Language Partner Program
We encourage our
students to practice the language they are learning. One of the ways to do that
is with a language partner. The Chinese-English Language Partner Program
(CELPP) is a reciprocal extracurricular language-learning program organized by
the Chinese Language Program at the University of Vermont (UVM). CELPP aims to
provide both students of Chinese and Chinese speakers at UVM with opportunities
to practice the target language, improve their language skills and learn more
about each otherís culture outside of the classroom.
Who are eligible to be
People who meet one
of the following criteria can be considered eligible to participate in the
who are currently taking Chinese courses at UVM;
speakers who are currently enrolled in UVM or employed by UVM.
How can language partners
benefit from the CELPP?
Working with a
language partner has many benefits. For both learners of Chinese and English,
you will have the chances to:
†practice the target language with native or
native-like speakers outside of the classroom;
†develop your fluency of the target language;
†build up your confidence in using the target
language in various situations;
†gain deeper understanding of the target
†make new friends.
What is the time Commitment?
should meet with each other up to two hours on a weekly basis till the end of
the semester, with the sole purpose of practicing the target languages.† When a pair of language partners is matched,
they will attend a greeting meeting with the language partner coordinator. Then
they will decide a mutually convenient time and place(s) for the following meetings.
How to apply?
To apply, please download
the application form
here, fill it out, and submit it to Hu laoshi at Ying.Hu@uvm.edu. If you have any questions about the CELPP,
please contact Hu laoshi at
(802)-656-1012 or Ying.Hu@uvm.edu.