Roadmap and Curriculum Stage One

Flagship Prep students take one Chinese language course each semester, plus a content-based interdisciplinary course taught in Chinese or English. For courses taught in English, students are required to read materials in Chinese with individualized assistance from language faculty and experts in the students’ areas of study.

In addition to taking courses, language proficiency in all modalities is gained through one-on-one sessions with trained Chinese graduate students. If face-to-face meetings cannot be arranged, students can conduct synchronous conversation sessions via our center’s online live classroom platform, where users on both ends can share documents in text, audio, and video formats.  

Flagship students who are Macaulay students will live in a Chinese language-only section of a dorm facility in downtown New York City. Students will participate in a variety of activities, such as shopping for and cooking Chinese food, visiting museums, watching Chinese performances, and holding Chinese chess contests. All of the programming is organized by the Flagship Residential Assistants who are also Chinese graduate students. 

Courses relevant to Stage One are:  Elementary Chinese I and II, Intermediate Chinese I and II, Chinese Writing System and Calligraphy I and II, Journalistic Chinese I and II, Modern Chinese Literature, and Chinese Culture I and II.

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