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About the CLC

Founded in 1997, the Chinese Language Center (CLC) is a government-recognized center for teaching Chinese as a foreign language of the National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU) in Kaohsiung city. The NSYSU campus sits on 69 beautiful hectares right adjacent to the Hsitzu Bay, one of the popular scenic spots in Taiwan. Located alongside the Kaohsiung Harbor, the campus faces the open waters of the Taiwan Strait. With the lush and green hills of the Longevity Mountain as its backdrop, NSYSU provides a serene and inspirational environment for studies.
The CLC aims to cultivate students’ Chinese comprehension abilities of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The center not only provides Chinese language program for foreigners, but also designs special programs to meet the needs of foreigners with advanced Chinese proficiency. In the past years, students from more than thirty countries have attended the CLC programs. All levels of standard and classical Chinese as well as Chinese culture are taught here. Students will be able to use their Chinese skills to obtain more professional knowledge, to be competent in career, and to realize the essence of local culture. Whatever your motivation or initial level is, the CLC will do all it can to ensure that you make rapid progress.
All classes at the CLC are conducted in the target language. Mandarin Phonetic Symbols is used to familiarize the students with the strokes and components of Chinese characters.


CLC at NSYSU is the eleventh subsidiary teaching center in all of the universities. We expect to make the teaching of second language grow steadily through the managements over years. We also hope to coordinate with the Chinese Language Center in China, U.S.A, Canada, Europe and Japan with the global view.


The CLC lies on the fourth floor of the International Research Building. It’s adjacent to the Hsitzu Bay and leans on the Longevity Mountain with the beautiful view of sea and mountain.
Address:Chinese Language Center, Room 4006, International Building, 70 Lian-hai Rd. 80424 Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Tel:+886-7-5252000 (ext.3030~3034)