Language and Culture Center | Duke Kunshan University

Language and Culture Center


The Language and Culture Center (LCC) is the academic division in Duke Kunshan University responsible for offering language courses, especially courses in English for Academic Purposes and Chinese as a Second Language. The LCC also offers advanced courses in written and oral communication skills, and independent study courses for learning additional languages.

Through the Writing and Language Studio, the LCC also provides individualized coaching for Duke Kunshan students, staff and faculty, in the following areas:

  • Writing
  • Chinese language
  • English language
  • Other Language

Finally the LCC sponsors a variety of language and culture learning activities for the Duke Kunshan University community, and supports groups such as the Kun Opera Club.

Mission Statement

The Language and Culture Center serves the students, staff, and faculty of Duke Kunshan University, and also works to build ties and relationships between Duke Kunshan University and the Kunshan and Jiangnan community. Through teaching, research, and personal practice, the LCC carries out the following primary missions:

  • Language teaching and learning: Teach foreign languages and foreign language learning skills; cultivate a campus culture of language learning and multilingualism.
  • Culture learning: Promote interest in learning about new cultures; cultivate intercultural competence.
  • Communication skills: Teach effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Critical thinking skills: Promote critical thinking skills, especially as related to academic competencies such as research, presentations, and academic publishing.

A group photo of the LCC staff and faculty

Contact US

Telephone: +86 (512) 3665-7598


Location: Conference Center 1070