Tainan, Taiwan

Program Dates:

June 07 - August 07, 2016

Hosting Institution:

National Cheng Kung University

Program Structure

The CLS Program in Tainan provides an intensive 8-week language learning environment designed to cover the equivalent of one academic year of university-level Chinese study.  Students receive a minimum of 20 hours per week of classroom instruction hosted at National Cheng Kung University. Students also participate in a variety of excursions to explore the rich culture and history of their host city. These excursions offer students the opportunity to practice their language skills and learn more about the local culture. Additionally, students meet with a language partner several hours each week to practice language skills and engage in learning outside the classroom with native speakers. The CLS Program in Tainan incorporates a language policy that requires scholarship recipients to speak only Chinese during all program activities and with one another and all staff.

Students are housed with local host families in Tainan, who give them an opportunity to experience life in a local family and develop their language skills outside of class.

Language Levels Offered:

  • Intermediate: Minimum completion of two academic years of college-level Mandarin Chinese, or its equivalent, prior to the start of the program.
  • Advanced: Minimum completion of three academic years of college-level Mandarin Chinese, or its equivalent, prior to the start of the program.