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Chinese Language, Culture and Missions Semester Abroad Program (CLCM)

Chinese Language Culture and Missions Promotion Video

Introduction of The Professors

Syllabus

Syllabus for Intercultural Communication for CLCM
Syllabus for The History and Culture of Modern China for CLCM
Basic Chinese Syllabus
Intermediate Chinese Syllabus
Advanced Chinese Syllabus
CLCM Religion and Philosophy course

What is the Chinese Language, Culture and Missions Semester Abroad Program?
The Chinese Language, Culture and Missions Semester Abroad Program (CLCM) program gives students the opportunity to study Chinese language and culture in a Chinese-speaking environment. It also allows students to gain an understanding of the history of Christian missions in China and how to do ministry within Chinese contexts.

Who can benefit from this program?
The CLCM program is open to college students who are not from Taiwan. Applicants should have a good academic record and exhibit a sincere interest in learning Chinese. In addition, students should be able to give a clear testimony of their Christian faith and have an interest in possibly pursuing future ministry within a Chinese context.

Who will teach these classes?
The faculty for the CLCM semester abroad program will be qualified Christian local native speakers of Standard Mandarin Chinese along with Chinese and American Professors who are experts in Chinese culture and missions.

When will classes be offered?
The 16 credit hour CLCM program will be offered on a 15-week semester basis, with a new cohort formed at the beginning of each period of study. Applications are now being accepted for the following periods of study.

  Semester: Term Length:
  Spring 2010 Feb. 15 - May. 28
  Fall 2010 Sep. 06 - Dec. 17
  Spring 2011 Feb. 14 - May 27
  Fall 2011 Sep. 05 - Dec. 16
  Spring 2012 Feb. 13 - May. 25
  Fall 2012 Sep. 04 - Dec. 14

When and where will classes be held?
Classes will be held Monday through Friday during normal school hours on the campus of Christ's College in Taipei, Taiwan.

What courses will be offered?
Chinese Language (6 Credits) - Students will be given a placement test at the beginning of the semester and placed into an appropriate Mandarin Chinese language class based on their level. Language classes will be offered at the Beginning, Beginning- High, Intermediate and Advanced levels. Language classes will focus on the development of spoken and written Chinese. Language classes will have no more than 10 students in each class and will meet 2 hours a day on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

The History and Culture of Modern China (3 Credits) - This course explores modern Chinese history from the late Qing to the present. The course will stress both the Nationalist and Communist eras and will consider the disintegration of the Chinese state in the warlord era, Nationalist efforts to reestablish a viable state authority, the disastrous eight year long War of Resistance against Japan, cooperation, conflict, and eventual civil war between the Kuomintang and the Chinese Communist Party, and the triumphs and tribulations of modern Chinese governmental systems. Within this chronological framework, topics such as the growth of modern urban mass culture, the development of new forms of artistic expression, and the effects of modernization on Chinese culture will be explored. Special consideration will be given to the study of how the political environment shaped the way Christianity has been presented to the Chinese.

Christian Missions in the Context of Chinese Philosophy & Religions (3 credits) -In this course the teachings, history, and development of Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, and Taiwanese folk religion are surveyed. The goal will be to understand these religions and how they either relate to or differ from Christian perspectives and how Christianity can effectively be presented to modern day adherents of these belief systems. Students will be asked to develop a philosophy of ministry in Chinese contexts and will be asked to participate in hands on ministry with Chinese speaking people. Field trips to relevant sites will also occur throughout the course.

Intercultural Communication (3 Credits) - This course is a foundational course in the area of cross-cultural communication. In this course students will study the basic values of human nature and how they differ from culture to culture, do a self-analysis in order to come to a better understanding of themselves and the culture in which they live, study the communication skills needed to be able to function effectively in a cross-cultural setting, and reflect on how Christianity has adapted itself to the world's cultures without altering the gospel message.

Chinese Culture Elective (1 Credit) - Students can select from a variety of course offerings, which may include Chinese Pottery, Chinese Cooking, and Traditional Chinese Musical Instruments.

Where will students live?
Students will live in the dormitories on the Christ's College campus. Students can eat at the college cafeteria or at one of the Chinese or western style restaurants within walking distance of the campus.

How much is the cost?
Estimated cost is US$ 8,600 for each term: Tuition and fees US$ 6,400 (US$ 400 per credit hour) plus room and board US$ 2,200 for 15 weeks.

How can students apply for this program?

If you have any questions or problems, please contact us at the following email address: clcm@christs-college.org

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