In the early spring of 2009, Robert and Bradford Fried first began helping students learn Mandarin Chinese through immersion. They’ve since come a long way. And this week, CLI celebrated its third anniversary with staff, teachers, friends, students, and lots of good food.

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CLI 3rd Anniversary Dinner

For three years, CLI has given the gift of language to hundreds of students from all over the world. With its strong growth over the years, including the opening of its 5-story Learning Center in Guilin, CLI is looking forward to many more years of bridge-building through culture and language education.

Happy Birthday, CLI! 生日快乐!

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Mikko, Conor, Zhuodan, Leona, and Cory enjoy CLI’s third birthday!