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Indiana University: Chinese (Domestic)

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Location: 
Bloomington, Indiana
Language: 
Mandarin Chinese
School: 
Indiana University
Dates of Program: 
June 1, 2020
  -  
July 31, 2020

 

 

Program Type: 
Summer Domestic
Program Level: 
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Classroom/Study Hours: 
Year 1Year 2Year 3
Credits offered888
Number of Classroom Hours per week202020
Number of Self-Study/Homework Hours per week151515
Number of Hours With a Language Partner per week444
Number of Hours of Other Activities per week444
Textbook: 

Year 1

  • Tao-Chung Yao and Yuehua Liu, Integrated Chinese Textbook, Level 1 Part 1, Fourth Edition, Simplified Character. Cheng & Tsui ISBN: 9781622911356
  • Tao-Chung Yao and Yuehua Liu, Integrated Chinese Workbook Level 1 Part 1, Fourth Edition, Simplified Character. Cheng & Tsui ISBN: 9781622911363
  • Tao-Chung Yao and Yuehua Liu , Integrated Chinese Textbook, Level 1 Part 2, Fourth Edition, Simplified Character. Cheng & Tsui ISBN: 9781622911356
  • Tao-Chung Yao and Yuehua Liu, Integrated Chinese Workbook Level 1 Part 2, Fourth Edition, Simplified Character. Cheng & Tsui ISBN: 9781622911363
Year 2
  • Tao-Chung Yao and Yuehua Liu, Integrated Chinese Textbook, Level 2 Part 1, Fourth Edition, Traditional & Simplified Character. Cheng & Tsui ISBN: 9781622911417
  • Tao-Chung Yao and Yuehua Liu, Integrated Chinese Workbook Level 2 Part 1, Fourth Edition, Traditional & Simplified Character. Cheng & Tsui ISBN: 9781622911431
  • Tao-Chung Yao and Yuehua Liu, Integrated Chinese Textbook, Level 2 Part 2, Fourth Edition, Traditional & Simplified Character. Cheng & Tsui ISBN: 9781622911417
  • Tao-Chung Yao and Yuehua Liu, Integrated Chinese Workbook Level 2 Part 2, Fourth Edition, Traditional & Simplified Character. Cheng & Tsui ISBN: 9781622911431

Year 3

  • Duanduan Li and Irene Liu (2016), Reading into a New China Vol 1, Second Edition. Cheng & Tsui. ISBN: 9781622911561
  • Duanduan Li and Irene Liu (2017), Reading into a New China Vol 2, Second Edition. Cheng & Tsui. ISBN: 9781622911578
 
Note: Textbook selections are subject to change.
Program Details: 

Indiana University offers an innovative program with a focus on developing the major language skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Students in Year 1 will be able to navigate a Chinese-speaking environment and participate in simple social interactions. Students who complete year 2 and 3 successfully will able to function easily in a Chinese-speaking environment. They will be able to understand materials, including news, videos, podcasts, chats, and stories with ease. Students commit to speaking Chinese only for the duration of their course. Course Dates: Year 1: June 1 - July 31, 2020. Years 2-3: June 8 - July 31, 2020.

All Project GO programs provide funding for:

  • Tuition/fees
  • Room and Board
  • Travel to/from study location
  • Books
  • Insurance
  • Visa

The following costs will not be included in Project GO Funding: personal spending money, personal travel, costs for obtaining a passport, medication, and expenses for dependents.

Please Note: Project GO participants planning to travel abroad MUST have a valid U.S. passport in their possession no later than 90 days before anticipated travel date. Many destinations require student visas, which take additional processing time. For further information, visit our FAQs.

Additional Details: 

The Indiana University domestic Chinese program delivers an intensive immersion experience. The program prides itself on its close-knit, community orientation. Students live, study, and socialize with other students of Chinese, speaking only that language in class, during afternoon activities, in dorms after hours, and with native speakers as well. Classes are practical and oriented to helping students develop speaking proficiency and acquire the cultural knowledge and habits they need to interact appropriately and confidently in a Chinese-speaking community. Classes are designed with the best practices of the National Chinese Flagship Language Program and the IU Chinese Flagship Program.

A special feature of the Chinese program is that classes are divided every day into a number of stages. Students begin the day with the entire class meeting in lecture and testing sessions. They then break into small groups for drill and practice, before splitting up to practice and review the day's lesson with a tutor in one-one sessions. Additionally, the program offers regular office hours and walk-in language assistance. ProjectGO students enjoy a rich cultural program, featuring daily activities, including language tables, sports, pop-music, cooking, mahjong, concerts and performances, history and culture presentations, and more.

Chinese students also have access to IU’s non-Chinese summer events, including job recruiter visits and career planning services, academic presentations by faculty and advanced students, cooking and art demonstrations, musical and theatrical presentations, and more. Project GO students have special access to presentations and networking events with senior military leaders with international experience.

Indiana University is a national hub for language learning, teaching more languages and hosting more National Language Flagship Program than any other school in the country. The Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, which houses the Project GO program, also runs a Language Training Center for active-duty DoD personnel and works actively with local military units to support their language training needs

 

Application Deadline: 
February 17, 2020
Separate application?: 
No, a separate application is not needed.
How to Apply: 

Students interested in applying for summer domestic study through IU Project GO should complete the Project GO Common Application.

Students applying for Chinese Year 2 or 3 will be required to take placement exams and submit additional Chinese materials upon acceptance to the program.

Program Images: 
Name: 
Wayne Parkinson
Phone: 
(812) 855-2889

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