Tag: China

Beautiful Photos from Guilin

Guilin is a sightseer’s dream, a photographer’s oasis, a nature enthusiast’s playground, and for the language learner’s of the world—Guilin is an…

10 Reasons to Study Mandarin in Guilin

1. Great public transportation of Guilin Near and far Guilin is connected with buses, 面包车, domestic and international flights, conventional & bullet…

Chinese Traditional Shadow Plays

Have you heard of Chinese shadow plays, an art considered by many to be the world’s first ever form of puppetry? Traditionally…

The New York Times Goes to Guilin

At CLI we’ve always known that Guilin is beautiful and we’ve been on a mission to share the beauty since our founding…

Happy Halloween from CLI

Halloween in Guilin, China from Chinese Language Institute on Vimeo. Happy Halloween from CLI! 万圣节快乐! Check out more videos by CLI.

CLI Featured Photographer: Peter Stewart

Simply put, Peter Stewart's photography is astonishing. His images, taken throughout China's Guangxi Province, are vivid yet surreal. As a fine art…

The Four Drivers of Language Learning

To start this week’s post, let’s engage for a moment in a thought experiment. First, imagine losing all ability to communicate with…

Guilin's Flying Tigers

Many people don’t realize that the U.S. and China were close allies during World War II – and that Guilin played a…

How Not to Learn a Foreign Language

Remember those endless hours you spent agonizing over Spanish or French grammar in high school? Or all those late nights studying Chinese…

CLI Featured in the China Daily!

More great news from the Chinese Language Institute! Another major publication recently featured an article about CLI -- this time it’s the…

CLI Perspectives #10

Alex Gavis had never planned on learning Mandarin. In fact, she started heading down the French language road. But after taking a…

CLI Welcomes New Students!

This week CLI is bustling with the start of a new school year. Everywhere one looks there are new faces, new smiles, and a…

CLI Perspectives #8

The eighth installment of CLI Perspectives is written by Immersion Program student Jason Rogers. Jason shares his story of trekking the Guilin countryside on bicycle.…

CLI Celebrates the 4th

CLI celebrated the red, white, and blue with its second full house of the summer season, welcoming students from a variety of…

A Day in Paradise

An adventurous group of CLI students and teachers found themselves in paradise this weekend – a fool’s paradise.  愚自乐园, or Yuzi Paradise,…

CLI Perspectives #2

Is learning Chinese difficult? What kind of experience will I have in China if I can’t speak Chinese yet? What does authentic…

CLI Perspectives #1

Is learning Chinese difficult? What kind of experience will I have in China if I can't speak Chinese yet? What does authentic…