What ICLP Offers
ICLP provides a year-long language program in a Mandarin-speaking environment which upholds much of its traditional Chinese heritage and culture within the framework of a modern democratic society.
ICLP enables students to achieve broad and independent competence in spoken Chinese and to develop reading skills needed for academic research or professional use. ICLP has an audio-visual room, reference library and computer lab with full Internet access for the use of students. Situated within the campus of National Taiwan University (NTU), it enjoys the benefits of a central location in Taipei along with access to the full range of NTU's academic, extracurricular, and health resources.
The International Chinese Language Program (ICLP), the world's premier institution for the instruction of both modern and classical Chinese, was established in 1962 to cater to the needs of Stanford University students for Chinese Language Studies. Since then, it has offered intensive language training to thousands of students from more than 30 countries.
ICLP's earliest history begins in 1961, with Stanford University's planning of a Mandarin training center on the campus of National Taiwan University in Taipei. The original program was designed to meet the stringent research and educational needs of Stanford University students. In 1963, the Inter-University Board was created and the official name became the "Inter-University Program," commonly referred to as the "Stanford Center." Owing to the quality of the teachers and materials, as well as the intensity of instruction, this program quickly became the world's premier center for the intensive study of Mandarin Chinese, training many of the world's current diplomats, academics, and business leaders.
In 1997, NTU assumed full administration of the program, and the official name was changed to the "International Chinese Language Program," or ICLP, at National Taiwan University. The International Chinese Language Program maintains the traditions of small classes and intensive instruction that have made it the standard against which other Mandarin training programs are measured. Proud of our past, and looking towards the future, the ICLP faculty and staff warmly welcome students of all backgrounds to join us in the study of Chinese language and culture.
Former and Current Directors
|Term of Office||Chinese Name||English Name||Notes|
|Prior to 1962||倪文孫||Joseph R. Levenson||Organizers from Stanford University|
|勃魯克||E. Howard Brooks|
|1962-1964||丁愛博||Albert E. Dien||
|1964-1965||范力沛||Lyman P. Van Slyke||Stanford University|
|1965-1966||密海瑞||Harriet Mills||Michigan University|
|1966-1967||杜爾文||James E. Dew||Michigan University|
|1967-1968||魏斐德||Frederic Wakeman, Jr.||U.C. Berkeley|
|1968-1969||李克爾||Carl Leban||Kansas University|
|1969-1970||簡慕善||John C. Jamieson||U.C. Berkeley|
|1970-1971||任希之||James J. Wrenn||Brown University|
|1971-1972||包德威||David D. Buck||University of Wisconsin–Madison|
|1972-1973||白德明||M. Dayle Barnes||Pittsburgh University|
|1973-1975||杜爾文||James E. Dew||Michigan University|
|1975-1980||史威廉||William M. Speidel||Oberlin University|
|1980-1981||安德生||James B. Reardon-Anderson||Johns Hopkins University|
|1981-1982||鄧守信||Shou-hsin Teng||U. Massachusetts at Amherst|
|1982-1991||杜爾文||James E. Dew||Michigan University|
|1991-1993||鄧守信||Shou-hsin Teng||U. Massachusetts at Amherst|
|1993-1994||周質平||Chih-p'ing Chou||Princeton University|
|1994-1997||淩志韞||Vivian Ling||In 1997 IUP was relocated to Tsinghua University, Beijing.|
|1997-2002||梁欣榮||Yanwing Leung||National Taiwan University
The First ICLP Director
|2002-2006||陳凌霞||Ling-hsia Chen||National Taiwan University|
|2006-2007.07||應小陵||Hsiao-ling Ying||National Taiwan University|
|2007.08-2007.09||蔡秀枝||Hsiu-chih Tsai||National Taiwan University|
|2007.10-2014.07||梁欣榮||Yanwing Leung||National Taiwan University|
|2014.08-2015.07||蔡秀枝||Hsiu-chih Tsai||National Taiwan University|
|2018.08-||高維泓||Wei-hong Kao||Deputy Director: Hsiang-I Lin (林湘漪, 2018.08-)|