These language courses are specifically tailored for national security and international affairs professionals. They are offered from beginner to advanced levels.
Born and raised in China as an expatriate, Prof. Merrifield has spent numerous years studying Chinese language, culture, and history independently, with Calvin University, Harvard University, and Beijing Language and Culture University. He has won multiple Ivy League Chinese speech contests and holds an OPIc Chinese language certification of Advanced High from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).
Throughout his career, Mr. Merrifield has served on faculty at numerous institutions teaching Chinese Language, English as a Second Language, and continuing education courses. In his former position, he aided his educational institute’s transition online by creating and designing its interactive distance learning platforms and by managing IDL faculty and affairs.
Prof. Merrifield is a graduate of Calvin University and Dallas Theological Seminary.