/or are participating in a CIEE Community Public Health study abroad program. Awards range from $1000-$2500, depending on duration of study and financial need, and are applied toward the awardee's CIEE program fee.

To be considered, simply check the “Scholarships and Grants” box on your program application.
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The CIEE Difference

The CIEE Difference

Coursework

Whether you’re a beginner or superior level speaker, we offer 10 courses in Mandarin instruction meaning you’ll have access to intimate classes that suit your abilities. Develop aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills, or elevate your language skills to a superior level, communicating with accuracy, fluency, and sophistication.

Cultural Activities

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Weekly visits to local markets, museums, temples, and other sites in Shanghai are specially designed for Accelerated Chinese Language students and conducted in Chinese. Other cultural activities include an acrobatic show and dumpling making with host families. A number of optional, extracurricular classes are available at no additional cost to program participants, including Chinese cooking, calligraphy, martial arts, music, and mahjong.

Excursions

During the summer you’ll explore the natural beauty of the nearby city of Hangzhou on a daytrip, and choose to spend three days in either the ancient capital of Xi’an or Huangshan (Yellow Mountain), located in southern Anhui Province.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

Dates, Deadlines & Fees

We want to make sure you get the most out of your experience when you study abroad with CIEE, which is why we offer the most inclusions in our fees.

The program fee includes:

  • Tuition and housing
  • Pre-departure advising and optional on-site airport meet and greet
  • Full-time program leadership and support
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits
Please note, program dates are subject to change. Please contact your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor before purchasing airfare. Click the button to view more detailed information about dates and fees as well as estimated additional costs. Please talk with your University Study Abroad Advisor about additional fees that may be charged by your home institution when participating in a program abroad.
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Summer 2014 (8 wks)
Extended to: 04/15/2014
06/22/2014
08/17/2014
$6,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$5,335
Housing ***
$900
Insurance
$102
Visa Fees
$213

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes breakfast and dinner during the week and some weekend meals for students in homestays; no meals are included for students in the residence hall

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee *
$800
International Airfare **
$1,700
Local Transportation
$150
Books & Supplies
$75
Personal expenses
$1,200

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* for students in the residence hall; students placed in homestays only need to budget $300 for meals not included in the program fee

** round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Program Date Notes

Program Fees

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

Estimated Additional Costs

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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Eligibility
2.75 Overall GPA

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA 2.75
  • There is no language prerequisite for this program.
  • CIEE reserves the right to place participants in the language course for which they are best prepared based on the results of language proficiency exams administered during the orientation period.
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Recommended Credit

Recommended Credit

Total recommended credit for the summer is 10 semester/15 quarter hours.

Required language courses meet for 75 contact hours each, with a recommended credit of 5 semester/7.5 quarter hours.

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Students are required to take two consecutive accelerated Chinese language courses.

CIEE reserves the right to place participants in the language course for which they are best prepared based on the results of language proficiency exams administered during the orientation period.

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About the City

About The City

Shanghai is known for its long history of foreign influence, fashion, and economic prowess and aims to become a global financial and shipping hub by the year 2020. With a population of 23 million people, Shanghai has seen massive development over the last two decades, and the new financial district of Pudong is home to some of the tallest skyscrapers in the world. Shanghai’s urban centers are conveniently connected by elevated light rails, the world’s first commercial high-speed Maglev train, and the fastest-growing rapid transit systems in the world.

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Meet The Staff

Meet The Staff

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Steve Chao

Center Director

Dr. Steve Chao is the Center Director of the CIEE Study Center in Shanghai. He earned his Doctor of Education from Saint Louis University, M.B.A. from Lindenwood University, and B.A. from Columbia College. Dr. Chao has extensive experience in the field of international education working as an adjunct faculty and program administrator since 1985. Before joining CIEE, he was Director of International Programs at Worcester State University in Massachusetts, where he led university international initiatives, study abroad, and international student services for six years. Prior to that he directed the International Affairs Center at Indiana State University and taught modern Chinese history. Born in Taiwan, he began his career in international education at Columbia College, where he was Director of International Programs for nine years. Dr. Chao has also taught courses on U.S. higher education as a Visiting Fellow at Tongji University in Shanghai and served as Chair of the Department of International Trade at Tainan University of Technology, a leading women’s higher education institution in Taiwan. He has served as a research advisor to the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission 211 Project and to the Ministry of Education in Taiwan on educational reform and curriculum. He has worked for CIEE since fall, 2010.

