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Chinese Summer Language Institute

Career experts agree that speaking Mandarin Chinese can significantly improve professional opportunities within a variety of careers.


WKU offers a groundbreaking approach to learning Chinese in just seven weeks! June 12 - July 28, 2017

The Chinese Summer Language Institute is an intensive, 7-week summer program led by Chinese Flagship Academic Director, Dr. Wu, from the WKU Honors College. The Chinese Summer Language Institute aims to improve students’ Chinese proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing and increase cultural literacy through formal in-class instruction, individualized learning sessions, and extracurricular activities.

The program’s goal is to help students advance their Chinese skills to Novice High on the ACTFL scale at the conclusion of the program.


Benefits of the summer institute include:

  • 4 hours of intensive daily language instruction
  • Individual tutoring (3 hours weekly)
  • 8 Honors credits
  • Bridge high school and college education
  • Advance college experience through a highly challenging program
  • Enhance your professional competitiveness
  • Learn from Honors Chinese Flagship faculty at WKU

Who Should Apply

This program is ideal for high school and college students who need to fulfill a foreign language requirement, are interested in the Chinese language, may choose careers that seek out professionals proficient in Chinese, or just enjoy a challenge!

Working professionals are also ideal candidates for this program, which will provide a global perspective through language and cultural awareness, as well as additional skills that others in their field may not possess.

Contact us today for further information.

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