- Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
- Destinations: United States
- Program Delivery: Online
- Credit Awarded: College
- Program Length: Four Weeks
- Start Month: December
- Category: Language
- Selective: No
- Ages: 18, 19+, 19
- Housing: Not Available
- Affiliation: Gap Year Association
- Minimum Cost: $3,000 - $4,999
- Call: 800.225.4262
Looking for a way to build critical language skills and meaningfully connect with Chinese culture without leaving home? Spend your winter break taking a comprehensive Chinese language course alongside dedicated teachers and motivated peers.
With live, interactive, and small group classes, and a daily one-on-one component, you get targeted learning with a tried-and-true intensive Chinese language curriculum. Offered at all language levels, your course includes in-class online discussions, practice with a language exchange partner, and rich cultural learning activities.
Lessons focus on grammar and vocabulary and include opportunities for practice such as interviewing a native speaker, attending a lecture, or having a discussion about current events. One-on-one meetings with an instructor help you put your Chinese to work- building conversational fluidity, getting your questions answered, and receiving instant feedback on important details like tone and pronunciation.
You can also build communication skills and access local culture through an optional non-credit virtual internship with an organization abroad. Placements are available across many types of industries, and allow you to connect with professionals in Shanghai or Taipei. After you get started, CET stays in close touch with your host organization to provide support and help you make the most of your experience.