The Flagship Chinese Institute (now also known as the Chinese Section of the Language Workshop) has been offering summer intensive Chinese programs at Indiana University for over a decade. In that time, the program has helped hundreds of students improve their mastery of Chinese and their understanding of Chinese culture, and prepared them for international careers requiring proficiency in Chinese.
Today the program offers four levels of accelerated, proficiency-based courses developed and managed by the Chinese Language Flagship Program. Courses combine formal classroom instruction, daily one-on-one, level-appropriate conversation and communication coaching, and a rich program of extra-mural activities led by facilitators from mainland China and Taiwan.
To maximize exposure to Chinese, students, faculty, and staff sign an Immersion Contract and commit to living in the Chinese section of the Workshop dorm and to speaking only Chinese for the duration of the program. (Yes, there are exceptions for emergencies and other situations where speaking Chinese is not realistic.)
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