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IMPAC - Intensive Mandarin Program at Cornell

Eight-credit courses, June 3- August 5, 2015

This program includes intensive language instruction in Chinese (Mandarin). The introductory courses meet, with a rotation of teachers, four hours a day, five days a week, for nine weeks. There are also at least five hours daily of additional preparation time outside of class, including daily sessions in the language lab. Section classes are kept small.

Chinese 1160 is an ideal course for those planning to go to China in the fall as well as for those who just want to get a good start on spoken and written Chinese. Because the program extends through the entire day, those enrolled in it cannot take other courses or hold part-time jobs, except possibly on weekends.

Tuition and fees for each eight-credit course are $10,080. The first-round application deadline is March 1. After March 1 acceptance into the program is on a rolling basis as long as there is room in the course. Once accepted, a $500 nonrefundable deposit, which is applied toward tuition, is required within two weeks of acceptance to ensure a place in the summer program. The remainder of the tuition is due by April 8.

CHIN 1160 Introductory Intensive Chinese (Mandarin) [IMPAC] 8 credits. M-F 8:30-4. S. Divo and staff.

CHIN 2201-2202 Intermediate Chinese 4 credits each. Prerequisite: CHIN 1102 or assessment through examination. Times to be arranged. S. Divo and staff.

For more information concerning Chinese 1160 and 2201-2202, e-mail Stephanie A.H. Divo at or

Application forms and additional information may be obtained from:

Department of Asian Studies
Cornell University
387 Rockefeller Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Telephone: (607) 255-2813
Web site: