Mandarin Language & Chinese Culture Immersion Project

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An Immersion Environment

The purpose of this project is to contribute to the development and improvement of the study of modern foreign languages and area studies in the U.S. by providing opportunities for teachers, students and faculty to study in a foreign country to increase the Mandarin language capacity and Chinese culture knowledge of the participants. The project will implement a research-based integrated culture content and language immersion model. A research study will be integrated in the evaluation plan to determine the participants’ Mandarin language gains, increases in pre- and post-knowledge of culture and their perceptions of it, as well as professional transformative changes.

Project Collaborators

This project is a collaborative effort between the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education, UB Office of International Education and in coordination with National Chengchi University in Taiwan.

Project Overview

The project will provide pre-departure and post-travel follow-up activities at the University at Buffalo. It will provide an overseas integrated curriculum, home-like stays and culture site visits in Taiwan.

The purpose of this form is to gather basic information about you, your language background, and Mandarin language experiences. Please fill it out as completely and accurately as possible. Once complete, please email your completed form to:

Lilliam Malave Lopez at

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Participation expenses will be funded by a United States Department of Education grant.