CIEE Accelerated Chinese Language Program in Shanghai, China
Whether you’re a rank beginner or have strong Chinese language skills, you'll increase your progress by leaps and bounds, moving ahead at least two levels with CIEE in Shanghai. Along with intensive study, one-on- one lessons, and language clinics, you’ll experience a whole lot of culture – from tasting the city’s famous soup dumplings to watching eye-popping acrobatics to seeing more of this vast country up close with a special one-week trip.
Study abroad in Shanghai and you will:
- Learn about Chinese business, international relations, political science, history, and more in English or Chinese.
- Get off the tourist track as you explore Shanghai and beyond, and practice Chinese in authentic situations.
- Live with a Chinese host family or on campus with a Chinese roommate.
Established in 2012, this program is designed to provide participants with a strong foundation in Chinese language and a deeper understanding of China today through intensive Chinese language coursework and cultural immersion, complemented by a wide selection of area studies courses in various disciplines.
The program is open to students with all levels of language skill, from students with no experience to those with superior level proficiency, although it is not for native Chinese speakers. Students take two accelerated courses that focus on rapid language acquisition and are designed to move students ahead at least two levels in all four Chinese language skills. Students take up to one elective in English, and those with four or more semesters of college-level Mandarin may take a Chinese language elective or area studies course taught in Chinese instead.
Chinese language students take part in the CIEE Community Language Commitment, a graded component in which students agree to speak Chinese at required times.
Find out more.
Please check the CIEE website for final program dates, and speak with your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor prior to booking airfare.