At CET Harbin, you'll take a step towards near-native fluency. You'll specialize in improving your language skills through a one-on-one language course about a topic of your choice. You'll target diction and error correction in a one-on-two drill course. You'll add breadth to your vocabulary through electives like business Chinese, Chinese newspaper and Chinese literature. A full-time language pledge ensures that Chinese is the sole means of communication for the entire term. This program is perfect for intermediate and advanced language learners who are ready for full immersion. Spring semester students can up the ante by tacking January Term in Beijing onto their study abroad plans.
Experience Full Immersion. Transform Your Chinese.
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- Intensive academics, with 20 hours/week of Chinese language classes
- One-on-one tutorial, designed by the student
- One-on-two course that focus on error correction
- Thesis research conducted in Chinese for advanced students
- Full-time Chinese language pledge
- Local roommates
- Open to students with at least 4 semesters of previous Chinese language study
The Intensive Language and Independent Research Program for Advanced Learners
Long considered CET's "gem", the Harbin
program attracts students who are up to the challenge of true immersion into an
environment with few English-speaking foreigners. Students abide by a full-time
language pledge and explore Harbin, a
location chosen for its standard Mandarin, with Chinese roommates. The
curriculum, perfect for students with research interests, includes one-on-two
drill classes, small group electives and student-designed independent study
classes--a student favorite.
who have completed at least four years of college-level Chinese or the
equivalent may elect Harbin's "research track". Designed for advanced
learners of Chinese, particularly those who are enrolled, or are
planning to enroll, in a graduate program, the research track allows
students to conduct guided thesis research under the direction of a
Chinese faculty member. Research track students also take Classical
Chinese, an area of study that prepares them for further research in
their chosen field of study. Finally, a composition or pronunciation
class rounds out the research track curriculum.
"I'm so glad I chose Harbin. My Chinese has improved tremendously." - Isaac Stone Fish, a former CET Harbin student
"The one-on-one class was invaluable - something you just can't get elsewhere." - Haley Warden, a former CET Harbin student