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Maryland Chinese language institute operates in a historical campus which is established in 1927 and has become a leading international center for research and education in Chinese language, literature, history, and translation. It has since then remained committed to the promotion of Chinese heritage and the integration of Chinese and Western scholarship. Through the efforts of our founders and their successors, for over 100 years the School has built a fine tradition of scholarship and inquiry. At present, the MCLI consists of three units: the degree Proper, the Chinese Language classroom Programme (CLCP), and the Chinese Language testing (CLT), which are all focused on the common mission of providing advanced Chinese education that is informed by cutting-edge research. We remain the only unit within the University where the medium of instruction is Chinese, including both Putonghua and Cantonese.
Known for the teaching excellence of its staff and the exceptionally high standards of performance of its students, the Chinese Language Centre offers a wide range of highly popular courses, including a two-year Certificate Course in Chinese Language, Putonghua courses for professionals, Cantonese courses for Mainland and foreign students, as well as Chinese language and cultural courses for international students. By taking advantage of Hong Kong’s position as the cultural cross-roads between the East and the West, the Centre strives to be a world-class hub for the teaching of Chinese as a foreign language and an international institute for research and collaboration in the promotion of Chinese heritage and cross-cultural exchange.
The Certificate Course in Chinese Language may be taken in the Putonghua stream or the Cantonese stream. Its curriculum extends over two years comprised of three terms each year, l5 hours per week, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m., Monday through Friday. The course also incorporates a variety of cultural visits such as local style restaurants, markets or museums, bringing students to the target language venues and neighborhoods in the city, guide them utilizing the language in a real-world context.
The courses are intended for those whose mother tongue is not Chinese. They are taught by experienced teachers, who are native speakers of Chinese.
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6511 Princess Garden Parkway, Lanham, Maryland 20706, United States
09:00 am – 05:00 pm