Reach Your Chinese Goals | CLI Winter Immersion Program

Based in China and looking to quickly improve your Chinese skills? Join the Chinese Language Institute (CLI) in beautiful Guilin during your winter holidays for our intensive Chinese Immersion Program

With flexible program dates, begin your program on any Monday of the year and stay for your chosen length of time, from one week to one year. Individuals of all backgrounds and Chinese levels are welcome to enroll.

Program Highlights

  • Improve your Chinese through 4 hours of customized, daily one-on-one lessons 

  • Discover Guilin, one of China's most scenic destinations, through enriching cultural activities and travel excursions

  • Live comfortably in a private room at the 5-story CLI Center or with a local homestay family

  • Meet new friends from around China while creating meaningful relationships

What is CLI?

Based in the picturesque city of Guilin, the Chinese Language Institute (CLI) is a center for Chinese language and cultural studies founded by American brothers in 2009. 

To date, CLI has welcomed thousands of students of all ages and backgrounds from around the world to study through our intensive Immersion Program and bespoke academic tours.

Chinese Lessons

With fully customizable study terms, 20 weekly hours of one-on-one Chinese lessons, and abundant opportunities to practice outside of the classroom, CLI's Immersion Program provides complete language immersion in a comfortable environment designed to maximize learning speed and effectiveness.  

Your daily one-on-one lessons with three unique CLI instructors will give you an individualized opportunity to advance and validate your Chinese language skills hour by hour, day by day, and week by week. 

All professions, backgrounds, and language levels are welcome, from complete beginners to advanced speakers! 

Activities & Excursions 

CLI's weekly activities and excursions are designed to help you explore off-the-beaten-path destinations while applying your language skills in real-life settings. 

Activities are announced weekly at the CLI Center and foster engagement with local community members so that you can dive deeper into Chinese culture through experiential travel

Join fellow CLI students and team members for bamboo boat rides down the Li River, hikes up Guilins breathtaking karst mountains, photography excursions to the Longji Rice Terraces, cooking lessons with Chinese chefs, tea ceremonies, visits to Daoist monasteries, and more!

Accommodation Options

The CLI Center, CLIs newly renovated 5-story learning center, is the perfect location to live, study, eat, relax, enjoy China, and learn Chinese. 

All rooms have a range of amenities, including free WiFi, heating and AC, hot and cold water, and a Western-style bathroom.

Learn more about the CLI Center and community in the video below: 

Alternatively, choose CLI's homestay option, which provides direct insight into a typical Chinese familys lifestyle. If you choose this option, youll be provided a private room in the host familys apartment. 

All homestays are within a comfortable travel distance of CLI, and we carefully select our host families from within the CLI community.

Guilin, Guangxi 

With a balance of upbeat urban life and idyllic countryside, Guilin is the ideal setting to pursue fluency, advance your skills and relax during your winter holiday. 

Known as the city of sweet osmanthus flowers, Guilin was chosen as CLIs home for a variety of reasons C its warm; its a safe distance from the poor air quality of Chinas biggest cities; its simple to navigate; local residents are exceptionally friendly and engaging; the cuisine is excellent; and the city has been famous for its stunning natural beauty throughout Chinese history.

The proverb (Guln shnshu jitinxi) proclaims that Guilins scenery is the most beautiful under heaven, and rightly so. 

Surrounded by picturesque limestone mountains, the bustling city is comfortably located along Chinas famous Li River in the gorgeous province of Guangxi. Guilins natural landscape has proven so charming throughout history that it is even celebrated on the back of Chinas twenty-yuan bill.

Program Tuition

CLI Center: 3,970 RMB 

(one week)    

Homestay Family: 

4,690 RMB

(one week)

 *Discounts available for longer programs 

Enroll now

 Reserve your spot or request more information today

Program Fee Includes: 

  • 20-hours of customized one-on-one Chinese lessons per week 

  • Quality housing accommodations at the CLI Center or with a local homestay family

  • Airport or train station pick-up and drop-off

  • Welcome dinner and farewell dinner with CLI community members

  • Comprehensive program orientation

  • 24-hour assistance from CLIs international and local team (www.studycli.org/team)

"The people, of course, are CLI's greatest strength." - Blair, Immersion Program Alum 

"You can get an entire years worth of study in just one month. Its amazing!" - Hanna, Immersion Program Alum 

"[CLI teachers] cater class to the level of the student, and change their teaching styles to fit you." - Stephanie, Immersion Program Alum  

We look forward to welcoming you to Guilin!

- The CLI Team

 Click "Read more" to learn about CLI's Immersion Program and online Chinese lessons!

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