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SIT Study Abroad China: Intensive Chinese Language (Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced | January-term)
Kunming, China (Outgoing Program)
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Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
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Minimum GPA: 2.5 Language of Instruction: English, Mandarin
Experiential Learning: ITR Field Study, URI Affiliated Program Class Standing: 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior
Program Description:
Program Description:
SIT Study Abroad China: Intensive Chinese Language (Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced | January-term)

Rapidly build your Chinese language skills through an interactive online course and in-country experiential learning component in Kunming, China.

This course will help you quickly develop and master your Chinese language skills with a three-week online course and a three-week in-country program in China. SIT will conduct placement tests to identify your language level at the start of the program. Both the online and January terms will be taught by native language instructors who have completed ACTFL OPI training and have more than 12 years of experience teaching Chinese language to foreign students. Instructors will use oral proficiency-based methods and interactive language teaching techniques to help you build your speaking, comprehension, reading, and writing skills.
 
The in-country component will take place in Kunming, China, where you will further develop your language skills and learn about Chinese culture. While in-country you will participate in a language pledge to fully immerse yourself in the Chinese language. This component will include formal language instruction, as well as opportunities to practice conversing with native speakers through on-campus activities with Chinese students, everyday community interactions, and excursions.
 
Program Highlights
  • Small group language study and individualized tutoring
  • Experienced Chinese language teachers who have received ACTFL training
  • In-country language immersion with a required Chinese language pledge (J-term)
  • Practice language skills through everyday interactions and cultural activities (J-term)

Program Structure

This course offers a three week January-term in China, as well as an optional online course in July 2020. The online course is open to all applicants. The in-person January-term is open to college undergraduates who have completed the online term or who provide proof of completion (or the equivalent) of at least one semester of language study. 

January-term Course Details

During the three-week program in Kunming, China, you will receive another 45 hours of Chinese language instruction, as well as one-on-one tutoring and training, two to three times a week. You will rapidly expand and improve your Chinese language skills through a combination of interactive classroom learning, cultural immersion on campus, and conversing with native speakers during everyday interactions, excursions, and other program activities.

Optional July Online Course Details

During the online program, you will undertake 45 class hours of Chinese language instruction. Students at all skill levels will receive training in reading, writing, listening, and speaking Chinese, with a particular emphasis on acquiring practical speaking skills and higher levels of fluency relevant to the program experience. Lessons will be reinforced with 15 hours of required homework assignments.

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