Chinese is currently spoken by nearly one-fifth of the world’s population, including over one billion people speaking Chinese as their native language.
Studying Chinese will prepare you for the opportunities and challenges involving the greater China region and to participate in the global socio-political and economic arena. Learning Chinese also opens a unique window into one of the world’s most ancient civilizations that has roots extending more than 6,000 years.
We offer four levels of instruction in Chinese language courses, ranging from beginning to advanced levels. Our language courses are culture-based and student-centered, and they are designed to enable you to become proficient in aural comprehension, speaking, reading, writing and word processing in Chinese.
The cultural component is interspersed with the daily language studies. We also offer various courses in Chinese culture and literature to enrich the your knowledge of Chinese literary and intellectual history. We encourage the you, with the support of scholarships, to spend one or two semesters studying abroad in a Chinese-speaking country.
Our goal is not only to teach you Chinese language skills, but to also train you to understand the thoughts and behaviors of Chinese people and to perform appropriately in a Chinese cultural context.