Intensive Chinese & Japanese Language Institute
ALLEX partners with Washington University in St. Louis to offer the nation’s premier intensive language program for students who are serious about Chinese and Japanese language proficiency. Both the Chinese and Japanese language classes are small, with only 8-12 students in each. As a language
The WUSTL-ALLEX Intensive Chinese and Japanese Institute will offer intensive beginning level classes in Japanese and Mandarin Chinese at Washington University in St. Louis for seven weeks this summer. Each class meets for 2 hours per day, 5 days a week for 7 weeks. The course is intensive and requires 3-5 hours of mandatory self-managed study (i.e. homework!) per day. This course is designed to train you to speak and listen to Chinese or
This course is appropriate for:
- Students with no Chinese or Japanese background. The course will assume that you have no exposure to
Chineseor Japanese language.
- Students with one to two years of college or high school Chinese or Japanese in courses that focus on reading and writing. This course focuses on oral proficiency.
This course is NOT appropriate for:
- Heritage speakers. Students who speak Chinese or Japanese at home will find this course too easy.
- Note: Students who wish to enter a
second yearlanguage class at their home university may be required by their university to take a placement test to evaluate their appropriate level. Although your spoken language will progress quickly in this course, there is a limit to how much material can be covered in 7 weeks.