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UM Project GO – Summer in Taiwan

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Apply to the UM Chinese programs here.

Program Overview

  • Language: Chinese
  • Course Type: Study Abroad
  • Location: National Chung Cheng University, Chiayi, Taiwan
  • Credits Offered: 10 (5 per course)
  • Levels Offered:
    • Beginner I       – 1st Year (CHIN 111 & 112)
    • Beginner II       – 2nd Year (CHIN 211 & 212)

Program Dates, Summer 2020:

June 17 – Aug 11

App Deadline: Jan 13, 2020

Activities and Excursions

Most weekends will be free to explore Kaohsiung, Kenting or other popular destinations..

Scholarship Info

All Project GO programs provide funding for:

  • Tuition/fees for all credits earned
  • Room and Board
  • Travel to/from study location
  • Books
  • Insurance
  • Chinese visa

The following costs will not be included in Project GO Funding: personal spending money, personal travel, costs for obtaining a passport, medication, and expenses for dependents.

Year 1

Course Details

Credits Offered: 10
Course Numbers: CHIN 111 (5 credits) & CHIN 112 (5 credits)
Course Structure:

  • Class 1 (2 hrs, 8 – 12 students) sentence patterns, new vocabulary, and some grammar;
  • Class 2 (2 hrs, 4 – 8 students) teacher-led drill of material covered Class 1;
  • Class 3 (1/2 -hour, 1 student) one-on-one afternoon conversation session using the sentence patterns and vocabulary from classes 1 & 2
  • Introduction to Chinese language and culture, with an emphasis on practical conversational language and on essential reading and writing skills.
  • By the end of this program, students are expected to be able to participate in basic conversations on “survival” topics, to read pedagogical materials on such topics, and to grasp the meaning of authentic materials that employ characters from the course vocabulary. Students will be able to recognize about 500 characters, to write about 250 characters, and to use Chinese phrases that demonstrate knowledge of common Chinese cultural and social customs.

Text Book

A Course in Contemporary Chinese (当代中文 series), Book 1
Publisher: National Taiwan Normal University Mandarin Training Center

Pre-requisites

No prior language experience, but strong interest.

Year 1 goals

By the end of this program, students are expected to be able to participate in basic conversations on “survival” topics, to read pedagogical materials on such topics, and to grasp the meaning of authentic materials that employ characters from the course vocabulary. Students will be able to recognize about 500 characters, to write about 250 characters, and to use Chinese phrases that demonstrate knowledge of common Chinese cultural and social customs.

Year 2

Course Details

Credits Offered: 10
Course Numbers: CHIN 211 (5 credits) & CHIN 212 (5 credits)
Course Structure:

  • Class 1 (2 hrs, 8 – 12 students) sentence patterns, new vocabulary, and some grammar;
  • Class 2 (2 hrs, 4 – 8 students) teacher-led drill of material covered Class 1;
  • Class 3 (1/2 -hour, 1 student) one-on-one afternoon conversation session using the sentence patterns and vocabulary from classes 1 & 2
  • Lectures on Chinese culture, society, economy, etc.
  • By the end of this program, those finishing the courses are expected to be able to do fairly sustained conversation, read rather complex texts, write a fine composition in Chinese characters, recognize about 1,200 characters, write about 1,000 characters, and know some common Chinese culture and social customs.

Text Book

A Course in Contemporary Chinese (当代中文 series), Book 2
Publisher: National Taiwan Normal University Mandarin Training Center

Pre-requisites

2 prior semesters of formal Chinese, preferably at 5 hours per week, or the equivalent (very strong students from a 3-hour course sequence will receive consideration)

Year 2 goals

By the end of this program, those finishing the courses are expected to be able to do fairly sustained conversation, read rather complex texts, write a fine composition in Chinese characters, recognize about 1,200 characters, write about 1,000 characters, and know some common Chinese culture and social customs.

Eligiblity

Eligibility and selection criteria listed here, on the national Project GO website.

Explore & Share

More information on Project GO, including all programs and languages available on the national website:rotcprojectgo.org

Admin info for Admitted Students

visit our Admin Page for emergency contact, credit transfer, travel prep, and other administrative procedures.

General Info & Strategies

Visit our General Info & Strategies page for our take on how to make the most of Project Go throughout your college career … starting in fall of freshman year, if not earlier.