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Contact Information

  • US Address: Office of Admissions, The Chinese Language Institute, 11921 Freedom Drive, Suite 980, Reston, VA 20190
  • US Tel: 1-888-781-8383
  • Guilin Address: Office of Administrative Affairs, The Chinese Language Institute, 31 Chaoyang Xilu, Guilin, Guangxi, China 541004
  • Guilin Tel: (+86) 137-8858-7005
  • E-mail:


CLI delivers highly effective intensive Chinese, study abroad, China study tour, and online options.

CLI Immersion:
At the core of CLI's offerings is the Immersion Program. With short and long-term opportunities, CLI's Immersion Program delivers the invaluable experience of complete immersion into a highly conducive and well-organized learning environment.  Attend 20 weekly hours of intensive one-on-one Mandarin lessons and learn Chinese with the most efficient program there is.

CLI Abroad
CLI's study abroad option is for all students currently studying in college and also for non-degree seeking students who wish to enroll as a full-time student at Guangxi Normal University (GXNU).  In addition to GXNU coursework, you will also attend between 3 and 10 weekly hours of one-on-one Mandarin language training.

CLI Study Tours
Each year, CLI partners with various international high schools, colleges and universities to host unforgettable travel excursions throughout China.  CLI's team of China experts leads visiting professors and students from countryside villages to modern metropolises while exploring a wide range of academic topics, including Chinese philosophy, economics, history, communication, political science, environmental sustainability and more.

CLI Online
CLI’s innovative online learning system connects students of all ages seamlessly to a native Chinese instructor through an easy-to-use and intuitively designed educational platform. Language skills are improved and validated through direct communication with a Mandarin teacher located in China.