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URI FLP - Chinese Summer Immersion Program
Kingston, RI, United States; (Outgoing Program)
The University of Rhode Island’s Chinese Flagship Immersion Program is an 8-week, residential Mandarin Chinese immersion program for students committed to an intensive, experiential, proficiency-based learning experience. The 2019 program offers two levels of instruction: one designed for first-year Flagship students, who have completed CHN 112H or its equivalent, or for adults and students from any institution (matriculating or non-matriculating) who have a Novice High/Intermediate Low level of proficiency interested in an immersive language learning experience; and one designed for students at the Advanced level who may be pursuing certification to teach Chinese as a world language in K-12.
CHN 113H/114H: Graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate and graduate students at URI or other institutions who have taken a minimum of one year of college-level Chinese or equivalent, and whose proficiency is at the Novice High or Intermediate Low level, are encouraged to apply. Priority consideration is granted to students currently enrolled in or admitted to any Chinese Flagship Program. One must not be a currently matriculated student to apply.
CHN 485/486: Current undergraduate and graduate students at URI or other institutions, as well as non-matriculating students, who are Advanced proficiency level and seeking RI teacher certification in Chinese as a World Language (B.A. in Secondary Education and Chinese or MA/TCP) and/or who wish to participate in an Advanced-level immersion experience.
The URI Chinese Flagship Immersion Program offers intermediate intensive courses in Mandarin Chinese designed to take students from Novice High/Intermediate Low to Intermediate Mid proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing (on the ACTFL scale) and for teacher candidates and other advanced speakers at the Advanced Low-Superior level. Participants earn 8 Chinese language credits during the 8-week program, and commit to a strict Language Pledge.
- CHN 113: Intensive Intermediate Chinese I (4 credits) Practice in listening and speaking. Development of reading and writing skills. Intermediate-level grammatical structures. Language proficiency goal: Intermediate Low/Mid.
- CHN 114: Intensive Intermediate Chinese II (4 credits) Practice in listening and speaking. Development of reading and writing skills. Intermediate-level grammatical structures. Language proficiency goal: Intermediate Mid.
- CHN 485/486 (3-6 credits) Chinese Studies Seminar I & II for Teacher Candidates (B.A. in Secondary Education & Chinese or MA/TCP) and Other Advanced Speakers: Students will study various topics on Chinese culture, society, civilization, and linguistics through selected readings and multimedia and also have teaching practice in the immersion program.
Participants in the Chinese Flagship Immersion Program are housed in the IEP (International Engineering Program) House on the Kingston Campus of the University of Rhode Island. In addition to a living room, dining room, laundry room and activity room, the IEP House has single and double dormitory style rooms on three floors. Shared men’s and women’s bathrooms are on the first and second floor. The main floor features a large living room where comfortable high back chairs and plush sofas surround the fireplace, while another section provides for large conference tables and excellent lighting for daytime and late-night study sessions in Chinese. Chef Mark Schoenweiss prepares three meals per day Monday through Saturday with the exception of dinner on Saturday throughout the program. Parking is available next to the house.
Program Fee: $4,800
Program Fee Includes:
- 8 URI Credits
- Most Meals
- Mid-Program Excursion
To learn more about the program and its faculty, please visit: http://web.uri.edu/chineseflagship/summer-immersion-program/.
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