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Department of

Languages and Literatures

Chinese

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The Chinese language program introduces students to Mandarin Chinese, which is the most commonly spoken language in the world and an official language of China, Taiwan, and Singapore. The curriculum promotes language learning in a rich cross-cultural context that involves exploring the values, attitudes, and beliefs of contemporary Chinese society as well as aspects of the region’s literature, arts, politics, and history. Students develop communicative profiency in all basic skills, and collaborative classroom activities assist with the acquisition of the Chinese writing system and verbal and non-verbal communication.