Students in the Chinese Flagship Program are partnered with native speakers to promote language growth and development. Flagship students and their Chinese-speaking tutors meet weekly to improve both their Chinese and their cultural understanding of China.
More advanced students (in third year Chinese and above) meet twice a week with native-speaking students who have expertise related to the Flagship student's own areas of study. The focus of these biweekly meetings is to provide one-on-one exposure to discipline-specific concepts in Mandarin. These tutors assist students in finding articles relevant to their field, and aid them in building vocabulary related to their areas of study.