What is CLI?
CLI is a center for language and culture.
At its core, CLI is an institution for Chinese language and culture studies. CLI offers highly efficient intensive Chinese programs, study abroad opportunities for university students, study seminars throughout all of China, business training and internships for up-and-coming professionals, and English-taught courses covering topics ranging from history and economics to political science, cross-cultural communication, and international relations.
CLI is an official affiliate of Guangxi Normal University.
The Chinese Language Institute is a branch of one of southern China's most gorgeous institutions of higher learning, Guangxi Normal University (GXNU). Founded in 1932, GXNU maintains an annual student population of nearly 25,000 and offers a wide range of academic disciplines. CLI takes an already high-caliber international program, that which is offered by GXNU, and improves upon it in many ways.
CLI is an opportunity for American colleges to expand their presence abroad.
At CLI, we provide a golden opportunity for colleges and universities to expand their international presence without having to devote resources to new programs abroad. We provide various on-the-ground connections in China, 24-hour assistance to students for the duration of their stay, both on and off-campus housing options, as well as many additional learning resources.
CLI is a bridge to discovery of one of earth’s oldest and richest civilizations.
With one of our planet’s longest continuous histories, China is a cultural masterpiece and gem among earth’s great civilizations. Let the Chinese Language Institute be your guide as you uncover 5,000 years of diverse history.
CLI is a community.
One of CLI's main goals is to create a vibrant and welcoming community for international students and Chinese locals alike. Our weekly activities integrate Western culture with Chinese tradition while our monthly travel excursions bring together friends from many walks of life. The CLI community welcomes you!
CLI is your key to Chinese fluency.
CLI does away with the old-fashioned classroom environment in favor of the proven superior method – fluency through interaction, experience and immersion. The core of your learning experience will be up to 20 weekly hours of one-on-one intensive language instruction. Rather than constantly vying for your teacher's attention, you will enjoy the priceless benefit of direct one-on-one communication in the Chinese language.