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Foreign students in Shanghai are amazed by the breathtaking and profound changes taking place as the city aims to become a global financial and shipping center by 2020. Already a powerhouse for international business, Shanghai will undoubtedly become a hub of the global economy in the 21st century. Students striving to become global citizens and seeking the opportunity to engage in the international business world after graduation deserve this once for a lifetime opportunity. Come join us to witness the dramatic transformation of China, now the second largest economy in the world.

—Steve Chao, Center Director

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Ma Jia

Chinese Language Coordinator

Jia Ma holds an M.A. from the Department of Chinese Language and Literature at East China Normal University. Originally from Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province, she worked at Willamette University as a Language Assistant before joining CIEE in fall 2011 as a Chinese language coordinator.

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Liao Jianling

Chinese Language Director

Dr. Jianling Liao is the Chinese Language Director in charge of all Chinese language courses at the CIEE Study Center in Shanghai. Originally from Jiangxi Province, Dr. Liao completed her Ph.D. in the area of Second Language Acquisition from the University of Iowa. While studying abroad in the U.S. at the University of Iowa, she received an M.A. in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language and an M.A. in Instructional Design and Technology. In addition, she holds a third M.A. in Chinese Linguistics from Wuhan University. Her research interests include computer-assisted language learning and language pedagogy in study abroad contexts. Prior to joining CIEE, Dr. Liao taught for five summers at the Middlebury College Summer Chinese School. Dr. Liao is the 2011 recipient of the Emma Marie Birkmaier Award for Doctoral Dissertation Research in Foreign Language Education bestowed by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and The Modern Language Journal (MLJ) “to recognize an author of doctoral dissertation research in foreign language education that contributes significantly to the advancement of the profession.” She has worked for CIEE since summer, 2006.

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Xie Ping

Chinese Language Curriculum Manager

Originally from Hubei Province, Xie holds an M.A. from East China Normal University in teaching Chinese as a second language. She has taught for CIEE since summer 2007.

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Where You'll Study

Where You'll Study

Established in 1951, East China Normal University (ECNU) is one of China’s key institutions of higher learning and the first to specialize in teacher education. ECNU is nationally known for its Chinese language and literature program, and the university enrolls more than 26,000 fulltime students, including 3,700 international students, at its two campuses. The CIEE Study Center is located along the bank of the Liwa River on its downtown Putuo campus, known as the “Garden University” for its beautiful grounds.

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Housing & Meals

Housing & Meals

This study abroad program fosters a Chinese language-only environment. In order to support students to maximize Chinese language proficiency gains, all participants on this program live with Chinese host families or Chinese roommates. Participants select one of two housing options prior to arrival.

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Campus Residence Hall with Chinese Roommate—
The Campus Residence Hall is a five-story facility located on the ECNU campus that has a common lobby with 24-hour security and laundry facilities. There is a student computer room and study lounge on every other floor, as well as a kitchen and bathrooms on each floor. The residence hall is a 10-minute walk from the CIEE Study Center, and is within walking distance to a light rail and other public transportation. Students are paired with a Chinese student from ECNU. The Chinese roommates are required to speak only Chinese, so this option is recommended for students who wish to live in a more intensive Chinese language environment while remaining nearby other program participants. Meals are not included in this housing option and are the responsibility of the student. Meals are available in the campus cafeterias at a moderate price.

Chinese Host Families—
Chinese host families are located 15 - 45 minutes of campus, by foot or public transportation. Students have their own room in the host family apartment and share the living room, kitchen, and bathroom. Students are invited to most family meals, but should budget for their own lunches, some weekend meals, and most meals during group field trips and individual travel. Chinese family members speak Chinese only. This option is highly recommended for students who want to live in an entirely Chinese language environment and to make rapid progress in Chinese language.

The CIEE Shanghai staff strive to match each student based on his or her first preference, not only in terms of their personal lifestyle preferences but also academic, cultural and personal goals.

