Summer Chinese 2019

The Summer Language Institute is offering the following intensive summer Chinese courses in 2019:

Summer Intensive Introductory Chinese      

Summer Intensive Introductory Chinese

Dates Days and Times Credits Tuition and Fees Instructor(s)
June 24-August 16 M-F 9-12, 1-2:30 300 units $7,600 (estimate) STAFF

Summer Introductory Chinese is an 8-week course that introduces the fundamentals of Modern Chinese (Mandarin). Listening, speaking, reading, and writing are equally emphasized, along with accurate pronunciation. Class will meet for five three-hour periods a week, with additional speaking practice during the afternoon. This intensive summer Chinese course requires students to spend several additional hours per day preparing for class through drill sessions, independent study, and other activities.

This course provides 140 contact hours and participants may be eligible to receive a FLAS grant from their home institution or from UChicago to support their study. FLAS Applicants for beginning levels of language study must receive approval for an exception from the Department of Education. Applicants interested in a FLAS fellowship for Summer Intensive Elementary Chinese must make contact with Abbey Newman, Associate Director of the Center for East Asian Studies (, or the appropriate contact at their home institution, prior to the FLAS Application deadline, to discuss this.