- Immersive Chinese language program (Mandarin)
- Intensive, additional credit option available
- 2.5 G.P.A.
- 2nd-semester semester freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors
- Open to all levels of Mandarin speakers
- Completed API application
- University contact information form
- One letter of recommendation
- Official transcript
- One passport photo
- Photocopy of passport
- Entry requirements: valid passport and student visa
Dates & Fees
If you require syllabi that are not listed below, please contact your API Program Manager.
Students in this program will be immersed in Chinese language instruction for 16-18 weeks and can expect to earn approximately 12-semester credits for the Standard Chinese Language program (or up to 18-semester credits if they elect to pursue the Intensive Chinese option for an additional fee).
CHINESE LANGUAGE COURSE – FALL AND SPRING
These two tracks offer immersive and intensive Chinese language instruction for students at all levels, from complete beginners to more advanced language learners. The Intensive Chinese Language Track offers courses at a faster pace, intended for those who want to learn the most in the shortest period of time.
The instruction stresses the equal importance of listening, speaking, reading, and writing Chinese, in order to lay a solid foundation for students learning. Classes are generally no larger than 20 students and meet for 20 (Standard) or 29 (Intensive) hours per week. Both tracks focus on the improvement of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, integrated with innovative teaching methodology, like games, activities, and multi-media.
Intensive Chinese Program
Check here for the Intensive Chinese Reading syllabus by level:
Check here for the Intensive Chinese Speaking syllabus by level:
Check here for the Intensive Chinese Comprehensive Course syllabus by level:
Advanced Chinese Program
You’ll find the Standard Chinese course syllabi for the Elementary level listed below. Intermediate and Advanced level syllabi may be requested from your Program Coordinator.
Listening Comprehension [Syllabus]
Oral Chinese [Syllabus]
Language and Structure [Syllabus]