The Intensive Summer Language Institutes in China is a six-week summer programs that provide the opportunity to study abroad to U.S. K-12 teachers and community college instructors of Chinese (Mandarin). Students enrolled in education programs who intend to teach these languages are eligible as well.
Teachers gain further knowledge of the target language and a greater understanding of the culture through activities that include: attending intensive language classes, peer tutoring, cultural excursions, and collaborating with foreign and American teachers on foreign language teaching methodology.
Program LengthSix weeks
Eligibility and Application OverviewPublic applications are accepted.
- Hold U.S. citizenship
- Be a non-native speaker of Chinese;
- Speak Chinese at the intermediate or advanced level;
- Currently teach Chinese at an accredited U.S. public or private school or community college, or be enrolled in a program leading to this career; and
The application period for the Summer 2013 program has closed.
For additonal information and application details, please visit American Councils for International Education, which administers the program.
1828 L Street N.W., Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20036