Plan Ahead for One of the Best Chinese Language Programs in China


Study at a top universityvisit the Great WallForbidden CitySummer Palace

and travel to see the wonders of a fascinating country


Explore the language and culture of China in a 52-day study and travel program based at Chinas premier institution of higher education C PEKING UNIVERSITY.  Six weeks of intensive language study at all levels of Chinese followed by a 12-day tour through Chinas major historical and cultural capitals.  Earn college credit while living in China.



June 27 C August 5


Intensive Chinese language study at Peking University, located on the outskirts of Beijing, affords students some of the finest resources and language teaching staff available in China today.  Classes in Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced Chinese meet for four hours every morning, Monday through Friday with 10-15 students in each class.


Weekend excursions in and around Beijing introduce students to the ancient and modern wonders of the city, such as The Great Wall, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, etc.  Peking University will issue a certificate, recognized by most universities in the United States, to all students who pass their final exams.  Tai-chi, Chinese Calligraphy, and Brush Painting will also be offered.



August 5 C 16


Practice your new Chinese language skills during twelve exciting days of travel with your language teachers as escorts.  Sites and stops include Xian, Hefei, Mt. Huang, Hangzhou, Suzhou and Shanghai.


Cost:  $3,940.00     Includes tuition, room & board, books, banquets, an e-mail account,

hotels, and ground transportation for study and travel.  Does not include visa fees and international airfare.  Group departure scheduled for

June 25th, arrive in Beijing on June 26th and class starts on June 27th. 



Chinese Language Education & Research Center (CLERC)

510 Broadway, Suite 300 Millbrae, CA 94030

Tel:(650) 259-2100 Fax:(650) 259-2108 www.nanhai.com E-mail: clerc@nanhai.com




The Chinese Language Education & Research Center, a division of the Chinese Culture Center of California, is a non-profit organization that has been engaged in cultural exchange programs between China and the United States since 1990.  It promotes

Chinese language research, instruction & learning in the United States.  The summer study-travel program at Peking University is one of the major educational exchange programs it offers to scholars and college students in the United States



Welcome to 2005 Peking University Summer Chinese Program


The Center of Teaching Chinese to Foreigners (CTCF) of Peking University will hold six weeks of classes from June 27th to August 5th. CTCF is one of the best Chinese language teaching institutions in China and has been offering Chinese classes to foreign students for over 50 years. It is staffed with more than 50 language teachers, many of whom are prominent professors and associate professors in the field.


Summer classes are offered at different levels with ten to fifteen students in each class. You are required to take a placement test at the beginning of the program to determine your class level. Changes can be made during the first week of classes. The curriculum includes Reading/Writing and Speaking/Listening courses. You will be assigned according to your language proficiency level; e.g. one can take the elementary reading class and the intermediate speaking class. If requested on your questionnaire, CLERC will assign a language partner with whom you can practice your Chinese and exchange lessons. 


Classes are held Monday through Friday, four hours a day, followed by a weekly test. CLERC instructors will provide individual tutorial in the afternoon. Students will take a final exam at the end of six weeks. A certificate issued by the University, will be awarded to students who have completed the course with a passing grade.  Most US universities will allow credit for course taken at Peking University to be transferred.    


The dorm is located on the beautiful campus of Peking University. Two students will share an air-conditioned standard room, TV, private bathroom and telephone. A dining room, cafeteria and gym are also located in the dorm complex. The dining room serves both Chinese and American food. Fax and e-mail facilities are available on campus.


Students will participate in organized weekly shows and tours. On Wednesday evenings, movies or stage performances, such as Peking Opera, dancing or acrobatics are scheduled. Saturday excursions include trips to historic landmarks such as the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, and others. Transportation is provided for group activities.


After six weeks of study on campus, you will begin a 12-day tour escorted by a Chinese professor and local guides. You will visit some of Chinas best scenic spots, such as Xian, Hefei, Mt. Huang, Hangzhou, Suzhou, and Shanghai. The tour will offer you a chance to learn more about Chinese culture and society. The study-travel program ends in Shanghai.


      The program is very valuable and educational as well as a lot of fun


     My Chinese has improved a great deal.  Im very happy that I have learned many

      more things about Chinas cultural heritage, history, and historical legends


     Finally Im able to confidently carry out a conversation with a local.  I am also very

      proud of the pace & knowledge I had to write my final essay


     The program was organized very well and everyone had the opportunity to visit

      the interesting places of China


                                                                   -2004 CLERC Students