Paths to Achieving Advanced Chinese Ability at OSU

Students may choose one or more options for each level (required time for completion in parentheses):


Post-1st Level summer in Qingdao

1st Level

  1. Intensive SPEAC program (1 summer)
  2. Regular classroom (1 year)
  3. Individualized Instruction (<1 to 5 years)
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2nd & 3rd Level

  1. Intensive 2nd and 3rd level Chinese (1 year)
  2. Regular 2nd and 3rd level Chinese (2 years)
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4th Level

  1. Intensive 4th Level in Qingdao (1 summer)
  2. Individualized Instruction 4th level Chinese (<1 to 5 years)
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5th Level

  1. Intensive 5th Level in Qingdao (1 summer, K transfer credit only)
  2. 5th level Chinese (1 year)
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Advanced Chinese Flagship Tracks

  1. Flagship Certification:
    Complete a non-language bachelor’s degree, 3 Flagship content courses, 3 domain tutorials, Capstone Year in China (summer in Qingdao, 3–6 month internship, one semester of direct enrollment in a Chinese university, test at ILR 3/ACTFL Superior); minimum 2 years to complete
  2. Flagship-Designation Major:
    Flagship-Designation Major: All the above, and complete the requirements for a B.A. in Chinese (Not yet available)
  3. Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s Degrees:
    Fulfill requirements for #1, plus 3 more Flagship courses and defense of a thesis in Chinese (minimum 2 years)

The courses students take for each level are as follows:

1*C1101, 1102
2*C1103, 2102
2+3 Intensive*C2141/2151, 4142/4152
FlagshipC7617, 7660, 7671 (domain tutorial), 7655, 7670, 7672 (domain tutorial), 7615, 7650

* Students with existing Chinese language ability may take a placement test and receive credit for this level.