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Orientations

Orientations

You'll begin your study abroad experience in Shanghai even before leaving home by participating in a CIEE online pre-departure orientation. Meeting with students online, the resident director shares information about the program and site, highlighting issues that alumni have said are important, and giving you time to ask questions. The online orientation allows you to connect with others in the group, reflect on what you want to get out of the program, and learn what others in the group would like to accomplish. CIEE’s aim for the pre-departure orientation is simple—to help you understand more about the program, and identify your objectives so that you arrive well-informed and return home having made significant progress towards your goals.

A mandatory three-day orientation session conducted in Shanghai at the beginning of the program introduces you to the country, culture, and academic program, as well as provides practical information about living in Shanghai. You'll also take language placement exams at this time to determine your appropriate Chinese language level, and meet individually with the center director and Chinese language director, as appropriate, to finalize course registration. Ongoing support is provided by CIEE staff on an individual and group basis throughout the program.

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Internet

Internet

You are encouraged to bring a wireless-enabled laptop. Rooms in the campus residence hall are equipped with broadband ADSL wireless Internet access. Host family homes also have wireless or cable Internet access. The CIEE Study Center has wireless access and you will also be able to access the ECNU campus wireless network. A limited number of computers are available for use at no charge in the CIEE student library or at nearby Internet cafés for a low hourly fee.

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Culture

Cultural Activities and Field Trips

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Weekly visits to local markets, museums, temples, and other sites in Shanghai are specially designed for Accelerated Chinese Language study abroad students, and conducted in Chinese. Other group cultural activities include an acrobatic show and dumpling making with host families.

A number of optional, extracurricular classes are available at no additional cost to program participants, including Chinese cooking, calligraphy, martial arts, music, and mahjong.

Weekend Fieldtrip

The weekend fieldtrip is typically three days and two nights and provides you the opportunity to learn about local culture and traditions in a different part of China. The weekend fieldtrip is typically three days and two nights and provides you the opportunity to learn about local culture and traditions in a different part of China. Every semester the CIEE Study Center offers at least two concurrent weekend field trips that are designed to go beyond tourism. Each trip explores a specific theme related to the learning goals of each program. You are expected to complete pre-departure readings and assignments, attend classroom lectures, films, and discussions before and during the trip. You may select the trip that best meets your individual educational learning goals. Since enrollment is limited to maintain quality and facilitate cultural immersion, participation on any particular field trip is not guaranteed and is based on total program enrolment and other factors. Previous destinations have included but are not limited to the following:

Huangshan

Named in honor of the Yellow Emperor, Huangshan, or Yellow Mountain, is located in southern Anhui Province in eastern China and is one of China’s most famous mountains, celebrated in Chinese poetry and paintings for more than a millennium for the stunning beauty of its unique landscape. You will also visit the ancient Hongcun Village in Yixian County. With its granite cobbled lanes and bridges that date back to the Ming and Qing dynasties, the village preserves traditional Huizhou style architecture and is where the movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was filmed on location. Participants on this field trip are expected to speak in Chinese during the daytime. Students on the Accelerated Chinese Language program have priority enrollment.

Xi’an

As one of the ancient capitals of China, Xi’an served as the western terminus of the Silk Road during the height of trade along the historical network of caravan routes that connected China to the Mediterranean. At the time Xi’an was the largest city in the ancient world. Now the capital of Shaanxi Province, Xi’an is one of the most historic cities in China. Here you will visit the Terra Cotta Warriors in the tomb of the First Emperor of China, the Great Goose Pagoda, and the Muslim quarter. Students on the Business, Language, and Culture program have priority enrollment.

The cost of all daytrips and the weekend field trip are included in the study abroad program fee. All field trips are facilitated by fulltime CIEE staff and language instructors.

Immersion

One-On-One Classes

In addition to daily classes, you will meet for one-on-one classes with your language instructor for thirty minutes four to five times a week.

Peer Language Tutors

You will be paired with ECNU students for structured, one-on-one Chinese language tutorials for a minimum of one hour twice a week. Additional tutorial hours are available upon request. Tutors are undergraduate or graduate students who major in teaching Chinese as a foreign language.

Target Language Activities

CIEE head teachers organize group meals and other activities for you, your language teachers, peer tutors, and resident staff to encourage you to utilize your Chinese in an informal setting. Those attending the optional activities are expected to speak only Chinese.

Chinese Language Clinic

Full-time Chinese language instructors assist students with special or unique problems in language study by arranging an optional language clinic that meets for one and half hours, four evenings a week, Monday through Wednesday and on Sunday in the campus residence hall.

