Academics
Calendar

March 15, 2016 (Tuesday)       Application deadline

April 1, 2016 (Friday)                Payment Deadline

Around May                              Online placement test

June 11 (Saturday)                   Arrival Day & airport pick-up

June 12 (Sunday)                     Orientation & oral interview

June 13                                     Classes begin

July 8                                        Midterm exam

July 7 - July 15                         Study trip

August 5                                   Final exam

August 7                                   Dorm closes

Schedule of Courses

(Mon -Thu)

9:00am-10:20am

Fun Reading & Learning

  • Learning new words and grammars

  • Paperwork

10:30am-11:20am

Let's Speak Chinese

  • Words and grammar practice

  • Group conversation

1:00pm-1:50pm or 2:00pm-2:50pm

One-on-one

  • Personalized tutoring based on the morning courses

  • Final project discussion

  • 50min/student

3:00pm-4:00pm

Chinese Culture

  • Chinese Culture Introduction (Mon)

  • Let’s Have Fun (Tue)

  • Authentic Chinese (Wed)

  • Language Clinic (Thu)

(Friday)

9:00am-10:20am

Weekly Test

 Listening + Writing

10:30am-10:45am or 10:45am-11:00am

One-on-one

  • Oral practice

  • 15mins/students

11:10am-12:00pm

Oral Presentation

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Weekends - Local excursions

  • Visit historic and cultural sites in Xi’an, e.g. Terra Cotta Warriors soldier, Dayan Pagoda

  • visit famous company

Chinese Culture Courses

Sample Schedule

Week              Monday-Intro.                                       Tuesday-Activity

1                     Chinese food & table rules                   Making dumplings

2                     Chinese characters & holidays             Calligraphy, paper cutting

3                     Typical Chinese people’s life                Board games, Mahjong

4                     Chinese movie                                      Watch Chinese film

5                     Chinese music                                      Learning Chinese songs, Karaoke

6                     Chinese tea & culture                           Kongfu Tea performance and learning making tea

7                     Chinese martial arts                              Learning Taichi

Study Trip

LFL study trip (July 10 - 15) is designed to allow students to integrate their own academic goals with a short-term study trip. Students are required to complete a study trip report about the sites they experience on the trip. During the study trip, students will visit preserved ancient Chinese town, explore natural scenery and historical and cultural heritage in southern China.

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