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Nearly 60 Years of Chinese Instruction

The International Chinese Language Program (ICLP) was founded in 1962 by Stanford University, for the purpose of training and developing the oral discursive ability of America's academic elite. Since its founding, ICLP has grown in international stature and has provided instruction to thousands of students who have served in academia and government. 


Building on ICLP's history, CGY launched in the fall of 2020 to provide a gap year experience for high school graduates who want to intensively study Chinese, immerse themselves in a foreign culture and society, and experience the freedom to grow and make friends.

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CGY 2022-23 Team

Xú, Zhìchéng 徐志成

Mr. Xu is the CGY Director and has 20 years of Chinese teaching experience at ICLP. He served as the ICLP academic director during the 2019-20 academic year. Mr. Xu studied at National Taiwan University, receiving his MA in Chinese Literature.


Xiè, Shēnggāng (Sam) 謝昇剛

Mr. Xie is the CGY Program Coordinator.

Prior to joining ICLP, he taught Chinese language and English literacy in the US. Mr. Xie received his Master's degree in Reading/Writing/Literacy from University of Pennsylvania. Feel free to reach out to him if you have any questions, especially since he knows where you can have the best beef noodle soup in Taipei.


Lǐ, Huìjūn  李慧君

My name is Li Hueijun. I was an English major in college, and worked as an ICLP staff member right after college for a while before I decided to get a master’s degree and become a teacher. Besides ICLP, I have also taught in the U.S. for one year, taught at NTU as a lecturer, and wrote classes for ChinesePod. I joined the students’ dance clubs in high school and college, but now I practically don’t move at all. A few things I like: fortune-telling, chocolate, John Oliver, illustrations, Netflix.


Huáng, Pǐnróng  黃品蓉

Hello students, my name is Huang Pinrong, and I have been teaching Chinese as a second language for over 5 years now. I have a MA in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language from National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei, Taiwan. I love teaching Chinese because it allows me to meet people from all over the world; to learn about other people's lives, cultures, and experiences. Also, I love to help students improve their Chinese and to see them gain more confidence and proficiency.


Wáng, Yǒngxuān 王詠萱

Hello everyone, I am teacher Wang Yongxuan. I studied Language and Creative Writing for my undergraduate degree, and later got my MA in Teaching Mandarin as a Second Language. I have been a Chinese language teacher for close to 6 years, and I truly love this work. I look forward to meeting new students from different backgrounds every semester. I’m not someone who particularly enjoys outdoor activities, however recently I have started going outside more to relax. With all that being said, my favorite place is still my room, and I particularly love to watch Japanese animation.


Lín, Wēichéng 林威誠

Hi everyone, this is teacher Lin Wei-Cheng. I graduated from University of Taipei, with a MA degree and major in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language. I’ve been teaching Mandarin for six years in university, online classrooms, and company boardrooms. If I have free time, I’ll do some outdoor activities. I also like watching anime and suspense. Feel free to chat with me.


Wáng, Lìtíng 王莉婷

Hello, I am teacher Wang Liting, and have been teaching Chinese for eight years. I have taught Chinese in both Scotland and Poland. Furthermore, I also worked in the US twice before, but not for teaching Chinese. I love flowers, and also like exploring many places outside. Because I really like animals, I do not eat meat. If you want to know where the best vegetarian places to eat are, feel free to ask me!


Zhōu, Wéilíng 周韋伶

Hello, I am Teacher Zhou Weiling, and I obtained my MA in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language from National Chengchi University. I have around 7 years of Chinese teaching experience. I have also previously taught in Japan and the Netherlands. Some of my interests include painting, watching movies, and eating sweets. My favorite book is “The Little Prince.” Feel free to come and chat! 


Lín Qiūfāng 林秋芳

Hello everyone, I am teacher Lin Qiufang.  I extend a warm welcome to everyone coming to Taiwan during this clear and refreshing autumn weather. I believe in the principle that when you teach someone, both the teacher and student benefit. I hope you all dive deep into learning Chinese as well as Taiwanese culture, and leave this program feeling rewarded about the journey you all made. 

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