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Course Descriptions

The Chinese program offers four-year Mandarin Chinese courses at all proficiency levels. Students will develop Chinese language skills and transcultural understanding that enables them to interact with Chinese language users in a linguistically correct and socially appropriate manner. Instructional materials and communicative activities are carefully integrated with grammar structures to help students learn the language form with connections to meaning and function. Instruction is learner-centered, communication-oriented and task-based.

The program also offers content and core curriculum courses on Chinese culture, literature and linguistics taught in English. Students learn a wide array of topics leading to the understanding of China’s contemporary life and culture. Video and audio materials as well as computer software supporting learning are available at the Language Commons. During the semester, free tutoring in Chinese is offered by Learning Support Services.