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"CLI is not only a language school; it is a huge family where everyone enjoys teaching and sharing time with each other. Whatever need you have while studying, the entire staff..."

Andreas Becker, Spring 2011

"CLI’s teaching methods and the services they provide are world class. My overall training experience at CLI far exceeded my expectations and I would recommend anyone..."

Gregory Wenham, Spring 2011

"CLI is unique not only because of the individual instruction, but because of the care taken by of all the staff, which makes it a really personalised experience..."

Mark Stanford, Oxford University

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The Immersion Program
At the core of CLI’s offerings is the Immersion Program. With short and long-term opportunities, the Immersion Program delivers the invaluable experience of complete immersion within a highly conducive and well-organized learning environment. Attend 20 weekly hours of intensive one-on-one Mandarin lessons and learn Chinese with the most efficient program there is.

College Study Abroad
CLI's study abroad option is for all students currently studying in college and also for non-degree seeking students who wish to enroll as a full-time student at Guangxi Normal University (GXNU). In addition to GXNU coursework, you will also attend between 3 and 10 weekly hours of one-on-one Mandarin language training (please see Standard vs. Intensive).

China Study Tours
Each summer and winter, CLI partners with various international high schools, colleges and universities to host unforgettable travel excursions throughout the PRC. CLI’s team of China experts leads visiting professors and students from countryside villages to modern metropolises while exploring a wide range of academic topics, including Chinese philosophy, economics, history, communication, political science, environmental sustainability and more.

Teach English in China
CLI offers the professional opportunity of a lifetime through our Teach in China program, which guarantees a secure and reliable English teaching job in Guilin at your preferred academic level. Participants are  provided with a monthly salary of at least 3,500 CNY, private housing accommodations, and a host of other benefits. In addition to gaining invaluable international work experience, you will be provided with endless opportunities to gain deep, personal insight into one-fifth of the world's population.

Learn Chinese Online
CLI’s innovative online learning system connects students of all ages seamlessly to a native Chinese instructor through an easy-to-use and intuitively designed educational platform. Language skills are improved and validated through direct communication with a Mandarin teacher located in China.

Diana Padua, Spring 2010 Immersion Program
"CLI’s staff is focused on improving the student’s grasp of the Chinese language and Guilin’s charming environment is a prime place to not only learn how to speak Mandarin, but also to gain knowledge about the passion and culture of the Chinese people.  My experiences with CLI are ones I will never forget."
- Diana Padua, Hawaii Pacific University, B.A. Double Major in Finance and Marketing

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