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. 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.
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.
The Certificate Course in Chinese Language may be taken in the Putonghua stream or the Cantonese stream. The course 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.
They are taught by experienced teachers, who are native speakers of Chinese.