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Language Corner:

Professor Hongming Zhang directs Tianjin program, brings home winning language contest team

Question: What is the largest and longest summer study abroad program for students at UW-Madison?

Answer: The UW Intensive Chinese Language Program, an 11-week study abroad program based in Tianjin at which participants can earn a year’s worth of language credits in one summer session.

Learn more about this program, which is directed by East Asian Languages and Literature Professor Hongming Zhang (pictured at right) by clicking on the feature, “UW’s Tianjin program gives UW students strong boost in Chinese.

Professor Zhang’s students have also been featured in spring 2014on the College of Letters & Science website. His team of eight students (see the photo above) won a stack of medals for their language skills at the Midwest Chinese Speech Contest held in April at Purdue University. Click on the feature, “Students take top honors at Chinese speech contest,” to learn more.


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Click here to learn about President Obama’s “100,000 Strong Initiative” to increase the number and diversity of American students studying in China.



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