General Information

Headquartered in
Columbus, OH

Contact Information

  • Address: OSU Chinese Flagship Fiscal and Program Manager National East Asian Language and Resources Center 100 Hagerty Hall, 1775 College Road The Ohio State University Columbus, OH 43210-1340
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  • Phone: +1 (614) 247-8906

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The OSU Midwest US-China Flagship is a two-year masters program for the advanced study of Chinese. It is designed for upper-intermediate and advanced speakers of Mandarin Chinese who seek to achieve a superior level of proficiency. The OSU Flagship's major focus is to establish a field-wide and institutional infrastructure that will support the production of advanced language-proficiency students in Mandarin Chinese. Through an innovative and intensive two-year campus and overseas curriculum, the Flagship moves intermediate to advanced students' language proficiency to a professional superior level. The OSU Graduate Flagship requires an established general language proficiency and domain proficiency (i.e., the ability to use Mandarin in an academic discipline or career area). This program not only addresses general issues of advanced Chinese, but also makes an effort to insure that students will function well in professional domains in the target culture environment. Following a year of classroom-based training at the Columbus campus of the Ohio State University, students proceed to the program's training center in Suzhou, China. For the 2014 and 2015 academic years it will be held in Guangzhou, China for a new community immersion program held there. During this intensive eleven-month of immersion in Chinese Language and Culture, the participants enroll for a year at a Chinese University. In the spring students return to Columbus for proficiency assessments and completion of a thesis project. Those who meet the program\'s criteria will receive a master's degree in East Asian Languages and Literatures with a concentration in Advanced Chinese Language & Culture.