"My favorite part of the Immersion Program was my ability to direct the lesson in the heat of the moment, one-on-one, without worrying whether or not I was inconveniencing other students or slowing down the teacher. It was truly an education on my terms."
- Joe McReynolds, Fall 2009
With 20 classrooms, two full kitchens, several lounge areas and 36 private living spaces, CLI provides the perfect space to pursue full proficiency in the Mandarin language.
The majority of all students' coursework is one-on-one, while small group classes are also offered. Students work with several unique teachers along their path to full Mandarin proficiency.
The 2010 CLI Summer Study Tour group in Beijing's Tiananmen Square.
A bird's eye view of the Chinese Language Institute's university affiliate, Guangxi Normal University.
One of CLI's students in a spoken Chinese lesson at the community center.
Intensive Chinese classes are often held in the comfort of one's own apartment.
CLI students on the way to the top of Beijing's Summer Palace.