桂林

桂林被选为CLI的家,原因是多方面的--它很温暖;它与中国大城市的空气质量差的城市有一段安全的距离;它的交通很简单;当地居民特别友好,很有亲和力;美食也很好;而且这座城市在中国历史上一直以其迷人的自然风光而闻名。

理想的学习环境

learn in guilin

Guilin’s balance of vibrant, modern city and surrounding countryside creates the ideal setting to pursue Chinese fluency, and folks at CLI and in Guilin are very willing to interact. Guilin features gyms, yoga studios, department stores, universities, countless restaurants, upbeat nightlife, great public transportation networks, an international airport, three bullet train stations, and much more.

桂林既保留了中国丰富的传统文化,又享受着中国快速现代化进程带来的种种便利。

桂林对阵中国最大的城市

“I like that CLI is located in Guilin rather than a larger city because it encourages you to use Chinese in daily experiences.”

– Craig W., Immersion Program

By way of their own study abroad experiences in Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei and Guilin, CLI’s founders experienced firsthand the crucial advantages a smaller city like Guilin enjoys compared to its megacity alternatives. Guilin’s friendly environment and active population make learning Chinese a pleasure.
桂林山清水秀
Bustling street in Guilin, China, a great place to learn Chinese

Guilin is an ideal Mandarin learning environment because:

  • 在桂林市居住的外籍人士相对较少,当地人也很少说英语,这为学生提供了大量的语言学习机会。
  • Guilin locals are friendly, curious, and often seek to engage with international students.
  • In Guilin students are exposed to both China’s northern and southern Mandarin accents, which gives learners a sharper ear and more well-rounded command of the Chinese language.
  • Guilin provides an optimal balance of cost and quality of living; see the cost of living section in CLI’s FAQs for additional insight.
  • Guilin’s famous natural environment is protected by law, making the air and water much cleaner than other parts of China.

"天底下最美"

桂林山

The proverb 桂林山水甲天下 (Guìlín shānshuǐ jiǎtiānxià) proclaims that “Guilin’s scenery is the most beautiful under heaven,” and rightly so. Surrounded by picturesque limestone mountains, the bustling city is comfortably located along China’s famous Li River in the gorgeous province of Guangxi. Guilin’s natural landscape has proven so charming throughout history that it is even celebrated on the back of China’s twenty-yuan bill.

Guìlín 桂林 literally means “Osmanthus Forest” due its large number of osmanthus trees. Their sweet fragrance graces Guilin each autumn, only adding to this wonderful city’s mystique and allure.

您的中国之门

“One month in Guilin was more productive than an entire year of coursework in a normal college class.”

– Allie R., Immersion Program

Your home at CLI presents you with endless opportunities to discover China. A breathtaking natural landscape offers a hiker’s paradise, an array of restaurants and bars provide an exciting social scene, and CLI’s language learning community delivers countless chances to engage locals in conversation. Guilin is a wonderful place to dedicate yourself to learning Chinese.

Location of CLI and Guilin

That’s us, 喜爱中文培训学校 (Xǐ’ài Zhōngwén Péixùn Xuéxiào), right in the middle of the accompanying map!

喜爱 (Xǐ’ài), a transliteration of CLI, is the official Chinese name we selected for our school license in ChinaUse the map to zoom out and see where we’re located within Guilin, and zoom out even further to see Guilin’s location within China.

CLI is a 10-minute walk of the main gate of Guangxi Normal University, a 2-minute walk from the nearest coffee shop (run by our friends at the Junshe Boutique Guest House), and an even closer walk to five small soccer fields.

We’ve been extremely fortunate to call the CLI Center home for the past ten years. We can’t wait to welcome you to our community in Guilin!

 

漓江漂流