Teach and Volunteer

CIEE maintains relationships with a number of schools and not-for-profit organizations, and is able to offer a limited number of teaching and volunteer opportunities to interested students. These part-time opportunities vary in time commitment and skills required and are unpaid and not for credit.

CIEE Community Language Commitment

You are asked to take part in the CIEE Community Language Commitment, which is a graded component of the Chinese language courses that begins on the first day of classes. During orientation you'll sign an agreement specifying when and in what contexts speaking Chinese is required, including inside the Chinese language classroom building. You are encouraged to speak in Chinese with CIEE staff, host families, and Chinese roommates whenever possible. As you gain proficiency in Chinese, resident staff and language instructors encourage you to use your language skills in everyday settings. This fosters a learning community that encourages regular use of the Chinese language for daily communication and facilitates language proficiency gains.

CIEE Chinese Language Advisory Committee

The CIEE Chinese Language Advisory Committee (CCLAC) is comprised of specialists in the field of teaching Chinese as a second language and serves to promote the highest standards of education at the CIEE Study Centers in Greater China. Specifically, the committee advises CIEE administrators and language instructors on curriculum issues such as learning goals and objectives, instructional innovations, assessment of proficiency gains, program evaluation, and course articulation.

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Academics

Academics

CIEE has been operating study abroad programs in Shanghai since 1981. Established in 1998, the CIEE Study Center in Shanghai has been hosted by East China Normal University since 2001. The Summer Accelerated Chinese Language program began in 2010, and is designed to provide participants with a strong foundation in Chinese language through complete immersion in an intensive and Chinese language-only environment.

The program is appropriate for students with Chinese abilities ranging from no experience in the language to superior level Mandarin Chinese. All students take two accelerated language courses that focus on rapid language acquisition and are designed to move students ahead at least two Chinese language levels in all four Chinese language skills.

Service learning and community volunteer activities integrate academic learning with practical experience. Extracurricular activities are coordinated by CIEE staff and may include Chinese students and host families to advance understanding of local society and culture.

Academic Culture

Students attend required accelerated Chinese language classes Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The language classes are small, with an average of five students, so active participation is very important. Classes are typically co-taught by head language instructors who introduce new content, and assistant language instructors who focus on accuracy and consistency of pronunciation through daily drills and other activities. In addition, students meet with their instructor in one-on-one classes for 30 minutes four to five times per week, and with their peer tutors in structured tutorials for a minimum of one hour twice weekly—more tutorial hours are available upon request.

The summer term is eight weeks long and includes a three-day orientation at the beginning of the program and a three-day group field trip towards the middle of the term.

Nature of Classes

All courses are managed and designed by CIEE and for CIEE study abroad students only.

Grading System

Assessment is based on daily homework and quizzes, written and oral unit tests each Friday, and written and oral mid-term and final exams. The following letter grades are assigned: A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, D, and F.

Language of Instruction

Mandarin Chinese

Faculty

All Chinese language courses are taught by the CIEE Chinese language director, fulltime CIEE faculty, and graduate students from the East China Normal University College of International Chinese Studies.

Learn more about the CIEE Greater China Initiative for Study Abroad at www.ciee.org/studychina.

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All Courses

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.

CIEE Study Center Syllabi

To view the most recent syllabi for courses taught by CIEE at our Study Centers, visit our syllabi site.

Language Courses

Students are placed in two of the following consecutive language courses based on results of onsite proficiency tests.

CHIN 1002 ACSU Chinese—Accelerated Beginning I

CHIN 1004 ACSU Chinese—Accelerated Beginning II

These accelerated courses allow students to complete first year beginning level Chinese in just one semester. The goal of these courses is to provide an introduction to modern standard Chinese through the integration of all five skills: aural comprehension, speaking, reading, writing, and cultural understanding. These courses concentrate on basic daily life communications, correct oral pronunciation, the four tones, as well as the basic grammatical patterns. Textbooks: Wu Zhongwei 吴中伟, ed. Dangdai Zhongwen: keben 1-2 当代中文•课本1-2 (Contemporary Chinese: textbook, vol. 1-2). Beijing: Sinolingua Press, 2003; Wu Zhongwei, ed. Dangdai Zhongwen: lianxi ce 1-2 当代中文•练习册1-2 (Contemporary Chinese: exercise book, vol. 1-2). Beijing: Sinolingua Press, 2003; supplementary texts.

