Second-, Third-, and Fourth-Year Chinese, Summers 2009, 2010, & 2011
"I'm always amazed when people say they don't have the ability to learn a foreign language. Usually this is due to a previous bad experience with a language class. Language learning does not come easy to me, yet I have still been able to get to a high level of proficiency in one of the hardest languages in the world, Chinese.
I believe that the keys to learning a language are outstanding teachers and a learning environment that promotes speaking the language. Beloit CLS has some of the best teachers in the world and promotes a learning environment where speaking the language is expected.
Although the program is extremely rigorous and you work hard for 2 months, it is also really fun. Even after spending three summers at Beloit CLS, I'm still amazed at how much my speaking ability improves over the eight-week program .
Those who are highly motivated to learn a language should definitely come to the Beloit CLS program."