CHIN 2002 ACSU Chinese—Accelerated Intermediate I

CHIN 2004 ACSU Chinese—Accelerated Intermediate II

(Prerequisite: two semesters of college-level Chinese language study)
These accelerated courses allow students to complete the coursework for second year intermediate level Chinese in just one summer. The purpose of these accelerated language courses is to develop students’ Chinese abilities in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and cultural skills. Students’ linguistic knowledge is reinforced and expanded through class activities with increased sophistication. Students are required to comprehend and produce paragraph-level Chinese. Rigorous practice of spoken and written Chinese in complex communicative activities are conducted during class. Textbooks: Liu Xun 刘珣, ed. Xin shiyong Hanyu keben: keben 3 新实用汉语课本•课本3 (New practical Chinese reader: textbook, vol. 3). Beijing: Beijing Language and Culture University Press, 2012; Liu Xun, ed. Xin shiyong Hanyu keben: zonghe lianxi ce 3 新实用汉语课本•综合练习册3 (New practical Chinese reader: workbook, vol. 3). Beijing: Beijing Language and Culture University Press, 2011; Liu Xun, ed. Xin shiyong Hanyu keben: keben 4 (New practical Chinese reader: textbook, vol. 4). Beijing: Beijing Language and Culture University Press, 2004; Liu, Xun, ed. Xin shiyong Hanyu keben: zonghe lianxi ce 4 (New practical Chinese reader: workbook, vol. 4). Beijing: Beijing Language and Culture University Press, 2004; supplementary texts.

CHIN 3002 ACSU Chinese—Accelerated Advanced I

CHIN 3004 ACSU Chinese—Accelerated Advanced II

(Prerequisite: four semesters of college-level Chinese language study)
These accelerated courses allow students to complete the coursework for third year advanced level Chinese in just one summer. These courses emphasize understanding formal writings, as compared to the spoken language texts students learned in their second year. Students are expected to orally discuss and write about formal topics, such as those related to contemporary social problems in China. Textbooks: Zhuang Jiaying 庄稼婴and Zhang Zengzeng 张增增. Xin shijiao: gaoji Hanyu jiaocheng (shang, xia) 新视角:高级汉语教程(上、下). Beijing: Peking University Press, 2007; Wu Chengnian 吴成年. Du baozhi, xue Zhongwen: zhongji Hanyu baokan yuedu (xia ce) 读报纸,学中文:中级汉语报刊阅读(下册). Beijing: Peking University Press, 2004; supplementary texts.

CHIN 4002 ACSU Chinese—Accelerated Advanced High I

CHIN 4004 ACSU Chinese—Accelerated Advanced High II

(Prerequisite: six semesters of college-level Chinese language study)
These accelerated courses allow students to complete the coursework for fourth year advanced level Chinese in just one semester. These courses emphasize developing skills for making speeches or writing essays on complex topics. Students at this level are expected to express themselves not only fluently and accurately, but also with sophistication. Textbooks: Wu Chengnian. Du baozhi, xue Zhongwen: zhun gaoji Hanyu baokan yuedu (shang ce) 读报纸,学中文:准高级汉语报刊阅读(上册). Beijing: Peking University Press, 2006; Wu Yamin 吴雅民. Dubao zhi Zhongguo: baokan yuedu jichu (xia) 读报知中国:报刊阅读基础(下) (Learning about China from newspapers: elementary newspaper reading, vol. 2). Beijing: Beijing Language and Culture University Press, 2006; instructor developed materials.

CHIN 4902 ACSU Chinese–Accelerated Superior I

CHIN 4904 ACSU Chinese–Accelerated Superior II

(Prerequisite: Chinese language proficiency of advanced high or above according to ACTFL Guidelines)
These accelerated courses aim to train students’ abilities in listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills at the superior level. Students at this level are expected to apply Chinese in both formal and informal settings. Students are trained to develop discourse in Chinese with coherence and cohesiveness. Students are also expected to communicate with accuracy, fluency, and sophistication. Depending on enrollment, this course may be structured to the individual needs of students. Textbook: Instructor developed materials.

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